37 weeks plus 3 with baby number 2. Fed up and trying everything with no luck!(57 Posts)
Hi all! I am new to mumsnet and was browsing and found loads of old threads from last year regarding this waiting game and going overdue! One thread turned into a lovely little supportive club so hoping this will happen here as could do with the moral support and encouragement that this will all end in a baby at some point!!
I have a beautiful DS who was 4 on 12th Feb and is even more excited than me and his daddy to meet his little sister due on 2nd May!!!
I am well and truly fed up already, feel huge, no energy left and increasingly concerned that this labour is going to go the same way as first, induced at 41 plus 4 with a pessary, 8 agonising sweeps, 52 hour labour due to partial moon shaped piece of cervix not wanting to dilate back! All on gas and air with a 2nd degree tear sutured by surgeon
Sorry for long intro, but literally want baby out NOW
Been bouncing on birthing ball since 37weeks, been taking epo orally (2x 500mg a day) and rubbed a capsule on belly since friday still too scared to insert!!! Ate about 30 currys, 3000 steaming hot baths, walked 3 million miles but apart from an increase in discharge (sorry for tmi but may be my plug gradually!) (hopeful face!!) A few niggles in sides and back, diarrhoea, insomnia and feeling like i have a bowling ball between my legs we have nothing!!
Please tell me you are all in the same boat??!?! Anyone???!!
You don't "need" to be induced if you go overdue - as in if that's the only reason. You may choose to, but it's your choice
Also, birth centres legally have to have a REALLY GOOD REASON to not let you in. They may throw all sorts of rubbish at you but in fact they're on dodgy legal ground to refuse women for reasons like "overdue". If you want to you can ask to be monitored, to see how your baby is doing and how the placenta is looking, rather than risking induction, which for some women can be absolutely fine, but for others can be very, very hard. Certainly inductions lead to a higher risk of interventions so generally it's considered to induce when the risk of not doing so is higher than the risk of doing so.
Not liking the word "risk" here either... sorry.
Sympathy to all of you hanging in there at the end xx
LittleMissJoJo, have you tried acupuncture btw?
LittleMissJo, thanks, you are patient I think that is a good attitude to have - they will come when they are ready
It is my 1st so I'm even more keen on getting things moving, as everyone talks about 1st timers going over due and need to be induced. We have a lovely birth centre here that only takes natural births, so that's another thing motivating me to try everything I can to get things moving but lo and behold, if baby is anything like partner, it won't want to come out!
Thanks Teapig hope you and your Lo are doing well!
Hi ButteryJam how are you feeling, I think the last few weeks are always the hardest, is this your first?
I still can't believe DD is not here yet, she is definitely stubborn like DS who was 40+11! I go to bed every night with everything crossed and hope all day but nothing!!
I have been taking EPO capsules orally since about your stage but not sure if they have done much?? I still only have a bishops score of 6 with 2cm dilation but my cervix is soft and anterior so maybe they are doing something??!
I am now a firm believer of they will come when they and your body are ready! I have got a little sceptical about all the self help and feel LOs were probably on there way out regardless!
Congrats to all those that gave birth
I'd like to join in, I'm 37 weeks. Started having RL tea and started perineum massage rather reluctantly. Never head of Evening Primose Oil but will look into it and get some! Besides that I need to start walking from next week. Though good news is baby is 3/5 engaged.
Sending birthing vibes your way littlemiss and hoping your little one arrives very soon.
Congrats Teapig, what a beautiful name!!
Well I am still waiting after 2 sweeps, loss of my mucus plug and irregular contractions for at least a week.......40+3 tomorrow
How are the rest of you ladies getting on??
Congratulations Teapig, your daughter has a beautiful name. To all those still waiting I wanted to wish you all the very best with your births, I agree with Teapig that you don't really care how they get here once they're here- but I hope your births are as smooth and enjoyable as possible!
Aww lovely news! And a quick labour! Congrats
Hello all, just checking in to say that our darling daughter has arrived
Theola Elodie Rose arrived at 12.37am yesterday weighing in at 8lb 9oz. She is divine and we are over the moon.
I got quite obsessed with avoiding induction via drip but in the end that was the way things went. It wasn't too bad and all over in 5 hours. Now that she's here I couldn't care less that I couldn't have a water birth or active labour as I wanted.
I hope lots more new arrivals come along very soon. Good luck to everyone waiting me and my beautiful teapiglet are cheering you on.
Teapig, hope it's gone well.
I'm shattered and grumpy, poor DD I'm a rubbish mummy anyone else just not sleeping?
Can I join?
I'm 38 weeks exactly today! Hoping not to go overdue but it's a first baby so expecting to.
Teapig all the very best of luck, hope your LO arrives quickly and safely. Will have to go for many walks next week as it seems to have worked for you!
Hello ladies, just checking in for news? Any more new arrivals to report?
I did two really long walks at the weekend and lots of ball bouncing and it seems to have kicked things off. My waters broke this morning, just been to maternity ward for a check and they confirmed baby is engaged and waters have gone. No other signs of labour yet so induction tomorrow if things don't start naturally beforehand. Here's hoping they do! Right, off to buy some tenner lady...
Hope things start very soon for everyone waiting.
Hi to all the newbies toooo!!
Congratulations jumping!! wow !!! How u feeling? ah so please it sounds a lot better than last time, how is your little dc! Im so emotional today!!
Littlemiss teapig, what do u think on the acupuncture? I might give it a go next week!!
I hear you littlemiss, time is reeaallly dragging now. I dreamt last night that baby arrived and it's made me even more impatient and excited.
Hiya to the newbies!!! Hope everyone's had a good day?!
Picked up DD's pushchair/carseat today so feeling very excited now! Been a quiet day on the niggles front! No aches or pains at all so quite disappointed after yesterday! I know she will be here soon enough its just last few weeks are reallllllyyyy dragging on!
Aaaaawwwww HUGE congratulations Jumping!! Wow what a quick labour! Glad to hear everything went well! x
Congratulations jumping! That sounds like a fast birth. I hope you're recovering well and your having lots of lovely newborn snuggles.
I'm joining in too. Due on Saturday with DC2, but desperate for it to come now. I have gestational diabetes and the recommendation here (Australia) is to induce on due date. But also trying for a VBAC so recommendation is to wait to start naturally.
Just want baby to come so I don't have to argue with the consultant!
Hope everyone else is doing well.
Ladies- get thee to acupuncture, our little boy was born at 11pm this eve!!
Had a fairly fast birth, I'm guesstimating 6 hours established labour, I was 7cm when midwives arrived at home and 20 minutes later he was here!!
Hello everyone, I'm in the same boat, 37wks and hoping DS makes an appearance before I'm induced. I've got a 4yr old as well littlemiss. I was induced with her. I think DS is quite comfy in there though he is 2/5 engaged.
I am pretty gigantic, people always look at me with popping eyes in the street, esp if I'm frowning, a lady asked me if I was ok yesterday - I think she thought i was in labour.
I had a similar experience with the stitching last time littlemiss, though I complained until they got some proper local anaesthetic down there.
jumping!i'm at your stitching story! Hope your symptoms mean something is happening.
Definitely varies from area to area have found that with a lot of things but you are considered full term from 37 weeks and yes at 38 weeks if you request they can do a VE to see your progress and sweep if requested. Thats the case in Bournville, Birmingham anyway!!
Jumping sounds like your little one is getting that head well and truly down, I was free two weeks ago and after at least a week of crampy period type pain she is now 2/5 engaged. MW said pains were definitely her head dropping in pelvis. I have had a day of intense back ache and pain in my sides too, hopefully these are all good signs for us!
Afternoon ladies. Well it's my due date and no sign of baby wanting to come out, she's still not engaged and no amount of walking or ball bouncing is shifting her down. I'm starting to think I might have a weird shaprf pelvis.
I didn't know you could get a sweep before full term, so much differs from area to area. I've got one booked for next week.
serious I haven't tried acupuncture yet but I'm very tempted.
Come on babies, don't keep us waiting much longer.
Right, I don't know what's going on but I think (hope) I might be at the very beginning of something here. I've had increasingly crampy (in a period kinda way) today, now have a hot water bottle tucked down my trousers and sitting on ball which is nice and comfy. Every so often I have a stronger period type pain but it doesn't feel anything like a contraction which last time felt very different to this (the ones I've had at night are similar to what I remember from before). What the hell is this?
Good afternoon girls!! littlemiss I didn't know you could request a sweep! I had MW this morning to and little dd is not engaged! Still sat on my boody ribs! lol
jumping lmao about DH snoring ha ha wowzers! Poor you! How you feeling today? Any news?
teapig how have you got on with the acupuncture? Might do it myself !
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