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I have the comfiest and most accomodating womb.....

(42 Posts)
prettywhiteguitar Tue 24-May-11 09:06:10

that must be the only reason I am 10 days overdue. I have tried;

walking round the field
rubbbing bump with clary sage
drinking rasberry leaf tea
taking rasberry leaf tablets
bouncing on my birth ball

this has resulted in backache, the odd contractions and being 3cms dialated for 10 days but no bloody baby and now I am officially giving up. I wouldn't bloody mind but this is my second and Ds came on time within 5 hours !!!!


I have had the birth pool set up for 10 days taking up the area we normally eat in so we're eating our teas off our tempted to just fill it up for fun now.

rant over I will now get on on with my life accepting that I just have a fat belly

bamboobutton Tue 24-May-11 09:14:10

haha! i have one too. in fact it's so comfy that ds wouldn't allow himself to pushed out or even be pulled out and had to be cut out kicking and screaming.

NorkilyChallenged Tue 24-May-11 09:16:36

Yep me too - 9 days overdue and dc3 shows absolutely no sign of wanting to go anywhere. Am giving up now grin

prettywhiteguitar Tue 24-May-11 09:20:02

glad I am not alone in being unable to persuade this one out

I have tried, I should get an A* for trying to get this baby out

Flisspaps Tue 24-May-11 09:35:55

Lunges and star jumps

themildmanneredjanitor Tue 24-May-11 09:38:07

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bigkidsmademe Tue 24-May-11 09:41:07

Mine was like the Ritz - I went 15 days late despite being induced at 12 days! I was SO HORRID those last days. Ugh.

At least when DS came out he was big, well developed and ready to feed beautifully!

mosschops30 Tue 24-May-11 09:42:33

Me too, mine boys went 15 and 16 days over, induced with both but ds2 was still unmoveable, he was dragged out by emcs

prettywhiteguitar Tue 24-May-11 09:47:39

yes themildmanneredjanitor I have had two sweeps, one last week and one yesterday 9am.

Have to say with the first one the midwife looked a bit confused and it didn't really feel like she had done much other than stick her hand up but yesterday's sweep did feel a bit uncomfortable.....however not a twinge at all no backache or pain from it really

tempted to have a go myself, if only I could reach grin

themildmanneredjanitor Tue 24-May-11 09:49:13

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prettywhiteguitar Tue 24-May-11 09:49:17

I keep being alternately really chirpy and positive and totally bawling my eyes out

my dp is a saint

I haven't done any cooking for weeks smile

juneau Tue 24-May-11 09:52:39

Pregnancy massage
Orgasm (doesn't matter how you achieve this - alone or with assistance!)

lollystix Tue 24-May-11 09:53:24

Have a shag - not high on your agenda I should imagine just now but it worked twice for me

prettywhiteguitar Tue 24-May-11 10:01:06

right I will forewarn dp that on his return from washing up he will be required smile

bigkidsmademe Tue 24-May-11 10:12:40

I don't think anything works really. Just give in to it and he'll come out when he's ready!

lollystix Tue 24-May-11 10:45:12

Prettywhite - if u tell him it's his last opportunity for the next couple of months I'm sure he'll oblidge. My rationale was would rather get started with DH sperm than pig sperm.

prettywhiteguitar Tue 24-May-11 12:14:33

haha I have told him that it might be off the menu for a while but we're both too knackered half the time ! I think thats why I was thinking after the washing up might be a good opportunity wink

To be honest the thought of pig sperm is enough to shock any one into labour


prettywhiteguitar Wed 25-May-11 10:10:46

well here's the update !

Tried and failed sad

It did induce some very painful contractions for 2 whole hours but that tailed off and had to resign myself to bed

so induction is booked tomorrow and I'm really looking forward to just having an end to the waiting. Bloody homebirth pool can finally be deflated too

lollystix Wed 25-May-11 10:28:30

Any chance you get mw to do you another sweep and then have another shag ? It sounds like you're on your way yourself if you got 2 hours of big contractions. Have u had a show?

PorkChopSter Wed 25-May-11 10:45:44

Term is 37-42 weeks according to the WHO. You are not overdue. Do you want to be induced?

prettywhiteguitar Wed 25-May-11 11:00:49

No show but a lot of gunk !!

I did have a show last time, and I have been slightly dilated since my due date so I really think if my waters would go I'd be off !

I really don't want to be induced but not sure what I can ask for as the sweeps really don't seem to be working and would be overdue after this sat...

nancerama Wed 25-May-11 12:59:13

Hi prettywhiteguitar, I'm 40+15 and still avoiding induction. Once you go overdue you are perfectly entitled to request monitoring if you don't feel ready for induction. After much discussion and a degree of stubbornness on my part, I now get an ultrasound once a week and a 30 minute ECG every other day. Of course if there is any sign that leaving this baby inside is doing my baby or me any harm, I would consent to any intervention, but right now I don't feel uncomfortable and I really think that I'm just not ready yet. Be strong and clear about what you want to happen. Despite what they try and tell you, you have the right to decline induction and they then have to offer you monitoring.

prettywhiteguitar Wed 25-May-11 13:14:19

I think I am leaning towards giving it the weekend, I really don't want to be induced tomorrrow

I feel so close to naturally doing it would be a shame to just have the pessary or crochet hook just because the midwifes want to !

I crochet too so I have some horrid images going on in my head

nickelbabe Wed 25-May-11 13:23:28

I would keep going a bit longer too.

no more advise apart from keep doing what you're doing.

good luck smile

(and don't forget to do your live birth thread!)

QueenofDreams Wed 25-May-11 13:25:19

I think I've got the comfiest womb ever actually. DS was 18 days overdue and DD was 13 days over.

I feel your pain...

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