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Anyone else waiting for labour?!

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hugahuddy Thu 31-Jan-13 08:37:05

I'm 39+4 with first baby and am poised waiting for labour to kick in any time this week or next week. Just wondered if anyone else was foot taping waiting for their bundle of joy to fill the crib?!! confused
Also any thoughts on whether swimming still ok?! Am trying to keep busy but would hate for waters to break in a public pool shock

katolla Sat 02-Feb-13 14:05:45

In wetherspoons ATM, hope they don't go here, not very classy and doubt they'd comp my nachos

PickledInAPearTree Sat 02-Feb-13 14:40:11

I literally feel like I could explode!

NAR4 Sat 02-Feb-13 17:48:06

I'm 38+2 and have been getting strong BH since about 36 wks, which often keep me awake at night. I was convinced it was a sign I would be in labour soon and enthusiastically started going through all the old wifes tales to get labour going, as soon as I hit 37 wks. Unfortunately nothing made any difference. I have tried everything now (except a sweep which midwife won't do until 40 wks), so resigned myself to just having to be patient and wait.

Congrats Anathena and not long now everyone else.

LazyMachine Sun 03-Feb-13 07:18:13

Argh. The Texts. You'd think my friend whose own DD was born @ 41+6 WOULD NOT BE THE ONE TEXTING ME SEVERAL TIMES A DAY ASKING IF I AM LABOUR YET BECAUSE SHE 'HAD A FEELING'. (Apologies for shouting.)

40+1 and restless

LazyMachine Sun 03-Feb-13 07:21:11

Stupid pregnant brain - that should've been 39+1 (& wishful thinking!)

My MW won't do a sweep until post-40, either NARS. If BHs are meant to be 'practice contractions' then this is one well-rehearsed birth!

freerangelady Sun 03-Feb-13 07:41:49

40+4 here, feeling huge and grumpy. Had a sweep at 40 wks but mw said the babies head was really low but I had a very posterior cervix. I'm still doing loads of walking and bouncing but think it might all be a bit pointless if babies head isn't bouncing on the cervix.

Keep telling myself that in France I wouldn't even be at my due date yet!

katolla Sun 03-Feb-13 10:48:46

40+6 aaaaa. What's a posterior cervix? I'm doing all fours today in case that helps. It's not very comfortable. I give it another 2 minutes. No sweep till 40+10.

NAR4 Sun 03-Feb-13 12:22:46

When do they set the due date as in France Freerange?

emsyj Sun 03-Feb-13 13:16:32

Due date today! Hmm, I am wondering if my waters are trickling. Last time they went in a big gush, but the last couple of days I've had a lot of watery discharge and then last night I got up and had a big trickly gushy thing that I had to mop up. It carried on whilst I was lying down but now I'm up it seems to have stopped. It's definitely not wee, it smells of nothing. Hmmm. Am not getting my hopes up just yet tho. Will call the midwife if it happens again.

freerangelady Sun 03-Feb-13 13:19:41

Nar - in France they give you your due date as 41 wks.

Apparently posterior cervix just means its pointing towards my back and the babies head is lower than it. After mucho googling I found its quite normal and the cervix moves. Hasn't stopped me worrying about it tho!

mmmmsleep Sun 03-Feb-13 13:30:50

Emsy...sounds like your waters. I think you should let midwife know. Reason is they might want to confirm as if carries on without delivering baby after certain time is risk of infection. You can go home again usually after checked to wait for labour there. Good luck baby soon!

emsyj Sun 03-Feb-13 13:34:39

I just don't have much faith in them mmmmsleep - last time they told me (wrongly) that my waters hadn't gone, so feels a bit pointless to get in touch with them - but I will call my own midwife a bit later on. Just having a cup of tea and a chocolate bar to try and encourage baby to move for a bit of reassurance, as movements have been less than usual this morning (although to be fair I have been napping pretty much the whole time...)

mmmmsleep Sun 03-Feb-13 13:39:13

Sorry just reread that...apologies for the lack of proper sentences!

mmmmsleep Sun 03-Feb-13 13:41:51

Sorry emsy. It's so difficult when you've had bad experience in past. Hope baby gets wriggling for you in next half hour. I think you're sensible to plan to get checked if not. Good luck.

AnathemaDevice Sun 03-Feb-13 14:02:13

How's everyone doing today? If it makes anyone feel better, I've had 5 hours sleep since Friday. I had afterpains keeping me up most of the night on Friday, then DS2 was feeding constantly from 9.30pm last night until 2.30am this morning. Then DD decided to start the day at 5.30am.

Make the most of these last few days, and I hope you're all joining me in a sleepless daze very soon.

PickledInAPearTree Sun 03-Feb-13 15:17:36

Oh! Those after pains are nasty arent they hope they dont last too long.

No movement here!

Moochicken Sun 03-Feb-13 15:59:48

I'm having contractions every 7 mins that last 40-60 secs. Just waiting for them to get a bit closer together before calling the hospital!

LadyMaryCrawley Sun 03-Feb-13 16:14:14

Hello ladies, can I join you please?
Am due tomorrow, was woken at 8am by my waters breaking in a massive gushy flood! Went in to get checked, sent home to wait, leaking and sporadic tightening but nothing major. Bored now!

moo it sounds like you will be meeting your baby soon!

hugahuddy Sun 03-Feb-13 16:35:40

Oh how exciting with waters breaking!!

I'm due today! Had some very mild period cramps but nothing now. Had terrible nights sleep feeling sickly, any chance this is a sign of my body gearing up?!! Been very lazy today, snoozing and bouncing on ball. Had appointment with the midwife on Tuesday and she will offer a sweep but I was planning to let nature take it's course for another week at least. Have pad in ready in case waters break.

Best of luck to all!!! Will keep looking for updates!

ImGoingToCountToThree Sun 03-Feb-13 17:30:26

Hello can I join, 40+2 today. Nothing so far but I'm ready to go now and feeling impatient.
Getting fed up of the texts and asking if any sign yet. Never gone into labour on my own as yet and this is 3DC.
Not sure what to look out for. Having lots of Braxton hicks, quite strong ones but have been having mild ones since week 16.....I'm taking this as a sign.
DH just gone for a Indian takeaway so we will see smile

katolla Sun 03-Feb-13 17:50:56

I've been having Braxton hicks that long as well! And theyre much stronger lately. Nothing else though. Might try to get sweep moved forward. :/

BluddyNora Sun 03-Feb-13 19:01:12

Can I join? I'm due 38+3 and fed up. Although house is a bombsite so would be better if he stayed put till maybe Saturday! Good luck everyone smile

PickledInAPearTree Sun 03-Feb-13 19:07:26

Sounds promising! I really want my waters to break this time, they didn't last time. Good luck all, sounds like we have some movement!

mmmmsleep Sun 03-Feb-13 19:48:13

I'm only 37 weeks but strong painful braxton hicks for last few weeks and hoping things get a move on. Went into labour in 38th wk last time so hoping i go early this time too...starting to get very swollen and under v close watch for preeclampsia again so would suit nicely if baby appears before that truly kicks off. Human pregnancy is just too long...although i truly feel for poor elephants!

Cupcakemummy85 Sun 03-Feb-13 20:15:13

I'm 39 weeks exactly and I feel like a tickin time bomb lol. Everyone keeps saying see u soon unless....... But I know I will go over my due date. I dot know why I'm wishing time away as my dd1 is 19 months and it's going to b such hard work I'm sure lol. I was induced last time So not quite sure what its like going into labour naturally.

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