Sorry if i should have posted this in pregnancy, it sort of relates to both but as im 39 weeks on monday i took a gamble on the childbirth section!
I've been 4/5 engaged for a few weeks now and i had a MW appointment this Tuesday just gone and my MW said baby was still very low (1/5 palpable, which is the same as 4/5 - I think?). She said she thought baby might arrive over Easter weekend (I'm due in 9 days) And that she would be really surprised if i made it to my due date. I'm now on high alert waiting for something to happen but so far nothing has. How long did it take you to develop from 4/5 to going into labour? Could she be wrong? Could i go over my due date? I'd hate to spend every day waiting - technically I could be waiting another three weeks if baby ends up being late and I might go slowly mad!
Midwifes are great and of course very knowledgable but at the 3end of the day they make educated guesses, thats it. As my midwife said to me last pregnancy 50% of the time she is right 50% of the time she is wrong!
DS2 was apparently "all ready to go" at 38 weeks and the midwives were very dubious I'd make it to my planned c-section for medical reasons at 40 weeks. They kept asking if I'd had any contractions or a show or waters breaking.
I made it to the section day with no signs of labour. It just meant I had two weeks terrified that I'd have to rush in for an emergency section at any moment.
Yikes, 40 +13 ... I can't even contemplate. It wouldn't be so bad but the last week insomnia has kicked in from numbs legs and killer heartburn so I'm trying to sleep upright (it's impossible!) ...and on tuesday I got so excited that she could arrive early and we would get to meet her! Oh well, time for another knitting project I guess!
I'm 39+3 and thought I was gearing up for labour today ( head engaged-today was sick, had some new stronger stretchy tummy pains, now fine), nope! Toothless we are same d.date? 4/04? I'm counting Sunday already as +1! Love not knowing when baby will come along in a way but today just started to think ok, had enough of this now. Think the tiredness setting in again has done it. Thanks for good advice on here when I am wide awake at 3.30 am, and good luck fellow waitees!
I know it's hard, but ignore her - baby will come when it's ready!
I wasn't engaged at all when I had a scan at 38+3 days. Baby arrived bang on 39 weeks. Actually, my waters broke, gushed everywhere for about 30 minutes, and then stopped suddenly. I actually felt baby become engaged!
So I've had what I think is a show :-) it started on Monday - just a small amount of brown discharge, and then on tuesday and had one yesterday too, but smaller. Nothing else happening though but it's progress...surely?