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37 weeks plus 3 with baby number 2. Fed up and trying everything with no luck!

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LittleMissJoJo Sun 14-Apr-13 11:49:38

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!! smile

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 sad

Sorry for long intro, but literally want baby out NOW smile

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???!! smile

organiccarrotcake Sun 05-May-13 14:19:24

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 smile

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 smile xx

ButteryJam Sun 05-May-13 09:43:48

LittleMissJoJo, have you tried acupuncture btw?

ButteryJam Sun 05-May-13 09:43:07

LittleMissJo, thanks, you are patient smile I think that is a good attitude to have - they will come when they are ready smile

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 wink but lo and behold, if baby is anything like partner, it won't want to come out!

LittleMissJoJo Sun 05-May-13 09:02:17

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! grin

ButteryJam Sun 05-May-13 06:16:24


Congrats to all those that gave birth smile

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.

Teapig Sun 05-May-13 01:20:30

Sending birthing vibes your way littlemiss and hoping your little one arrives very soon.

LittleMissJoJo Sat 04-May-13 22:24:47

Congrats Teapig, what a beautiful name!! grin

Well I am still waiting after 2 sweeps, loss of my mucus plug and irregular contractions for at least a week.......40+3 tomorrow sad

How are the rest of you ladies getting on??

jumpinghoops Thu 25-Apr-13 21:50:46

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!

tasmaniandevilchaser Thu 25-Apr-13 19:38:23

Aww lovely news! And a quick labour! Congrats

Teapig Thu 25-Apr-13 11:49:58

Hello all, just checking in to say that our darling daughter has arrived grin

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.

tasmaniandevilchaser Thu 25-Apr-13 10:53:46

Teapig, hope it's gone well.

I'm shattered and grumpy, poor DD I'm a rubbish mummysad anyone else just not sleeping?

Tinker2013 Mon 22-Apr-13 14:55:02

Hi Ladies
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!

Teapig Mon 22-Apr-13 09:06:17

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.

seriouscakeeater Thu 18-Apr-13 20:49:51

Hi to all the newbies toooo!! smile
Congratulations jumping!! flowers 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!!

Teapig Thu 18-Apr-13 20:16:13

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.

LittleMissJoJo Thu 18-Apr-13 19:16:47

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! sad I know she will be here soon enough its just last few weeks are reallllllyyyy dragging on! sad

LittleMissJoJo Thu 18-Apr-13 19:09:15

Aaaaawwwww HUGE congratulations Jumping!! Wow what a quick labour! grin Glad to hear everything went well! x

Teapig Thu 18-Apr-13 11:38:40

Congratulations jumping! That sounds like a fast birth. I hope you're recovering well and your having lots of lovely newborn snuggles.

Notafoodbabyanymore Thu 18-Apr-13 02:08:02

Congratulations jumpinghoops! flowers

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.

jumpinghoops Thu 18-Apr-13 01:32:37

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!!

tasmaniandevilchaser Wed 17-Apr-13 20:52:37

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 shock at your stitching story! Hope your symptoms mean something is happening.

LittleMissJoJo Wed 17-Apr-13 20:14:58

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! grin

Teapig Wed 17-Apr-13 16:04:55

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.

jumpinghoops Wed 17-Apr-13 16:01:16

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? grin

seriouscakeeater Wed 17-Apr-13 14:58:33

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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