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40+3 Braxton Hicks agogo but nothing else

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33goingon64 Sat 25-Jul-15 19:52:33

Had stupidly expected DC2 to come on due date like DS did. Now 3 days over, which I know isn't much but flip it's like waiting for Xmas and waking up on 24 Dec day after day. Had some cramps on and off for a week and lots of Brixton Hicks in last 24 hours. Hot curry for dinner. Anyone else just waiting?!?

waitingfornumber2 Sun 26-Jul-15 00:35:00

Me! I'm only 39+5 but been having really strong BHs since Sat night. Am getting impatient as was induced early with DD.

How are you feeling now 33?

33goingon64 Sun 26-Jul-15 16:30:13

Thanks - still same. BH seem to come in the evening. Daytime is kind of like a dreamlike state at the moment. Feel like we're in limbo. Baby still moving quite a lot so wonder if it doesn't feel the urge to exit yet as it's not jammed in. Although don't know how it could get any bigger!

waitingfornumber2 Sun 26-Jul-15 23:21:41

I know what you mean. My BHs really ramp up in the evenings and make me think something is happening but then I go to bed and everything stops.

As I was induced last time I don't even know what real labour will even feel like when it starts!

Roseybee10 Mon 27-Jul-15 04:29:37

Lots of BH is good. I had major BH with my second and a very easy labour and birth as they had done a lot of the work for me. Hope it's not much longer for you. X

33goingon64 Mon 27-Jul-15 09:38:33

Now the BH have stopped too!! Also getting new stretch marks so figure it just hasn't finished growing.

Roseybee10 Mon 27-Jul-15 11:27:02

Has baby dropped? I got all my stretch marks the day before I went into labour with my first. X

33goingon64 Tue 28-Jul-15 06:19:13

Hi Rosey, still nothing. Seeing mw today - I know she's going to suggest a sweep but I really don't want any intervention at this stage (40+6 now).

33goingon64 Tue 28-Jul-15 06:20:33

waitingfornumber2 - have you changed your name yet?!?

BotBotticelli Tue 28-Jul-15 10:40:08

Can I join?! 40+4 here. No sign of anything happening.

With my first baby I had a sweep at 40+3, lost plug at 40+5, had baby at 41+0.

Seeing Mw this arvo so hoping for something similar this time - there's a full moon on Friday as well so I am hoping that might have an effect!!!

33goingon64 Tue 28-Jul-15 13:12:42

Hi there Bot. Let us know how the sweep goes. I'm seeing mw in a couple of hours and have so many questions about it.

waitingfornumber2 Tue 28-Jul-15 13:32:39

Ha ha! No still waiting!!

I had a sweep this morning and got Bishops Score of 7 and 1.5cms dilated. Midwife said if it was going to work it would be within 48 hours.

What would you like to know about sweeps 33?

Bot, have you seen midwife yet?

NickyEds Tue 28-Jul-15 20:45:30

I had about three weeks of big BH before dd was born (10 days ago) and went on to have a quick, easy birth- 5 hours with 20 minutes pushing with no tears. The mw said that the BH had done a lot of work for me. the waiting and stop starting was rubbish though.

waitingfornumber2 Tue 28-Jul-15 21:17:22

Fingers crossed we have the same as you Nicky!

Congratulations on your new DD!

33goingon64 Wed 29-Jul-15 12:45:47

Decided not to go for sweep - mw seemed relaxed about letting me choose. I'm just not convinced baby's ready and don't see point in rushing it apart from getting sooo impatient

33goingon64 Wed 29-Jul-15 12:48:29

waiting, I didn't know how far it would send me down the spiral of medical management. But I understand now that you can get as far as pessary and having waters broken before they would then make you go to CLU for drip. Really want to be mw led.

waitingfornumber2 Wed 29-Jul-15 13:29:14

Me too. I really don't want to end up on delivery suite either.

Can you stay on MLU if they break waters and give you pessary then? Would they still let you use the pool do you know? I wouldn't mind having to be induced if I could.

33goingon64 Wed 29-Jul-15 17:00:52

That's what my mw said. It's only if neither pessary nor waters being broken yield anything then you'd be moved.

waitingfornumber2 Wed 29-Jul-15 21:36:50

That's good to know 33. If I am still here next week I'll ask my mw at my next appt if it's the same at my hospital.

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