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Feel like I am going to be the first woman in history to be pregnant FOREVER

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BotBotticelli Tue 28-Jul-15 17:59:08

Am 40+4 with ds2.

MW tried to do a sweep this afternoon but cervix was totally posterior, high, hard to reach and she couldn't tell if it was favourable or not - but presumes not as she couldn't reach it!

Ds1 was born at 41 weeks exactly (incidentally, 4 days after a sweep with the same midwife!) - I don't know why but I expected this time to go into labour earlier/easier and totally fed up.

Please can someone reassure me that the odds are in my favour of a spontaneous delivery, having had one before?? Really not keen on induction .

Guyropes Tue 28-Jul-15 18:03:49

Average gestAtion for 1st baby is 41 weeks, subsequent pregnancies is 40 weeks, so I say your odds are good. My mw seem to think previous spontaneous delivery bodes well too.
Hope you get some twinges soon


mzzzf Tue 28-Jul-15 18:12:29

I feel your pain! Despite being to,d time and again that I wouldn't be 'allowed' to go over, here I am sitting pretty at 40+2 with no sign of impending labour. I know it's not massively over but when you're expecting a baby to arrive before 40 weeks it does feel like it!

waitingfornumber2 Tue 28-Jul-15 18:22:30

Still waiting here too. Did have a successful sweep today though but doesn't seem to have got anything moving.

Are you having any symptoms of labour at all Bot?

BotBotticelli Tue 28-Jul-15 18:54:17

Nah, nothing at all here! Not a sausage.

Thinking I might have to foist myself in DH later (literally) to see if DTD might help...!

Last time I was pregnant I lived I a block of flats with 12 flights of stairs. I went into labour after very slowly and deliberately walking up and down them all a couple f times with my legs apart like john Wayne and my arse sticking out (beautiful mental picture I know!).

This time round I live in a house and weirdly can't be arsed to try it again. Seems like harder work when you just have one flight of stairs.

Thinking of driving to my old flats and giving the old stairwells a try...<<must be mad>>

waitingfornumber2 Tue 28-Jul-15 21:21:07

Ha ha! We'll have to try all the tricks to get these babies moving I reckon.

I'm drinking raspberry leaf tea, have bought a pineapple and am planning on seducing DH later despite being the size of a house!!

theshooglypeg Tue 28-Jul-15 22:30:02

I sympathise, I'm 41 weeks with my second, having been induced with my first - everybody promised me I was bound to be early this time, but not even a twinge!

MuddyWellyNelly Wed 29-Jul-15 09:39:02

Sympathy here despite being only 40+1. I turned down induction on Monday as I felt on balance I'd rather wait to go naturally, but of course the doctors tried to put The Fear into me. So every day feels like a lifetime. Monday night I had pains and tightenings for a few hours but last night was pretty quiet. Though I was grateful for the sleep at least. I am at least having BH (or maybe real, who can tell?) contractions every so often which gives me some hope, but cervix hadn't done much by Monday. Back for monitoring today so will see if I've made any progress.

Guyropes Wed 29-Jul-15 11:54:29

Oh, I do hope those bh have moved you along a bit welly nelly!

Any news today bot? Do you think stairs are better than normal walking? I think I might give myself a daily constitutional...

I have actually started 'nesting' a bit now, which can't hurt?

Hope you're feeling ok, mzzzf, waiting and shoogly.

mzzzf Wed 29-Jul-15 13:08:28

I've got a MW appt this afternoon for another internal to check if my cervix is playing ball and if it is she'll give me a sweep. Induction booked for Friday if not, but I'd rather go au natural!
Still not a twinge, pain, BH or a dot of a mucus plug hmm

mzzzf Wed 29-Jul-15 13:10:00

Oh guyropes, I think my DH wishes I had nesting but nope! I currently have 'watching-crap-telly-ing' grin

Not holding out my hope of natural spontaneous labour due to my lack of signs but I hope you ladies are jiggling on in the right direction!!

Guyropes Wed 29-Jul-15 13:21:09

Hope the appt goes well Mzzf! Have you got lots of stairs where you live?

waitingfornumber2 Wed 29-Jul-15 13:25:05

Nothing to report here. Sweep doesn't seem to have done anything yet.

Have had the nesting instinct too. Everything is ready now - just need the baby to come grin

Guyropes Wed 29-Jul-15 15:47:06

Ps, if it makes you feel better, the type of nesting going on here is generating quite a bit of mess! It will be chaos to come home to if I suddenly go into Labour now!

KanyesVest Wed 29-Jul-15 15:56:55

Good luck ladies! This time three years ago I was in hospital after having ds who was 6 days late. He was early compared to my first, dd, who was 17 days late. One of the midwives told me I was "the most pregnant" woman she'd ever met! Hope the days aren't feeling too long...

Guyropes Wed 29-Jul-15 17:43:04

No symptoms at all waiting?

17 days over kanye! Not liking that idea!

mzzzf Wed 29-Jul-15 19:24:36

Still got an unfavourable cervix confused so looks like I'm up for the drugs on Friday!

Strangely her original due date was 1st August before they changed it after 12w scan.
Hope there are some developments with you lot!

SweepTheHalls Wed 29-Jul-15 19:27:10

40 +6 with DS1 and 40 +10 with DS 2. Spontaneous labour under threat of induction. I think they know when their time is up! flowers

waitingfornumber2 Wed 29-Jul-15 21:44:46

Guy, we just went for dinner and I was getting loads of BH contractions but they stopped as soon as we got home. I do think I've started to lose my plug though.

Any news Bot, Welly, Guy or mzzzf?

Twodogsandahooch Wed 29-Jul-15 21:50:35

Am afraid I was pregnant forever. I found out about 10 DPO and then had DD1 at 42 weeks.

Good luck. You will have a baby soon .

theshooglypeg Thu 30-Jul-15 01:12:10

I went into labour about 3 hours after posting above, and am now home and feeding baby Kirsty grin

Good luck everybody, I hope you have news soon!

waitingfornumber2 Thu 30-Jul-15 06:58:43

Congratulations! What lovely news. Enjoy your gorgeous new baby and hopefully we'll all join you soon!

Twodogsandahooch Thu 30-Jul-15 08:13:46

Wow! Many congrats

puddymuddles Thu 30-Jul-15 09:51:30

I was 40+10 with DC1, 40+8 with DC2 and 40+12 with DC3 - have lots of sweeps and go for long walks!!

MuddyWellyNelly Thu 30-Jul-15 10:07:13

Congrats Shoogly!

My waters have broken shock. I've been to hospital and home now frantically bouncing on the ball. Will be induced this evening if no progress on my own. Wail....

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