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overdue to the max

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tracie25 Fri 01-Apr-16 11:00:16

41 weeks and 3 days and still no sign on labour will be induced come Sunday which I'm not looking forward to that prospect seriously tired huge and fed up

QuiteLikely5 Fri 01-Apr-16 11:03:10

Have you tried:

Bouncing on birth ball
Hill walk
Beef madras from take away
Big house clean

tracie25 Fri 01-Apr-16 11:04:16

Been getting tinges down below dunno whether it's labour pains or Braxton hicks first pregnancy not been given loads of advice from
Midwife and hospital please advise

plonkie Fri 01-Apr-16 11:04:19

Orgasms? Nipple stimulation? At the very least it'd be fun!

tracie25 Fri 01-Apr-16 11:05:32

Tried all of the above not made a difference this kid is stubborn apparently she's too comfortable lol I do about 6000 - 10,000 steps a day still nothing confused

PotteringAlong Fri 01-Apr-16 11:05:35

My first baby was induced and born at 42+1 but I went into spontaneous labour at 41+5 with ds2 so there's hope!

1frenchfoodie Sat 02-Apr-16 17:36:17

Have you tried sweeps? I was induced with DD who was born at 42+1 but had at least got to 4cm after a 3rd sweep and I think this (after 22h of contractions) helped me to manage induction with just gas and air. My body was just a bit sluggish tbh - both breaking my waters and syncotin drip had a very slow and steady impact where friends have dialated incredibly quickly on the drip.

ItsLikeRainOnYourWeddingDay Sat 02-Apr-16 17:45:38

Start trying to express collustrum. It should bring on contractions. When it does - keep going to keep them coming.

plonkie Sat 02-Apr-16 20:09:50

Yes agree with the above. Express some colostrum, it worked with me :-)

satsumasunrise Sat 02-Apr-16 20:16:25

Your title really struck a chord with me. With DC1 I was induced 14 days after my due date and had a Max!

tracie25 Sun 03-Apr-16 10:37:32

Thanks everyone I've had one sweep 41+2 but she was only 1cm dilated thinks she's too happy in there I've tried everything I don't think I've got any milk or clostrum yethmm

AugustaFinkNottle Sun 03-Apr-16 10:41:57

Is today induction day? When is it happening?

Shirkingfromhome Sun 03-Apr-16 10:45:18

Feeling your frustration tracie25 I'm 11 days overdue, will be induced tomorrow. I went +12 with ds too so I'm guessing my babies take a little longer to get the hint!

Honestly, I'd just relax and conserve your energy. Go for a walk if it makes you feel better but I don't think there's anything that is guaranteed to bring on labour. I've had 2 sweeps, lost my plug, had some mild contractions and still no baby!

Good luck with your induction; hope it's a quick and hassle-free labour flowers

Kr1stina Sun 03-Apr-16 10:52:38

I got to 40+ 17 with my first

I tried sweeps, sex, pineapple, raspberry leaf tea , walking . Nothing worked. I had to be induced and it wasn't fun.

The next time I got to 40+19. I told them that just leaving me wouldn t work but they ignored me as what do I know , I'm only a woman.

It was worse that time as the head was engaged for 5 weeks . I warned them that the baby was even bigger this time . I was exhausted and fed up as I wasnt young and I had an 18 month old who I was still BF.

Eventually they agreed to induce me amd I went into hospital . The consultant on duty that day told me that I should never have been left so long ( in a tone that implied it was my fault ), that the baby was even bigger this time ( no shit Sherlock ) and they might as well take me straight to theatre for a CS because I would end up there anyway .

Did I mention that I'd already had the baby turned to avoid a CS?

I have no idea why my body doesn't appear to know how to start labour on its own :-(

toolonglurking Sun 03-Apr-16 11:21:12

I'm due today, and the thought of another two weeks makes me want to cry - I'm sending you lots of 'come on, get out!' thoughts.
This is my first too, and the local community midwives all come out with different old wives tales, so I'm not filled with confidence.
I wish you all the very best for when it does finally kick off, however that comes about!

tracie25 Sun 03-Apr-16 15:08:05

Thanks everyone for your kind words of encouragement I've just had a phone call they want me to come in at 6 this evening so off I will go hopefully labour will not last days like someone told me and all I can do is have one last bit of patience this is my first child and I'm 38 all I've been told is your pregnancy is high risk cause of your age and bmi no surprise there I've tried everything to get her out I do at least 6,000 - 10,000 steps a day I'm very active have been throughout this whole time but now at 42 weeks nearly it's taking its toll my hormones are through the roof and I've been crying everyday for a week confused I feel for everyone who has been 40 weeks plus as its a strain on your body as well as your mind u start to believe that something is wrong with you as everyone is asking where the baby is why isn't she here yet? Fudge me I don't know as I want that answer too

tracie25 Sun 03-Apr-16 15:09:44

Hopefully the next post will be me saying that my little girl has arrived at last fingers crossed

conkerpods Sun 03-Apr-16 15:21:26

Best of luck!

Kr1stina Sun 03-Apr-16 22:41:34

Good luck tracie

Finola1step Sun 03-Apr-16 22:48:28

Good luck. My ds went to 42 weeks. I do smile to myself sometimes now 8 years later when he takes sooo long to get out of bed.

tracie25 Sun 03-Apr-16 23:21:50

At the hospital had stage one of the induction about 3 hours ago the pain is incredible like period pain time 1000 trying to get some sleep but that isn't happening every time I try and dose off the pain starts I'm praying that by the morning the baby will be in full labour and on her way out fingers crossed

mrsfrazzled Mon 04-Apr-16 00:39:12

Good luck!

Sending gentle back rubs your way!

Clankboing Mon 04-Apr-16 00:56:52

All of my 4 babies were like this. You'll be shocked ironically when she arrives :-) Have your waters gone yet? I found with mine that once the waters went the baby arrived within 12 hours. Xx

31weeksgone Mon 04-Apr-16 01:03:15

Good luck! I had my waters broken and she was here within 6 hours start to finish when the waters had gone. Remember to rest up and look after yourself afterwards! grin

xXNamirXx Mon 04-Apr-16 04:17:45

You're not actually overdue. 42 weeks is completely safe and normal. Give baby some more time. They could have easily miscalculated your due date as well.

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