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starlight125 Fri 20-Jan-17 13:19:38

Any other mums out there who are overdue?

Im 40+4 with my 2nd. Only went 2 days over with my DD. Had loads of twinges and braxton hicks last week which have now settled. Feeling like I just need a moan! lol

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sj257 Fri 20-Jan-17 16:54:13

Me, i'm 40+2! Had my second sweep today, induction booked for Wednesday x

starlight125 Fri 20-Jan-17 17:33:48

I saw midwife yesterday but unable to give me a sweep due to head not being engaged enough sad im not booked in for induction until the 29th when il be 40+13 sad

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manhowdy Fri 20-Jan-17 17:33:51


How have you found your sweeps, pain wise? Despite this being my third I've never needed one before. Booked in for one on Monday when I will be 41 weeks but a little unsure about whether to go for it.


Am also 40+4 today. This is now officially the longest I have ever been pregnant.

Wonderflonium Fri 20-Jan-17 17:42:56

I'm 41+0 today. Plenty of twinges and stop starts. Nothing doing.

I had a sweep sj257 and while it wasn't exactly comfortable, it wasn't so bad. Have you had any twinges in your cervix as the baby moves around? It feels like that.
(It didn't do anything though, so there's that.)

manhowdy Fri 20-Jan-17 18:01:02

Ah OK, that doesn't sound too bad Wonderflonium.

It's this horrible catch22 situation looming now of desperately wanting baby out safe but not particularly wanting an induction....isn't it?

I don't think I'd be mentally strong enough to reject induction at 42 weeks, which seems to be procedure atmy trust. Am actually wondering if I can request one a little earlier.

JackandBump Fri 20-Jan-17 18:03:40

I'm 41+4 today, it's my second and I didn't expect to go overdue! My first came in time. Booked for an induction on Sunday is he doesn't arrive before. Had one sweep on Monday, was painless but didn't do the trick.. didn't expect to be induced 😕

manhowdy Fri 20-Jan-17 18:21:33

Sending you labour vibes JackandBump!

JackandBump Fri 20-Jan-17 18:25:21

Thank you !

Wonderflonium Fri 20-Jan-17 18:43:13

Yeah, I really want to avoid an induction. They scare me more than c-sections but I don't know if I can persuade a doc to just skip the induction and go straight to one if they're worried about me being too overdue.

sj257 Fri 20-Jan-17 18:55:35

My first sweep was painful, the one today was ok, cervix easier to get to. My other two labours were induced at 14 days overdue and 10 days overdue. Both babies over 10lb so they don't really want to leave me any longer this time. I'm really hoping he comes naturally still but doubt it....

starlight125 Sat 21-Jan-17 06:48:19

Hey everyone!

Well after no signs at all my waters broke @ midnight & gave birth to a beautiful baby boy this morning at 03:54. He is just perfect, totally besotted ❤ hope everything goes well with all of you awaiting your little arrivals x

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Wonderflonium Sat 21-Jan-17 08:03:30


JackandBump Sat 21-Jan-17 09:03:13


manhowdy Sat 21-Jan-17 09:56:43

Hooray! Congrats and thank you for updating starlight125. What a great labour time....I need some of that grin

manhowdy Sat 21-Jan-17 09:59:15

What are everyone's plans today?

I'm off for a monster walk I think, then supermarket then a marathon ball bouncing session. COME ON BABY.

40+5 and counting......

Wonderflonium Sat 21-Jan-17 11:26:26

Going to take the dog to the dog park and walk around slowly. Maybe sit on my ball for a bit? I really don't think this baby is ever coming, my uterus has cried wolf too much.

41+1 now. As much as I love my friends and how they give a shit about me, I'm finding all the "have you had that baby yet?" messages tiresome. Do they think they will never find out if they don't ask? (I don't mind the people who are asking things like "How are you doing?", that's different, it's the WHERE BABY?! crew that are chafing my hide)

We had to rush off to hospital last night because I was seeing flashing zig zag lights in front of my eyes, threw up, had diarrhoea and had a horrible headache.

No protein in urine, blood pressure pretty much normal (after 30 mins lie down), blood tests normal. We also had the non-stress test (or whatever it's called, the fetal monitoring when you're just chilling out) and managed to get one contraction on the trace which was validating. I think they think I'm mistaking BH contractions for the real thing. (Funny thing was, I didn't notice it was happening because the blood pressure cuff was more uncomfortable.)

The baby is totally fine, god knows what the flashing lights were but it wasn't pre-eclampsia.

Oh and the midwife commented "you must be bruised in there! is the baby always so active?"

manhowdy Sat 21-Jan-17 11:48:59

How scary and bizarre Wonderflonium ~ glad all is well. I got rushed in the other day as MW was concerned baby had flipped breech and I was cramping during the check up. Got scanned and not only is she head down, she is also on the left side so perfect for labour. Cramps stopped an hour later hmm

I keep having to tell myself baby is definitely coming though I am not sure I believe it! Made worse I think that I was convinced she would arrive before her EDD. I had so many twinges from 38 weeks onwards. She's such a tease.

I am mildly contracting today but am ignoring it. I am so big and uncomfortable - bump measures 43 weeks and I have out grown all my maternity trousers.

All I can do currently to feel in control is focus on movements. The slightest change and i'm off!

Wonderflonium Sat 21-Jan-17 11:59:08

What is with these teasing babies? I was also convinced I'd have an earlier delivery based on all the twinging.

I want to google "WHAT AM I DOING WRONG WHERE BABY" every few hours.

manhowdy Sat 21-Jan-17 12:02:49

Haha! Same grin

canihaveacoffeeplease Sat 21-Jan-17 12:53:48

I'm 40+2 today and was so hoping for an on-time baby!! My dd came at 39+6 and I was so hopeful...but NOTHING and I'm so fed up and massive, pretty much skinning around in pjs cod nothing fits! Off for a walk today, ball bouncing and curry later...mmmm

I am so ready for this!

JackandBump Sat 21-Jan-17 16:46:07

Being induced tomorrow, am 41+5 today. Bit terrified now actually, have had far too much thinking time! 😬

Wonderflonium Sat 21-Jan-17 19:45:45

You got this, Jack! Good luck tomorrow.

starsinyourpies Sat 21-Jan-17 19:52:39

I am 41+3 and bloody fed up. Aren't second babies meant to be earlier? hmmI was induced last time Jack and it was all fine (epidurals are amazing things...)

sj257 Sat 21-Jan-17 22:22:20

Still no sign here, 40+3 now, have had irregular tightenings today while out and about but everything stops once I'm home and relaxing. If I hadn't woken up at 4.45 this morning I'd have had a much busier day. Hopefully can be more active tomorrow. I really want him to come before induction on Wednesday. He's estimated to be over 10lbs, my other two were. Everything really hurts now. You'd think gravity would help such a huge child out!!! 😂

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