Was woken up at 12.45 with a huge urge to go to the loo. They had painful contractions lasting between 5-6 mins for 4 hours and now everything has just stopped even got my sister over to look after DS!
i went 6 days over with dd, and was HUGE and very fed up, every week at my antenatal i would try my hardest to get them to induce me pmsl because i had had enough! i think what got me going eventually was a mega walking and shopping spree on the saturday, early hours sunday my waters went and contractions started immediately
Unfortunatly there are not keen to induce me as had a previous section and can cause problems, am very tempted to ask for a sweep tho just to see if that will get things moving - although not due for another week, just get the impression she is ready to arrive but just needs a little encouragement!
puddytata and logis - please try to hang on in there. It is so much better for you and babi if labour starts when it is good and ready.
Puddytats - I would advise against a sweep just now considering you still have a week to go. The most likely result is it will cause frequent painful tightenings which will result in you going to hospital too early and then ending up with a load of intervention.
Where there is intervention the C/R risk is higher.
Try and relax and pamper yourselves with the time you have left. Get a facial, get your hairdone, get a foot massage. Anything that takes your mind off labour
They still can't decide/agree. I have to go back in saturday for further monitering if nothing has happened and I think the midwife is going to have another look(?) today. Apparently there is still enough fluid round the baby but can't tell if the frontal(?) fluids have gone1
I know you're right mears but I'm so exhausted. I'm getting 2 or 3 hours sleep a night and spending my days running after a boisterous 2 year old. Last time I went 10 days overdue and I'm dreading the same thing happening!
Luckily, my dh has today negotiated working from home until the baby arrives and I've got some relatives coming down today and tomorrow to help...