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SpawnChorus Mon 21-Sep-09 06:33:38

I'm 40 + 11 and beginning to get really stressed about this bloody stubborn baby.

I am HUGE. My DS was 10lb 9oz and I'm seriously concerned that this one is going to be bigger. Both of my other Cs came 8 days late....WHY is this one still in???!!

I'm pretty sure he's also not in a particularly good position...I can usually feel limbs to the front/right.

I've been walking, bouncing, shagging and crawling around (not all at the same time obv), and have been getting a few more BH contrax and some really rather sore stabby pains in my lower bump / pubic bone, but NOTHING that feels like impending labour.

I haven't managed to get more than about five hours (broken) sleep a night for the last week or so.

I CAN'T BEAR IT. I WANT HIM OUT OUT OUT! Actually it's not even the discomfort and eagerness to meet him that's making me desperate, but more the worry that there's someting wrong. Maye he's so huge that he can't descend properly...or maybe he's tangled in the cord.

I realise this sounds like the rantings of a deranged woman....but I am, so live with it. wink

SpawnChorus Mon 21-Sep-09 06:34:20

That should have been "my other DCs came 8 days late"

SpawnChorus Mon 21-Sep-09 08:07:42

Oh and I can feel limbs on the left not right.

SpawnChorus Mon 21-Sep-09 08:21:00

Quick poll:

I'm Group B Strep + and reluctant to do anything that might cause my waters to break before labour, or otherwise increase the chance of infection. I have a MW appt this morning and she's going to offer me an internal exam and a sweep.

Shall I have:

a) Both

b) Neither

c) Just and internal exam

twinklegreen Mon 21-Sep-09 08:23:53

Spawn that sounds so like me! My DS was induced at 40+14 and was 10lb6oz (dd spontaneous at 40+3) I was about ready to kill myself at the end, also they didn't realise he was lying oblique until I was about 8cm dilated (he had his head against my hip) MW managed to get him into my pelvis and it was a pretty good birth from that point. I'm convinced that labour didn't start naturally because of his positioning.

I'm currently 39+4 with DC3 and am already stressed about the positioning of this one. She is not engaged and is lying on my right side, I can see her feet poking out on the left. I think it's going to be a re-run of last time.

So anyway, sorry I can't add anything constructive. Just wanted to say that I really understand how you are feeling, I did nothing but sit in bed sobbing for the last week of my last pregnancy. It's really really hard and you have my sympathy x

Good luck when it eventually happens.

Neon Mon 21-Sep-09 08:24:08


I'm sorry I can't help you.. I'm just sat looking at your thread like this

SpawnChorus Mon 21-Sep-09 08:32:48

TG - I think I'll get the MW to have a really good feel of the position today.

Neon - I'm sitting here looking at my bump like this sad haha!

Neon Mon 21-Sep-09 08:38:25

I'm only 37+1 so it's the start of the waiting game.. My first day of mat leave too.

What time is appointment?

SpawnChorus Mon 21-Sep-09 08:40:14


twinklegreen Mon 21-Sep-09 08:41:37

Are you booked in for induction?

SpawnChorus Mon 21-Sep-09 08:43:57

I think they'll offer me a date today...I don't think I'll go for a date earlier than Friday though (by which stage I'll be 40 + 15)

puffylovett Mon 21-Sep-09 09:07:28

I can sympathise ! You beat me to it. 41 weeks today hmm by their dates, can see my home waterbirth rapidly slipping away.

FWIW my DC is engaged 4/5 and is lying to the right, limbs on the left although I've really felt him/her trying to shift over to the left recently. I had 2 acupuncture sessions last week in readiness, and it went v v wriggly for a couple of days, shifted position and then settled a little bit further over - been quieter for last cple of days.

I know what you mean about worrying re the cord or incorrect presentation, we won't know until we're actually in labour and then if they're not positioned nicely that could mean a horrid labour sad - dreading it. Can you feel a bum near your ribs or liver ?

Maybe you should try the walking / shagging / bouncing all at the same time ! Might make for a fun afternoon grin hats off for the shagging, I'm leaving that till the last minute - just can't face it grin

twinklegreen Mon 21-Sep-09 09:29:34

puffy I'm off for accupuncture today, so it's encouraging to hear that your baby responded and changed position smile. My babies bum is up near my ribs on the right.

spawn hope your appointment goes well (I would go for the sweep myself)

SpawnChorus Mon 21-Sep-09 09:43:07


Anymore votes on my poll...have to go soon...

TOMATOQUEEN39 Mon 21-Sep-09 09:56:41


I sympathize too (I'm 40+9) and I just want to say good luck at your appointment.

I would go for anything they offered me at this stage (my appointment is at 2.30pm) as I am so huge that my cousin was horrified when she met me yesterday. She kept saying "Oh my God" and the look on her face was enough to make me realise just how much I'd been kidding myself that I'm a normal size for this stage.

I just want to let you know that you're not alone, we're all with you, so don't be too sad.

Let us know how it goes when you get back. Will be sending "out out out" vibes. grin

arolf Mon 21-Sep-09 10:01:39

hope all goes well today Spawn - I'm 40+1 now, and losing the will to live; I will probably kill if I go as far as +11...
My baby is 2/5 engaged (apparently), and has been for 10 days, plus he's got his bum in my ribs, and his back is well and truly to my front. still no joy though.

tried a curry last night, but that's just given me an upset gut, which makes me even less full fo joy!
Got a sweep booked on wednesday, then the next step will be induction I'd imagine, as my community midwife has made it clear that she hasn't got time for more than 1 appointment a week!

I'm currently alternating between fury, exhaustion, and tears, when I'm not shouting 'GET OUT!' at my bump in a variety of languages (in case he just doesn't understand english).

LionstarBigPants Mon 21-Sep-09 10:03:55

Oh Spawn, you have my every sympathy. I'm only 39 weeks but as DC1 arrived at 37.5 weeks I already feel overdue and am totally sick and tired of being pg. Every morning I wake up and realise it's still there is torture.

Am in the same position with you re the Group B strep, so know exactly what you mean about minimal intervention. However getting to your stage you might have to consider something to get the baby moving. I have been offered a sweep later this week, but will refuse. We have a home birth planned despite the GBS, have ummed and ahhhed for ages about the ABs but decided home was still safer (less other germs, less interventions, calmer, quicker etc.). Have been dosing myself up with vit C, garlic, echinacea etc - all anecdotal, but worth a punt. Have even tried yoghurt sex and garlic cloves up the fanjo in an effort to get the bugs down blush

At your stage I'd probably go for a sweep - if she's going to do an internal you may as well have the sweep too. But do get her to be extra careful and hygenic, even consider cleaning the 'outside' with a mild tee-tree solution. Just watch out for extra risk factors for GBS - like you having a temp, or waters being gone for too long before established labour.

Best of luck however it goes, I'll be watching out for any news, It'll be soon no matter what. They don't stay in there indefinately smile

puffylovett Mon 21-Sep-09 10:04:56

TBH I'd probably opt for the sweep at your stage. As much as I am anti having it done, personally I' going to ask for one on friday if there's no further movement.

LittleWhiteWolf Mon 21-Sep-09 10:47:07

My dd was back to back when i went into labour--i could feel her limbs at the front of the bump. I went overdue, too, and I heard that back to back babys tend to go overdue. Maybe this is whats happening with you?
In my case I had a sweep at 8 days overdue which kicked things off and she was born 9 days overdue.

Hope you're not waiting too much longer...

SpawnChorus Mon 21-Sep-09 11:22:39

Well I'm back. I'm measuring 43.5 weeks sad She said that as far as she can tell the baby feels about average size. He has some of his back to my back. My cervix is posterior, long and closed but soft. She suggested that she put some pressure on the cervix (not actually a sweep as it was too closed/posterior) which I agreed to. I was fairly uncomfortable. She didn't seem hopeful that it would actually do anything.

She's going to phone me with an appt for placental monitoring tomorrow, and they are going to "talk about induction". I should think there will be considerable pressure for me to be induced before the weekend.

I'm NOT happy at all. COME ON baby!

dogonpoints Mon 21-Sep-09 11:30:29

goo dluck, spawn

rubyslippers Mon 21-Sep-09 11:31:49

have you tried reflexology?

this turned by breech baby - can be very powerful and at this point certainly worth a try?

Am 38 weeks and feeling fed up so gawd knows how you feel!

Neon Mon 21-Sep-09 21:39:56

Hi Spawn. Any movement?

SpawnChorus Tue 22-Sep-09 08:21:37

Hello! I'm a leetle embarrassed about how many moany threads I have on the go blush

I had a show this morning! Or at least I hope that's what it was...reddish stringy gunk that came out on the loo. I suppose it could have just been an accumulation of the slight bleeding I had from my vaginal exam yesterday? But then I did at least two wees in the night with no bloodiness, so...

<<twiddles thumbs....and nipples>>

Waiting to hear what time my placental scan will be today. Ho hum.

mummamango Tue 22-Sep-09 08:33:47

Sacral Cranial Osteopathy - am told this will get things going. Alternatively have you tried acupuncture?

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