I say patiently at a push! Am 40+6 and really, really ready for this all to get a move on! I know there are women out there who've gone longer but I am now just tired, tired, tired, and bump feels like it'll drop to the floor every time I stand up. Each day she's in there I am panicking about things going wrong and how big she'll be when it comes to the birth!!
I had a sweep yesterday and apparently there was no dilation at all, cervix still long & thick and MW could only get a finger tip in. She's booked me in for induction on Sun 20th but I'm really hoping it doesn't come to that. Urgh, really trying not to moan but that's just what I've done eh? Fingers crossed things start to move of their own accord soon.
I am not patiently waiting at all. I am exactly the same gestation as you and utterly fed up! I can't face going to toddler groups/running into people in town because of the onslaught of comments... one lady I barely know was most concerned that my baby must be in the 'wrong position' because I have such a huge, prominent bump. She would not shut up about it!
I need no further advice on curries/sex/pineapple/rhubarb(?!)/long walks/hill climbs/scrubbing floors ETC!
Oh dear. Trying to think 'each day is a day closer'...
Oh Coldcomfort I know! I am sick and tired of the 'helpful' suggestions that people keep offering and the texts and phone calls asking if she's here yet. Yes of course she's here, in fact she's been here for four days but couldn't be arsed telling anyone!
I ate a whole pineapple last night AND enlisted DH's, ahem, assistance but still very much pregnant this morning... sweep today so fingers crossed. I'm going to ask the midwife not to hold back- give it your all, woman!
Ooh good luck for the sweep, hopefully it'll do the job for you. I have had bit of a show during the night and this morning but no other signs as yet so have spent most of my morning on my ball, bouncing and rolling around in the hope it'll dislodge her. I looooove pineapple and it's the only other thing for me left to try. A whole one that is as have had pots of the stuff but not the full thing. Can't bring myself to do the deed so will just have to keep on with the nipple tweeking! Fingers crossed for your sweep.
The midwife wasn't happy with the baby's head- bit high apparently, plus I am Not Keen for induction (they do it at 12 days over here), so I have an appointment with the consultant tomorrow to have a scan and to negotiate a date.
I want to go 14 days from my period date but that will make me 40+17 which I know they will have a hairy canary over. Not looking forward to it at all, doctors can be real bullies persuasive.
Then mw will come to my house on Thurs and do a sweep.
Off to google NICE guidelines/research on induction etc so I can be forearmed...
I was 11 days over with my first (and went on my own) so you think I'd be prepared for all this but the midwives last time were a lot more laid back.
Fingers crossed for you and any other overdue ladies out there...
I feel for you, I went 11 days over. I'd been on maternity leave for over a month and was so bored and too big to venture far. I had a sweep which was unsuccessful. I did lots of reading-particularly pregnancy magazines.