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Please tell me that I'm going to go into labour soon!!

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ipredicttrouble Thu 30-Jun-11 16:46:10

I'm currently 41 wks and had my 2nd stretch & sweep this morning.

I had the 1st one done on Monday and although the cervix was soft it was still closed.

However, this morning, the MW told me that I'm 3cm dilated and the cervix is starting to efface. (Not 100% sure what 'efface' means).

I'm so fed up & impatient so really need someone to tell me that it's going to happen soon! Pretty please .

I'm not really feeling any twinges at the moment.

I'm desperate to have this baby before the end of the week. Can't bear another Monday morning of still being pregnant!

Sorry for the dramatics, it's the hormones .

Catsycat Thu 30-Jun-11 17:13:33

Effacing is when the cervix thins and stretches in preparation for labour. So if this is happening it is a good sign. I took 3 days of labour to get to 3cm dilated, so I'd also take this as a good sign. Is this your first baby? It is very normal to be overdue, so - easier said than done - but try not to worry, and do try to take your mind off it. Staying mobile, and having a walk helps too.

I do understand the waiting being tough. DD1 was 18 days overdue, DD2 15 days over. Both were born by emergency CS, because I never got as dilated as you are now... so you're definitely on the right track.

Good luck xx

mumatron Thu 30-Jun-11 17:18:26

I had my 2nd sweep at 2.30pm ish, 3cm dilated. first mild contraction at about 10.30, DD2 born at 3.39am.

I predict you'll be in full labour tonight grin

Keep active if possible.

Good luck!

ipredicttrouble Thu 30-Jun-11 17:19:46

Thanks Catsycat. This is my 2nd DC. With DC1 my waters went at home with meconium in them. I was 2cm when I got to hospital that time but had to be induced to get things going quickly due to the meconium.

I'm hoping to avoid another induction.

Wow, 18 days over, that is a long wait. I really should stop complaining! smile

ipredicttrouble Thu 30-Jun-11 17:21:29

Thanks mumatron (love your username, that's DH's nickname for me)

We had a good walk round the shops this aft & made sure that I went up and down lots of stairs. I'm going to keep pacing round the house this evening & have a bit of a bounce on the old birthing ball.

Fingers crossed!

mumatron Thu 30-Jun-11 21:32:56

How are you ipredict ?

In lots of pain or snuggling a newborn yet?

ipredicttrouble Fri 01-Jul-11 08:29:53

Neither!! sad sad

Can't believe it. Had a few v mild contractions yesterday evening but then nothing. I was convinced that I was going to wake up during the night with proper contractions.

Officially fed up!

BettyBum Fri 01-Jul-11 08:54:56

Just posted on the other thread Ipredict! You poor poor thing, I really feel for you. I am in a similar position! What can we do?!

babyonbord Fri 01-Jul-11 09:22:38

sounds like things are moving 1 centimeter more and you'll be in established labour, if it's any consolation i was 3cms dilated with my first when they took me to the delivery ward (i'd been in hospital with bleeding and i was only 36 weeks) but i gave birth 12 hours later so chin up

babyonbord Fri 01-Jul-11 09:25:17

I'm hoping i'm late this time still waiting for some bits for the baby to be delivered my bouncer won't come till next friday and ive got a sling and moses basket in the post somewhere lol im being induced in 3 weeks so maybe he will hold out till then i'm not ready yet lol

mumatron Fri 01-Jul-11 09:26:59

Sorry to hear that ipredict are you booked in for induction?

DD2 was 13 days late and was born the day I was going to be induced.

ipredicttrouble Fri 01-Jul-11 19:13:03

Sorry BettyBum, I've got threads all over the place! Can you sense my desperation at the moment grin. I really don't know what to suggest. I've done loads of walking today, am about to have a tidy up (once the tennis has finished) and then a bounce on the ball. Then probably an early night. How about you?

Thanks for the encouraging words babyonboard. I was wondering how you were doing.

mumatron, I'm booked in for an induction on Tuesday but really want to avoid that. I was induced last time & for some reason I really want my body to be able to do it naturally this time. Does that sound daft? However, think I may have mentioned this here or another thread that it's my DD's birthday on Monday and I'm getting into a state about that too.

BettyBum Fri 01-Jul-11 19:22:09

I'm doing similar to you ipredict. I am contracting but they either come weak and close together or strong and far apart, never strong and every 10 mins!

Sooooooooo bored. Had a bath and that's really slowed things down. sad

ipredicttrouble Fri 01-Jul-11 19:30:40

Glad you said that in a way! Thought I was going mad. I've had a few weak ones close together but no really strong ones. DH (bless him), keeps saying "well they were only 15 mins apart", that's good. But then I have to remind him that they aren't actually painful.

Isn't it weird to be sat here wishing to feel some real pain!! grin

BettyBum Fri 01-Jul-11 20:02:35

That's exactly like me and DP! Ha ha.

Yes I would give anything for a hard and fast labour. One that starts, is intense, then ends with a baby. All this pissing about is driving me insane. I never really thoughtvit could be likevthis but actually, looking back, it was similar with DD only I was in the hospital so when it slowed down they just intervened to speed it up again. Home birth this time so quite different.

mumatron Fri 01-Jul-11 20:12:41

I had ds's birthday, mil's birthday, christmas, new year, dp's birthday and the older dc's starting at a new school all within 2 weeks of my edd. Dd decided to wait until they had passed before making an appearance!

ipredicttrouble Fri 01-Jul-11 20:48:29

Any contractions this evening Betty?

Good grief mumatron, you certainly had loads going on! Makes my issue seem daft really.

BettyBum Fri 01-Jul-11 22:17:13

Well I got my wish and the last dozen have been closer and very painful. Going to ring medicom soon as I think I need to get in my pool.

nicolamumof3 Fri 01-Jul-11 22:49:48

ipredict, you have my sympathies! Im due on the 16th July and wondering when this baby will turn up..probably either on ds3's party next sunday, his actual birthday on the 13th, my wedding anniv on the 18th or the last day of term on the 22nd. or any of the other important july dates i've got! End of term for three other dc's july is a busy month!

ipredicttrouble Sat 02-Jul-11 02:59:17

That's great Betty, all the best. Let us know how you get on.

Nicola, it's a bugger. Wish we could predict things more accurately.

beckynbump Sat 02-Jul-11 05:05:59

Now 7 days over and heading for a sweep this mirning.feeling pretty miserable and just want this babe to have a natural birth.

ipredicttrouble Sat 02-Jul-11 10:01:58

Hi beckynbump, hope your sweep goes well. Let us know what the MW says. I wish I could have a natural birth too but it's just not happening at the moment. Am now 9 days over sad.

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