No. I went into labour early - not very early, just a week, but early enough to be before my planned CS. I did agonising all-day labour followed by a CS once I was well and truly exhausted the first time - that was what I was meant to be avoiding the second time! And I had a feeling it would happen too.
Just get a basic survival kit together - if it happens DH can run around getting anything you still need / friends can help etc. But if it happens, if you want your planned CS, tell them you want it asap and don't let them talk you into trying for labour.
Bizarrely while people who have a CS often feel they've missed out on a proper birth, I'm still a bit annoyed about missing out on my lovely, calm, fully conscious ELCS!
Lady how come you had to go through the whole day of labour before you had your CS? I've said, and made sure it's documented very clearly in my notes, that I want a CS if I go into labour spontaneously, and that under no circumstances do I want MW's trying to persuade me otherwise!
I have been told (and felt) that I would be early throughout but have 2 weeks to go and now think I will be late and that the MW and DR were trying to make me feel better as pregnancy has been uncomfertable to say the least.
felix, I went into labour at crack of dawn, went into hospital, asked for my CS, and then they just kept having other, more urgent CSes to do - and meanwhile they kept saying "well you're dilating... wouldn't you like to try for a natural birth - if it goes wrong we could use forceps!" etc etc. I knew I wanted my CS but as I got more and more knackered I kind of lost the will to argue - but my heroic DP stood up for me at that point. Finally got my CS (and lovely baby) at 6pm.
Bloomin' heck Lady, glad you got what you wanted in the end! They'll get very short shrift from me if they suggest forceps! The reason I'm having an ELCS is because my pain relief and general treatment was so appalling last time (had everything, 6including forceps, and ended up with an EMCS), so there is no way on earth I will let them do that to me again. [and breathe!]!!!!
I knew with my first pregnancy that I would go past my EDD, my dates were spot on but I had a feeling. Dd was born 8 days after. This time im due 01Jan. And as much as I would love for this baby not to have a festive birthday I cant help but feel its going to be December. It just doesnt seem comfortable to say Im due in January. Time will tell . . .
This baby is coming early - at 37 weeks please! This puts it on my birthday as well
I was induced last time and had the boys at 36 weeks though, so I really have no idea! I am hoping though, 34+2 and I am so uncomfortable, baby as gone breech again, so can't breathe with a head in my ribs and can't stop weeing with my bladder being kicked!