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Is there a "around due date and completely fed up waiting for signs of labour" thread?

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ItsMyLastOne Sun 02-Dec-12 14:57:30

I'm due tomorrow with DD2. I was utterly convinced I would either have had the baby or be in labour by now, but nothing so far. With DD1 I lost my mucus plug and started contractions at 39+4 and she arrived on her due date.

There's no chance this baby will be here tomorrow is there?

God I'm fed up with being pregnant!

Anyone else?

ItsMyLastOne Tue 11-Dec-12 21:11:45

Well nothing has worked yet and I'm now 41+1.

Anyone else faired better?

timeforachangebaby Fri 07-Dec-12 11:40:49

I'm nearly 38 weeks and I'm exhausted - just making a cup of tea is an effort.

I was convinced I wouldnhave had it by now as dc2 was a week early and 3 10 days

I'm trying EVERYTHING but nothing except pains that stop and start all the tine

ItsMyLastOne Fri 07-Dec-12 10:29:40

Clarella Yes I think it is more common second time round. Although last time was so slow I would hope it happened a bit quicker this time. I've also been informed I need to wait till Monday at least now as my mum's on holiday till tomorrow and my sister in law is busy all weekend. I'm not sure if they realise how this whole labour thing works, and that it will mainly be me doing it, not them! wink

Twist DP and I were having regular sex, just in case it helped, until a couple of weeks ago. But now I keep having these mild contractions at night which are a bit off-putting! And DD woke up at 4.30 this morning and ended up in our bed after three hours of us trying to convince her go back to sleep, so no morning fun either!

TwistTee Fri 07-Dec-12 10:17:57

Movergirl I'm tempted, just have to convince DH. My mum says it worked for her and there is science behind it.
Something to do with the hormone Prostagladins which are needed for contractions. Semen is rich in the stuff.

Clarella Fri 07-Dec-12 10:16:28

Itsmy tried to post on other thread but messed it up!
I think thats normal for second timers isn't it? Head can engage just before labour plus the cervix can change more quickly as it's done it before?

ItsMyLastOne Fri 07-Dec-12 09:11:59

How's everyone else getting on?

ItsMyLastOne Fri 07-Dec-12 09:11:42

40+4 now... I went to the mw yesterday. She offered a sweep so gave it a go, but couldn't reach. I'm only 1cm dilated and my cervix is too long. The baby's head also isn't engaged at all yet. She said she expected that I would be at my post dates appointment on Wednesday (I'll be 41+2). <sigh> sad

Movergirl Wed 05-Dec-12 13:34:11

Good luck.. the waiting is horrendous, you do have my sympathies.

ItsMyLastOne Wed 05-Dec-12 13:25:20

We haven't had sex for over a week because I've been feeling so exhausted the last few days. I might just try and find a bit of energy tonight though... or even before MIL brings DD home... wink

Movergirl Wed 05-Dec-12 13:16:14

Has anyone tried sex? Worked for me- labour started 4 hours later. But all I've told since think it's a very.. alternative method.

ItsMyLastOne Wed 05-Dec-12 13:11:06

I'm 40+2 now. Still no signs. Although I did wake at 4am feeling desperate for a poo (blush) and kept trying but nothing. Then finally had to run to the loo at 6am. I was having loads of cramping but not like contractions. I feel like crap today so MIL has taken DD for the day. I was hoping it might have been the pre-labour "clear out" but I think it's just whatever bug DD has on Monday.

I see my mw tomorrow so I might ask for a sweep. I don't know what the procedure is here though. Last time I started contractions at 39+4, went into hospital at 39+5 for a check etc and was given a sweep then. It was very uncomfortable, but over quickly, so not too bad really.

Oh and I see the December thread still moves extremely quickly!

Clarella Wed 05-Dec-12 09:02:40

Pragmatic the guidelines changed to offer first time mum's a sweep at 40+1 and again at 41 wks (I've asked for more but she said that's it according to 'guidelines'!)

Not sure how you can tackle that one but the consultant was right

PragmaticWench Wed 05-Dec-12 08:45:40

First for me Clarella, so I'm in the dark as to procedures. I got the impression my midwife just couldn't be bothered as the consultant I saw afterwards was adamant I could have had a sweep from the midwife.

Ho hum, might try other methods today.

MoragG Wed 05-Dec-12 08:15:51

Now 40+5 and still nothing happening whatsoever sad Due another sweep tomorrow, and scheduled for an induction next week if no progress by Monday. Am getting so fed up! Think DD1 does not believe she is actually going to have a sister.

Clarella Wed 05-Dec-12 07:26:06

Hi Amy yes I've had 2 now - I really felt it wasn't more than a smear, if anything better as no nasty metal bits. The mw has not been able to reach my cervix v well both times but that in its self tells you more about what stage you're at, and if it has begun to move and dilate she can try to get things moving more (which may be more uncomfortable but it's very quick) she may also be able to tell you more about how engaged baby is - she had to shift baby's head out of the way yesterday to try and reach my incredibly posterior cervix! But confirmed he's 1/5 engaged!

All the best for today

amyire Tue 04-Dec-12 22:06:05

im 41 weeks tomorrow on first baby. I feal like baby is still very high in my belly, although ive been told its 3/5's engaged. Very uncomfortable and totally over being pregnant sad
Sweep tomorrow hoping that will help, Has anyone had a sweep before?

MyLittleAprilSunshine Tue 04-Dec-12 16:15:45

Oh dear. I am so sorry you ladies are being left waiting for it to happen any moment. My fingers are crossed for all of you. smile

Clarella Tue 04-Dec-12 16:15:36

Is it your second pragmatic?

Clarella Tue 04-Dec-12 16:14:54

Me too! ...... and the December one .... split personality pregnancy hmm

PragmaticWench Tue 04-Dec-12 16:14:07

40+3 now and my midwife refused to do a sweep today as I'm not 41 weeks. I felt so petulant I almost stamped my foot at her!

mrswee Tue 04-Dec-12 15:27:33

I'm still on the November thread!

AlisonDB Sun 02-Dec-12 22:34:37

Here is the latest thread...

AlisonDB Sun 02-Dec-12 22:32:26

Itsmylastone, come and have a moan on the December babies anti natal
There's lots of December mummies to be waiting to have or having or already had, it's a good read and my pass the time for you if nothing else!
I'm not due till the 18th but I'm totally completely utterly fed up and just can't wait to meet my little one now!

ItsMyLastOne Sun 02-Dec-12 21:54:30

It's driving me mad that people keep saying "do you want to do x/y/z next week/tomorrow/whatever?" and I keep saying no thinking I'll have had a baby, but so far have been to everything I've been invited to.

DangerMousey Sun 02-Dec-12 19:46:50

40+1 today and not even a Braxton Hicks to speak of sad don't think I have had a single one in my whole pregnancy (it's DC1).

Getting fed up and uncomfy now. Also feel testy and hormonal and very annoyed by everything poor DH is doing. Like breathing.

Went out for a 35 minute walk earlier despite having horrible sore calf muscles (think the baby is so heavy now he is just causing my body to break down!!).

MW said she would attempt a sweep at my appointment on Tuesday so fingers crossed that has some effect. I am pretty much expecting her to say its impossible cos my cervix is fully closed and not favourable though sad

Feeling very much "glass half empty" at the moment!

What is everyone else doing on these last few days? I got some good novels out the library and have been working my way through them...figure it might the the last chance I get for 4 years to read something that's not "That's not my dragon"...!

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