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Bye bye due date!

(11 Posts)
NoTeaForMe Sat 18-May-13 22:10:26

Today was my due date and I'm still pregnant! sad

humblebumble Sat 18-May-13 22:11:08

You are obviously a good host! wink

NoTeaForMe Sat 18-May-13 22:22:54

Ah, thanks humble !

shelly81 Sat 18-May-13 22:26:03

Me too .... Crap isn't it xx

Livingwithmymother Sun 19-May-13 09:08:24

Wahhh me too sad

Hope all goes well for you ladies

Splatt34 Sun 19-May-13 09:36:09

& me

NoTeaForMe Sun 19-May-13 09:50:56

Aaah! It's so hard not to read into everything, but now I'm passed the due date I'm a bit more relaxed-can't help but have that one day in your head-I was the same last time too. She was only 4 days over-hopefully this one will be that or less!

I have a midwife appointment booked on Wed and she says she'll do a sweep then. I think I might refuse... would that be crazy?! I get that far of course!

shelly81 Sun 19-May-13 10:28:21

notea I also have midwife app wed & she is also going to do a sweep ....I'm definately having it done as last 2 times labour kickstarted within 24-48 hours of havin sweep so fingers crossed x

NoTeaForMe Sun 19-May-13 11:12:56

My concern really is that if the sweep starts things quickly. It feels odd to be thinking like that but my daughter goes to pre-school Thursday morning and she has only been going a few weeks so I'd rather she can go as normal, obviously if things naturally start then that's fine! But being in hospital Thursday morning isn't the ideal! I know I'm over-thinking it and obviously I hope things are all done by then anyway!

ShowOfHands Sun 19-May-13 11:20:57

You don't have to have a sweep if you don't want one. They only work if you're about to go into labour anyway so the time they save might be negligible. As you know, babies come when they flipping well want and sod your plans. grin DS came at 37 weeks slap bang at the beginning of the week dd started school for the first time. Exactly the time I hoped he wouldn't come!

It's really best to think of pregnancy as lasting between 37 and 42 weeks. The 40 weeks thing is just to allow your care to be standardised and you're not overdue until you're 42+ weeks. It's so demoralising for women to be fixated on the 'due date' when really it's meaningless.

NoTeaForMe Sun 19-May-13 12:31:52

I know they can only give labour a kick-start rather than bring it on from nothing, that's partly why I wonder whether I should bother. If it did bring it on so I wasn't around Thurs morning I'd be disappointed though, whereas if it starts naturally at that time then so be it!

Now the due date has passed I'm fine, obviously can't help but wonder when it will happen though!

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