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Chocomama1 Fri 12-Jul-13 18:52:19

I'm due on the 17th...2nd baby and so excited. Currently in slow labour so contractions in the evening completely irregular and turning into a disappointing nothing!!!
How are you getting along??

Isitme1 Sun 14-Jul-13 17:04:38

I dare not try the raspberry leaf as I had problems with my uterus after birth with ds (it came out resulting in emergency surgery)

Try a hot bath

TomDaleysTrunks Sun 14-Jul-13 21:53:59

Another one who is trying sex tonight. grin

Isitme1 Mon 15-Jul-13 02:45:57

Good luck lol
Got an appointment with consultant. Will see what theysay

TomDaleysTrunks Mon 15-Jul-13 05:03:35

DTD! Possibly caused a bloody show. Had period pains on and off all night but nothing exciting.

ZingWidge Mon 15-Jul-13 08:26:18


good for you! was is the beached whale position? grin (that's all I could manage)

the period pains sound very suspicious to me and so very promising!

fx for you!

and if I may say DTD tonight again. it might kick off labour properly...ah I'm so excited, do update, I'm predicting a baby by Wednesday night!

TomDaleysTrunks Mon 15-Jul-13 09:00:58

Doggy! Seemed easier! Hahaha. Nothing moving this morning. DH working a long day so doubt will get a chance again today. Will have to save that treat for tomorrow.shock
How are you feeling?

Isitme1 Mon 15-Jul-13 09:55:23

Period pain does sound good (had it a few days)
So wil let you know if they examine me to see if its had the desired effect.

It's fasting so dtd is harder than usual lol dh works long hours and we literally have a 3 hour window in which we sleep or dtd and as dh went to work early (2am) rather than 8 (to come with me to appointment) he will be shattered by time fast opens.


Reebok Mon 15-Jul-13 10:14:42

Good luck tomdaley and isit me. Hopefully your LOs will be with you soon.

I have the same problem isitme but to be honest, I'm completely put off the idea off the idea of DTD. DH did suggest it and I've said no! Lol

39 weeks today... Had contractions all day and evening but its come to nothing again sad

ZingWidge Mon 15-Jul-13 10:20:30

oh I'm not pg now, I meant all I could manage back then!wink

I'm only here to support and cheer you on!


Isitme1 Mon 15-Jul-13 10:23:04

Lol im not wink

I keep getting horrible sharp stabbing pains at the bottom of my bump.
Hospital said they will induce me at term (Saturday)
Going to try and get a sweep today and probably ask to be induced by Wednesday-Friday

PhieEl06 Mon 15-Jul-13 11:03:32

Ooo ooo can I join?! grin Due on the 20th, I think I've tried everything possible to get this baby out, nothing has worked so far, I'm miserable in this heat, & I am pooping my pants over the thought of induction!

Hai1988 Mon 15-Jul-13 12:30:14

Grr 40+3 now and getting more fed up by the hour sad

tried everything but she's not budging!

Got Sweep tomorrow if she's not budged by then, not looking forward to that! Anyone had a sweep before? What's it like?

Isitme1 Mon 15-Jul-13 12:57:22

Phie thats my due date too!!
Hai ive been told its like a harsher internal.
Make sure you've got a hand to squeeze!

Crapping myself about watera breaking on public transport! ! Not got a lift and a taxi there and back would cost over 60!

ZingWidge Mon 15-Jul-13 13:49:38

hai it's like you are being is between painful and uncomfortable.
you might have a tiny bleed afterwards.

if the cervix is too far/back it can't be reached, so the sweep ( stretch of the membranes) can't be done.

if it is done I strongly recommend you have sex afterwards asap - it's like a double whammy and is very likely to bring labour on!
(however, once the waters broke do not have sex - due to risk of infection)

a successful sweep on its own is very effective, 50% of people will go into labour within 48 hrs.
the more overdue you are the more likely it will work

I had sweeps with 3 of mine:
DS3 - born within 48 from sweep (5 days late
DS5 - born within 12 hours from sweep (9 days late)
DD (6th child) - waters broke 30 hours after sweep, then she was born just over 12 hours later ( 6 days late)


MrsSpagBol Mon 15-Jul-13 13:56:35

Due 20th, nothing to show for it but severely swollen feet and period pain like cramps. This will be DC1 so I am unfortunately expecting the long haul wait.

cogitosum Mon 15-Jul-13 13:59:58

So has everyone been having contractions? I've had very mild cramps but tbh I don't even think I'd notice if I wasn't looking out for them. Does this probably mean I've still got a while to go? Do you always get contractions for a bit first?

ZingWidge Mon 15-Jul-13 14:31:57

mrsSpagbol abd Cogito

period pain like campings are early signs of labour.
they way I can describe it's like a dull, lingering ache, also similar to when you have churning stomach after a curry or when you have the runs (sorry).

if you put your hand at the lower part of your belly, just above the pelvic bone that's where the pain is located.
( you might also have accompanying back ache, urge to pee or poo)

Braxton Hicks are quite different, your whole uterus goes rock hard.

try to occupy yourselves instead getting too excited just yet... (I'll get excited for you! wink wink wink ) but yes, something is going on!

oh and try and eat some good food and get as much rest as you can - soon you'll need a lot of energy!

ZingWidge Mon 15-Jul-13 14:32:47

campings? grin


cogitosum Mon 15-Jul-13 17:23:15

Well I've had the very mild cramps for nearly 2 weeks so not holding much hope there... Feeling a little achy and uncomfortable in lower back today and (tmi alertt) have had diarrhea every day for nearly a week now.

Hopefully midwife tomorrow may be able to check if I'm dilated...

TwoOfThree Mon 15-Jul-13 17:27:43

40+5 now, huge hot and fed up with no signs of bump going anywhere yet. Just more braxton hicks :0(

ZingWidge Mon 15-Jul-13 17:36:04

the fun parts of being pg!wink

poor you!thanks

I'd be very surprised if you weren't a tiny bit dilated.
will you let us know?

(you know how they say implantation pains can last for a few days? try 3.5 weeks! or whatever it was with DS3..)

I really think that sex would speed things up - it's worth a try.

ZingWidge Mon 15-Jul-13 17:39:45

<hands a glass of cold lemonade to twoofthree>

the last few days are really difficult. one of the reason we are happy to give birth despite the pain!wink

eat lots of ice cream?smile

TomDaleysTrunks Mon 15-Jul-13 17:48:12

Nothing shifting here despite the shag last night! Boohoo!! So hot and bothered today!

Isitme1 Mon 15-Jul-13 18:42:20

Lots of ice cream sounds good!!

I got my way!
Had a sweep today. They said its not fair if my iron levels are still that low and being heavily pregnant so midwife managed to go round at least 3 times.
She could feel his head!!!!
If this doesnt work then im getting induced on Saturday. Been booked for 12!

I hope you are dilating all that happened to me was the cervix was becoming thinner not dilating.

Zing has given us all some good advice so listen up ladies!

cogitosum Mon 15-Jul-13 18:44:18

We've been shagging a lot trying to get things started!

I'll update tomorrow following the appointment... Fingers crossed!

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