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Do we think the approaching storm can bring on labour?

(26 Posts)
Frecklesandspecs Sun 27-Oct-13 07:09:37

Due in 2 days. zero signs of labour so I am counting on the approaching storm to help.

A drop in barometric pressure can bring on labour myth has it.
Labour wards fill up during storms?
True or wivez tale?

Bambamb Sun 27-Oct-13 07:15:15

No idea but I hope it's true! I'm only 37 weeks but am desperate to have this baby now. DC1was born at 37 weeks so am crossing my fingers for the same this time.
Good luck!

ditavonteesed Sun 27-Oct-13 07:16:34

God i hope not, I work in the maternity hospital and am working mon and tues night.

Frecklesandspecs Sun 27-Oct-13 08:09:40

dita I would be interested to know if anything out of the ordinary happens!!

hopefully soon now bamboo but I'm before you remember !

Excited85 Sun 27-Oct-13 08:19:54

Desperately hope so. 9 days overdue and climbing the walls!!

Frecklesandspecs Sun 27-Oct-13 08:57:21

Oh no excited! you deserve to go the start of the storm to!!
I reckon ill go overdue too though now as I've had no signs in the last few days:-(

CuppaSarah Sun 27-Oct-13 09:09:51

There were thunderstorms when Kate Middleton went into labour! Fingers crossed this storm gets things moving for you all.

plinkyplonks Sun 27-Oct-13 09:31:44

I was born in a thunderstorm and electricity black outs.. :D

Frecklesandspecs Sun 27-Oct-13 10:53:07

I just went for a short walk to the shops and feel terrible!! I could hardly walk back!! not kidding. the pressure down there is awful today! I feel sick too!!

good luck ladies!!

ditavonteesed Sun 27-Oct-13 11:02:44

will let you know if anything unusual happens smile

Lj8893 Sun 27-Oct-13 13:05:08

I'm due today so I hope so!!!

MrsMuskett Sun 27-Oct-13 13:35:01

Interesting subject. I'm 40+8 so I'm ready. I joked to my hubby that he'll prob come in the middle of the storm n the power will be out or something lol. And funnily enough I am very very tired today n bump is more painful, could be coincidence but we'll see. Ill post if anything pops out today lol ;)

Frecklesandspecs Sun 27-Oct-13 13:45:46

well apparently the low pressure can make your waters pop so literally!!
please God let the lights stay on though!
I could not give birth n not have a cuppa after....and I want some gas and air;-)

MrsMuskett Sun 27-Oct-13 13:49:16

Frecklesandspecs I'm with u, need a brew and the gas n air if I go tonight, my membranes are bulgin so hopefully it'll set me off ;) xx

Frecklesandspecs Sun 27-Oct-13 13:58:41

well apparently the low pressure can make your waters pop , so literally!!
God let the lights stay on though!
I could not give birth n not have a cuppa after....and I want some gas and air;-)

Frecklesandspecs Sun 27-Oct-13 13:59:48

fingers crossed Mrs!!

princesscupcakemummyb Sun 27-Oct-13 14:00:04

no idea Frecklesandspecs but i know how you feel im 39+1 and had enough baby been engaged for weeks tons of bh tried about everything i can to evict this baby but nothings working these old wives tales are tosh

Smitten1981 Sun 27-Oct-13 14:00:16

Fingers crossed it does. I'm 40+4 today. Sigh.

Frecklesandspecs Sun 27-Oct-13 14:05:03

lol princess. I agree the walking does sweet nothing!!

SuffolkNWhat Sun 27-Oct-13 14:47:35

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

GooFawkes Sun 27-Oct-13 22:50:25

When I had DS in 2004 the weather was stormy and it was madness. I was admitted because my waters had broken but nothing was happening. Then, they couldn't keep trying the induction as there was no labour suite to put me in.

Good luck

Frecklesandspecs Mon 28-Oct-13 06:04:35

Nothing here yet:-( ! rubbish storm!

MrsMuskett Mon 28-Oct-13 09:11:54

No movement here either, 10 days over sad storm not as bad as thought in midlands, just windier and some rain. Anyone had any movement??

Frecklesandspecs Mon 28-Oct-13 14:21:27

:-( I slept through it although was quite bad when I woke up.
Do you think you Will be induced Mrs? I'm due tomorrow and already depressed!

Lj8893 Mon 28-Oct-13 22:27:22

Well it worked for me!!!! My gorgeous girl arrived today just 1 day late. I'm certain it was the storm!!!

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