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How overdue did you go?

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honeydue3 Fri 30-Jan-15 00:03:21

I've only got 3 weeks to go till my due date!! I'm interested to know how overdue you mummies out there went! Did you refuse or opt for induction?
I know most midwifes would like to Induce you by 10/12 days over, has anyone gone past this, Is it safe?

pearlgirl Fri 30-Jan-15 00:12:26

Ds1 - induced at 7 days over , ds2 induced at 38 weeks, ds3 arrived v quickly 7days after due date, ds4 induced at 12 days over.

IdaClair Fri 30-Jan-15 00:15:43

DC1, 17 days 'over', not induced.

broomy123 Fri 30-Jan-15 00:23:09

DC1 - induced 11 days and arrived late the next day. In hind side I would have waited a few more days as my labour wasn't ideal and required a lot of intervention. I wish I had read up on it more so I was more informed. That said it's totally worth all the pain so don't worry too much! X

JennyBlueWren Fri 30-Jan-15 08:05:01

I'm due 3 weeks tomorrow and have been wondering the same thing! MW asked if I'd want a sweep the day before my due date but I said I'd rather wait and see how things go.

Bondy83 Fri 30-Jan-15 08:52:25

Ds1 was 7 days over (not induced) ds2 was induced at 12 days over I was all set for doing a home self c section I was that fed up so welcomed the induction. The induction itself was fine 8.5hrs from gel to delivery

GoooRooo Fri 30-Jan-15 09:19:06

I went into labour at 37+1 and gave birth at 37+4.

Everyone told me that first babies would be late, so I was still working!

Theselittlelightsofmine Fri 30-Jan-15 09:21:40

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Smugnogplease Fri 30-Jan-15 09:23:42

Dd1 5 days over- lots intervention synto drip, failed forceps delivery sad

Ds1 16 days over no induction- pool MLU birth

Dd2 17days over no induction- pool home birth

Ds2 due in summer and I will be having daily sex for the last month to hopefully ensure he is not as late at the prev 2! ( new partner with this ds so not a problem;) )

momofmonster Fri 30-Jan-15 09:27:45

DS was 13 days over and had to be induced with the drip to force the lazy monster out.

Annarose2014 Fri 30-Jan-15 09:27:53

Induction booked for 11 days over. Went spontaeneously the day before.

My advice is have an induction booked as late as possible as babies can really keep you waiting but its no harm.

HorraceTheOtter Fri 30-Jan-15 09:31:23

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TortillasAndChocolate Fri 30-Jan-15 09:32:15

8 long days over grin

weelamb123 Fri 30-Jan-15 09:37:45

I was a few days overdue and developed PE so had to be induced, they dont give u an option. I had ES at 7 days overdue. Xx

LizzieMint Fri 30-Jan-15 09:41:54

18 days late with my third, no induction, lovely home water birth. Induction should be offered but is not the only option for overdue babies. NICE recommends either induction OR daily monitoring after 14 days overdue. The risks of stillbirth increase after 14 days overdue BUT the risk is tiny in the first place, and there's no distinction between pregnancies that go overdue because of other complications (which increase the risk of stillbirth themselves) and 'normal' low risk pregnancies which just happen to be long.

NoodieRoodie Fri 30-Jan-15 09:42:42

DS 11 days over, had a sweep at 8 days over and was booked for another at 10 days over but was already in labour by then.

DD went into labour on my due date which was a huge surprise as I was expecting to be pregnant for another couple of weeks!

TwiggyHeart Fri 30-Jan-15 09:46:09

10 days over the first time and 2 days over the second.

knittingirl Fri 30-Jan-15 12:01:51

6 days according to the NHS, bang on when I thought I was due based on ovulation smile

Karoleann Fri 30-Jan-15 12:08:56

I was 40+12\15 (dates were not 100%) when I had DS1, unfortunately we didn't know that my placenta had failed at this this point and I had lots of problems with the birth and both DS and I were very poorly afterwards.

I was induced at 40+7 with DC2&DC3.

Lizzie that's not correct The risks around +12 onwards are significantly higher, if you read a few decent scientific papers rather than other people's opinions then the stats are really clear.

Groovester Fri 30-Jan-15 12:13:49

DS - 37 wks exactly
Dd - 36+6.

Both 3 weeks early.

steppeinginto2015 Fri 30-Jan-15 12:21:32

dc1 - 40 + 16 - then induced
dc2 38 - induced due to illness
dc3 40 +10 then induced.

I held off being induced with dc1 as I wanted to be as natural as possible. He was 10lb 1 and a huge head and a hard birth with epidural and drips etc.

With dc3 I pushed for induction as soon as I passed due date, she was still 10lb 7oz, but not such a big head.

My advice is, don't wait, go for induction when it is offered. It is easier!

wfrances Fri 30-Jan-15 12:23:29

4dc and 14 days overdue with them all
started hospital inductions at 10 days
on the final day - day 14, its either been baby today either way! so im lucky ive not needed a section.
(sweeps never worked)
one of my children was born with dry cracked bleeding skin as vernix had gone and there was hardly any fluid left (even though scans had said there was)

Naomip88 Fri 30-Jan-15 17:21:14

Just heard on radio 4 that with first pregnancies you are statistically more likely to give birth 4 days over your due date. So maybe don't focus so much on that day , I'm currently 3 days overdue and it's hard not to feel impatient and disappointed when you've been so focused on your due date. Only problem is now I'm really holding out for things to kick off tomorrow !

CommanderShepard Fri 30-Jan-15 17:25:16

Induced due to pre-eclampsia at 40+2; gave birth at 40+4.

BlingBubbles Fri 30-Jan-15 17:32:34

I had DS last Thursday, was 8 days over and induced. Not in the UK so they use different induction methods, had first tablet at 13:30 and second tablet at 17:30. DS was born at 20:30 after an hour of active labour with not intervention at all.

With my DD I was induced at 4 days over only because her movements decreased. Another quick and "easy" labour with no intervention.

I don't do pregnancies very well (terrible HG) but I seem to be able to give birth pretty quickly!

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