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Did you go overdue?!

(36 Posts)
charlottexox Sat 11-Jun-16 12:54:24

Hi ladies,
I am not due until August (EDD is August 26th) so currently 29W+1D.
I am just dreading the thought of going over due. If you went overdue, how much did you go over by?
Also do stretch and sweeps work? I was wondering if I could get one if I go over!

Just5minswithDacre Sat 11-Jun-16 13:00:42

Yes, it's very normal, especially for a first baby. Normally only by a few days. One of mine was 10 days over.

Also do stretch and sweeps work? I was wondering if I could get one if I go over!

You really don't want to do that just for being a few days over. It's better not to fight your body if possible.

Why so worried a bout a few days? Do you especially want an August baby for some reason?

MozzchopsThirty Sat 11-Jun-16 13:01:30

Dd - 4 days late
Ds1 - 15 days and induced
Ds2 - 16 days failed induction resulting in c section

I had so many s&s I lost count!

I'm of the opinion that babies come when they're ready and nothing will budge them otherwise

Shanster Sat 11-Jun-16 13:49:59

Yes, I had to be induced at 41 weeks with both of mine. Hoping to go into labour myself this time. If your body isn't ready, there's nothing much to be done - sweeps, walking up and down stairs, spicy curry, sex....nothing got my cervix going. Even the induction took 2 days with my first.

Jenjen85 Sat 11-Jun-16 14:09:15

My DD arrived on her due date. Currently due with DC2 on 31st August so just a few days behind you and im hoping he arrives early/on time. I kept as active as possible by going for walks and I took raspberry leaf tea capsules from 36weeks and used my gym ball a lot to try and get babybin position. Baby will arrive when s/he is ready although i dread going over too

Ohwoolballs Sat 11-Jun-16 14:14:36

I'll buck the trend here. Had my first baby in March. Due date was the Saturday. I had a sweep on weds, a wonderfully Szechuan pork for tea on Thursday and was in labour at 11pm. Son was born 4:14 on Good Friday, a day before due date.
We weren't trying to hurry him up. The sweep was not particularly painful, a bit uncomfortable. I was already 1.5 dilated from long walks and bouncing on a yoga ball.

Good luck with it all! 😄

bessie84 Sat 11-Jun-16 14:15:21

midwife will probably offer you a sweep on your due date. they usually do.

LumpishAndIllogical Sat 11-Jun-16 14:45:42

I did long walks, yoga, raspberry leaf tea etc and still went 41 + 5 with DS1!

40 weeks Monday with DS2 hoping to give birth soon!

Babies aren't really 'overdue' past 40 weeks though. Term is 37-42, but it is frustrating waiting past 40 weeks. And there's nothing you can do to speed it up apart from medical intervention!

Annabrooke90 Sat 11-Jun-16 14:53:59

Baby one - 42 weeks induced. I was 2cm when midwife did my sweep at 41 weeks, it didn't work.
Baby two - 40+5, spontaneous.
Baby three - 38 weeks, spontaneous.
Baby four - 34 weeks, spontaneous.

Kbear Sat 11-Jun-16 14:56:03

DD was 16 days late, I was induced on day 14 and she was born by emergency c section 2.5 days later - I had a sweep, twice actually, didn't work.

kiki22 Sat 11-Jun-16 15:08:33

I'm due 26th Aug too 😁

I was induced at 41 weeks with ds I done everything to get him out bouncing, walks, sex, sweeps nothing worked. I would try to not think of late as 40 weeks I would expect to go anytime up until 42 then your late

Kelpie78 Sat 11-Jun-16 15:20:09

I was a week over with my son and 10 days with my dd. Had a sweep with both, one 2 days before birth and one on Friday, birth Monday. Not sure if they help or not. I always think giving you a due month would be much more helpful. Good luck with everything.

betty10k Sat 11-Jun-16 17:01:55

I'm 41 weeks today, had 3 sweeps, long walks, sex and nothing is working so far. Curry and more sex tonight, fingers crossed! I was 9 days late with my first.

Sierra259 Sat 11-Jun-16 17:07:59

DC1 - started mild contractions at 40+6 after 2 sweeps. Arrived at 41 weeks

DC2 - had 3 sweeps (first was 39+5 or something as I was desperate to avoid induction). Labour started 40+4, arrived 40+5.

In both cases though I was already a bit dilated with a favourable cervix.

Sierra259 Sat 11-Jun-16 17:09:51

Oh, but all the midwives said sex was the most likely thing to get things started!

Cluesue Sat 11-Jun-16 17:09:53

I was 10 days overdue with dd1,was due to go in for induction 8am,delivered her 4.35 am,had my second sweep the morning before at 10am went into labour 7pm.

Dd2 was delivered 5 days before her due date by c section for medical reasons,otherwise probably would have gone overdue again

Wait4nothing Sat 11-Jun-16 17:13:17

I had a sweep booked for due date but wasn't engaged (first baby) so couldn't have one. Went 5 days over - waters broke on day 3, induced day 4 and had her day 5.
Was so frustrated though. Walked about 10 miles in the days preceding her birth (even though I was the size of a house!)

KeithRichardsPetCat Sat 11-Jun-16 17:13:18

I got induced ten days after my due date. DS didn't come for a further two days after that..

I tried everything. Good luck though flowers

cudbywestrangers Sat 11-Jun-16 18:13:23

12 days over with ds1, due date with ds2...

Blerg Sat 11-Jun-16 18:17:22

Look into Optimal Fetal Positioning - I am convinced it helped me avoid a long induction the second time. I do bake them longer anyway though: DD was 17 days late (with long 4 day induction), DS was 13 days over (natural labour, all over in 4 hours).

I hated the sweeps and they did nothing for me. I declined them the second time.

TheDisreputableDog Sat 11-Jun-16 18:39:43

9 days late, it was a bit dull waiting....

originalusernamefail Sat 11-Jun-16 18:46:04

DS1 6 days late s+s did nothing.........
DS2 4 days late s+s broke waters and he arrived 29 hours later.

sepa Sat 11-Jun-16 20:10:44

1 week early for me (after waters breaking 4 days previous) I think falling over and then having something hot for dinner helped me along. I wouldn't advise it

Mouthfulofquiz Sat 11-Jun-16 20:12:54

4 days over,
11 days over with 4 sweeps,
11 days over with 1 sweep (only had one sweep because there were no midwives available anywhere at all to do more!)

coffeeaddictedandfat Sat 11-Jun-16 20:13:29

Dc1 14 days late and induced
DC2 16 days late - without induction (had expectant monitoring instead).

Was alright with the wait esp with DC2. just got on with my everyday stuff....

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