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Anyone feel like they'll just never go into labour?

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RedCrab Wed 29-Mar-17 10:10:38

Im only 39+5 so not even due yet - due Friday. But I feel so depressed! I had it in my head that this baby would arrive early.

Dc1 was 11 days late. DC2 was five days early. I've had it in my head I was going to be super early with this one - I had a stomach bug around 37 weeks - which is stupid, I know.

Just feel like I'm never going to go into labour. I need to get my head sorted out! I've had all sorts of signs for weeks now - cramps etc and no longer take any notice of them. It genuinely feels like it's not going to happen hmm

Chosenbyyou Wed 29-Mar-17 10:31:18

I'm with you 39+4, no signs what so ever!

Last one came day before due date - just all of a sudden started up. Everyone keeps saying this one is bigger, be here earlier etc but who knows!

How are you feeling? Must be tough with two others to look after? I have one DD 2.5 - it's been better than I thought but people seem to be helping me out which is really good!

Are you going to have a sweep or anything? X

toomuchtimereadingthreads2016 Wed 29-Mar-17 10:39:21

I was sooooo miserable in the last 6 week (went to 42) wait with DD1, most miserable I have felt in my life! Kept having due date changed because I wasn't sure on dates and she was big so was expecting her earlier than when I actually think she was due. Miserable time, sending hugs!

Am only 27 weeks now but the thought of going into spontaneous labour seems impossible after a 3 day induction last time!

zambean Wed 29-Mar-17 10:48:55

Due the same day as you, RedCrab, and yes, finding it impossible to believe the baby will ever come. Rationally I know he can't stay in there forever! But I've had no signs at all he's on his way. Hardly even had any Braxton Hicks. I really really really don't want to be induced, but I just can't believe I might go into spontaneous labour, when I don't feel any signs of it at all.

EdgarAllenPoe Wed 29-Mar-17 11:17:18

I never really did go into labour. My waters broke at 40+6, getting me all excited, but then nothing happened for 2 days so I was induced. Lots of contractions and all that but 22 hours later I was still only 3cm dilated (and not technically in active labour although it certainly didn't feel that way).

He had to be forcibly evicted in the end (c-section) at 41+2 since my waters had been gone for 3 days. The kid must have been comfy in there.

AreWeThereYet000 Wed 29-Mar-17 15:03:48

I was told all the way through my 2nd pregnancy I would be early, drs/consultants/midwives all said it - they even referred me to the preterm clinic thinking she would be early - 4 days overdue in the end! As id had it in my head I'd be lucky to reach term (37 weeks) by week 38 I already felt overdue if that makes sense?! Anyway baby came with no signs at all, went to bed as normal, no cramps, back aches, BHs etc woke up at half 4 with contractions, sped to the hospital where I was already in active labour and she was born in 4 hours! Hopefully once yours starts it will be quick for you too! X

Snowflakes1122 Wed 29-Mar-17 15:24:18

I've been overdue 3 tims! Fully gearing myself up for a 4th grin

It's frustrating but however you look at it, you really haven't long left at all now. Chin up and try to pamper yourself whilst you can flowers

RedCrab Wed 29-Mar-17 19:04:58

Thanks everyone and commiserations! Can't post much because the bloody site keeps reloading. True snowflakes it will be over in two weeks!

RedCrab Wed 29-Mar-17 19:05:54

zambeam due date buddy! Hope it's not long for you either. It's the bloody pits. I'm so fed up now. How are you feeling?

troodiedoo Wed 29-Mar-17 19:07:41

I'm 9 days over confused totally fed up. Really feels like it's never going to happen. My pregnancy has flown by apart from the last two weeks which has lasted an eternity.

RedCrab Wed 29-Mar-17 19:09:49

Why do people still say stupid shit like when they see you waddling down the street - oh still not had it yet then?

No angry

RedCrab Wed 29-Mar-17 19:10:45

Oh troodie massive boo - it's an awful feeling. I really feel for you. Hoping something happens soon.

DeleteOrDecay Wed 29-Mar-17 19:12:20

I went overdue with both of mine and ended up being induced with my eldest. It's horrible waiting but the one thing that kept me going was remembering that in X weeks/days baby will be here one way or another. Sorry not that helpful really. hope baby arrives soon!

RedCrab Wed 29-Mar-17 19:12:53

chosen it's so stupid isn't it - my second did that, just suddenly started up five days early, no prior signs. It's all a massive head fuck.

How are you feeling? I Was fine when pregnant with DC2 and having a toddler but this one has been way harder. The end now please!!

troodiedoo Wed 29-Mar-17 19:14:54

Thanks RedCrab hospital are going to phone me on Saturday with a time to go in for induction. I was hoping to avoid that but needs must.

StillaChocoholic Wed 29-Mar-17 19:20:58

I'm due Sunday but feel like it's never going to happen. With my first I only went overdue by three days and was experiencing pains on and off for the week leading up to having him so I knew something was happening.
With this one I've been having braxton hicks since yesterday but they are not painful or regular, they are just tight and take my breath away at first and I don't really feel like they are doing anything.

user1487776842 Wed 29-Mar-17 19:23:43

Yuuuuup, I'm 40+3 no signs yet! Was convinced this one was going to be here by now as Dd1 was 7 days late and Dd2 was 3 days late (would have been born today) .... I'm feeling way to comfortable for it to happen anytime soon sad blehhhh

RedCrab Wed 29-Mar-17 19:26:25

These bloody browser issues are not helping!

I've had BHs for weeks now - since at least 28 weeks. Had period type cramps since 36 weeks. Lower back pain that's not pregnancy-back-pain since around the same time. Had a bit of mucus type discharge last couple of days but I've learnt to TRUST NOTHING! Ha.

I was inducted with my first but with my second, I started getting pains in my hips First and I mistook them for ligament pains. That was confusing.

RedCrab Wed 29-Mar-17 19:27:42

*induced. Not inducted. To what - the pregnancy hall of fame? hmm

MsTea Wed 29-Mar-17 20:07:26

Another one due on Friday here and showing no signs. No braxton hicks, no twinges, no aches. Same with DS and had to be induced at 42 weeks with him - really hoping to avoid that this time. I'm absolutely massive as well and people have been telling me for weeks that I'll be early - nope! I am having a sweep on Friday though so hopefully that'll get things going.

Fingers crossed for us all!

ThereAreNoWords Wed 29-Mar-17 20:11:26

Yup, induced with four separate pessaries and gels and drips and stuff at 42 weeks last time, 4 days on induction. Fully expect the same again, currently 36 plus 4. Depressing!

Annilack Wed 29-Mar-17 20:16:35

Another person due on Friday here.
My DS was 8 days early, so I feel late already.
Hoping the midwife will give me a sweep tomorrow, starting to really struggle now.
Fingers crossed for all of you.

RedCrab Wed 29-Mar-17 20:44:19

So many of us due on Friday!

I have another thread in Childbirth about refusing induction in lieu of a CS. I had a horrendous first time induction experience, then an amazing homebirth experience. I had convinced myself I'd be early with this one (stupidly) but then it started to occur to me that I could go over. Had a conversation at my "40" appointment on Tuesday about how I wouldn't consent to an induction. I just can't. I feel sick and panicky at the thought of it. And it's not labour because I had a pain relief free, incredible labour with DC2. It's specifically inductions. It's not even starting at home and transferring in. It's totally irrational, I know confused

Anyway, I hope and don't expect it will come to that. Very much hoping for another HB but I needed to take control. It was starting to stress me out with the idea of going overdue. I have a sweep booked for Saturday as they won't do it until you are 40 weeks here.

SussexTeacher Wed 29-Mar-17 22:05:12

I'm with you! I'm a week overdue now and no sign.

Its such an anti climax when you spend your whole pregnancy counting down until due date and then nothing happens. Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Jayfee Wed 29-Mar-17 22:14:32

havent read the posts so might be duplicating. sex, shopping or housework??
wont say which worked for me!

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