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The wait for labour

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Applesandpears23 Wed 17-May-17 12:18:29

Anyone up for a support thread for those of us waiting to go into labour? I am 37 +2 today. My first baby was born at 39 + 6 but I was in prelabour from 38 + 6. I am on maternity leave and I have lots of things I would like to do but nothing I really need to do. The bags are packed. Just waiting now. Anyone else?

user1473539918 Wed 17-May-17 12:36:05

40+1 1st pregnancy, had first sweep yesterday.....had 'the show' now just waiting!!

deb1407 Wed 17-May-17 12:48:46

Ahhhhh ; hope labour comes quick for you both!

I'm 34+2 finished up work 2 weeks ago and doing little bits about the house but also find myself doing nothing, second pregnancy & really tired this time around. Have been since the day we found out.

I went into labour at 38 weeks with my first. Hoping for the same again!

Dizzymisslizzie Wed 17-May-17 12:51:27

Hello! I'm 40 weeks today, no twinges just lots of braxton hicks. I was in triage last night and the consultant attempted a sweep but couldn't reach my cervix! I'm being induced on Friday but really want baby to come by themselves!

Frizziee Wed 17-May-17 12:53:42

37+2 here, every day I hope for some action!!!

Mustbeinsane1984 Wed 17-May-17 13:01:10

I'm 34+4 today and praying my little one will stay put. 2nd baby and the first arrived at 38 wks. I'm still working but on reduced hours and everything is organised so sort of feel like I'm hanging around on the days I'm off. Really tired this time round too Deb. Good luck to you ladies, such a strange but special time.

LikeaSnowflake Wed 17-May-17 13:01:30

39 weeks today.

I thought it was all getting started on Monday... now it's all died down.

So uncomfortable, his long legs just keep booting me in the ribs and I want to meet him now!

notasillysausage Wed 17-May-17 13:16:51


I am 38+6 and feeling ready for this baby to come. I have a few small jobs to finish around the house and have been batch cooking but getting impatient now.

My DS was induced when I was 11 days overdue but hoping this one comes without help.

Applesandpears23 Wed 17-May-17 14:08:52

So nice to hear everyone else's stories. It is quite a strange time and whilst I could occupy myself for 3 weeks no problems it is weird not knowing how long I have.

gigi556 Wed 17-May-17 14:33:02

38+6 today with my first. It's such a long window of time where it could all kick off at any moment. I've had lots of Braxton Hicks and period type pain for a couple weeks now. Still have bits to do around the house but nothing urgent. I thought I'd enjoy this time off before baby (finished work 2 weeks ago), but I can't walk very far and I'm pretty uncomfortable a lot of the time... Ready to meet this baby!

Spam88 Wed 17-May-17 15:46:14

39+5 and absolutely no signs of anything happening 😒

CaipirinhasAllRound Wed 17-May-17 19:50:22

35+6 and another week left at work. Am so tired now though, wish I was finishing tomorrow. Not ready at all. I probably have everything (except the bednest which arrives next week) but nothing is packed

user1495048236 Wed 17-May-17 20:16:08

I'm 38 + 3 and Iv totally had enough. Every twinge or pain I think is this it!! Ha
It's my?First the unknown is weird!
I have had no energy at all today... and my
Acid reflux has come back so bad today I can barely eat!!
Baby boy is moving so much it's making me feel sick but at least I know he's happy!!

gigi556 Wed 17-May-17 22:02:22

Ugh, yes. The Braxton Hicks mixed with baby moving are such a recipe for nausea! Glad I'm not the only one confused

AmyG87 Wed 17-May-17 22:26:56

I'm 41 weeks today! confused So uncomfortable. I had my first sweep last Wednesday, got another & then booked in to be induced on Sunday but I really don't want to be induced. So hopefully tomorrow's sweep will work.

I've tried all sorts; long hot baths, hot (ish) food as I'm not keen on spicy food, pineapple, walking with one foot on the kerb & one on footpath, bouncing on gym ball...this baby is not budging haha x

LJD0407 Wed 17-May-17 22:32:46

Hey I'm 40 + 1 today so playing the waiting game. Have midwife tomorrow so hoping for a sweep! 2nd baby and first was late too. Getting very inpatient now lol. Hope everyone who is waiting doesn't have to wait to long xxx

Applesandpears23 Thu 18-May-17 08:11:18

I have a sore bump as baby keeps poking out and every 3 days or so I get really crampy. I had my 3 year old in my bed last night and I swear she and the baby were trying to kick each other.

deb1407 Thu 18-May-17 09:17:29

You ladies are all so close! .. the waiting game! I feel like the lot of you just now so think I need a miracle to get me through the next 6 weeks! .. although you could eat your dinner off my kitchen floor!!


Frizziee Thu 18-May-17 09:20:24

My midwife was saying the other day that the prostaglandin in sperm helps get things going, even better if I can orgasm as it sucks everything up around the uterus. She also mentioned the exercises on the spinning babies website. I'm not in the mood for any of these things!!

deb1407 Thu 18-May-17 09:25:13

@Frizziee - apparently nipple stimulation is another good one, i know a girl who was trying out her breast pump and it kick started her labour 😂

giddyasakipper Thu 18-May-17 09:34:34

37+2 today and fed up! Bored of maternity leave, I've cleaned my house from top to bottom and just want baby to make an appearance! Too uncomfortable to chill on the sofa but too tired to go out and do something!

kthompsoneddie Thu 18-May-17 09:42:27

I keep getting really strange nerve groin pain, as if baby laid on something!!

Plus sleeping on my sides at night makes my bum go numb and is very uncomfortable!!

Think it's just time he was evicted now! Ha

I can't watch anymore Jeremy Kyle!! Ha

deb1407 Thu 18-May-17 09:46:19

Only good thing about Jeremy Kyle is you can forget about your pains for an hour as you need full concentration to understand what they are saying other than all the shouting! & 90% of the time he's the worst for it!!

Frizziee Thu 18-May-17 10:16:58

Yes! Heard about the breast pump thing! That's one thing I might have the energy to try grin

SummerRayne17 Thu 18-May-17 10:35:58

Hi Kthompson, i am 35+1 and I have also started getting a really sharp, sudden stabbing pain in my groin, that shoots down the top inside of my leg. It is so bad it takes my breath away and makes me nearly fall to the floor. Truly horrible! I finish work tomorrow and can't bloody wait! LO has been breech since at least 20wks and i have scan and Consultant next week to recheck her growth and position, will be offered a c-sec at 38/39 weeks if she is still the same (which i know she is, as i can feel her lie and kicks haven't changed!). I said to my DH last night, i feel like i have got very uncomfortable, very quickly and wouldn't be suprised if i go in to labour early. Feel excited but also quite nervous too!

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