I’m 37 weeks today and, although I know the longer the baby is cooking the better and they’ll come when they’re ready, this pregnancy has been hideous throughout. I am now in so much pain with my back and ribs that I can sit, stand, lie down or walk for very long. DD was born at 42 weeks and I’ve already told the Midwife there is no way I can do that again as it was some of the worst pain I’ve ever been in. I’m hoping so much that DS comes in the next week just so that I can feel somewhat human again. Every little twinge is getting my hopes up.
When was your second baby born compared to your first? Does anyone have any positive stories of going overdue first time but early on the second?
Very different here... Dd1 32 weeks, dd2 induced at 40 weeks because like you I had had enough... But I basically Sat in consultants office and cried... Hysterical sobbing, when he suggested waiting another 2 weeks... While I do not condone the public 'demanding' treatment against medical guidelines, I do think that if your really struggling after 38 weeks there is a case for a bit of pushing for iol.
My consultant was lovely but couldn't cope with crying...
So definitely some positive stories, I’m going to hold onto those I think! I would never demand something they didn’t think was right for baby, luckily my (very lovely and understanding) mw has said if I get to my 40 week appointment she will give me a sweep. I’ve been having twinges and mw says he’s 2/5 palpable so fingers are firmly crossed (although I’m fully aware they both mean next to nothing!)