"Feeling" of baby coming early

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Shazzzzz Wed 02-Dec-20 19:34:17

I say "early" im 37 weeks on Saturday so not early as such but has anyone just had a "feeling" they are not gonna make it to 40 weeks?

I dont think i have any overwhelming signs of labour yet... i get the odd period pain, sometimes intense pressure down below and a few Braxton hicks but thats it. I just cant shake the feeling of my baby coming before his due date🙈

Is anyone else the same or am i just wishful thinking? Being due boxing day i really want him here before!!

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MaverickDanger Wed 02-Dec-20 19:38:24

I literally swing between being convinced he’ll come early (I’m 38+1) or being 41 weeks.

I’m trying to convince myself that he’ll be late, so I’m not disappointed. I’m due mid December so genuinely concerned he is going to be a Christmas baby if he is late. I want my turkey grin

Shazzzzz Wed 02-Dec-20 19:43:30

@MaverickDanger Im swaying 1-2 weeks early! I really dont want to go over, but i also dont want to go in labour christmas eve as i dont want miss christmas day with my son🙈

I dont know if im just trying convince myself that i will go early, im having a scan next tuesday and they have offered me a sweep so i just hope it works 🤞

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LeslieYep Wed 02-Dec-20 19:49:01

I was convinced. She kicked so much, I thought she couldn't wait to join us by literally karate kicking her way out of my uterus.

She didn't. My waters leaked and she was formally evicted at almost 42 weeks. That was a long couple of weeks.

passthemustard Wed 02-Dec-20 20:01:19

I'm due the same time as you. I'm being induced on the 27th if he doesn't come before (they won't let me go over) but I reallly want him to come before 😩😩 how do I get him out???

Why are they giving you a sweep? Who offered this and how do I get one?? 😂😂

DonaldTrumpsChopper Wed 02-Dec-20 20:41:03

I had a feeling that DS2 was coming early. From about 30 weeks I just felt that I wouldn't make it to 40 weeks.

By 34 weeks I was having twinges, pressure etc. I had a growth scan and consultant appointment at 36 weeks as he was measuring big. Consultant said he'd induce at bang on 40 weeks (measuring big, bad tear with DS1).

I said no way would I be hanging on until 40 weeks, he laughed and said "well you're certainly not in labour now"... Two hours later my waters went and DS2 was born that night.

Lou573 Wed 02-Dec-20 21:02:15

I came on here to say yes, absolutely thought I’d only make it to 36 weeks and then she came along at 29 shock


Shazzzzz Wed 02-Dec-20 21:12:37

@LeslieYep oh god 42 weeks! I cant cope thinking i may have another 5 weeks left🙈

@passthemustard i had a high level of amniotic fluid at my last growth scan (not concerning just a little high) so i have another on 15th Dec and the doctor said they will give me a sweep too. It was honestly music to my ears!! I had a sweep with my son and it worked so fingers crossed this does 😂🤞

@DonaldTrumpsChopper i just cant shake the feeling! Hopefully if i do need to be incduced its before 40 weeks 😬

@Lou573 awww 29 weeks! I bet that was a shock! Hope she was okay my niece was born at 28 weeks ❤️

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passthemustard Wed 02-Dec-20 21:57:50

@Shazzzzz I had a scan on Monday and I was told I had high level of fluid but no one has offered a sweep!! 😩 I've felt the whole pregnancy I won't get to 40 weeks but now I'm starting to think it was just wishful thinking. Sad times

IamC Wed 02-Dec-20 22:01:51

I'm 30 weeks but have a hunch I'll go at 36 weeks. Time will tell!

Shazzzzz Wed 02-Dec-20 22:27:08

@passthemustard have they booked you for another scan? They said they normally rescan after 4 weeks but i would be 39+3 by then so they are doing it at 38+3 instead!

The doctor did look at my notes and said she wasnt worried about the fluid but we will keep the scan to keep track of babies weight and just randomly said they'll give me a sweep too so im gonna hold them to it when i go!

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Shazzzzz Wed 02-Dec-20 22:27:58

@IamC ahhh its a weird feeling aint it! I will update everyone if my feeling is correct 😂

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LayingLow Wed 02-Dec-20 22:49:50

I swore my second born was going to be early i had soooo much pain and pressure I was in tears. I was hugee. He was low. Everyone was telling me he will come early. But nope he was still 6 days late!! 😑😑😑 hahaa good luck with your labour hope everything goes well x

41weekswithno2 Wed 02-Dec-20 22:51:10

I was convinced my first would be 'early' he was born 8 days after his due date

Pumpkinstace Wed 02-Dec-20 22:54:07

I knew I wasn't gong to make it to term. I had a feeling from about 7 weeks that just got stronger. I wasn't anxiety or worry, I just knew, like it was fact. Everyone thought I was being overly anxious.

My mum went on holiday for five weeks when I was 30 weeks and I begged her not to.

She had to come home four weeks early because my DD was born at 31 weeks.

My second baby was born at 33 weeks and I had no feeling at all about whether she would be early or late.

daimbar2030 Thu 03-Dec-20 05:43:05

I had this exact feeling! I'm a FTM but I just knew he was going to be early, and he decided at 37+2 he would promptly make his arrival with a 2 hour labour 🤣 good luck! Xx

DorothyHarris Thu 03-Dec-20 07:14:46

With my first i was convinced I'd go early-so when my due date came and went with no sign if anything I was cross 🤣 i had a sweep the day after my due date and lost my plug and started early labour that night, she eventually arrived at 40+3. Good luck to you xx

Sls668 Thu 03-Dec-20 10:11:24

I was convinced my baby would come early the whole way through pregnancy. She came at 40+11 after being induced! 🙄

LarsErickssong Thu 03-Dec-20 10:30:59

My best friend has just had a little girl and she was convinced her whole pregnancy she would be early, I kept gently reminding her it's more likely she would go over. But she was right and her DD came 5 days early.

Shazzzzz Thu 03-Dec-20 10:45:36

Oh my god so many of you going over im literally praying i dont!🥺 i was 6 days over with my first and it was hard work!!.

Im just really fed up of being pregnant now ive never been as sore in my entire life 🥴

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41weekswithno2 Thu 03-Dec-20 10:48:08

@Shazzzzz I'm currently 8 days over with my second hmmsad

Shazzzzz Thu 03-Dec-20 11:04:25

@41weekswithno2 oh noooo! Not long now hopefully!🤞 Im gonna beg them to give me an induction date when i see them on 15th incase the sweep doesnt work 😬

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41weekswithno2 Thu 03-Dec-20 11:06:47

@Shazzzzz I'm sooo tired. Think I'll try for a nap before ds gets home from nursery.

Whenwillow Thu 03-Dec-20 11:07:33

I think wishful thinking, sorry! I think it's wondering how you can possibly get any bigger without popping, combined with desperation to meet your baby.
Well, speaking for myself anyway (30+ years after the event)
Congratulations and best wishes for safe and speedy delivery flowers

Snowman2020 Thu 03-Dec-20 11:11:52

I was huge with DS, everyone told me I was going to come early. On the Friday I went for a growth scan as he was measuring big and they told me he was nice and comfy there and was looking at an 9lb baby. DS was born early hours of Sunday morning at bang on 36 week weighing 6,9!

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