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mummy2bsoon Sat 12-Jul-08 15:19:49

hiya all...

well my first due date was friday....and i have been having raspberry leaf tablets, for a week, 400mg 6 times a day...

have i had any braxton hicks- NOOOOO!!! not even one, no pian nothing, to be honest i dnt even think this baby is ready to come out, stubborn lik DH.

can i go withotu having braxton hicks, i thought rasp leaf would give me sum- ARGHHH

second due date on wednesday, great stuff!!!

and i dont want to be induced, yup even doen the deed, and no braxton hicks!

Litterbug Sat 12-Jul-08 15:24:00

I didn't have any with DS1 either, not a twinge, ever and I went 15 days over and was induced!

Had them from 32 weeks with DS, getting really bad and frequent at 28 weeks and he came on his due date.


Could still happen though, Im sure many people will say they never had any then went into labour!

Litterbug Sat 12-Jul-08 15:24:39

From 32 weeks with DS2

mummy2bsoon Sat 12-Jul-08 15:25:48


my bump hasnt even dropped yet...


Litterbug Sat 12-Jul-08 15:31:32

Why do you have 2 due dates?

sweetkitty Sat 12-Jul-08 15:38:57

This is your first I take it?

I didn't have any with DD1 not a twinge until my waters went then it was full blown.

I have had loads with 2 and 3 though (am 40+2 weeks today so completely feel your pain come and have a whinge on the overdue thread)

I have found that after erm sex I have a night of painful BHs

mummy2bsoon Sat 12-Jul-08 15:39:33

im at 2 hospitals, they cnt agree on my due date, im at fetal center, due to complication with my baby, and babys health...
but i have to deliver at my normal hospital... whos due date was friday, so on wednesday i got appoint with normal hosp, and accordin to them will be over due, but according to fetal center, il b bang on 40 weeks, i cn see this getting very complicated, wen and if the time to induce me comes.

wen i had my 12 weeks scan, the sonographer, said the dat was a few days out, but it doesnt make a difference, so the silly moo didnt change its all her fault..

mummy2bsoon Sat 12-Jul-08 15:40:17

yup first baby!

Klaw Sat 12-Jul-08 15:44:58

Never had BH with either of mine, had my VBAC at 42+1 scan date (40+6 lmp date) not that they paid any attention to MY dates, obviously I was not there at conception hmm....

anyway I went into spontaneous labour with both my babies, so fear not!

if you don't want to be induced and you get to 42wks you can state that you want Expectant Managment. Remember TERM is classed as between 37 and 42wks so you're not technically overdue till 42+1

There ARE risks to induction

mummy2bsoon Sat 12-Jul-08 16:02:34

wat r the risks to induction? long labour? intervention? neting else

Litterbug Sat 12-Jul-08 16:30:21

I can only tell you about my own induction ...

I was given gel at 6pm ... and left for the night to rest, a 2am i was in bed and felt a pop, my waters had gone.

Contractions started immediatly and were very strong, no build up.

by 2:40 I was taken down to delivery as i was panicking and said I needed some drugs!

By 3am my hubby arrived back at hospital with my mum.

3:30 i got in the birthing pool and used that as my painreliief, managed to do it drug free.

at 8:31am DS was born.

So labour was about 6 hours in total,

it was a pretty good induction i think.

Klaw Sat 12-Jul-08 16:49:09

Well, inductions in first time mothers can increase risk of emCS

and of all other forms of intervention in any mum, including instrumental deliveries and the damage they can cause.

it increases need for pain relief as contractions are not normal and the body can't cope as well

Scar rupture can happen in someone with a previous CS and uterine rupture can happen in anyone, when induction drugs are used!!

The baby might have respiratory problems if it is born before it was ready. It IS considered that it's the baby's hormones that triggers off labour. Therefore if it is induced it's lungs might not be ready, plus if it ends in an emCS the fluid is not necessarily squeezed out the way it is during a VB. Cue a week or so on neonatal unit possibly.

Also if baby is not in a good position when induced, and the waters have been broken then the head can be pushed against the pelvis rather than through it so baby is born in discomfort with neck and lower jaw injuries we cannot see, cue months of crying/colic cos baby has a sore head.... and problems in later life. Cranial osteopathy should make a difference.

IF you're lucky and induction coincides with when baby was due to be born anyway then you may be one of the lucky women who finds that induction was not too bad, but it's not a risk I'd be willing to take.

I'd need a very good medical reason to get baby born before considering induction. Too many inductions are done simply because baby wasn't born by a certain date.

Induction is 'offered', it's not compulsory. It may be the best thing for you, all things considered, but it may not. How can you make an informed decision to accept or decline if you are not told of all the risks involved? And how many of us are actually told all the risks?

mummy2bsoon Sat 12-Jul-08 17:05:31

true.. i hope i go into labour naturally...

MKG Sat 12-Jul-08 17:05:37

mummy2bsoon--Try to relax. You can't do anything to get this baby to come out. He/she will come out when he/she is good and ready.

Remember babies aren't born on their due date they are born on their birth day.

I know you are frustrated and tired and ready to be done being pregnant, but it won't be long now.

mummy2bsoon Sat 12-Jul-08 17:24:28

MKG- thanx for that, sumtimes we 4get these tings...

MrsMagooo Sat 12-Jul-08 21:28:16

Mummy2bsoon - I had NO BH's whatsoever with my DD & I ended up going into labour at 39+4 after having a sweep that morning!

If you feel comfortable with having a sweep I would highly recommend it!

I know it's hard not to feel fed up & want baby out (I'm 37+0 with Little Man) & am so ready for him to come out - but before you know it your precious bundle will be here all cosy in your arms & the past 9 months will suddenly feel like they whizzed by wink

Best of luck hun


phoebebouffet Tue 15-Jul-08 00:06:17

I didn't have any braxton hicks either, and went 2 weeks overdue. Strange isn't it - you read so much about these bloody things prepare yourself, then....nothing...sweet fa! Sorry haven't been much help there have I but Good luck anyway!

solo Tue 15-Jul-08 00:28:40

Aren't you supposed to take raspberry leaf earlier than now?! I started taking it at about 38 weeks and MW told me it was too late to do anything
I don't think I had Braxtons with pg #2 either(7 days late), but loads with pg #1(2 dayslate by my dates, 2 days early by hosp dates). Good liuck!x

aquasea Tue 15-Jul-08 00:30:25

I too had no braxton hicks. My DS was born 2 days after his due date.

solo Tue 15-Jul-08 00:32:07

liuck?! I mean luck of course!!!

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