I am now 39+1 weeks pg and I have these really strong feelings where I just want to be alone. My mum is staying up here until the baby comes and my hubby is around so I feel obliged to entertain and keep everyone happy and occupied and i just want to be left alone. Normally I am really good at playing hostess and thinking of places to go and things to do, but I feel like talking and listening to other people takes too much energy.
All I want to do is escape in the country on my own where I can just daydream and not think about anyone else.
Is it common to have strong feelings on wanting to be alone so close to labour?
Don't know if it is common but I felt exactly the same as you. My mum lives 400 miles away and came to stay to give me some company after my due date passed as my ds was late. I thought it would have been nice but I just got so frustrated. I think it was partly due to the fact that she and everyone else was just so impatient and kept asking why the baby hasn't come, where is the midwife, you need to have a sweep, go to the hospital, aaargh!! Also, in nature, cats, etc always go to a really quiet place to give birth. Perhaps that is what nature intended for us too??