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Well, I'm 40 weeks, 6 days and nothing to indicate that labor is imminent. My first two were born after my due date but I've never made it this far past my due date. I need some good thoughts and encouragement. I'm trying to stay positive, and for the most part I am, but there are times I feel like I'm going to lose it. I am just so DONE! Logically, I know that I won't stay pregnant forever but sometimes it feels like it. I'm starting to become afraid that I will not go into labor on my own and end up getting induced. I know that's not the worst thing in the world but it's not my ideal either. I go for another NST tomorrow morning so I'm sure I'll discuss my options with my OB. I thought subsequent pregnancies were usually shorter and mine keep getting longer and longer!
Momma to 3 boys!
Brady James, Sullivan Thomas, and our newest addition Colin Robert born 10/10/12.
Oh my goodness, I am sorry you are in that position! That's kind of funny in a way because I woke up around 3am this morning and just had this crazy fear in my head that I wasn't going to go into labor on my own. lol. No idea what prompted that but I was thinking I need to ask my midwives tomorrow how long they will let me go before I need to be induced... and I am only 39 weeks, tomorrow! lol.
Anyway, hopefully things will get started for you soon!!! If you feel like it, check out youtube for acupressure points to trigger labor. There are tons of videos!!
Hang in there mama; like you said, we won't be pregnant forever and everytime I get impatient or wish labor would start I try to remind myself that one day I will be reminiscing about the days I was still pregnant with her.
I went 11 days over with my first and 17 days over with my second. I'm sincerely hoping not to hit 42 Weeks with this one, but my midwife already told me she would probably pass out if I told her I was in labor before at LEAST 40 Weeks this time, lol.
I was completely freaking out at 41.5 Weeks with Elias, terrified I was heading for another induction, because I was so close to 42 Weeks. We had a long talk about the dangers of inducing vs not inducing, and we were going to do a NST the day after he came, had he not come. But, remember, unless there is IMMINENT danger to the baby (not just anecdotal) there is not a need to induce!. The risk to the baby doubles, yes, when you go over the 42 week mark, but the risk before is only like <.5% before 42 Weeks anyway! Plus, considering how many are actually born after 42 Weeks, they really don't know a whole lot about the statistics!
You can totally do this, the baby WILL come out, and you're going to have a wonderful birth!
My Step MIL always tells me her horror story of going to almost 44 weeks! She is a lot older so this was back in the day before they even did gender ultrasounds.
Hugs! I'm sure it will happen for you soon! I'm told that once you feel DONE and are distraught that labor is imminent.
Just keep in mind it can happen fast...with Claire I had NO signs of labor beforehand. Then within a few hours I had my bloody show, went into labor, and she was born. I hope your little one makes an appearance very soon!
Melissa & DH
IVF babies Claire (3), Abigail (1) and George (1)