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Had my 38 week checkup on Thursday.. Found out my belly rash is PUPPS its driving me nuts! Its one thing to wake up 3-4 times a night to struggle out of bed to go pee, but its a whole new ball game when you wake up an additional 3-6 times a night with a belly on fire! She told me to try Benedril (doesn't really work) calomine lotion, oat meal baths whatever to try and keep the itch and burn away... Anyways, i am still 4 cm dilated, 75% effaced, and baby is still sitting at 0. So no changes in a week She brought up induction, guess i will be elligible for that next Friday. She says once again she doesn't think that i will make it that long... I am starting to get tired of her predictions tho! She has been telling me once a week for a month now that i will probly have him within the next week.... I guess if she tells me that once a week inevitabley she will be right! lol I hate to be induced, but if she thinks thats what i should do i guess i should consider it. She said all she thinks she would need to do is break my water and that should be all the intervention i would need since my cervix is so "favorable". Hoping the lil guy decides to come out and play before it gets to that point! I am so looking forward to the day that i don't have painful adema, a horrid rash, and can start functioning as a normal person again! Lol today i got stuck sitting on the floor after cleaning, for 20 minutes with no one to help me up lol i cried and i felt so pathetic! Come on fetus! Time to graduate to being a baby!!!
Sorry about the PUPPS...I had that last time and it is miserable.
And sorry you're frustrated by not having gone into labor yet. It's hard in the end when you're miserable, especially when someone is telling you it'll be any day. I'd rather someone tell me that it could be any time or it could still be weeks away...so I don't have expectations that it's coming soon, because you really never know. Cervical "readines" is just part of the picture. At least this waiting is giving the little one a bit more time to develop. Hang in there...it'll happen soon, I'm sure
I had puppps the first time...it was awful. I got it at 26 weeks and wound up on steroids for it, for the last few months. It was horrendous! Regardless of how many hours, days, or weeks you have it, it sucks being itchy. As I mentioned, some of the otc creams such as eucerin anti-itch, did provide some relief. I was also allowed to use benadryl spray ,since it was a topical. Lots of oatmeal baths. Once you get a chance to relax, your baby is gonna come...I just know it! ! Good luck and kup!
Ugh I'm feeling the same way.. I have no faith in my body which is probably my problem.. I can start labor just fine but I can't get it to continue! Ugh!! Hopefully it happens soon for both of us. Sorry about the pupps.. That would be 10x worse I'm sure!
Lol i think it makes it worse is DH is always harassing me about scratching at it! All don't do that you're going to give yourself stretchmarks! Im like seriously? have you seen me naked lately? my belly looks like a **** tree trunk, like i got in a fight with a garden rake and lost! Little late to worry about those lol im thinking that they are not going to get any worse!