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April 24th, 2013, 09:19 AM
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According to my LMP today would be 42 weeks for me and I am still pregnant. Luckily my midwife is willing to go by my ovulation date since I was charting and will not induce me until the weekend which is great because I want to avoid an induction since I am hoping for a VBAC.

I have wanted a VBAC since having my first daughter by emergency c section over three years ago. I really thought that I had a good chance for one but the longer I stay pregnant the more I am starting to lose hope. I know that my best shot is for my body to go into labor naturally but I am feeling the pressure of running out of time and it doesn't feel good.

My body went into labor naturally right at 42 weeks with my first daughter and I had a very long natural labor with over 5 hours of pushing and ended up with a c section anyway. I am just worried that the same thing is going to happen again this time. Or worse I am worried that I will face an induction which makes a c section even more likely at this point.

I am trying all the normal home labor inducers like walking, sex, EPO, pineapple, spicy food, only sitting on a yoga ball, etc.

I don't have any signs that labor is happening any time soon. Only a couple BH here and there. No increase in discharge. The baby is still high up and hasn't dropped into my pelvis yet, etc.

I have been having non stress tests and measurements of amniotic fluid and everything always looks really good. The doctor has even told me she is surprised by how good things look considering that I am past my due date. I still feel great physically- probably better than I have the whole pregnancy. My body obviously likes staying pregnant past 40 weeks and I am grateful that I feel good but I am ready to meet my little girl. I love seeing all the pictures and birth stories from our DDC and it sort of makes me sad that I am still in the pregnancy group this late in the game. I just really thought I would go earlier this time.

I loved labor last time even though it was long and I had a lot of back labor. I have been looking forward to it this time but I am worried that if I have to get induced it won't be nearly the same. I am just feeling kind of defeated even though I do still have a couple days before a medical induction. I am just feeling frustrated and wanted to get it out.
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April 24th, 2013, 09:26 AM
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I'm sorry you're feeling this way. My whole goal was to avoid an induction this time around but I've been getting pressure from everyone to schedule it soon and Im only a day past my due date. It's frustrating that nothing is happening. I kind of always expected a May baby but still secretly hoped it would all happen sooner and so far nothing. My SIL is due three weeks after me and she is already having significant contractions and is at 2cm. :/

Even after the complications, morning sickness and pain I'd still say the due date waiting game is one of the worst parts.
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April 24th, 2013, 10:51 AM
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I can certainly relate to some of the feelings you're having. Every day, I keep hoping to see you post that something's happening. Keeping my fingers crossed for you!
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April 24th, 2013, 11:16 AM
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I'm sorry!!!!
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April 24th, 2013, 11:45 AM
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I am sorry! I hope you get to avoid the induction.
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April 24th, 2013, 12:31 PM
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Sometimes labor can come on with little or no signs. Ya never know!

They won't induce me, being a VBAC. So I'd basically have to schedule a section if I go over 10 days.

I hope we both get our VBACs!
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April 24th, 2013, 12:54 PM
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Praying you can still get your vbac
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April 24th, 2013, 12:59 PM
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hugs thats pretty frustrating. got everything crossed for you that you get your vbac
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April 24th, 2013, 01:06 PM
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I am so sorry your little one is taking its time. I can definitely relate also. My first ddc here was april 2006 and I didn't have mine until May 2nd by induction. I felt so alone because everyone else had their babies except 3 or 4 of us and I would get more frustrated every day. Just know very soon, no matter if its natural, induction or c-section (crossing my fingers it is natural for you!!!) you will be holding your little very soon! I am still great friends with the majority of that playroom also so don't feel left out!! I am checking every day for your good news as well!
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April 24th, 2013, 01:50 PM
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Thank you all for the support. I feel a little silly complaining because I love this stage of pregnancy, it is probably my favorite. I know that at least a week from now I will have my baby in my arms one way or another. I just had a rough recovery from my c section last time and it took over a month before I could even lift my baby by myself. Then it was months before I felt like I could take her anywhere by myself. I really want a faster recovery this time so I can enjoy my little one much sooner.
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April 24th, 2013, 03:17 PM
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I'm sorry you had such a rough recovery last time. That is a terrible feeling not being able to care for your baby yourself : ( I really have all things crossed you get your VBAC. I can only imagine just how frustrated you are right now. I am really really hoping she decides to come SOON!!!
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April 24th, 2013, 03:52 PM
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So sorry! I don't blame yoy for feeling that way, and I really, really hope that you are able to have a VBAC and a much better recovery. Good luck!
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April 24th, 2013, 05:36 PM
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Aww, I'm so sorry. I can relate to the anxiety piece. I hope that it will happen before the end of this week and you can have the VBAC!
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April 24th, 2013, 06:09 PM
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*leaves you a hug* I'm so sorry that you are feeling this way but I can certainly understand it. Just think, it won't be much longer. I hope that you don't have to be induced. Hang in there!
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April 25th, 2013, 10:55 AM
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I think everything you're feeling is completely normal! I don't like to be induced without needing a VBAC so I can certainly understand your frustration. I'm hoping your labor starts on its own very soon, and before your induction date. Keep your head up (look at my almost-40-week pictures), and you'll see that I STILL hadn't dropped, and that was the morning that my water broke. Things can move along very quickly!!
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