I had Rosie at 42+2, after 3 unsuccessful sweeps! It's so disheartening going overdue, I know how you're feeling exactly. If its any consolation, I had a fantastic birth (4hr labour) with only gas and air, although it did take 48 hours in hospital beforehand to get things moving.
It's only a few more days to wait honey, what's a few more days until the rest of your life begins :-) x
Same here 41+5, many sweeps & MW could feel baby's head he was so low! Labour started at 10pm - just 12 hours before I was due to be induced! He was in a hurry and I was 9.5cm dilated when I got to hospital, born at 3am. Here's hoping the extra wait lets you have a nice quick labour!
I was 42+3 and wanted to go naturally but was pressured by the hospital to be induced, I still managed to have no other meds or intervention not even gas and air. My placenta was healthy! I had all the ultrasound checks to check fluid etc on the dot of 42 weeks and my baby was completely fine. I really wouldn't worry up to 42 weeks is a normal length of pregnancy and I would personally argue that longer is natural for some women too. They just don't have the data for longer gestation. Please don't worry as it won't help your baby come any quicker. You will be fine
I think you're more likely to go into labour the more relaxed you are - that's why lots of women wake up in the night having contractions! So have a nice evening meal, a warm bed and get an early night :-) best of luck xx
i was induced at 42 weeks. I was already having contractions when I went to be induced and was 2cm dilated then. I remember feeling reaaaly down that I didn't have my baby and scared at being induced as i really wanted a water birth. But just remember, it's a maximum of X days now and you WILL have your baby. I had my induction with no pain relief it happened very quick! Try and enjoy those last few days, pamper yourself, have a nice bath as it's true what they say, it's gonna be an absolute whirlwind (albeit a lovely one) once your baby arrives!
I went to 42+6 with my youngest ... and went into spontaneous labour They weren't too happy about it, but he was a planned home birth and I was determined not to have to go to hospital so I kept kick charts religiously to re-assure both them and me
He was absolutely fine and my placenta was healthy and not calcified at all
You're on the last stretch now Hon ... to stop the constant enquiries (one of the worst bits about being overdue ) I'd post a status on FB that when LO arrives you will post, but to otherwise assume that you haven't had him yet
My midwife tried to sweep on my due date but she couldn't because I was not dilated at all. A few days later she tried again, same thing. So she booked me to be induced at 41+5. Also while I was overdue, my little one didn't move around so much and I went in for monitoring twice.
So I went in to be induced and NOTHING! Spent the whole day and night at the hospital and still not dilated at all the next morning when I was 41+6! So they tried to induce me again and told me to walk up and down the stairs in the hospital and bounce on the medicine ball. I did all this and I was only 1 cm dilated, not enough for the doctor (male) to break my water. So I was at the hospital again all that day. Finally at 10:30 PM that night another doctor (female) was able to break my waters even though I was only 1 cm dilated.
I had an epidural and my baby was born at 7:50 AM the next morning after 15 minutes of pushing.
Oh, and my placenta was ragged. Baby was perfectly healthy!
My LO came naturally at exactly 42 weeks after 3 unsuccesful sweeps. She was only 6lb 9, she just needed the extra cooking and was v v healthy! Gained well and has never been ill. Out of everything I tried I reckon the only thing that maybe helped was reflexology. Even if it doesn't work it will relax you and help with anxiety. Give it a go! Good luck and we'll def see you in a week
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