I posted this in third trimester but thought i might get some replies in here too.
I was coping so well with being overdue, up until yesterday when i hit 41 weeks. Now i suddenly feel scared and anxious for my LO.
I feel like i'm never gonna get to meet him and that something bad is gonna happen?
I have a 2nd sweep tomorrow morning and my induction is booked for Thursday morning. In the meantime how can i stay calm for another 3 days?
Have a nice warm milky drink, grab a book (cos you won't be reading any adult books for quite some time) and crawl under the duvet - sleep your way through the next few days and you'll feel calmer. I went into labour after a sweep at 40+2 and he was born at 40+5 - I had 3 days with no sleep and of course once the baby was here I was too wired and too busy looking after him to rest. Go out for nice slow walks too, keeping active will help and release all those useful stress-busting hormones you get from exercise. Plus you'll be well rested and more able to deal with labour and have more energy!!
Seriously, if I could turn back the clock 3 months I'd rest more those last weeks/days before all hell broke loose (and my baby is fairly well behaved lol).
You have just days before you meet your baby Good luck!!
I was induced when I was 41+5 (had 2 sweeps before that and none helped just made me 3cm dilated). They broke my waters and I had him the next morning so at 42 weeks gest. Stay calm, enjoy every single minute with your partner as when baby comes you won't find enough time for both of you. Watch a movie,read a book, play cards or board games and relax
I had Holly at 41+5...induction...after two failed sweeps...I didnt stay calm...and think that's natural but it was all soooooo worth it...you have such lovely things in store...good luck and enjoy your last few days of rest!!!x
i feel your pain i didn't take the wait very well either
i was induced at 42, and LO was born at 42+2. even though birth was not as planned (water birth etc etc) placenta was fine and LO big and healthy. he just did not want to come out!
Thanks so much ladies for replying and sharing your stories with me. I feel so much better now. You are all right, i need to relax - well in fact i'm gonna do some final bits of housework while i still can lol. Then I have Sky movies and lots of boxsets so am gonna watch tv and i may even dig some of my books out to read. Not read a good book for ages. Hopefully i will be over here by the end of the week.
I went to 42+3, not by choice, and ended up with an EMCS as LO had passed his meconium and his heart wasn't coping with the induction drugs.
I wouldn't let them leave me as long again, but up to 42 weeks I'd be happy to wait. I also felt suddenly very overdue at 41 weeks, but as LO was due Christmas day 2010, and it switched to 1st jan 2011, I think it was psychological more than anything. He was finally born on 12th jan!
I was induced at 41+5, LO finally came at 42 weeks...I feel your pain hun.
I got through it by telling myself that 'this time next week LO will be here' and cleaning like crazy. I think that the worst thing for me was all the texts I kept getting asking if I'd had her...grrrr...i'll admit that I did have a bit of a cry some days - it helped!
My 3rd DD was born at exactly 43 weeks, no induction and was perfectly healthy but DD4 was born on her due date and passed meconium in her waters so being late is not all that bad x x
Big ....not long now
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