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Old Sep 12th, 2017, 23:40 PM   1651
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Impatient- wow! Congrats! What a lovely unexpected delivery! Glad everything went well. Cute name!



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 02:17 AM   1652
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Yeh ging I had high hopes for being able to enjoy this pregnancy as it is most likely my last but they are a distant memory now haha! I think u r right about just having to get on with it though for your other little one because although I'm struggling here I remember being worse with my first because I just let it take over whereas this time I have no option but to keep going.

Oh Chicago I don't envy you. How long are you overdue now? My midwife has said I will be offered a sweep next Friday when I will be 2 days over but only if baby's head is engaged which it wasn't last week. Any tips to help me get him into a good position?! I really don't want to be induced either so I want to do anything I can to avoid it.

Congrats impatient!! Sounds very eventful haha! My friend recently gave birth in her bathroom which totally gives me the fear. I haemorrhaged after my first so the thought of giving birth anywhere but the hospital incase it happens again terrifies me. I'm so glad everything went well for you and that will be a funny story to tell him when he's older haha x



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 02:52 AM   1653
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Yeh ging I had high hopes for being able to enjoy this pregnancy as it is most likely my last but they are a distant memory now haha! I think u r right about just having to get on with it though for your other little one because although I'm struggling here I remember being worse with my first because I just let it take over whereas this time I have no option but to keep going.

Oh Chicago I don't envy you. How long are you overdue now? My midwife has said I will be offered a sweep next Friday when I will be 2 days over but only if baby's head is engaged which it wasn't last week. Any tips to help me get him into a good position?! I really don't want to be induced either so I want to do anything I can to avoid it.

Congrats impatient!! Sounds very eventful haha! My friend recently gave birth in her bathroom which totally gives me the fear. I haemorrhaged after my first so the thought of giving birth anywhere but the hospital incase it happens again terrifies me. I'm so glad everything went well for you and that will be a funny story to tell him when he's older haha x



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 11:14 AM   1654
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Chicago I can't believe still no baby! I really feel for you and hope she doesn't keep you waiting too much longer. She is clearly way too comfy in there. Have they offered induction? When I look back I'm so happy I didn't refuse it (not that I think I could have anyway as it was doctors orders). But it makes me wonder if my labour would've been as quick as it was had I of gone into it naturally. That I'll never know! But I am happy I didn't refuse.

Congrats impatient!!! Very quick and sounds so eventful, almost as quick and eventful as my 49 mins😂 I also very almost ended up having my Layla born down the toilet - I'm in a major dispute with the hospital right now who are taking my issue as a serious matter as things could've gone so so wrong! (Can't remember if I would've mentioned anything about it in my birth announcement post or not) but it was all pre horrific and totally out of turn for the hospital I gave birth in as they're normally amazing.

Jamie - bless you I hope she isn't back to back for your sake! My baby ended up turning as I was pushing thank god but it meant the labour pain was all in my back and bum and that really was excruciating!! They say when you're induced the pain is more intense anyway so let's hope natural induction works for you 😊👶🏻



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 11:58 AM   1655
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Chicago I can't believe still no baby! I really feel for you and hope she doesn't keep you waiting too much longer. She is clearly way too comfy in there. Have they offered induction? When I look back I'm so happy I didn't refuse it (not that I think I could have anyway as it was doctors orders). But it makes me wonder if my labour would've been as quick as it was had I of gone into it naturally. That I'll never know! But I am happy I didn't refuse.

Congrats impatient!!! Very quick and sounds so eventful, almost as quick and eventful as my 49 mins😂 I also very almost ended up having my Layla born down the toilet - I'm in a major dispute with the hospital right now who are taking my issue as a serious matter as things could've gone so so wrong! (Can't remember if I would've mentioned anything about it in my birth announcement post or not) but it was all pre horrific and totally out of turn for the hospital I gave birth in as they're normally amazing.

Jamie - bless you I hope she isn't back to back for your sake! My baby ended up turning as I was pushing thank god but it meant the labour pain was all in my back and bum and that really was excruciating!! They say when you're induced the pain is more intense anyway so let's hope natural induction works for you 😊👶🏻
I think you probably would have had just as short a labour bump because from what I've read induction actually makes your labour longer rather than shorter. Since yours ended up being so short I would be inclined to think you were probably ready to go into labour on your own anyway!

Wow that sounds crazy!! I'm so glad everything went okay for you as it does sound like it could have gone horribly wrong. It's also good to hear the hospital are taking you seriously.

How is mummy life treating you anyway? I so can't wait to not be pregnant anymore. Not sure if all my moaning gave that away haha!! I look forward to having conversations with people that don't completely surround my pregnancy. So sick of 'you had any twinges yet?' 'Where is this baby?' 'Do you think baby will be here anytime soon?' 'Your bump still looks high so I doubt anything will happen soon' bla bla bla! It's driving me insane x



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 12:11 PM   1656
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Congrats, impatient! What a story! In my March group there was a baby born on the bedroom floor, too, so scary.

I've heard second babies often don't engage until labor starts, so I'm not sure if there are any tricks to get him in position, Tess. I've heard good things about the Miles Circuit for baby position.

I'm 41+1 now. So pregnant! Assuming mom and baby are healthy, I think my midwives are willing to talk induction at 41 weeks, but their default is to go 42 weeks with some extra monitoring. I really prefer to avoid medical induction (I needed pitocin with Teddy when things weren't moving along and even a very low dose stressed him out, I hated the IV and not being able to eat, it would risk me out of water birth, and if I'm being realistic there's a high chance I'd end up with an epidural). I'm thankful that the option is there if it becomes necessary, but I don't want to intervene with the process any more than I have to. My next appointment is Friday and I'm thinking I'll finally get a cervix check and if I'm favorable for one I'll do a membrane sweep.

I'm not as uncomfortable as I was with Teddy after 40 weeks, because I'm not having the painful prodromal labor this time, just lots of Braxton Hicks and the occasional very mild maybe contraction. But the looming deadline is stressing me a little. I'd feel better if I had some guarantee things would get going on their own, even if it wasn't until the last minute. I don't remember being so mentally over it with Teddy, though, probably because I didn't go this long overdue.

I'm planning to start trying all the old wives tales soon. I'm not so sure sex is physically possible, which is too bad because it's the one with the most science behind it. But it'll keep me busy to look up and try some other techniques. Anyone have a favorite? There's an eggplant parmesan recipe out there that's supposed to work.



 
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 12:44 PM   1657
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Old Sep 13th, 2017, 14:50 PM   1658
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Hi Tess 😀 Yeah I wouldn't have been far off labouring myself anyway! The midwife on the pre assessment unit where they induced me actually said I was dilating already before she even put the pessary in, and said she thinks my waters would've gone no more than 10/12 hours after.

Yep!! Could've gone so horribly wrong so I'm glad they're taking the issue seriously, because they didn't take my labour seriously put it that way 🤔😖 I am LOVING mummy life. It feels like my Layla has been in my life forever, I couldn't imagine it without her and she's only just coming up to 3 weeks. It's crazy isn't it the love you feel! Everyone keeps telling me I don't know how lucky I am. She really is a dream, such a content baby who literally wakes up for a feed and even then she doesn't really cry. Wakes up at around 4am for a feed and that's it, with the exception of 2 nights so far xx

Chicago i bet you're so fed up! It seems so strange reading the part about the IV. It sounds silly but I kinda feel like I missed the 'typical' parts of labour if you know what I mean. Everything that I expected to happen. All the needles, the IV in my hand, the epidural that I 100% expected to scream for. Not that I'm complaining but it was in reality so easy and quick, I feel like it never happened 😂



 
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Old Sep 14th, 2017, 02:47 AM   1659
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Hi Tess 😀 Yeah I wouldn't have been far off labouring myself anyway! The midwife on the pre assessment unit where they induced me actually said I was dilating already before she even put the pessary in, and said she thinks my waters would've gone no more than 10/12 hours after.

Yep!! Could've gone so horribly wrong so I'm glad they're taking the issue seriously, because they didn't take my labour seriously put it that way 🤔😖 I am LOVING mummy life. It feels like my Layla has been in my life forever, I couldn't imagine it without her and she's only just coming up to 3 weeks. It's crazy isn't it the love you feel! Everyone keeps telling me I don't know how lucky I am. She really is a dream, such a content baby who literally wakes up for a feed and even then she doesn't really cry. Wakes up at around 4am for a feed and that's it, with the exception of 2 nights so far xx

Chicago i bet you're so fed up! It seems so strange reading the part about the IV. It sounds silly but I kinda feel like I missed the 'typical' parts of labour if you know what I mean. Everything that I expected to happen. All the needles, the IV in my hand, the epidural that I 100% expected to scream for. Not that I'm complaining but it was in reality so easy and quick, I feel like it never happened 😂
That sounds similar to my induction experience. I got the first pessary and the midwife told me I was already 2cm dilated and I honestly started getting contractions 20 mins later. Whereas I've had friends who's have been induced and because their babies weren't quite ready to come out their labours lasted for 3/4 days 😐 So I think it just depends whether or not your body is ready for it!

Aw that's fab 😊 Are u breast feeding? I only lasted 3 days with my first due to latching issues but I'm going to perservere a bit longer this time. Although that scares me because my first started sleeping 8 hours through the night from 3 and a half weeks old and I'm not sure if bottle feeding was a factor in that lol.

God I think you're the only person I've ever met who describes labour as quick and easy haha! X



 
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Old Sep 14th, 2017, 02:48 AM   1660
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Happy due date Dani! Hope bubs doesn't keep you waiting too much longer x



 
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