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Old Apr 27th, 2016, 05:39 AM   1
AngelofTroy
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Is there anything I can do now (34 weeks) to help myself not go overdue again?


With my son I went 11 days over my due date and I really don't want that to happen again. I am very unhappy when pregnant, I'm waiting for CBT for my pregnancy induced anxiety and depression, I don't feel like myself at all and I can't wait to have this baby.

I want to be clear that I don't want to have her before she's ready, but my son was visibly overdue and there was meconium in my waters. I'd rather go at 37-40 weeks if at all possible.

Does keeping active help? I know last time I was lazy/exhausted and sitting around, this time I have a 3.5 year old to run after and I'm swimming twice a week. I want to do more walking but I'm so tired! But I'll do it if it will make a difference to my delivery date.

If walking is good then how about something more strenuous? If I did some gentle jogging for example would that help at all?

I've ordered some RLT capsules, but I think they help with labour but don't bring it forwards.

Is there anything else I can do to help from now?



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2016, 06:29 AM   2
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Sorry but i really don't think there is anything and this is coming from someone who has tried EVERYTHING. I would consider 11 days over due as early i have been 14 and 15 days over in the past! I asked the midwife and she basically laughed and said she would expect the same again. They say looking at your mothers history gives you an idea of when you will go. but my mum had all of hers by her due date!!

staying active can't hurt though and drinking the tea/capsules is what most people seem to do. I know that nipple stimulation and sex are supposed to be good for once you actually go over your due date but who knows maybe they will help if started earlier?! Maybe keep things super active in the bedroom and see if that helps ?!

I totally get the frustration and i'm already starting to feel annoyed about it as i just feel for me it is inevitable My youngest also had meconium in his waters and it's a worry for me

I have read alot that cycle length is believed to play a role in how long you cook your baby. My cycles are around 35 days so this would ring true for me.



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2016, 06:47 AM   3
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Thanks Rhi, wow 15 days I think I'd go crazy! My cycles were only 26 days with a very short LP when we were TTC this baby. No idea if that was the case with my son because he was a surprise. So I hope there's some truth to that! I think I'll factor some more exercise into my day even if it tires me out, just in case it helps.



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2016, 06:58 AM   4
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Thank goodness that my OB doesn't let any of his patients go past 7 days overdue!

I was told that a lot of walking could help with dialation and effacement which is why I'm on modified activity due to my short cervix and being 50% effaced. If I were you angel, I'd go for rigorous walks as of 37 weeks. Btw my dd was born at 37.4 weeks when my waters went and she weighed 7.5 pounds and was perfect! So for me, I know my kids are on the bigger side so by 37ish weeks I can start eviction process. Also, I know how you feel I'm currently suffering from ridiculous anxiety myself that I only get while pregnant so I cannot wait to be done as well! I'm also very uncomfortable and generally not myself either. I'd start by long walks as of 37 weeks and that should help a lot! Xx



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2016, 15:59 PM   5
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Thanks, I think I'm going to ramp up the walking as of now and add in some steps and hills and speed up as much as I can from 37 weeks. I've also got a birthing ball, I wonder if the rotating hips would help make things favourable earlier as I know it aids dilation during labour.



 
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Old Apr 27th, 2016, 16:29 PM   6
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Try clary sage



 
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