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Old Feb 2nd, 2018, 15:49 PM   11
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I had a sweep today at 39 weeks after a little blood earlier. Sweeping has worked with 1 of 3 of my kids in the past, and worked with 24 hours. I can't say I'm extremely hopeful, but I guess I just wait and see.

I feel you on the waiting. I can distract myself and keep busy most of the time, and since this is #4, and almost definitely my last, I don't want to wish away any part of my pregnancy, but I also want to meet my wee pooka SO badly.

Can't win for losing!



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2018, 14:34 PM   12
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Ugh! False alarms suck!

Yesterday I had BH's that got closer together and more intense until they were eventually 7 minutes apart and quite uncomfortable. They continued overnight, but had died away come morning and I was just achy and uncomfortable again, but I still didn't feel right.
We went the weekly food shop and by the end of it I was really struggling. Back ache, feeling nauseous, pains and tightenings. I was almost doubled over at the tills. I thought I was going to pass out!

Went for a nap at the same time as DD and was woken with stomach cramps. Ran to the toilet where I had a very upset stomach and some more 'show'. Since then?......nothing. I feel fine now. So disheartening.

I think I'll need to get OH on board tonight to DTD and see if that gets things moving. I really want to avoid another induction!



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2018, 17:40 PM   13
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Fingers crossed baby arrives soon!



 
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Old Feb 4th, 2018, 18:33 PM   14
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I’ve been reading that “midwives brew” works pretty well for inducing naturally. You can google the recipe. Gluck!!



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2018, 02:25 AM   15
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I’ve been reading that “midwives brew” works pretty well for inducing naturally. You can google the recipe. Gluck!!
Ive looked this up, but I'm a bit wary of using castor oil. I'm up for trying almost anything to help things along but castor oil has so much controversy around it, I'm very wary of attempting to use it.....



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2018, 08:43 AM   16
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Yeah, I have been advised against castor oil by my OB and my midwives (when I used them). I suppose I could understand 'risking it' in an era where medical intervention was limited, but these days, you know they will get that baby out one way or another, so I don't think desperate measures are needed.



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2018, 10:26 AM   17
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That's what I'm thinking too.

I've got the midwife tomorrow who is going to perform another sweep. I plan to go a long walk after that and see if I can get anything to happen. If not, I'll get my waters broken on Thursday and that'll just be how things are.



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2018, 10:52 AM   18
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Good luck for your next sweep tomorrow



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2018, 10:57 AM   19
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Thanks. Hopefully this time something will happen



 
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Old Feb 5th, 2018, 14:53 PM   20
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Good luck for your sweep tomorrow. Hope it gets things moving properly xx



 
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