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Old 09-28-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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forty one weeks and counting

I'm expecting my first baby just about any day now. My "guess date" was September 21st. A week ago.

I've done everything to get labor going. Walking until my feet hurt, sex, spicy foods, pineapple, bouncing, nipple play and it isn't happening. I'm having occasional contractions and lots of effacement but nothing consistent.

I'm planning a home birth with a CNM and she doesn't usually induce. She hasn't "checked" me yet (it increases risk for infection so she doesn't usually do so until labor has started or if I request) but Monday she is having me go in for an ultrasound to make sure the placenta is still good and I think I'm gonna ask to be "checked" then.

I'm just really feeling like this is never going to happen and trying my best to be patient and positive. I've got all these cute diapers I can't wait to use!


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Old 09-28-2013, 06:04 PM   #2
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I was 3 weeks late with my first, my water broke but without any contraction or other signs of labor. I wouldn't worry about it unless you are uncomfortable. I wouldn't go by the due date, the baby will come when he/she is ready. (He was a huge healthy baby and I had him vaginally without any complications)

That is discounting the high risk pregnancies, but I'm assuming you are not one of them, if your doctor/midwife is attentive and isn't concerned, you should just relax and enjoy the extra few days of baby-free days.
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Old 09-28-2013, 10:46 PM   #3
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I can relate, I was where you are a little under two weeks ago. Not much to do really. I walked but nothing got labor started and I had an induction at 41 weeks 2 days
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Old 09-29-2013, 01:26 AM   #4
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My baby came 9 days late. We went in on a Monday 41 week appointment and the ultrasound looked great. My midwife said do you want me to strip your membranes? I didn't really want her too but we walked the mall a bunch & nothing happened & DH wouldn't touch me lol he is very freaked about pregnancy & birth (he was in the waiting room when I was in labor & during her birth). So I reluctantly said yes. 24 hrs my labor started & then 14 hrs later dd was here! We used hypnobabies and it was great!!
Congrats & good luck
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Old 09-30-2013, 02:01 PM   #5
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Re: forty one weeks and counting

It will happen! I am 41.6 and trying to be patient also. My other two were ten days over and I had no signs of I pending labor until labor. Sometimes perfection takes a little bit longer
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