40 weeks pregnant and still no baby! Help?

Cheryl - posted on 08/03/2010 ( 9 moms have responded )

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I'm 40 weeks pregnant today with my 2nd. I lost my mucus plug 3 days ago. As of Thursday, I was 1 1/2 cm dilated and 50% effaced. The doctor swept my membranes at that appointment too, and still nothing. I have tried to help her along but nothing seems to be working. I go for at least 3 walks a day. I have gone on a riding lawn mower for hours trying to help. (worked for my sister in law). I have tried pineapple, and Italian food. Also galloping alongside a curb. Sex and Orgasms. and nipple stimulation. I won't do the Castor oil. Anybody have any other suggestions to get the show on the road. I was induced with my son at 41 weeks and it was the longest labor ever it seemed like. I want to go into labor on my own this time. Any sugguestions would be appreciated.

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Cheryl - posted on 08/20/2010

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That's how my contractions were. They would come regular for a little while and then they would just stop. And I was high risk for preterm labor and I was going to the dr 2x a week since 32 weeks. but she ended up making it past her due date! But, I am enjoying her. It is taking some time to adjust but it's working. Hopefully you will be having yours soon!

Sarah - posted on 08/19/2010

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I'm due today. I was getting mild contractions every 4 hours at the end of last week but they stopped at the weekend and nothing since :0( Still, he'll be worth waiting for i'm sure. Hope you are enjoying your beautiful little girl xx

Cheryl - posted on 08/04/2010

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Thanks. I guess I'm gonna have to try that. That's what I'm going to do today! I go to the doctor again tomorrow so hopefully she decides to come out today! The doctor said at this appointment he would probably have me induced if she hadn't come out yet. Me and my husband have been trying to help her out like 2x a day and it still hasn't done it. Last night I started having really strong BHs but they didn't turn into anything else. I was still able to sleep. I'm hoping for today or tomorrow for sure.

Cheryl - posted on 08/17/2010

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Yes, i had my baby! I didn't get the chance to walk up the hill as suggested. By 3 oclock on the 4th i was having regular contractions. They weren't hurting at all but they were 4 mins apart for 2 hours. I decided to go to the hospital to get checked out and 3 1/2 hours later she was born. I'm very glad I didn't have to be induced! I wanted to go completely natural with this one and I'm glad I can say that I did. No meds whatsoever.

Sabrina - posted on 08/03/2010

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Wow I am sorry to hear that nothing has worked for you and you're still 40 weeks pregnant with no baby! I walked up a hill 4 times and went into labor the next day at 8 days past due with my first daughter!! I walked up and down that hill 4 times and then went to bed and nothing then at 4pm the next day I went to the dr he said I was dialated and he would enduce me that night. Went to the hospital at 6pm my water was broke at 10pm started pushing at 1020pm and my daughter was born at 1040pm!! 2 pushes and she was our!! I was in preterm labor for 9 days at home and that was the hardest part of my labor LOL all I can say is walk walk walk!! DON'T do castrol oil it can harm the baby!! Id say find a good hill and start up and down it!!

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Sarah - posted on 08/19/2010

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Congratulations Cheryl!! I'm really pleased for you. I'm still waiting and tearing my hair out lol xx

Sarah - posted on 08/06/2010

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Cheryl,
Seeing your profile pic with a baby..... did it work?? Have you been able to have her?? xx

Jytte-Marie - posted on 08/05/2010

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I'm also 40 weeks pregnant with no baby, lol

My Due Date was August 4th.

I have not lost my plug, no BH contractions... really no nothing.

I had an appointment today and I'm only 1cm Dilated, but I'm 90% effaced.



I've been told to try all the same things as you.

Walk, bumpy rides, pineapple, raspberry tea, Pizza with LOTS of Oregano and Garlic, Sex, etc..



My doctor wouldn't do the membrane strip because I wasn't dilated hardly at all.

If I wasn't so effaced, and hardly dilated she said she might have.

If I don't have my baby by the 10th, they are going to induce me on the 14th.

I personally, do not want to be induced. A lot of my friends and family members were and it wound up ending in C-Secs because it was going no where :/



I think the best thing for me, has been the walking and drinking the raspberry tea :)



Good luck with everything, I hope you get some results soon!

Jytte-Marie - posted on 08/05/2010

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I'm also 40 weeks pregnant with no baby, lol

My Due Date was August 4th.

I have not lost my plug, no BH contractions... really no nothing.

I had an appointment today and I'm only 1cm Dilated, but I'm 90% effaced.



I've been told to try all the same things as you.

Walk, bumpy rides, pineapple, raspberry tea, Pizza with LOTS of Oregano and Garlic, Sex, etc..



My doctor wouldn't do the membrane strip because I wasn't dilated hardly at all.

If I wasn't so effaced, and hardly dilated she said she might have.

If I don't have my baby by the 10th, they are going to induce me on the 14th.

I personally, do not want to be induced. A lot of my friends and family members were and it wound up ending in C-Secs because it was going no where :/



I think the best thing for me, has been the walking and drinking the raspberry tea :)



Good luck with everything, I hope you get some results soon!

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