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Stifler's - posted on 05/22/2011 ( 61 moms have responded )

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I'M SO OVER IT. Antenatal doctor man told me I could get induced at 40 weeks and was all concerned about how big the baby was (aka freaked me out) then I went in for my app at 40 weeks and he was all like "Oh yes we wait a few more days",.... GRRR. Now I'm 5 days over and the baby is still in there and I have had no contractions or anything despite raspberry leaf tablets and walking and the annoyance of mum, dad, my brother (who talk over the top of everyone and each other) AND damo's mum (who eats everything and is always asking about food or where's the apple corer or bitching that I don't do this and that properly and margerine is bad for you) all being at our house.

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Charlie - posted on 06/01/2011

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Oh hun my colostrum took a whole week after birth to come in , I had to supplement with formula , I had to pump like crazy , do you have a pump ?

Also try eating porridge ... oats help with lactation , I would eat a bowl with oat milk and feel the milk fill up .

Here is a laction cookie recipe too that is delish.


1cup butter (softened)
1 cup sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 tablespoons flaxseed meal
4 tablespoons of water
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 tablespoons brewer's yeast
3 cup rolled oats
1 cup chocolate chips


Soak the flaxseed in the water for a few minutes to soften.
Mix dry ingrediants.
Cream together butter and sugar, add eggs, flaxseed and vanilla.
Add to dry ingredients.

Drop on cookie sheet .
Bake 8 - 12 minutes on 375º.
Enjoy.

http://leakyboob.blogspot.com/2010/04/la...

Charlie - posted on 06/01/2011

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He was literally on my breast for two days straight , we were both exhausted and I had massive blood and fluid loss and the nurse did some tests that showed he was suffering dehydration ...I had LOADS of colostrum once it actually came in though , then we had issues with to heavy a let down *sigh* second time wasnt easy but so worth it .

Stifler's - posted on 05/31/2011

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Nah my milk isn't in yet and she will not latch lol she latches then pulls off after 2 sucks and it goes on for like 15 minutes I do the other side give her to Damo's mum and pump then give her the milk. I gave her formula last night when she woke up because I felt like I just had no milk and all this business happened when I had Logan so I've decided if I can pump when I have time and formula feed a bit aswell I will be satisfied with that rather than getting all angry and depressed and not breastfeeding at all and taking it out on Logan. I reckon they got the dates wrong or something because she looks nowhere near overcooked or anything it's so weird and she was apparently 9 days over :S Katherine there's pics on Facebook :)

Erin - posted on 05/28/2011

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Emma's baby girl is here! I'll leave the details for her to announce :)

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Go in there with your hand In your pocket and a scarf over your face, grab a doctor and start yelling..."nobody move, now we are gonna have a baby today or doc here gets it. I need 2 nurses and 1 aide to room 3...hey you princess, put that phone down or doc here gets it....."I'm pretty sure they'll help you then, or call the cops..either way you'll probably have the baby...

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Stifler's - posted on 06/01/2011

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Logan loves her! We thought he'd be jealous but he always wants to be around her. my mother in law is still here and I'm feeling so overwhelmed like WHAT AM I GOING TO DO WHEN NO ONE IS HERE TO GET UP TO LOGAN! But me and Damo decided another baby monitor, taking the rail off his bed and keep their doors closed so he can't get out and get into her room if by chance I actually sleep through him waking up since his room is now at the other end of the house. I don't even remember what it's like to have a newborn it's so weird she's so small I feel like I'm going to break her compared to Logan. And I still want to cry all day for no reason but then again I did with Logan too.

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Yay Emma!! and welcome lovely Isobel! So sorry it was such a rough time and recovery.

What does Logan think of his new baby sister?

Happy for you all!!

Nikki - posted on 06/01/2011

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Wow, I didn't know it was possible not to have colostrum! Mine came in at about 6 months too.

Erin - posted on 06/01/2011

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Loureen I still can't believe you didn't even have colostrum. That is nuts!! My colostrum came in when I was only about 6 months preggo. My milk took til day 5 (traumatic birth/severe anaemia), which was bad enough.

Erin - posted on 05/31/2011

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Yeah I think your dates were definitely wrong! She does not look like an overdue baby lol.

Maybe her latch will improve once your milk is in? Or you could try a nipple shield? Do you have flat or inverted nipples by any chance?

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Look whose back from her walk the park. "o I was in labor and having a baby so I couldn't post, wah wah wah.."...lol....



Congrats,

Erin - posted on 05/31/2011

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Awww hope you start feeling better soon Emma! Bad recoveries suck. Is your milk in yet?

Oh and I checked out your pics. She had so much vernix!!! I've never seen a post-dates baby with so much. Milla was 11 days past EDD and her skin was all flaky lol.

Big congrats to the family :)

Nikki - posted on 05/31/2011

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Yay Emma, so happy for you. I have never heard of anyone else spelling Isobel the way we do! Are you excited you had a girl? Hope your recovery is really quick :)

Stifler's - posted on 05/30/2011

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I had her Friday night at 1155pm via cesarean, they were all worried about the heart beat and cord and stuff and I was in labour and everything and was like JUST GET THE BABY OUT when they started talking about oxytocin drips and stuff I was just like blergh and then they took me to theatre and I got a spinal tap and was like ahhhh no more contractions. Then they did the thing and got the baby out and she ended up being smaller than Logan!! She was 8 pound 11 ounces and we named her Renae Isobel. I'm only having issues with the night wakings and recovery from the caesarean was pretty horrid with the spewing and catheter and not being able to walk but I'm home now and everything is good except my nipples.

Bonnie - posted on 05/29/2011

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Hooray Emma! I'm sure she is beautiful and you are probably relieved she is finally here:-) Congratulations!

Sneaky - posted on 05/28/2011

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Steph, did you type that whole thing out?? That was awesome!

I am so in awe ;o)

Nicole - posted on 05/28/2011

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walk and sex. my ob told me nipple stimulation i was due march 1st and didnt have mine till march 3rd. clinic appt for 40 weeks was on the second of march. on the second cause my SO had limited home time she booked me for an induction at 8 am on the 3rd. that evening i walked my bum off even went as far to try castor oil...( dont do it >< that crap is some nasty crap.)

a week or so prior i even tried an entire bag of black licorice and they also say hot sauce. personally i love hot sauce. and i have a high tolerance for spicy...so it may work better on some one that has a low spicy tolerance. but i drank shots of tapito and tobasco. even ate some hot peppers from my step dads garden. and nothing. i was not dialated one bit from 35 wks to 40 wks appts.

and none of it worked. glad i went into labor on my own and arrived at hospital 4 hours before my scheduled induction.

see if you can get cathed??? may be a TMI if you feel like you have to pee and can not or its very little some times your bladder gets too full and will prevent the process from continuing.

i went from being 4 cm after they broke my water ( i was 4 cm for most of my active labor after the water break 15 hours long before they broke it i was only 1 cm) 5 minutes after they cathed me i was 9 cm and the baby was crowning. i asked the nurse if they removed the cath it felt weird down there. she freaked out told me not to push she would call the doctor in right away. the baby was half way already birthed by the time the doctor got there.

Bonnie - posted on 05/27/2011

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Emma, I went shopping for 5 hours and my water broke that night at 35.5 weeks. Maybe try a big shopping spree:-)

Erin - posted on 05/26/2011

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So Emma has not posted to her FB all day... I think it's baby time girls :D

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How it goin' Mama? Any baby action yet??? Remember, chant positive affirmations....you LOVE contractions. 'Oh yes, give me more!' :D

More positive affirmations:

1.Birth is a safe and wonderful experience.
2.I will give birth without complications.
3.I am not afraid.
4.I know my baby feels my calmness and confidence.
5.I trust in my ability to give birth.
6.My body knows exactly what it is doing.
7.I am confident in my ability to birth naturally, painlessly and easily.
8.During labor and birth,I am completely relaxed and comfortable.
9.I will have an uncomplicated, peaceful, joyous and pleasurable birth.
10.My baby is healthy.
11.I am completely cooperating with my body.
12.I will breathe deeply and slowly to relax my muscles making it easier for my uterus to work.
13.My body is made to give birth, nice and easy.
14.I believe my baby’s birth will come quickly and easily.
15.My body is completely relaxed.
16.All I need to do is relax and breathe – nothing else.
17.Everything is going right.
18.I feel the strong waves of labor and know that everything is normal and progressing.
19.Relax my mind and muscles.
20.Courage, faith and patience.
21.My body knows how to have this baby just as my body knew how to grow this baby.
22.Keep breathing slow and even.
23.Inhale peace, exhale tension.
24.Keep my mind on acceptance and surrender.
25.I show absolutely no signs of fear or concern.
26.I surrender my birthing over to my baby and my body.
27.My body has a wide open space for my baby to descend.
28.My body will give birth in its own time.
29.I love my baby and I am doing all that is necessary to bring about a healthy birth.
30.Birth is an easy and natural occurrence for which my body has been perfectly designed.
31.The strength of my uterine contractions is a sign of my feminine strength.
32.I have the energy and stamina to birth my baby.
33.I surrender to the contractions and relinquish control of the forces within my body.
34.I allow my body’s natural anesthesia to flow through my body.
35.I do not fight the birth in any way.
36.My body is totally relaxed
37.I am not afraid.
38.The power and intensity of my contractions cannot be stronger than me, because it is me.
39.I am ready and prepared for childbirth.
40.I relax so my baby can relax
41.My job is to simply relax and allow the birth to happen.
42.Just let my body do it; let it happen.
43.I see myself handling everything beautifully.
44.Each contraction produces a healthy, positive pain that I can handle.
45.Birth will go exactly as it should.
46.Birth is a safe and wonderful experience.
47.My baby is healthy.
48.I surrender my birthing over to my baby and my body.
49.I love my baby and I am doing all that is necessary to bring about a healthy birth.
50.The strength of my uterine contractions is a sign of my feminine strength.
51.I do not fight the birth in any way. My body is totally relaxed. I am not afraid.
52.My mind and body can handle a labour of any kind
53.I will have a strong and healthy baby
54.I trust my body to know how to birth this child
* I trust my instincts to know what I need in labour
55.I trust my instincts to do what is best for my baby
56.I am a strong and capable woman
57.Only I can give birth to this baby and I accept responsibility for that challenge

58.My body knows how to birth my baby
59.I trust my instincts

60.Babies are born when they are ready, not when doctors, midwives or anyone decides
61.My body is indeed beautifully and wonderfully mad
62.It’s good for me to take care of myself. I get to have a voice
63.Listen to my body and heart
64.I deserve to have the birth I desire
65.I trust my body
66.I trust my pain
67.I trust my labour
68.I trust in my baby
69.I am a powerful, loving and creative being
70.I am now willing to experience all my feelings
71.My pelvis releases and opens as have those of countless women before me
72.I accept myself completely here and now
73.I now feel inner peace and serenity

74.I accept this labour as my labour and believe it is the right one for me and for my baby

75.I love and accept my body completely
76.I accept all my feelings as part of myself
77.I feel the love of others around me
78.My baby knows all is well

79.My heart knows what my baby needs, my mind is learning
80.Good strong contractions help my baby come into the world
81.I embrace the concept of healthy pain
82.I have enough love to go around, the universe always provides
83.I am strong, confident assured, assertive and very feminine
84.My body contains all the knowledge necessary to give birth to my baby
85.My baby knows how and when to be born
86.Birth is a safe and wonderful experience
87.My baby will be born healthy and at the perfect time
88.I know how to take care of myself in pregnancy.
89.My body knows how to give birth.
90.My baby knows the true birthday.
91.Birth is safe for me and my baby.
92.My baby will be born at the perfect time.
93.My body knows when to give birth.
94.I am a good mother.
95.My baby will find the perfect position for birth.
96.I love my baby.
97.My baby loves me.
98.I am a strong woman.
99.Contractions help to bring my baby.
100.I will make the right decisions for my baby.
101.My pregnant body is beautiful.
102.My baby senses the peace I feel.
103.I accept the help of others.
104.My baby’s head fit snuggly into my pelvis.
105.I accept my labor and birth.
106.I am surrounded by those who love and respect me.
107.I trust my body.
108.I know how to take care of my baby.
109.My baby feels my love.
110.This is what I want. I can do it!
111.My body knows how to give birth and I will let it!
112.My contractions are massaging my baby and hugging it.
113.My cervix ix opening with each contraction.
114.Childbirth is a normal, healthy event
115.I can have a healthy, positive birth
116.The power of birth strengthens me
117.I am calm and relaxed, every part of me is limp and loose
118.My baby shares my calmness and confidence
119.I am able to rest deeply between contractions
120.I greet each contraction with openness and expansion
121.My breathing is slow and even
122.With each breath I breathe in calm and I breathe out tension
123.With each breath I breathe in confidence and I breathe out fear
124.I welcome each contraction with my breath.
125.Every contraction brings me closer to the birth of my baby
126.My cervix is opening, like a flower
127.My pelvis is flexible and open
128.My muscles are warm, heavy, and totally relaxed
129.I am excited about the birth of our baby
130.My baby is in the perfect position for birth
131.Every contraction brings my baby closer to me
132.I trust my body and my baby to know how to achieve a safe, comfortable and easy birth
133.Every hand that touches me in hospital is a healing hand and expresses only love
134.I am totally comfortable at all times
135.This day, hour, and minute is sacred and blessed

Nikki - posted on 05/26/2011

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lol, I just read your post again, you said days after, not hours after. No I still don't remember having the pains, I remember my midwife telling me I might have them, but I just felt bruised in general, no real pain.

Nikki - posted on 05/26/2011

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Wow that's interesting Stephanie. I heard that pumping worked and I could feel contractions coming on after I pumped for a while. But then I have heard it won't happen unless of course baby is ready. Issy was on the breast within minutes and stayed there for four hours! but I don't remember having any pain, possibly because I had had pethidine an hour previously. But I didn't bleed much either, mine was over in 3 weeks too.

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Nikki- Pumping really does induce contractions. Did you have 'after pains' when nursing your newborn? When you are preg and the first few days after having a baby nursing causes your uterus to contract. Nature's way of keeping you from hemmoraging after baby is born. When I had my daughter she was rushed away to the NICU right after she was born...she was grunting and they thought she wasn't breathing right...turns out she was just cold, but perfectly fine. So bc of that I didn't get to put her on the boob right away and I hemmoraged badly...so badly that I lost consciousness. I thought I was dying. Then with my son he went straight to the boob and I fed him for an hour straight right after his birth. I know, a long time but he was content so I didnt stop. I barely even bled after he was born. My lochia was like a very light period and only lasted about 3 weeks rather than 6. Maybe it was just luck but there was a HUGE difference between nursing and not nursing directly after birth for me.

Nikki - posted on 05/26/2011

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Have you got a breast pump? if so start pumping, if not start hand expressing. Now it could be a co incidence, most likely is but the day I went into labour I did lots of star jumps and pumped heaps. It can't hurt? Good luck.

Stifler's - posted on 05/25/2011

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Noo :( They left a message on my messagebank that they rescheduled but I wasn't home and didn't check the messages (baby brain) so we rocked up this morning at 8 and they're like your induction is tomorrow. So they did a stretch and sweep anyway and sent me home and told us to have sex 3 times lol. So still no baby, pretty sure the stretch and sweep didn't do much except make me too sore to have sex 3 times.

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I love pain meds and epidural..I'm like bethanny frankel..."why would anyone not want this, are you kidding me"...lol....I was 16..newly..like turned 16 nov21, was in the hospital dec23, being induced....I was thankful for meds during that 48 hour rerun of fright night....with Sydney, I was in labor, the contractions starting feeling like a little man was standing on my cervix ripping me from the inside out..I told the labour and delivery nurse I was having contraction from the bowels of hell, she told mei wasn't because the machine wasn't picking them up so they weren't contractions..I told that (insert cuss word here) that I was surely feeling something and if they weren't contractions then she needed to go get me pain meds for whatever they were because they hurt the same. I also told her when she came back, bring someone who knew what they were talking about. She came back with another nurse who figured out the machine wasn't picking them up because of how I was hooked up or something.....and they gave me an epidural....and we were back in business....p.s..this nurse wasn't Mary....lmbo..

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Haha! Yep, it's 'labor' in the US but it's 'labour' in Europe and Australia, right?



I was in labor for 44 hours with Ava, bone crushing balls to the wall pain. BUT, I had been induced and clearly my body was not ready. I wish I had gone with my body's own rhythms and not let them force it. It made for a miserable and seemingly endless labor.

But with Jadyn, it was great. I went in labor on my own almost 2 weeks early and was 8 cm by the time I made it to the hospital. I wasn't laboring at home, it just went that fast. When I realized I was in real labor and not just braxton hicks or false labor I told the hubs and got in the shower. We both showered and got Ava washed up and dressed and the contractions were getting hard FAST. By the time we were in the car and on the way there I was in full on hard labor. We got there and they infused my cardiac meds and I popped him right out. It was beautiful! No pain meds, nothing, all natural and I loved it. I loved feeling every stage of labor and being clear minded. With Ava I took Stadol near the end bc I was so miserable and saw no end in site and it made me so delerious and sick. Horrible feeling. So I was pretty dopey for the last few hours. That is my biggest regret. I felt like I gave up at the finish line. It was great that Jadyn's labor went so fast so that I actually could keep a level head and handle the pain and know that what I was working for was actually paying off and happening. I just cant say it enough that giving birth to him was the most amazing experience in my life.

Nikki - posted on 05/23/2011

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That sucks Erin! I must admit I was very lucky with my labour, 9 days early and a 4.5 hour labour. Those big hips were good for something.

I remember now my midwife was saying the reason so many women are in full labour at home then when they get to hospital labour stops is because of the stress hormones they experience in an different environment.

Am I spelling labour wrong or is labor the American version?

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Lay down and close your eyes. Clear your mind completely...or as much as possible. Let your body fall heavily into the bed. Starting with your head and neck, focus on relaxing those muscles, then to your shoulders. Feel the tension being released as they sink into the bed, inhale, stretch and exhale, relaxing your abdominal muscles and hips. Let your legs fall deep into your bed allowing your toes to fall outwards, imagine every bit of tension flowing out of your body and escaping out from the tips of your toes. Further relax your mind now that your body has released tension. Now focus on the baby, her position, her movements, feel her wants and needs in your mind and heart, connect with her, it's time to lead her to the world. Show her the way. Imagine your uterus contracting, gentle waves of expression from your ribs to the center of your belly, slowly and gently. Feel that gentle energy moving through your uterus to your cervix. Imagine your cervix softening, it is now gentle and flexible, this beautiful warmth of energy is radiating through your cervix, preparing it for passage. Imagine your cervix slowly and softly blooming like a flower, opening up to let your precious baby gently slip through. Let your knees fall to the sides so that your pelvis can open. Gently massage your belly and let your baby know that you're ready and it's time. From your heart to her heart, tell her how loved she is and how you will lead the way. Imagine holding her hand and stepping forward into this journey together. You are almost there. Now stand up. Holding on to something in front of you, like a chair, spread your legs and sway your hips gently. When you feel ready, slowly squat while continuing to gently sway back and forth. Then stand in front of your bed and bend, parallel to the bed in L form, pushing your bottom outward with feet apart, continue swaying and feel the energy pulling into your bottom.



Am I corny or what??? ; ) Even if it doesn't help labor start it might help you relax a bit.

Stifler's - posted on 05/23/2011

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I laboured for 20 hours last time with no gas and as soon as I got the gas, I went into second stage. It was amazing. Maybe I am a stress head :(

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Pffft. Star jumps (or lunges or squats) didn't work for me, and I was 4cm with a bulging bag of waters when I did them! hahaha



The hormone thing is true though. It's a biological protection against an animal giving birth in danger.

Nikki - posted on 05/23/2011

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I agree with Stephanie, you need to relax. I was reading studies when I was pregnant about the hormone you produce when you are relaxed inducing labour but the hormone you produce when you are stressed can prolong pregnancy. Have a bath, turn your ipod on and ignore the world. And star jumps, I went into labour after about 5 hours after I did some star jumps. Good luck!

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My parents went home this morning so I feel a little bit more relaxed but I think it's the scans and the doctor carrying on that is scaring the baby into staying in there lol he stuck his hand in and was like THIS BABY ISN'T COMING ANY TIME SOON and then I had to get on the monitor for ages and he's like come in on Thursday and we'll induce you 8 am. I'm like oh goody I'm hoping she comes before then!!!

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Yeah seriously, tell them to go so you can relax. They're keeping you all tensed up. You need to be calm and relaxed.

Charlie - posted on 05/22/2011

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I SO feel you , I went three weeks over and ended up with an 11 pound baby !

I say get everyone out of your house so you can relax a little and hopefully bring on the contractions , this is YOUR time not theirs , tell them off .

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I can't wait for the baby to be born just so you can get everyone else the hell out of your house!!! They are SO not helping! You should be relaxing, bringing on the zen, not irritated and annoyed by them. Butt heads. Try squatting and swaying to get your pelvis to open up, maybe kick start the dilation. Sex helps, as if you feel like having sex right now lol. The hard thing for me at that stage was that I couldn't breathe. And with #2 I also couldn't walk due to nerve compression. I was so happy to go into labor! As soon as he was out I felt like I could run a marathon bc I felt so much better after those nerves were no longer compressed. Sending happy, relxing and zen thoughts your way and psychicly encouraging your cervix to bloom like a flower. ; )

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Yeah, I'm advocating the sex thing. I feel your pain. I never went overdue, I think it would have driven me insane. It's bad enough in that last month without it dragging out longer.....

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My bub number two was six days late . . . and then labour was 2 hours long. She was born four minutes (four contractions) after I got to the birthing suite. Obviously, she was just as desperate to get out as I was for her to leave! Sending positive vibes your way for a quick labour!!

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My first was induced. Otherwise he would have been late. Baby 2 was 4 days late. I went in labor about 8pm and she was born at 12:14am. Nothing before that. Baby 3 was 1 day late. Same thing, no contractions or anything til labor hit about 2:30am and she was born at 5:15am. The Dr was concerned telling me she was going to be at least 10 pounds and wanted to schedule me for a C-section. NO WAY!! Luckily the Dr was wrong. She was only 7lb 7oz.

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Oh and don't freak out about baby's size. I went through that too. Imagine my surprise when my 11 pounder turned out to be 9lb 6oz lol.

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