44 weeks Pregnant and need advice

Tracy - posted on 03/23/2012 ( 62 moms have responded )

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I'm 44 weeks pregnant and dr. tells me to relax but I told him I'm in to much pain everywhere to even try and relax. Does anyone have any suggestions on what to do my dr. won't even induce me either .... Please help I would be willing to take any advice to help bring on labor. Unfornunately I can't take anything invovling rasberries or aspr. I am allergic to them thanks in advance to any responses or suggested help that is givin.

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Charlie - posted on 03/23/2012

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This happened to me.

All I can say is I wish I changed doctors, I wish I stood up for myself and my baby.

The placenta starts to deteriate at that point of gestation.

I should have been more proactive.

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44 weeks? Wow! I wasn't aware that there were any doctors that would let a person go much (if any) past 42 weeks.... If he won't induce... personally, I'd be heading to the nearest ER and sitting my butt in their waiting room until someone did something for me.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/24/2012

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Joanne, it is not I mean NOT recommended to go on a trampoline when you are pregnant. Really good way for her to seriously hurt herself or the baby.

Pamela - posted on 03/24/2012

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GET A SECOND OPINION!!!!!!! Check with another pediatrician on your area, who will then probably consult with your doctor. Most of all STOP WORRYING!!!!!!! Perhaps you have a child who is simply reluctant to come.



Try rubbing your belly and speaking to the child while some soothing music is playing. Use your own mind and heart to communicate. Encourage the child to come telling the baby that you are ready and hat it will be born into love. Perhaps the baby feels your OWN TENSION and fears that that is the kind of world it is coming into. Babies are still connected to Spirit energy in a way that we as adults are not. Indeed, they are so connected until the soft spot on the crown of their head grows closed.



Perhaps your baby is even EXTREMELY SENSITIVE, so be aware of that as well. Most of all STOP FREAKING OUT and let nature take it's course. If the baby were in distress the doctor would induce labor. You're the one pushing, let go and let God.

Mary - posted on 03/24/2012

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I was in the same boat --TWO 11 month pregnancies -- take walks, but sometimes you just have to wait for that low pressure to move in and a rainstorm to bring labor. Hang in there



PS one of those pregnancies is now 40 years old, the other 35

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Jackie - posted on 04/18/2012

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Tracy it is a blessing to hear you and your daughter are doing well. May every day be a blessing for you and your family. Prayers continue for you!!

Jackie aka GmaJackie

Jackie - posted on 04/18/2012

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Tracy it is a blessing to hear you and your daughter are doing well. May every day be a blessing for you and your family. Prayers continue for you!!

Jackie aka GmaJackie

Jeane - posted on 04/18/2012

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Tracy, so glad everything is OK with Mackenzie. I applaud your courage and wish you well in your recovery. From Mackenzie's birth weight, I am wondering if the due date was off. The journey has been challenging for both of you - holding you in the light.

Blessings

Tracy - posted on 04/18/2012

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Hello Everyone and thanks for all of ur answers and concerns about me I have been in the hospital all this time and I delivered and this is gonna sound crazy but I was actually almost 49 weeks yes that is way to long for anyone to be pregnant but believe it or not I was but she a happy healthy baby 7lbs 8oz. 21 1/4 in baby I just have had major health issues thanks to the dr for making wait so long. As soon as I get pics developed I will opst her so all can see her thanks again and sry to keep u all waiting will keep u updated on mommie and baby Mackenzie
*Tracy*

Brianna - posted on 03/28/2012

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omg ive never heard of a doctor letting a woman go over that much its unsafe! u need to tell ur dr that u need to be induced or find a new dr obviously if ur dr refuses to induce at 44 weeks they are not a very good dr anyways. in the mean time try to induce urself by eating pineapple, eating eggplant, walking alot, walking up stairs, could try driving on a bumpy road, go to youtube and search accupuntions points to induce labor. best wishes

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Has anyone heard from Tracy.....I'm a little concerned that she hasn't posted anything else...Hopefully this means she's gone into labour and is in the hospital taking care of her baby...

Tabitha - posted on 03/27/2012

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Is there a chance that your due date is off? I can't imagine a Dr allowing a pregnancy to go on that long.

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Blue coho-sh at the health food store.. But go to the hospital after using it to dont be a lone as it is the same as pitocin drip, DON'T DO THIS BY YOURSELF> BE AT THE HOSPITAL OR WITH A MIDWIFE. some midwife us it to induce labor. it will indue labor. if you want to do it. But for me I would be at the hospital and making all kinds of noises and have them put me in and get another opinion for a New Doctor and have a Lawyer on hand for this doctors license.

they need to be monitoring you. ultrasounds. amniocentesis , the baby could be in distress too. Please for your baby and your health go to the hospital and make them take you. Do you still have your mucus plug, is there any signs of water leaks. is the pain in your lower abdominal area.

Melissa - posted on 03/26/2012

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If the doctor is testing the baby and checking out the placenta and amniotic fluid levels and everything is good, I would do what he says and try to relax. (If he's not, then you need to find another doctor). I know you're not feeling great. Both my boys were over two weeks late and it was not fun to be around me during that time! If you're tense, it's harder to labor and push a baby out. And all these suggestions to go to the ER would make your situation that much more tense. Who wants to labor in the ER? Talk to your doctor and ask him questions to put your mind at ease. Take some walks, rest when you feel like it and take some deep relaxing breaths. With my second, I took a homeopathic remedy, one dose of Natrum Muraticum (Nat Mur) in a 1M potency and was in labor in a few hours. This baby will come, they all do:-) Best of luck to you and happy birthing.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/26/2012

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UGH! Laxative? Really ladies? We had 3 wonderful suggestions....trampoline...yeah good one, castor oil....even better...but topped it off with laxative. Geesh...cannot see ANYTHING wrong with any of those.....totally trumps all the awesome advice that has been given..,...*rolls eyes*



Tracy, hoping we have not had an update cause you have delivered??

Kimberley - posted on 03/26/2012

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IS IT AN OPTION FOR YOU TO SEE ANOTHER DOCTOR OR GO TO THE HOSPITAL? sorry for the caps lol I was induced at 42 weeks & 3 days and was told that I was pushing it at that past that point your child can apparently get and give you toxic shock from feces... I cant believe your doctor is not willing to help you that is insane.

Tina - posted on 03/25/2012

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I hope everything is ok with you and your baby, since you haven't commented in a while. Hopefully that means you've had the baby and both are safe and well please update us and let us know how you go

Dana - posted on 03/25/2012

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Your doctor should know that some women don't ever go into labor. I didn't and I was induced for 12 hours. That just sounds like really stupid methods. I agree with changing doctors and seeing L&D immediately. Your doctor will have no say if you seek advice from there. It is very dangerous to wait and like someone else mentioned, if they have the wrong due date, at least they can check and you can have a better idea of what you're dealing with. Good luck, sweetie!

Amy - posted on 03/25/2012

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Well babe, I must say that I born in 1973 was due May 31 and came on July 3. My brother had it worse--due on October 31 1976 and born December 10. He actually reached the point where they had lost his heartbeat, his placenta was deteriorating, and he was literally starving to death. Doctors then just said--"let nature take it's course"! Well, I had my kids both scheduled inductions leading to c-sections. I can tell you that while I don't think that you should wait for as long as it took my brother and I-sometimes nature does know best and I may not have ended up sectioning if we would have been more patient; but my health was suffering or I would have waited. At any rate, I have heard evening primrose oil in gel tab form in the vitamin section works. Ask your doctor first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Karen - posted on 03/25/2012

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your placent stops working after 3 weeks so you wanna go to your hospital asap as your baby might be in real danger hope all turns out good xx

Nadia - posted on 03/25/2012

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wow.... I wonder how she doing? hope baby is OK. castor oil is not recommended but it worked for me.in her case I seriously not advice that option and the trampoline... everything else Joanne mentions is worth a shot.

Spirit - posted on 03/25/2012

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I was born 32 days late. (Due Oct. 22, born Nov.23). Luckily, my mother was pregnant with me in Jacksonville, Florida and she said she spent alot of that last month in the ocean and it helped with her bloating and cramping. I Don't know if that will work in a pool or if it only works with the flow of the waves, but I would probably try anything at your point. All of my children were born within term. I am very sympathetic to your situation and hope all works out for you soon.

Alexandra - posted on 03/24/2012

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Hopefully by now you went to the hospital and had your baby. If not, I stand with the other mommmies: go right now to the ER and be induced because your life and the babie's life is in danger.

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Go to the hospital or another doctor immediately. This is dangerous for you and the baby. My mother-in-law was way over do with my brother-in-law (her 4th) and they didn't induce back then. When she finally did go into labor he almost died! I cannot believe your docotor will not induce you, he seems to be completely disregarding your baby's safety as well as your own. I can understand why not wanting to induce a baby prematurely, but 4 wks. past your due date is ridiculous. Seek other medical help immediately!

Mazy - posted on 03/24/2012

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If you are still pregnant here are a few tips that worked for me: 1. Caster Oil in some cranberry juice (drink it really fast!!) I took it for my first who was two weeks over & he was born less than 10 hours later. 2. Jog, walk as fast as you can, jump/dance around the room, bounce on an exercise/birthing ball. I did a LOT of movement like this two days before my second was born. 3. Get an orgasm. I know it's difficult when so pregnant, but it will start contractions! GOOD LUCK MOMMA!! I hope you see your little one soon!!

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You need to go and sit at the admissions desk until they do something. 44weeks is way to long. Just refuse to move until they help you. Demand an induction.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/24/2012

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Another fantastic idea...castor oil....PLEASE DON"T DO THAT! VERY DANGEROUS! Just go to the labor and delivery section of the hospital. They will know what to do.

Carol - posted on 03/24/2012

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Have you tried seeing a chiropractor? It may be a long shot, but sometimes if things are out of place, it not only causes pain, it causes nerves to function less well. Otherwise, lots of good advice here already. Walk, make sure you are eating well and drinking plenty of water, and pray. Is the baby moving frequently? If so, he's probably ok.

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I agree with the others. You should not be allowed to go that far past your due date. I hope you are having weekly ultrasounds to check the placenta and fluid levels. I was 2 weeks overdue and my mom never had an ultrasound. Her dr gave her the option of a c section that day (a Friday) or to wait till Monday. She decided to go ahead and do it that day and I might not be here if she chose to wait. When they did the c section they saw there was barely any fluid left and they said I probably wouldnt have survived in the womb over the weekend. If you have had an ultrasound recently, please see someone else ASAP! ♥

Emily - posted on 03/24/2012

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I cleaned the WHOLE house with my first and with my second I walked for two - three days (getting a mile each time) in a row. I was zero before my walks and by the end, I was at starting to dilate, and had her the next day. I hope baby comes soon!

Bea - posted on 03/24/2012

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Definitely not right for the Dr. Letting u go this long u need to go to the emergency like asap n also make a complaint to the school of Dr. N physicians

Joanne - posted on 03/24/2012

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Seriously, surely this lady just wants to get this baby OUT! I am not suggesting she do anything to hurt her or baby.

Jackie - posted on 03/24/2012

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Don't forget to let us know what happens!!!!!! Prayers Tracy! Tween hubby and I we have 10 children (30 to 49) and 17 grandchildren (2 to 20) 2 1/2 great grandchildren (hehe) almost here to 5. Try Try Try to relax. And do go to the hospital. Sometimes you just have to act a bit crazy to get the right people to pay attention.

Joanne - posted on 03/24/2012

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grapefruit, cod liver oil and orange juice, hot curry, hot sex, trampoline?? Take your pick!

JOAN - posted on 03/24/2012

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My daughter had a large baby 2 1/2 years ago. She was induced & had a c-section.

My grandson was 11 pounds 2 oz. He is a little lad now.

Oh, he was an IVF baby, too.

Good Luck with labor & delivery; Tracy.

I'll be thinking of you & praying for a beautiful/handsome child.

With warm hugs to you & baby,

Joy - posted on 03/24/2012

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Wow, first of all that's 4 weeks over so my first thought is that you were given the wrong date.

BUT ... I think I'd be inclined to absolutely get a new doctor. At the very least just show up at the hospital and state your case! The ER kind of HAS to see you, then you may be able to get some correct answers.

If you are in pain I don't see why they would not listen to you. Has your doctor ordered an ultrasound this month?? Normally that would be ordered to see what the problem is. This is too serious to leave up to the imagination.

Good grief, the baby could be in distress which is what is causing the pain .... you certainly have the right to voice your opinion to anyone who would listen to you at the hospital. And, the first thing out of your mouth should be that you are 44 weeks along and in pain and Help Me!!



I've heard Green Tea helps to induce labour ...



I hope this gets resolved this weekend for you.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/24/2012

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You know what? Skip the ER and go straight to labor and deliver and demand a no stress test, and to be seen by a doctor that is on duty.

Sherry - posted on 03/24/2012

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Good advice regarding going to the ER. Pregnancy shouldn't go past 42 weeks, as the placenta gets "old" and your doctor is putting you and your baby at risk by letting your pregnancy continue. Very soon your placenta won't be able to support your baby, so it's very important that he/she is delivered ASAP.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 03/24/2012

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Go to the ER! You need to deliver like now. If you are that far along, your placenta could be not supporting your baby. I would highly suggest taking matters into your own hands. 1 month over is a bit much. Good luck and please let us know!

Adrienne - posted on 03/24/2012

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Get a new dr asasp.... and get to the er right away 44 weeks is way over..

Karen - posted on 03/24/2012

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GET A NEW DOCTOR !!!!!! My friend went 2 wks over and her son had a bowel movement in vetro which caused poisoning. Luckily he is ok but I would never be comfortable watching any woman going more than 7 to 10 days over. Also the stress on you is not making a healthy environment for your baby. Good luck and God bless.

Jackie - posted on 03/24/2012

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2 of my 4 children were 2 weeks over. Normally, I tell folks that babies come when it is right for them; however, your stress and general health certanly lead me to believe that you should seek another opnion, even if it means going to the ER and telling them about the pain you are in. I believe it is important for medical personnel to be aware of everything that has to do with the pregnancy. If the mother is stressed the baby is stressed. Go ahead and tell your doctor that you have serious concerns and need to have them addressed, NOW. Tell him you plan tol go to the ER upon leaving his office if he cannot resolve the issues you have. WRITE them down and read them to him. We are all responsible to stay aware of our body and its needs. And responsible to make our doctor aware of those concerns/needs. If he doesn't want to accept that it is time to find another doctor. May God bless you and yours!!

Jeane - posted on 03/24/2012

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Does your doctor have substantial doubts about the due date? Too often inductions are performed when the baby is not actually overdue, which carries its own risks. It is very unusual for the doctor to wait this long to intervene and I would want to know why before taking any extreme measures.

Annie - posted on 03/24/2012

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I agree with all the above, but if your trying to move things on naturally, you could try eating pineapple or a curry, sex, long walk, or walking up + down stairs (tho if ur in pain, maybe not), sitting in a car going down a bumpy road! Raspberry leaf tea is supposed to work but not sure whether ur allergy would include the leaf. YOu could also try reflexology.



HOpe it all works out well for you :)

Allison - posted on 03/24/2012

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My Drs. office induces everyone at that point because the placenta starts to deteriorate at this point. Not a good idea to wait any longer.

Jennie - posted on 03/24/2012

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Just hang inthere, if scans are showing baby is fine and they are checking fluid levels in the scan, just wait and let your baby choose their birthday, no woman has stayed pregnant forever. The placenta does begin to deteriorate but this is different in every woman and induction is by no means risk free! I would allow my labour to start whatever the wait rather than induction. Good luck with ur labour. X

Amanda - posted on 03/24/2012

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I agree with the other mothers, get to an ER, and be prepared to set up a lawyer. No woman should go past 42 weeks. At 41 weeks I had an ultrasound to make sure nothing was breaking down yet, and then a sweep to get things moving along. If i had not started labour by 41 1/2 weeks they would froce me into an induction. 44 weeks is dangerous for the baby! Very dangerous by this time baby is no longer getting the right amount of oxygen, and blood that is needed to keep baby alive.

Bonnie - posted on 03/24/2012

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Wow, i'm sorry, but that is ridiculous. I wouldn't stand for that. That can't be good for you or your baby.

Toni - posted on 03/23/2012

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I agree with all the other posts. That is way too far past your due date. Please let us know how you and your baby are. I hope that you are in a hospital right now having that baby!

Kristi - posted on 03/23/2012

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44 weeks? Are you sure? I have never heard of a doctor or even a hospital allowing a patient to go to 44 weeks. Ever. If this is really the case and not a typo or your dates aren't off.. Then you need to find a different doctor like a month ago and consult an attorney for medical malpractice. An ob would be absolutely stupid for risking your life, the life of your baby, and his license to make you miserable for 4 extra weeks.

Sharonica - posted on 03/23/2012

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if that baby stays in you too long the umbilical cord gets weaker and not function to the best of it's abilities. I used a dose of castor oil to get things going. be advised it's a laxative that may irritate the stomach. Best Wishes.

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