My approaching due date & comments from others (RANT)

posted 3 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah, you deserve the massage. I say go for it. Sorry people are so stupid with their mouths. I hope you feel better. 

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Awww,  I would send you for a massage.

 

Post # 5
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

@ZombieBullfrogHoller:  All I can say is you’re not the only one. I’m fairly short and, um, small chested so my bump was very prominent. From 7 months on people were continuously saying, “is it due this week?” All you can really do is smile sweetly and roll your eyes.

Rather bizarre that your doctor is suggesting induction though. Surely going full term is best for baby.

Hang in there, and I wish you and baby all the best.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Remember people mean well, they really do. It will happen 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Aww…that’s no fun.  I say you deserve that massage!

Not sure what it is about pregnant women that cause otherwise well mannered people to say and do the most ridiculous things.  

 

Hang in there!

 

(I know it’s so not the same but on days when I get asked a ton if my dyed red hair is natural or if it’s all “mine” (it’s really long), it sends me into homicidal ranges.  No one likes to be pestered with the same questions day in and day out)

 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

@ZombieBullfrogHoller:  I hear you!! I was 2 weeks late and people were soooo irritating!! I will tell you when I have the baby, ok!?!?!

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@ZombieBullfrogHoller:  It does get exhausting.

@paula1248:  And techincally at 38 weeks the baby is full term and could be delivered early if she chose. I had inductions with both of my kids for two different and none medical reasons theres nothing wrong with it and baby will still be full term. BUT if she chooses not to thats fine to either way she goes she will have a beautiful baby at the end.

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@ZombieBullfrogHoller:  I’m sorry mama, it sucks…I’ve been there and I DID have my baby early. The stares in public and the “OMG YOU MUST BE MISERABLE!” comments were so freaking annoying. Tell your H to either rub your back or pay for the massage…and tell him to clean the house too! 😉 

PS- Its your right not to have an induction if you don’t want it. Ask for a non stress test to make sure the baby is fine/the placenta is in good condition and then make your own choice. Good luck!

 

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

tell the next person who comments thst if you could only have a massage you’d be so relaxed thst you’d surely go into labor!

Post # 13
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Busy bee

@ZombieBullfrogHoller:  Go get the massage and say someone else paid for it?? lol I know that’s naughty, but it really sounds like you need it! 🙂

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@Ballet513:  “PS- Its your right not to have an induction if you don’t want it. Ask for a non stress test to make sure the baby is fine/the placenta is in good condition and then make your own choice.”

Ditto this. I hate it when even doctors try to pressure ladies into giving birth before they or their baby is ready. Sometimes babies need a little extra time in there.

I hope that people will lay off an dleave you alone. I know they just mean well, but they don’t understand how many “well meaning” people are saying the same thing to you. I know how exhausting it can be 🙁

*hugs*

 

I hope you can find some way to get that massage! You deserve it!

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND what you’re saying!  I went 8 days past my due date.  EIGHT FRIGGIN DAYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  I actually just kept coming to work, and every day some nit-wit would ask if I’ve had the baby.  I would stare down at my swollen, miserable belly and look them dead in the eye and say, “Does it LOOK like I’ve had the baby yet?” and walk waddle away.

Yell

Anyway, in hindsight I’m very happy that I avoided an induction since I didn’t want any interventions at all.  They did a non-stress test and my blood pressure, baby’s heart rate, placenta, and amniotic fluid were all A-ok.  I know it’s hard, it sucks so so bad right now, but hold off if you can and let your body go into labor when you and your baby are both ready 🙂  

Oh, and the massage- DO IT if you can.  If not, put a few tennis balls in a sock and lean your back against them on a wall.  I did lower back rolls like this for a while and I think it really helped.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@DaneLady:   If not, put a few tennis balls in a sock and lean your back against them on a wall.  I did lower back rolls like this for a while and I think it really helped.
You are a certifiable genius.

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