Post # 1
I’m pregnant with our first baby, my due date was Jan 27th, so officially one day overdue and feeling anxious. My OBGYN has scheudled an induction for Feb 3rd, one week after my due date. I do have an appointment on Friday for a NST and ultrasound, if the test results aren’t fabvorable they will induce on Friday. If everything is good they will give my body a chance to go into labor on it’s own and induce on Feb 3 at 10 p.m. in the evening.
Any bee’s who were overdue please share your stories, did you end up going on your own or were you induced?
Post # 2
I could tell you some stories, I have 3 children (14 & under) and nephews and nieces, etc. However, I don’t think any stories that might bring you down or scare the crap out of you right now is what you need. Trust me, your body will know when it is time. If it needs some encouragement/help, your doctor will do what is necessary and recommend things for you to do. Right now just focus on resting and being healthy for the delivery. Soon you will not be getting any.
Post # 3
I was due 1/23. Just had my ultrasound today, and everything still looks good so my induction is scheduled for 2/4 unless I go on my own before then, (and I really, really hope I do!).
Post # 4
I was due April 22nd, 2014 and my daughter was born on May 2nd – 10 days late! The day she was born I was supposed to see a doctor to talk about being induced. She was born on a Friday and the Tuesday before that I had an appointment with my midwife. She did a little bit of a membrane sweep and a recipe for a cocktail to drink. I waited to see if the sweep worked, and it didn’t so on Thursday I mixed up the cocktail: Lemon verbena oil (provided by my midwife) mixed with almond butter, castor oil and apricot juice. I took Gravol a half hour before as recommended because it’s so disgusting but I still threw up the first batch 40 minutes after drinking it. I waited a few hours and tried again. This time I took Gravol an hour before and drank it slower. I kept it down and 5 hours later I started to feel the first pains of labour!
Post # 5
Two weeks overdue with my first and my water broke. We (my “team” and i) tried for about 38 hours to get that baby free, with no results, then I had a C delivery. Everything was fine!
Post # 6
I don’t have kids to offer stories but my mum was very over due with me. I was due on the 13th of july and i was born on the 2nd of august! She wasn’t induced for ages due to a medical problem (she got a blood clot while pregnant and had to have blood thinners the whole pregnancy) but i was fine born healthy despite being super overdue and she had a very very quick labour. I hope it all goes smoothly for you 🙂
Post # 7
My sister and I were both about a week late! My mom did not have to be induced and had a very quick labor with both of us! (4 & 6 hours) some babes just need longer to cook 🙂
Post # 8
My mom was scheduled for an induction at 42 weeks and she went into labor the day before!
Post # 9
I went 10 days overdue. On the 9th day I went in that day for an induction (gel) which worked. I came back at 1am in labour. Unfortunately, I only ever got to 8cm and my daughter got stuck and I ended up in a c-section.
I hated being overdue, I cried every day because I just wanted her here. Looking back, it wasn’t nearly as bad as I made it out to be. I got to have that extra time with her in my tummy, just keeping her safe in there.
Post # 10
I haven’t had children, but my sister has had two and was overdue with both of them! The doctor always had to induce her, and she had to have both kids via C-Section. I think its pretty rare since my other sisters have close to perfect pregnancies.
My overdue sister though was telling us how the doctor told her that the babies just dont want to leave her womb! I don’t know all of the details but he said if there weren’t OBGYN’s these days than her babes would probably die in her womb because her body just never took the next step. THANKFULLY we do have highly qualified OBGYN’s these days and my sister gave birth to two perfect kids! You will be fine! And your baby will be perfect 🙂 Good luck!
Post # 11
I went into labor spontaneously at 10 days overdue. My induction was scheduled for 11 days overdue, so I just missed being induced. My labor and birth were just fine–no horror stories here!–but I remember feeling like I was never going to give birth.
So, enjoy these last few days. It WILL happen, either spontaneously or from induction. Either way is good.
And… This is not meant as a personal attack on PP, but I absolutely hated it when people told me to rest while pregnant because I’d never sleep once the baby was born. I slept much better once I wasn’t pregnant (yes, waking up for feedings every few hours, but still sleeping better). I found my maternity leave to be very restful. All I had to do was take care of a baby–no getting up and going to work! I could nap during the day, go for leisurely strolls with the baby, and I didn’t have to pee every 5 seconds.
So, hang in there and good luck!
Post # 12
My hubby was due March 1st, he didn’t arrive until March 30th. He was very healthy. I think your body will know when your ready, but if your Dr. Or you has concerns for the baby then follow your instincts. Mom knows best! ♡
Post # 13
I believe you on the sleeping better part. I’m only 15 weeks pregnant and everything is stretching, pulling, feels tight, sore hips, I can’t imagine how this will feel at 37+ weeks… I already have trouble sleeping.
Post # 14
I went 8 days past due with my first, and 7 days past due with my second. I very strongly believed that my body and babies would be born how/when they were ready, so unless I had a legitimate medical reason, I would avoid an induction. Having births with little to no interventions was really important to me though, so I didn’t want to kickstart a cascade of interventions by being induced.
I did walk lots and sit on my yoga ball and all kinds of things to sort of urge things along, but there is precious little I could do to get things going! With my first I had a smoothie with some castor oil in it (per my midwife) and finally went into labor the next day. With my son things happend on their own.
Trust your body, and hang in there. It is SO hard being SO pregnant, but it’s more than worth it to have a faster uncomplicated labor and delivery.
If you’re interested PM me with any questions or creep on my profile to find my birth stories on BabyDane and BabyDane2!
Post # 15
I was overdue, no signs of labor ever happened before I was induced. I was induced 1 week late (41w). Overall I had a good induction since we had no serious issues and I was able to deliver vaginally. If you want an epidural, I think you’ll be just fine. If you’re hoping for no meds you should hold off on the induction (assuming everything is ok). It’s not fun being induced- there were probably 5 or 6 different monitors and lines attached to me at all times and so I couldn’t do anything but lay in bed (which made the contractions awful). I would have probably requested to hold off until closer to 42w if I had to do it again. My NST was perfectly fine and I was still very comfortable.