MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
Nov 2nd '12
Quoting Tegan Race and Lynoxs mom:" All 3 of mine were born 37 wks and perfectly healthy..My last 2 I did have to help tho because I was ... [snip!] ... painful as laying in a bed on ur back laboring for hours. Good luck to u on gettin tht baby out. Now, bring on the criticism =)"


Yeah.. just because you had complication-free births at 37 weeks, doesn't mean everyone else can. Several other people in this thread have proven that already. Also, sex only works if your body is ready to go into labor. Semen softens the cervix and that's about it.
You are right about walking though. Once you are in labor. It won't do anything before then, except get you really in shape :)


MommyToWesley 1 child; Delaware 3847 posts
Nov 2nd '12
Quoting My Lil' Monsters:" Sorry but there is nothing you can do to start your contractions, period. If you are planning to be an ... [snip!] ... fertilization (IVF) Short time between pregnancies (less than 6-9 months between birth and beginning of the next pregnancy)"


Don't tell her that! She'll try to give herself a UTI :D

That Girl. 2 kids; Florida 4109 posts
Nov 2nd '12
Quoting MommyToWesley:" Yeah.. just because you had complication-free births at 37 weeks, doesn't mean everyone else can. Several ... [snip!] ... are right about walking though. Once you are in labor. It won't do anything before then, except get you really in shape :) "


What I wish people would understand is the term ESTIMATED. Your due date is only estimated. It could be off! So you could really be 35 weeks, or really 39 (just an example) You don't know for sure. Just like when doctors estimate a babies weight. THEY ARE JUST GUESSING!

*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
Nov 2nd '12

It sucks but if baby isn't ready to come yet, baby isn't going to come. None of that DIY shit actually works. Just gives pregnant women something to hope for. Have a nice relaxing bath and *try* to enjoy what quiet time you have left before LO's arrival. Believe me, some nights you're gonna be up crying and wishing you were pregnant again.

That Girl. 2 kids; Florida 4109 posts
Nov 2nd '12
Quoting NevviesMom:" It sucks but if baby isn't ready to come yet, baby isn't going to come. None of that DIY shit actually ... [snip!] ... time you have left before LO's arrival. Believe me, some nights you're gonna be up crying and wishing you were pregnant again."


Oh gosh I remember bawling my eyes out. Well from being sleep deprived and horrible ppd. That's why Im trying to enjoy this pregnancy :)

Mama Bird [+2] ♥ 2 kids; Michigan 2647 posts
Nov 2nd '12
Quoting kieeirra:" i ask on how to start contractions not people telling me to wait if i wanna get him out as soon as possible ... [snip!] ... and i dont think its selfish because i been hurting for 7 weeks so if your just going to tell me to wait dont reply to my post"


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*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
Nov 2nd '12
Quoting That Girl.:" Oh gosh I remember bawling my eyes out. Well from being sleep deprived and horrible ppd. That's why Im trying to enjoy this pregnancy :)"


LOL I cried ALL THE TIME due to PPD :(
I'm hoping this time around things will be better since I have support from DH. I was a single mother with DD1

emoni411 34 kids; Everett, Washington 273 posts
Nov 2nd '12

No matter what you try and do baby will come when baby is ready, I spent 2 nights this past week up all night with horrible lower backache cramping and contractions only to have them stop when it was time to get up from work. The end of pregnancy is not comfortable or fun for anyone!! with my son I was 40.5 before he decicide he wanted to come into the world I lived on the 4th floor, walked stairs drank castor oil haha I'll never do again that sheesh was awful, of course it was 11 years ago as well. If you feel that bad then don't get out of bed rest your going to need it anyhow.

Lolalaloosh 1 child; Plymouth, United Kingdom 1649 posts
Nov 2nd '12
Quoting That Girl.:" I thought you opened the door to call everyone b***hes. So I called you a b***h cause I thought you would enjoy that :D"


ty.

That Girl. 2 kids; Florida 4109 posts
Nov 2nd '12
Quoting NevviesMom:" LOL I cried ALL THE TIME due to PPD :( I'm hoping this time around things will be better since I have support from DH. I was a single mother with DD1"


Man I'm terrified Ill have ppd again. I had to take anti-depressants. It was terrifying. I was unhappy, and it was suppose to be the happiest time of my life and I couldn't figure out why I was in such a dark place. My mother called and reported it to my doctor who had me come in asap. I was evaluated and put on antidepressants immediately. Thankfully it went away!

That Girl. 2 kids; Florida 4109 posts
Nov 2nd '12
Quoting baking my bun:" ty."


Anytime. If im not called a b***h once a week I feel like I'm missing something.

*A&N's Mama* 2 kids; Halifax, Nova Scotia 4627 posts
Nov 2nd '12
Quoting That Girl.:" Man I'm terrified Ill have ppd again. I had to take anti-depressants. It was terrifying. I was unhappy, ... [snip!] ... it to my doctor who had me come in asap. I was evaluated and put on antidepressants immediately. Thankfully it went away!"


Did you happen to breastfeed?
I've heard people who have had it before are at risk to have it again. I didn't take anything for it :/ I'm gonna bf this lo but if that comes back, I wonder if they have anti depressants you can take while breastfeeding?? :/

Lolalaloosh 1 child; Plymouth, United Kingdom 1649 posts
Nov 2nd '12
Quoting That Girl.:" Anytime. If im not called a b***h once a week I feel like I'm missing something."


Well, we all have odd fetishes I suppose.

Chris-Jenay Fuller Due January 9 (boy); Japan 2 posts
Nov 2nd '12

U can't rush it but ur doing the rite thing excerise, hv sex & relax...the baby will c*m whn he is rdy...bless u & ur baby

That Girl. 2 kids; Florida 4109 posts
Nov 2nd '12
Quoting NevviesMom:" Did you happen to breastfeed? I've heard people who have had it before are at risk to have it again. ... [snip!] ... it :/ I'm gonna bf this lo but if that comes back, I wonder if they have anti depressants you can take while breastfeeding?? :/"


I attempted but failed. I did pump for a week before getting prescribed anti depressants. I'm pretty sure there is something to take while bf,