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Just waiting NatashaHarper 1 child; Guildford, United Kingdom 687 posts
20th Nov '12

Turned 38 weeks today and still no progress :/ i know she still has 2 weeks to bake but there's women on here at around 34/35 weeks being dilated 2/3/4cm and Im sat here with mine not even dropped any and no dilation



Been having a lot of braxton hicks and painful cramping not to mention the lack of sleep :/ just wish that the pains had been for something :/



Sigh

Emily Thorne 2 kids; Quetzaltenango, Guatemala 26302 posts
20th Nov '12

It will happen... I promise that the kid won't stay in there forever!! :D

NatashaHarper 1 child; Guildford, United Kingdom 687 posts
20th Nov '12

Haha feels like it though!
Feels as if I've been pregnant for ages! Haha

Bryelle's Mommy 1 child; Mt Clemens, Michigan 903 posts
20th Nov '12

I didn't dialate past one until they broke my water 24 hours into my labor!!

.MommaBug. 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Dayton, OH, United States 931 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting NatashaHarper:" Turned 38 weeks today and still no progress :/ i know she still has 2 weeks to bake but there's women ... [snip!] ... braxton hicks and painful cramping not to mention the lack of sleep :/ just wish that the pains had been for something :/ Sigh"


Don't be jealous of those other women. You're not even considered full-term until you're 36 weeks and pediatricians say healthy babies are born at 39 weeks + so relaxxx :) Every pregnancy is different, he/she will come when they're ready!

NatashaHarper 1 child; Guildford, United Kingdom 687 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting {{Expecting #3}}:</b>" Don't be jealous of those other women. You're not even considered full-term until you're 36 weeks and ... [snip!] ... say healthy babies are born at 39 weeks + so relaxxx :) Every pregnancy is different, he/she will come when they're ready!"</blockquote>




Thank you :)
yeah its just frustrating having a lot of cramping but no noticeable progress! At least she will be here way before Christmas, which is a plus :D

Two Princesses 2 kids; San Pedro, CA, United States 7196 posts
20th Nov '12
Quoting NatashaHarper:" Turned 38 weeks today and still no progress :/ i know she still has 2 weeks to bake but there's women ... [snip!] ... braxton hicks and painful cramping not to mention the lack of sleep :/ just wish that the pains had been for something :/ Sigh"


I know how you feel momma. I made absolutely no progress with my now two year old by 39 weeks.
My OB said he intended to induce at the 39 week mark due to pre-E, so I was scared because I knew no progress made the likelyhood my induction would fail higher.
As it turned out I required a c-section before I was induced.
but some women dilate in a matter of hours, so don't be too worried just yet. Hang in there momma. Almost there.

Elysia Skye 1 child; Adelaide, Australia 160 posts
20th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting NatashaHarper:</b>" Turned 38 weeks today and still no progress :/ i know she still has 2 weeks to bake but there's women ... [snip!] ... braxton hicks and painful cramping not to mention the lack of sleep :/ just wish that the pains had been for something :/ Sigh"</blockquote>




I never got checked, I didn't see the need for it. (didn't want to get dissapointed)
But I didn't make it past 38 weeks with my LO. (:

NatashaHarper 1 child; Guildford, United Kingdom 687 posts
21st Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Two Princesses:</b>" I know how you feel momma. I made absolutely no progress with my now two year old by 39 weeks. My OB ... [snip!] ... I was induced. but some women dilate in a matter of hours, so don't be too worried just yet. Hang in there momma. Almost there."</blockquote>




Thank you! Just hoping that she makes some sort of progress before the doctors sort talking induction! :)

Two Princesses 2 kids; San Pedro, CA, United States 7196 posts
22nd Nov '12
Quoting NatashaHarper:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Two Princesses:</b>" I know how you feel momma. I made absolutely ... [snip!] ... Thank you! Just hoping that she makes some sort of progress before the doctors sort talking induction! :)"



I know how scary the idea of induction can be.
You can do nipple stimulation, sex, and some other things to try and naturally get things going.
Due keep me posted. :)

NatashaHarper 1 child; Guildford, United Kingdom 687 posts
22nd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Two Princesses:</b>" I know how scary the idea of induction can be. You can do nipple stimulation, sex, and some other things to try and naturally get things going. Due keep me posted. :)"</blockquote>




Yeah tried nipple stimulation, sex and walking... all just give me mild cramping that is constant and lasts for a few hours but that's it really.
got my midwife appointment tomorrow so will ask her if i have dilated or not :D

Two Princesses 2 kids; San Pedro, CA, United States 7196 posts
22nd Nov '12
Quoting NatashaHarper:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Two Princesses:</b>" I know how scary the idea of induction ... [snip!] ... lasts for a few hours but that's it really. got my midwife appointment tomorrow so will ask her if i have dilated or not :D"



Here's something that may be able to help:
http://www.ehow.com/how_5006394_do-maternity-acupressure.html
Let me know if that helps. :)

NatashaHarper 1 child; Guildford, United Kingdom 687 posts
22nd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Two Princesses:</b>" Here's something that may be able to help: http://www.ehow.com/how_5006394_do-maternity-acupressure.html Let me know if that helps. :)"</blockquote>



Thanks! I will get my partner to give it a try :D

Two Princesses 2 kids; San Pedro, CA, United States 7196 posts
22nd Nov '12
Quoting NatashaHarper:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Two Princesses:</b>" Here's something that may be able to ... [snip!] ... Let me know if that helps. :)"</blockquote> Thanks! I will get my partner to give it a try :D"



Since nipple stimulation and sex have stimulated miner
results, this might work well for you.
Didn't work for me because my body refused to dialate or contract.
but it has worked wonders for many.

NatashaHarper 1 child; Guildford, United Kingdom 687 posts
22nd Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Two Princesses:</b>" Since nipple stimulation and sex have stimulated miner results, this might work well for you. Didn't work for me because my body refused to dialate or contract. but it has worked wonders for many."</blockquote>




Thanks :D excited to try it now :)