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Labor sooner than EDD?? de--activated Andorra 715 posts
29th Nov '12

I'm 35wks 2dys at the moment and my family feels I'm going to have the baby sooner than my EDD. I've been drinking RRL capsules 2x a day, alfalfa tablets 2x a day, and soon going to start taking the L6W tincture (last six weeks) ;all recommended by my MW. I have been getting BH's or I think so... I feel walking for 30 mins once or twice a week is also doing it's part but how do I exactly know when it's time? is it normal for me to have the runs? I don't think she'll be here like preemie soon just before the 40wk mark. Everyone feels she's going to come on Dec 25th, my mothers bday which I'm not happy about but I'll be turning 39wks on that day. Any advice?

Ashley N Oliver Due December 11 (boy); 35 kids; Phoenix, Arizona 321 posts
29th Nov '12

You really don't know. I've had regular contractions for months and pain n pressure. Never went into labor by myself with none of my boys. I would say when you start having regular painful contractions every couple minutes. That's when most know. Everyone is different. Gl

Tash+1 1 child; Canton, Ohio 7839 posts
29th Nov '12

From the beginning, i've said that DD would come around dec 9th, and not make it to her due date. Sure enough, i found out today that they are inducing me on the 12th. Not exactly the same, but the feeling is. She very well come before her due date!

MunchkinWrangler 4 kids; Rīga, Latvia 46840 posts
29th Nov '12

Family thinking she will be early really doesn't mean anything. You could be dilated a couple cm, have BH's all day long and still have a baby overdue. You never know.



I knew it was time with my last two when my water broke... Lol. But with my first I knew because the contractions feel totally different thank BH ones. And I just felt all around different that day. I can't explain it... You just know. Your body tells you.

κατι 1 child; Memphis, Tennessee 3143 posts
29th Nov '12

The baby will come when it's ready :D

scgALusc 3 kids; South Carolina 1715 posts
29th Nov '12

I thought from the day two pink lines showed up, that my LO would be here @ 38weeks. Idk why I felt like that, just did. My 3rd pregnancy, and I had babies back to back so I was sure. Been having BH from 20+wks, drinking RRLT, using EPO and walking/exercise ball since 36w. I'm currently 40w4d.

iLL-Legal Unicorn Alien 3 kids; New York, TX, United States 37137 posts
29th Nov '12

I mean, me first two were at least a couple of days early, so I just KNEW my third was going to be early too...specially since I did things I didn't do with my first two, like take EPO...and on top of that I started dilating earlier, started having contractions earlier...



Technically I was right...she was one day really...the latest any of my kids have been.

Ashley Jean ♥ 34 kids; Dry Ridge, Kentucky 12391 posts
29th Nov '12

I don't know anything about thinking the baby will come early....because my son came at 34 weeks without warning. The only way I knew he was coming, was at 4 a.m when I stood up and thought I pee'd my pants. My water broke. No contractions or anything until about 2 hours later.

de--activated Andorra 715 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting scgALusc:" I thought from the day two pink lines showed up, that my LO would be here @ 38weeks. Idk why I felt like ... [snip!] ... so I was sure. Been having BH from 20+wks, drinking RRLT, using EPO and walking/exercise ball since 36w. I'm currently 40w4d."


I know taking all this extra pills/exercise isn't going to bring her sooner but maybe it will make labor a bit easier to deal with is what I'm thinking... I'm getting impatient but I do want her to bake and come out healthy.... it's almost a year lol

de--activated Andorra 715 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Ashley Jean ♥:" I don't know anything about thinking the baby will come early....because my son came at 34 weeks without ... [snip!] ... at 4 a.m when I stood up and thought I pee'd my pants. My water broke. No contractions or anything until about 2 hours later. "


Some times I feel I'm going to piss myself but that's just my bladder being full haha I'm scared my water will break unexpected like at the mall or something and I won't have time to head to the birthing center depending how strong contractions are... at least the water breaking will be a sure sign of labor.

de--activated Andorra 715 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting MunchkinWrangler:" Family thinking she will be early really doesn't mean anything. You could be dilated a couple cm, have ... [snip!] ... thank BH ones. And I just felt all around different that day. I can't explain it... You just know. Your body tells you."


I really hope for that feeling when it's the big day.. I know every mother is different so let's see how this goes. I'm so anxious and the baby seems more restless than usual, I can actually feel her little fingers scratching my insides!

de--activated Andorra 715 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting Ashley N Oliver:" You really don't know. I've had regular contractions for months and pain n pressure. Never went into ... [snip!] ... say when you start having regular painful contractions every couple minutes. That's when most know. Everyone is different. Gl"


Thanks I'm going to look out for that but, I find the timing of contractions a bit diffficult because I feel so many pains I don't know what contractions really feel like. Sometimes I get pain on my stomach and it feels like gas but stronger, other times I feel it below like really strong cramps from a period.. I just breathe through them.

scgALusc 3 kids; South Carolina 1715 posts
29th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting grizzy:</b>" I know taking all this extra pills/exercise isn't going to bring her sooner but maybe it will make labor ... [snip!] ... with is what I'm thinking... I'm getting impatient but I do want her to bake and come out healthy.... it's almost a year lol"</blockquote>




I am hoping for a faster and easier labor also... I kinda freak though when people say they drank RRLT and their labors are under 2hrs haha...

de--activated Andorra 715 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting scgALusc:" <blockquote><b>Quoting grizzy:</b>" I know taking all this extra pills exercise isn't ... [snip!] ... a faster and easier labor also... I kinda freak though when people say they drank RRLT and their labors are under 2hrs haha..."


I also heard that! the pushing process is faster and the labor isn't as long. So we'll see!

TRISHA =] 2 kids; California 3368 posts
1st Dec '12

Red raspberry leaf tea right? I heard it helps tone and make labor easier, Where do you get that at?