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Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 22910 posts
status 9th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mbowman:</b>" I had my twins at 31 weeks. Which was certainly not of our choosing. Actually, if you've ever had a vbac, ... [snip!] ... I left work early just because I couldn't do my job anymore. At this point this little kiddo is just packing on the pounds."</blockquote>



Lungs could easily be under developed

BeccaSauraus 1 child; Baton Rouge, Louisiana 1883 posts
9th Mar '13
Quoting mbowman:" I had my twins at 31 weeks. Which was certainly not of our choosing. Actually, if you've ever had a vbac, ... [snip!] ... I left work early just because I couldn't do my job anymore. At this point this little kiddo is just packing on the pounds."

You don't know that for a fact. Some babies are born at 37 weeks and die because their lungs aren't fully developed.

Amanduuuh Due March 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Texas 4268 posts
status 9th Mar '13

You know you could still have 5 weeks left? Depending on the doctor. Just wait. I'd be doing everything possible to have a healthy baby than forcing baby out for my comfort. Everyone knows the end of pregnancy sucks. I HAD to be induced at 37&4. My DD wasn't ready- hadn't dropped, no dilation, nothing. Thankfully I delivered a healthy baby, but still. I was so scared. You'll be fine.
And tell your husband to shut up.

Elle&Cole 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Rio Rancho, NM, United States 22910 posts
status 9th Mar '13

If dd had been born at 37 weeks she would have been in the nicu

CRSx2Mommy 18 kids; North Carolina 3475 posts
9th Mar '13

I'm pretty miserable too but it's almost over! just wait it out. Don't rush baby. It's too early!

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
9th Mar '13

I used to hate when women would harp on women about this, when I was pregnant. But I just had my LO 15 days ago. I went through the worst pelvic/hip pains. They were coming closer together and grinding instead of separating. I Refused to get induced even though I had one broken, and one dislocated rib. She I went 42 weeks almost to the day. (One day off) and I had to really be convinced to go through with the c-section. Because of the hip problem, she wouldn't have fit. That's how bad it was and I stuck it out for my childs health. It really is important. And any doctor who makes the comment about packing on pound before you're FULL term meaning 40+ weeks. Is a crock. The first time I heard that I was 41 weeks. and she was just packing on the pounds. Btw she was estimated almost 10 lbs. She was 8.3 lbs. Don't rush it. I miss being pregnant really bad, my belly and pains included it's strange.

carmenisa Due June 6; 3 kids; Virginia 1501 posts
10th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:</b>" If dd had been born at 37 weeks she would have been in the nicu"</blockquote>




That is not true. I labored naturally with all my babies being born at 36 weeks, 36 wk 5 days and 36 wk 6 days and the only one of my jids who spent time in the nicu was my son who was born exactly at 36 weeks, I labored naturally with him and was admitted at almost 6 cm dialated with him their was no stopping that labor but he spent 7 days in there. My other 2 who were born at 36 wk 5 day and 6 day were perfectly healthy they were also girls. We spent the 2 mandatory days in the hospital then went home.im having a girl again and will have my bag packed as soon as I hit 36 wks bc with 3 of my kids before born at that time ill be ready for this one between 36-37 wks but I also had all vaginal births two of those being natural. For someone having a vbac tho id be super careful and defintley not rush it.

UhmAmber 1 child; Texas 2415 posts
10th Mar '13
Quoting carmenisa:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Elliot Grace's Mama:</b>" If dd had been born at 37 weeks she ... [snip!] ... had all vaginal births two of those being natural. For someone having a vbac tho id be super careful and defintley not rush it."


so your babies were safe to come out at those times, but most babies are not ready at that time.

mbowman Due March 29; 2 kids; Sylvan Lake, Alberta 21 posts
11th Mar '13

So here is my update. I've been having contractions since after I posted. I did not do anything to start them. I had a eucalyptus bath, which is to help ease pain and I was trying to get rid of the remainder of a cold. They went through the night into yesterday, strong and 5 minutes apart. I called my midwife and she said to wait it out since I've already had a round of false labour at 36 weeks. Today they were stronger and went to 3 min apart. Needless to say we went to the hospital... I am dilated to just over 1 cm. I could be into another 3 weeks of this or just a few more days. I asked bluntly and told her about how done I am feeling, if what I was doing was safe. She said that it's still natural and if a warm bath helps move it along or eases pain then, what's the harm. She also pointed out that a doctor would have just scheduled me for a procedure. I asked about the safety of the baby and development, this is my body doing this and the baby will come when it's ready, whether it's 37 weeks, or 40. For those of you who have really just put me down and not been a support for a mother who's never done this part before, maybe you should look inside yourself. Plus, if you're going to "advise" me then maybe you should have done research first. I feel this way because it's where I'm at in my pregnancy, 6 weeks 3 days more then what I went through in my forced c-section at 31 weeks with my twins. As for whether this "qualifies" me to be a parent or even pregnant in the first place, every pregnancy is different from child to child, woman to woman, the important part is that this child is wanted and loved and will know it every day of it's life. If I wanted to "kick my child out" I would have already scheduled the c-section. I'm exhausted, I want to play with my kids again, to walk a block and not hurt, sleep any which way I want and most importantly be able to make love to my husband. That is why I'm ready to be done. Have a problem with this? Bite your tongue and move on. I was looking for understanding in feeling done and ready to be done. The not wanting to go days on end of what I've had to deal with for the last 3 days, with not knowing when it's going to end. PS the NICU doesn't scare me, I did it for 7 weeks with 2 babies, born weighing 2 lbs 4 oz and 3 lbs 15 oz. I know this little one, if it ends up there, it's a few days if that not almost 2 months.

Amber n dave Due August 28; 3 kids; Wisconsin 2690 posts
12th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mbowman:</b>" So here is my update. I've been having contractions since after I posted. I did not do anything to start ... [snip!] ... weighing 2 lbs 4 oz and 3 lbs 15 oz. I know this little one, if it ends up there, it's a few days if that not almost 2 months."</blockquote>




My body decided it was time to go into labor at 30 weeks with my dd. She was in no way ready to come.

Amanduuuh Due March 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Texas 4268 posts
status 12th Mar '13

"Most importantly make love to my husband." You are supposed to wait 6 weeks for that anyways. How about "most importantly have a healthy baby that comes when ready."
Good luck. I hope you and your baby are both happy and healthy and the end of this- and hope you can get your love making on ASAP :roll:

Kelsey1987 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Utah 745 posts
12th Mar '13

My daughter was born at 38 weeks 2 days and died 6 days later...hope that makes you think before trying to have that baby early :-(

Mum to Adam+Jacob 3 kids; Turkey 1549 posts
13th Mar '13
Quoting mbowman:" I am 37 weeks today!! Hurray! Is it bad that I want to try everything I can to naturally induce labour? ... [snip!] ... for it to be successful. I'm just so done being pregnant I miss being in control of my body and eating the foods I love. "


I'm 37 + 2, for once I hope I'm late as we are moving house next week (shit timing) just sit and wait as frustrating as it is being so close, it is really worth the wait :))

mbowman Due March 29; 2 kids; Sylvan Lake, Alberta 21 posts
14th Mar '13
Quoting Kelsey Gilmer:" My daughter was born at 38 weeks 2 days and died 6 days later...hope that makes you think before trying to have that baby early :-("



I'm sorry for your loss. I'm sure gestational time wasn't the only factor in you daughter dying. Why would you say something like that? Are you seriously wishing that I go through the same thing? Seems spiteful to say something like that.

Amanduuuh Due March 17; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Texas 4268 posts
status 14th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting mbowman:</b>" I'm sorry for your loss. I'm sure gestational time wasn't the only factor in you daughter dying. Why ... [snip!] ... say something like that? Are you seriously wishing that I go through the same thing? Seems spiteful to say something like that."</blockquote>




Wtf are you talking about? She said nothing even remotely close to that.