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*ETA*My confession: My baby was born "early" on purpose.

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My DS is now 6 months old and this is the first time I've ever admitted this; he was 4 weeks early and I made myself go into labor. He's my 2nd, and I was 36 weeks. I was miserable, HUGE, I was already 2 cm dilated and 70% effaced at my OB appt the day before I decided to drink castor oil. OB said it was probably going to be weeks before DS was here, but my body could just tell he was ready. I'd been having contractions off and on for weeks. I'd heard about it, and after doing some research online, I figured what the hell. I got off work, bought some castor oil, mixed 2oz of it with 4 oz of orange juice and slammed it. Worst thing I've ever tasted.

I started having strong contractions about 4 hours later, and about 16 hours later I was holding my perfectly healthy, 8 lb 1 oz baby boy!

OB said I was lucky to not have gone another 4 weeks or he'd have been over 10 lbs and I wouldn't have been able to deliver vaginally. She's pretty sure they had my due date wrong.

I know it's stupid to rush your baby's birth and I don't suggest or recommend it to ANYONE. My husband still has no idea I did the castor oil.

There. There's my confession.

ETA; Because I'm not going to explain it 60 times, my OB didn't say it was IMPOSSIBLE to deliver a 10 lb baby. I'm well aware women do it all the time. However, *I* do not have a wide enough birth canal to barely accommodate an 8 lb baby, let alone 10 lbs. At 8 lbs 1 oz, delivery tore my pelvic floor muscle, tore my rectal muscle, I needed 40+ stitches, and broke my sons collar bone on the way out. My OB said had he gone another 4 weeks, I *PROBABLY* would've ended up with an emergency C section.
So I repeat, she never once told me no one in the history of the world has ever delivered a 10 lb baby, regardless of YOUR stature, YOUR experience, what you, your sister, your husbands long lost cousin was only 5'0" 90 lbs and gave birth to a 13 lb baby. Every woman's body is different and it makes me sad for the female race that this has to be explained.
Posted by Anonymous on Oct. 9, 2012 at 7:16 PM
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LadyBugMom09
by Platinum Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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You most certainly can deliver a 10 lb baby vaginally. Why do OBs say that???

But anyways, congrats that your baby was healthy.
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BeAuTiFuL.BLiSs
by Platinum Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 7:20 PM
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You were ready. You didn't cause it.
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Ms.Pteranodon
by Platinum Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 7:20 PM

I will keep the castro oil thing in mind ONCE I am full term and ready to pop. 

I plan on trying "natural" ways to induce after 37 weeks. My goal is to keep this baby under 10lbs so I can deliver vaginally. 

epoh
by The Enzyme Helicase on Oct. 9, 2012 at 7:20 PM
I really would love to carry a baby to term as well, though mine weren't quite as early as yours.

Quoting MrsRinehart2010:

 I couldnt imagine you know how many women would love to carry full term including my self?


Im not having any morebabies becuase I know I suffer from extreme preterm labor in all my pregnancys an start going into labor at 6m onths. My youngest was lucky enough to make it to 34 weeks :O(


Makes me sad to see women not enjoy thier pregnancy when some women work soo hard to keep thier pregnancys going for the safety of thier babies :O(


Okay my rant over an I guess to each thier own . luckly your baby came our okay!

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semamaearth
by Silver Member on Oct. 9, 2012 at 7:21 PM

exactly. not big deal

Quoting bowribbonmama:

You didn't make yourself go into labour, your body was ready.


Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Oct. 9, 2012 at 7:21 PM
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Well I'm not you. My DD (now almost 3) was also 2 weeks early. I feel like I knew my body was ready and I just sped the process along. I'm sorry you've had troubles carrying to term, I truly am, but I am not you, and your body is not mine. I did enjoy pregnancy, I just knew my body was ready.


Quoting MrsRinehart2010:

 I couldnt imagine you know how many women would love to carry full term including my self?


Im not having any morebabies becuase I know I suffer from extreme preterm labor in all my pregnancys an start going into labor at 6m onths. My youngest was lucky enough to make it to 34 weeks :O(


Makes me sad to see women not enjoy thier pregnancy when some women work soo hard to keep thier pregnancys going for the safety of thier babies :O(


Okay my rant over an I guess to each thier own . luckly your baby came our okay!


Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Oct. 9, 2012 at 7:21 PM
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If they had your due date wrong you didn't go into labor at 36 wks....

.thatsme.
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 7:21 PM
This. That crap only makes you have the Shits!

Quoting bowribbonmama:

You didn't make yourself go into labour, your body was ready.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Oct. 9, 2012 at 7:21 PM
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The castor oil didnt do it. I took it 3 times in huge doses and never went into labor at 40 weeks.
atyou
by on Oct. 9, 2012 at 7:22 PM
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Same here. =/

Quoting epoh:

I really would love to carry a baby to term as well, though mine weren't quite as early as yours.



Quoting MrsRinehart2010:

 I couldnt imagine you know how many women would love to carry full term including my self?



Im not having any morebabies becuase I know I suffer from extreme preterm labor in all my pregnancys an start going into labor at 6m onths. My youngest was lucky enough to make it to 34 weeks :O(



Makes me sad to see women not enjoy thier pregnancy when some women work soo hard to keep thier pregnancys going for the safety of thier babies :O(



Okay my rant over an I guess to each thier own . luckly your baby came our okay!

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