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I am 40+4 weeks today and I have an appointment at hospital this week. I am worried they will want to induce me. I will not allow them to induce me before 42wks unless there is a sound medical reason. I'm just wondering what I can do to help this baby along? I had an all natural vaginal birth with my DD 5. This time around I'm quite anxious about labour and I'm wondering if that might be why labour hasn't started. I know bub will come when he is ready I'm just finding this waiting game hard. DD was born at 40+ 1. So any advice from you all would be appreciated

**** Thanks ladies. I have no intention of allowing them to induce. I'm just concerned because for weeks I have been having stabbing pains in my cervix, which I assumed was it dilating but since my due date that has all seemed to have stopped. Has anybody else experienced these pains and know what they are for sure? They were happening every day?
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by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 5:47 PM
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Sarah725
by Group Mod - Sarah on Jan. 6, 2013 at 8:23 PM
Hope baby comes soon for you.
cpflum08
by on Jan. 6, 2013 at 9:17 PM
Oh hugs mama, I was single with my first. It was hard till she came then I was happy and in love:)


Quoting Evelynrosser:

I agree. I'm just not good at waiting lol. Sex isn't an option as baby's dad didn't want baby so I'm on my own. Could be why I'm so anxious....




Quoting cpflum08:

My 3rd was born the latest at 41.1 weeks. She was also my smallest baby. They come when they want to because only they know when it's time:)





You could have sex to help soften your cervix:)


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Evelynrosser
by on Jan. 7, 2013 at 2:21 AM
I didn't know this but I do have a few friends that were overdue with their boys :)


Quoting cemcnair:

Also, baby boys tend to need to cook a bit longer because their lungs don't develop as fast! Hang in there!

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Evelynrosser
by on Jan. 7, 2013 at 2:22 AM
Thanks :) me too!!


Quoting Sarah725:

Hope baby comes soon for you.

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Evelynrosser
by on Jan. 7, 2013 at 2:24 AM
Thanks. I am already a single mother to my beautiful DD 5, I have raised her alone since she was 3 months old. Just hard going through whole pregnancy and emotions alone


Quoting cpflum08:

Oh hugs mama, I was single with my first. It was hard till she came then I was happy and in love:)




Quoting Evelynrosser:

I agree. I'm just not good at waiting lol. Sex isn't an option as baby's dad didn't want baby so I'm on my own. Could be why I'm so anxious....






Quoting cpflum08:

My 3rd was born the latest at 41.1 weeks. She was also my smallest baby. They come when they want to because only they know when it's time:)







You could have sex to help soften your cervix:)



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xredstarsx
by on Jan. 7, 2013 at 2:25 AM
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I hope it goes smoothly for you. I am anxious too. I am 41 weeks 3 days now.
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catholicmamamia
by on Jan. 7, 2013 at 2:30 AM

Hang in there! 

catholicmamamia
by on Jan. 7, 2013 at 2:31 AM

((hugs)) 

Evelynrosser
by on Jan. 7, 2013 at 4:18 AM
Thanks
I was due on 3rd :) you?


Quoting xredstarsx:

I hope it goes smoothly for you. I am anxious too. I am 41 weeks 3 days now.

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Evelynrosser
by on Jan. 7, 2013 at 4:18 AM
Thanks ;)


Quoting catholicmamamia:

((hugs)) 


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