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I am officially overdue!

imagenimagen Posts: 343Registered Users
So Easter came and went and no baby yet! I'm kind of glad I got through this weekend though, now my calendar is empty and I don't have to worry about missing anything if this baby is born now. I'm getting a wee bit anxious, I have the baby clothes washed, co-sleeper is up, car seat is in, now I'm just trying to keep myself busy so I don't drive myself crazy obsessing over every twinge! Obviously I opted not to be induced, I would rather let nature take its course, but my next appointment is tomorrow and if they pushed for an induction so much before I was even due I'm afraid what I will have to go up against when I see the doctor. Of course I'll only wait so long before I give in, I'll probably consider it next week sometime if she doesn't decide to come before then, but boy do I hope she does! I'm trying some "natural methods" ( :wink: ) but we'll see how well it works!

If you can spare some labor vibes I would surely appreciate them! I don't want to rush her, but I am ready!
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  • inheritedcurlsinheritedcurls Posts: 2,954Registered Users
    LABOR VIBES!!! LABOR VIBES!!!


    Hehehehe...you may be wishing differently soon. :D

    Hang in there Imagen...your little one will be here soon!!!
  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    Did someone say Eggplant Parm?
  • SpiderSpider Posts: 3,380Registered Users
    I was thinking about you on Saturday ( my original due date!) and wondering if anything happened over the weekend.

    Sending labor vibes your way!! :wink:
    Don't let your heart be broken. Let it love.
  • M2LRM2LR Posts: 8,630Registered Users
    Where did my post go?

    I sent labor vibes earlier!!! Sending more now!!! :)
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  • WileE-DeadWileE-Dead Banned Posts: 24,963Banned Users
    medussa wrote:
    Did someone say Eggplant Parm?
    :lol:
    S-e-x...:dunno:
    
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  • DarkAngelDarkAngel Posts: 2,671Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Evening Primrose Oil! I started using it two days before my water broke. Coinidence? I think not!
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    "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -- Theodor Seuss Geisel
  • imagenimagen Posts: 343Registered Users
    Thanks for the vibes guys! :wink:

    Medussa, it's funny that you say that, because I mentioned the eggplant parm thing to my mom and told her sometime this week we should get everyone together and make it! It couldn't hurt, right? If it doesn't work atleast it will make for a good meal!

    Wile..lets just say my husband it benefitting from the "natural methods" of which I speak. :lol: I think S-e-x helped to put me into labor with my son, but if it is having any benefitial effect on me this time it isn't obvious. I'll keep at it though, atleast hubby is getting it while he still can!

    DarkAngel, how did you use the evening primrose oil?
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  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Posts: 5,297Registered Users
    Ugh, I'm already having such a hard time having sex in my "position". I couldn't imagine doing it when I was overdue!

    Good luck to ya! I hope you go soon!!
    ~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

    Please excuse any typos. For the time being, we are blaming it on my computer.
  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    good ju-ju to you
  • imagenimagen Posts: 343Registered Users
    babywavy wrote:
    Ugh, I'm already having such a hard time having sex in my "position". I couldn't imagine doing it when I was overdue!

    Good luck to ya! I hope you go soon!!

    Babywavy trust me..sex, if that is what you can call it at this point, is a pathetic and pitiful sight, and I'm sorry I have to witness it! :lol: As I've said in a previous post, sex at this point has nothing to do with having a good time, I totally have an alterior motive! In the very least I'm happy that my husband is still getting some, and somehow is still enjoying it, but I have to question at this point who he is imagining! :lol:

    Thanks for the vibes guys, keep them coming!
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  • Oregano  (formerly babywavy)Oregano (formerly babywavy) Posts: 5,297Registered Users
    imagen wrote:
    babywavy wrote:
    Ugh, I'm already having such a hard time having sex in my "position". I couldn't imagine doing it when I was overdue!

    Good luck to ya! I hope you go soon!!

    Babywavy trust me..sex, if that is what you can call it at this point, is a pathetic and pitiful sight, and I'm sorry I have to witness it! :lol: As I've said in a previous post, sex at this point has nothing to do with having a good time, I totally have an alterior motive! In the very least I'm happy that my husband is still getting some, and somehow is still enjoying it, but I have to question at this point who he is imagining! :lol:

    Thanks for the vibes guys, keep them coming!


    :lol: Oh, this cracked me up. Ya, it's sad. You really HAVE to be in love with someone to put up with them being pregnant for 9 months!! :lol:
    ~ the artist formerly known as babywavy ~

    Please excuse any typos. For the time being, we are blaming it on my computer.
  • DarkAngelDarkAngel Posts: 2,671Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Imagen, you can swallow the capsules but they are most effective if you insert them vaginally. Even better if you can actually get the oil on your cervix.
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    "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind." -- Theodor Seuss Geisel
  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    imagen wrote:
    babywavy wrote:
    Ugh, I'm already having such a hard time having sex in my "position". I couldn't imagine doing it when I was overdue!

    Good luck to ya! I hope you go soon!!

    Babywavy trust me..sex, if that is what you can call it at this point, is a pathetic and pitiful sight, and I'm sorry I have to witness it! :lol: As I've said in a previous post, sex at this point has nothing to do with having a good time, I totally have an alterior motive! In the very least I'm happy that my husband is still getting some, and somehow is still enjoying it, but I have to question at this point who he is imagining! :lol:

    Thanks for the vibes guys, keep them coming!

    :lol: OMG! True, true! I shudder at the thought of those days when we were late and trying to get it on, to help with labor.

    Yep, I've decided I'm going to try EPO, raspberry tea and some eggplant parm if I'm late again. :lol:
  • shellibeanshellibean Posts: 4,500Registered Users
    My poor husband (and me) have been sexually deprived for a looooooooong time!!! First, I was scared to have sex b/c I was scared it would hurt the baby or cause a miscarriage or something. Then, once I was finally okay with it, he left for Iraq, and by the time he gets back, I seriously doubt it will be what he has been imagining! Poor guy!!! We better tke advantage of sex when he gets home though (for te few weeks before the baby comes). How long do you have to wait afterwards??? Nevermind-don't answer that- I will start a poll.
    A closed mind is a wonderful thing to lose.

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  • shellibeanshellibean Posts: 4,500Registered Users
    My poor husband (and me) have been sexually deprived for a looooooooong time!!! First, I was scared to have sex b/c I was scared it would hurt the baby or cause a miscarriage or something. Then, once I was finally okay with it, he left for Iraq, and by the time he gets back, I seriously doubt it will be what he has been imagining! Poor guy!!! We better tke advantage of sex when he gets home though (for te few weeks before the baby comes). How long do you have to wait afterwards??? Nevermind-don't answer that- I will start a poll.
    A closed mind is a wonderful thing to lose.

    "...you could have a turd on your head and no one would notice."~Subbrock

    "I had an imaginary puppy, but my grandpa ate him."~Bailey
  • shellibeanshellibean Posts: 4,500Registered Users
    My poor husband (and me) have been sexually deprived for a looooooooong time!!! First, I was scared to have sex b/c I was scared it would hurt the baby or cause a miscarriage or something. Then, once I was finally okay with it, he left for Iraq, and by the time he gets back, I seriously doubt it will be what he has been imagining! Poor guy!!! We better tke advantage of sex when he gets home though (for te few weeks before the baby comes). How long do you have to wait afterwards??? Nevermind-don't answer that- I will start a poll.
    A closed mind is a wonderful thing to lose.

    "...you could have a turd on your head and no one would notice."~Subbrock

    "I had an imaginary puppy, but my grandpa ate him."~Bailey
  • geekygeeky Posts: 4,995Registered Users
    medussa wrote:
    :lol: OMG! True, true! I shudder at the thought of those days when we were late and trying to get it on, to help with labor.

    Yep, I've decided I'm going to try EPO, raspberry tea and some eggplant parm if I'm late again. :lol:

    Last time around my midwives had me starting on the EPO at around 36 weeks. I took once capsule by mouth and one inside the lady bidness, daily. I think it takes some time for it to soften the cervix.
    To Trenell, MizKerri and geeky:
    I pray none of you ever has to live in a communist state.

    Geeky is my hero. She's the true badass. The badass who doesn't even need to be a badass. There aren't enough O's in cool to describe her.
  • imagenimagen Posts: 343Registered Users
    geeky wrote:
    medussa wrote:
    :lol: OMG! True, true! I shudder at the thought of those days when we were late and trying to get it on, to help with labor.

    Yep, I've decided I'm going to try EPO, raspberry tea and some eggplant parm if I'm late again. :lol:

    Last time around my midwives had me starting on the EPO at around 36 weeks. I took once capsule by mouth and one inside the lady bidness, daily. I think it takes some time for it to soften the cervix.

    See, my problem isn't that my cervix isn't soft, last week I was about 95% effaced, I'm just sticking to 2 cm dialated and won't budge, plus I've felt that my water would break at any moment but it hasn't like with my previous pregnancy. It doesn't seem like there is anything homeopathic that will help with dialation, just ripening of the cervix. Maybe I've just exhausted all my natural methods? Well, we will see what the doc says today, now that I am overdue I may consider induction, although I am still pretty hesitant.
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  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    How far along are you? I went 41 weeks with #1 and 40w6d with #2.

    Have you tried going to the mall and doing some window shopping? Take your mom with you. It'l keep you busy and might bring on some contractions.
  • geekygeeky Posts: 4,995Registered Users
    imagen wrote:
    geeky wrote:
    medussa wrote:
    :lol: OMG! True, true! I shudder at the thought of those days when we were late and trying to get it on, to help with labor.

    Yep, I've decided I'm going to try EPO, raspberry tea and some eggplant parm if I'm late again. :lol:

    Last time around my midwives had me starting on the EPO at around 36 weeks. I took once capsule by mouth and one inside the lady bidness, daily. I think it takes some time for it to soften the cervix.

    See, my problem isn't that my cervix isn't soft, last week I was about 95% effaced, I'm just sticking to 2 cm dialated and won't budge, plus I've felt that my water would break at any moment but it hasn't like with my previous pregnancy. It doesn't seem like there is anything homeopathic that will help with dialation, just ripening of the cervix. Maybe I've just exhausted all my natural methods? Well, we will see what the doc says today, now that I am overdue I may consider induction, although I am still pretty hesitant.

    I'm not a medical professional, so I am not recommending this, but I have heard of midwives using castor oil as a natural induction method. If the cervix is soft and the body is more or less ready, it has been know to help get things started. It also gives you god-awful diarrhea and cramps, though.
    You ought to read up on Bishop's Scores before your next visit and ask the doctor what your is before consenting to the induction. If you do agree to the induction you can also ask that once contractions are established they stop giving you pitocin and see if you can continue on your own.

    Good luck.
    To Trenell, MizKerri and geeky:
    I pray none of you ever has to live in a communist state.

    Geeky is my hero. She's the true badass. The badass who doesn't even need to be a badass. There aren't enough O's in cool to describe her.
  • medussamedussa Posts: 12,993Registered Users
    geeky wrote:
    imagen wrote:
    geeky wrote:
    medussa wrote:
    :lol: OMG! True, true! I shudder at the thought of those days when we were late and trying to get it on, to help with labor.

    Yep, I've decided I'm going to try EPO, raspberry tea and some eggplant parm if I'm late again. :lol:

    Last time around my midwives had me starting on the EPO at around 36 weeks. I took once capsule by mouth and one inside the lady bidness, daily. I think it takes some time for it to soften the cervix.

    See, my problem isn't that my cervix isn't soft, last week I was about 95% effaced, I'm just sticking to 2 cm dialated and won't budge, plus I've felt that my water would break at any moment but it hasn't like with my previous pregnancy. It doesn't seem like there is anything homeopathic that will help with dialation, just ripening of the cervix. Maybe I've just exhausted all my natural methods? Well, we will see what the doc says today, now that I am overdue I may consider induction, although I am still pretty hesitant.

    I'm not a medical professional, so I am not recommending this, but I have heard of midwives using castor oil as a natural induction method. If the cervix is soft and the body is more or less ready, it has been know to help get things started. It also gives you god-awful diarrhea and cramps, though.

    This is one of the reasons I avoided it, even though my midwife gave me the option. I've also read about some complications related to taking castor oil, such as an increased risk of fetal distress due to dehydration via diarrhea.
  • cajuncurlscajuncurls Posts: 270Registered Users
    Sending prayers for an easy delivery and a healthy baby!!!
    Did you do it for love? Did you do it for money? Did you do it for spite? Did you think you had to, honey?
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  • sarah42sarah42 Posts: 4,034Registered Users
    Sending labor vibes.... :lol: :lol:

    Welcome to my (former) world! Labor with DS started the night I finished an important project for work..... (Almost 2 weeks past the due date :shock: )I believe that my body held out until that point so that I could get my work done first!
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  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    I'm not a medical professional, so I am not recommending this, but I have heard of midwives using castor oil as a natural induction method. If the cervix is soft and the body is more or less ready, it has been know to help get things started. It also gives you god-awful diarrhea and cramps, though.


    I self-induced with castor oil with my last baby (because my BP was rising and I was going to risk out of my homebirth if it went any higher). It wasn't god-awful...just mild. It started labor a few hours later.
  • subbrocksubbrock Posts: 8,212Registered Users
    God bless your soul...

    baby, its time for you to come out!!