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Q&A: Dealing with late pregnancy?

I'm going absolutely crazy waiting for this baby to come out. Is there anything I can do?

Re: I'm going absolutely crazy waiting for this baby to come out. Is there anything I can do?

The Bump Expert

Here’s an answer you won’t like: Not really. Home remedies, from walking to sex to spicy food to mopping the kitchen floor, are harmless -- but most often ineffective. Other strategies (think herbal supplements, nipple stimulation and castor oil) can work, but might bring on killer contractions that can be dangerous to your baby and super-painful to you. Don't try anything without your midwife or doctor’s advice. Most doctors will recommend inducing labor by 41 or 42 weeks, so the end is in sight.

You’ve heard it before, but we’ll say it again: Use this time to take care of you, before you have to take care of baby. Sleep, read, go to the movies -- anything that distracts you from the Big Waiting Game. Oh, and it’s a good idea to turn off the ringer on your phone and let voice mail take the calls. Nothing’s more annoying right now than 101 calls asking where that baby is.

Q&A: Dealing with late pregnancy?

Well said...

mazzloree |

Q&A: Dealing with late pregnancy?

Agreed! I am getting really tired of people saying to walk or eat spicy food or do this and do that because, "it worked for me." Well, I'm beginning to realize that it was probably just a coincidence that they went into labor right around the time they did those things because none of it works for me and I am tired of even trying. I will admit that I have even been stooping as low as to try and bribe this baby to come on out! Lol!

AGSkelton |

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I am right there with you. I am having my husband and children field the phone calls and texts - have done all those "suggestions" - even hiked up a 4 mile mountain (felt wonderful but wouldn't recommend it to some :) and no baby yet. I'm beginning to think that this will never happen. And the waiting! I keep anticipating the labor pains and have even welcomed the upcoming "ouch"!! I was induced with my first and that was a horrible experience; had my second very quickly without difficulty; and now 7 1/2 years later, I'm worried my body forgot what to do! So fellow "due" mommies, I am with you - this stinks! I just want to hold her and give her kisses on her sweet little head!

eto22 |

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I feel the same way! I am so tired of ppl making suggestions and taking bets as to when she will get here! At first it was kinda cute now it is just annoying! I just want my baby here so I can hold her and see her little face! I just cant handle the changing of emotions and the extreme emotions that I keep getting. I dont think that I have ever gotten so angry as I have at ppl in the last week! I want this over with!!

ashleylapish |

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I hear you. I've tried everything! I think bribing the baby has worked the best. I work with the public, and working till the bust, (if it ever happens) so everyday I hear "your still here", REALLY!? am I !? I'm overtired and ready to see his little fingers and toes :) Good luck everyone!

Cher-e |

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Amen! I've tried everything as well. Despite the good natured "you're still here?" or "still carrying that baby?" I'm tired of it. He'll come when he's darn good and ready too. Total coincidences for those things.

hasenpheffer86 |

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I actually have a scheduled c-section for next monday. But that hasn't stopped everyone, including my hubby, from insisting the baby is going to come at any second. This is my third baby and the other two were right on time so I'm not worried about it. And I know my body. . .I feel fine, well as fine as I can for being 9 mths prgenant! Learn to tune all of the suggestions and comments out. Believe me. . .this is a skill you will want to master by the time your little angel becomes two!!

slaurent |

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I'm not even overdue yet and i'm getting the same comments: "boy you look ready to pop, you gonna have that baby anytime soon??" "i want to see that baby, she needs to come now (or whenever it's convenient for them so they don't have to work)." The worst thing I keep hearing is "any changes yet?? think the baby is gonna come tonight?" I agree with everyone, it's aggrivating. I'm thinking of carrying a tape recorder so whenever someone says something like that i can just push play so they can hear "It's the baby's choice, not mine. When she feels she's done, she will come and I'll let you know." It'll be much more polite that telling them to get off my case and leave me the hell alone!! :)

serenityvo |

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I totally understand where everyone is coming from. I am going nuts waiting for this baby!My job even told me I had to stop working, and they keep saying "haven't you had that baby yet?" "your still pregnant", and then calls from the family, "aren't you in labor yet"...It gets quite aggravating and does not help me cope with the fact that I want to see her probably more then anyone else to just hold her in my arms not in my tummy anymore! They all think they are getting impatient, I am the one that can't sleep or get comfortable at all!!! And my daughter is not even here yet! I have gotten 3 different due dates from 3 different doctors, one passed on friday (didn't happen) next is tues, then friday again..fingers crossed!!

rmill158 |

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I have always been a very active person with a very detailed diet with Weight Watchers. So getting pregnant and changing my mind set was difficult. Now with 7 days left to go, I am still not use to the "big" comments even though people think they are being nice. My patience has also dwindled and as of today, I am no longer accepting phone calls from family and most friends.

nursemarko |

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I am really tired of the "Where's that baby?" or calls to my husband asking if I am in labor. And if I don't return a call within an hour people think that I am in labor. As if the waiting isn't stressful enough; to know that everyone else is on pins and needles waiting makes it that much more stressful. Oh, and the fact the the baby pool they had going on at work predicted me having my baby last week. At least I am officially on leave as of today.

eh8 |

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Between coworkers, family and friends I have to say friends win for being supportive and not annoying. At this point I have no patience left: I want this baby out of me right now! Nothing seems to help, walking makes me sore, sex does nothing, I do not want to cause distress and hurt my baby or myself so I'm avoiding caster oil. I have to say this is the absolutely worst part of being pregnant. This baby has caused my body to gain weight, created stretch marks and feel miserable for almost 10 months. I am ready to get it out of me and try to resume what I used to look like. I love this baby, but the longer it takes to come out the more detached I feel from it. I just want to scream!! Does anyone else feel this frustrated? I think it is just my hormones, because up until the last 2 weeks I was pleasant and excited. Now I am border-line crazy, what's going on?

hoekll01@gmail.com |

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Ladies, I couldn't agree more! I am 36 weeks and 3 days and absolutely cannot wait to get this show on the road. Just yesterday I had a mini breakdown about how miserable I have been feeling the last week or so. Thank Heavens for my fully supportive and compassionate husband!!! On the other hand, some family members are driving me borderline insane with multiple phone calls everyday. It wouldn't be so bad if they weren't always expcting the worst or offering un-asked for advice or tips or just telling me what to do (or not to do) all together. Turning the ringers off on the phones is just the tip that I needed to hear. Now I won't feel too guilty doing it.

junebuginjuly |

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I'm 39 weeks today - I've eaten spicy food, had the big O, fooled around with my hubby to be, cleaned the ENTIRE house, walk every where - and the doc says my cervix is soft, but no dialation - trying to be optimistic, I made it a comfortable, loving environment so why would she want to come out? ha ha It wouldn't be so bad but I can't sleep for more than 2 hrs at a time my hips and ribs are sore. Doc app tomorrow - if she tells me again "any day now" I'll scream.

Charli84 |

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I am 39 weeks and i dilated to 3 and for the past week my mucus plug as been coming out ,but still no baby .This anticipation is killing me considering that i don't know what am having .This is my 3rd child i have an 8 year old son and a 3 year old daughter both pregnancy where easy my son came out 3 days before due date and my daughter came out on her due so i am hoping i don't get induce that all i feel like it will hurt more that way .I have ppl calling me everyday saying how am i feeling and are you in labor yet its just so frustrating and annoying i keep telling everyone when i am in labor i will make sure you get a text or a call ..i also hate when ppl say don't give birth till i get back ahhh .Next person that ask me about it i am going to grave a rock and throw it at them lol i just want this baby out i had enough

bonnie1184 |

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i am so glad to read that everyone is feeling the same way i am feeling, even the repeat moms! I thought i was impatient a month ago, and now at 39 weeks, 2 cm dialated and almost 100% effaced, i am so over this. I actually went in last week cause i thought my water broke and was just leaking, but no no, baby's head is pressing on my bladder and making me literally pee myself. awesome. plus let's not even mention the swollen hands and feet. my hip hurts so bad i can't sleep without tylenol. i feel like such a wimp but come on now, this just needs to be done with. I agree with the comment- if my dr tells me "any day now" again i will scream too! or if i get one more text asking "baby yet?" trust me people, i will let you know.

sparklinggrapejuice4me |

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My favorite so far has been "Don't be in a hurry! He's way easier to take care of now, than when he's on the outside!" Grrrrrr! I WANT THIS BABY OUT! Are you kidding me, like I am a really productive, active person, at 91/2 months pg. I CAN BARELY TIE MY OWN SHOES! Thanks for the rant!

snazzybarrelracer |

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The calls! They drive me nuts, every one I know seems to call every day to check up on us. We are now 5 days overdue and I feel like I just can't take it any more. I can't tell you how many times we have assured every one that they will get a call when we are ready to call them. I know he'll come when he's ready but it seems like it's never going to happen. Even the DH is getting annoying, every hour I get the same question, any contractions? I just want to be done with this, and to be able to hold my baby boy!

JenW27 |

Q&A: Dealing with late pregnancy?

I am tired of people giving suggestions on how to get him out but when I told them that my doctor wants to induce me if I dont have him before next week they freak out.. They need to make up there mind.. I can't even leave my house to go to the store without my neighbor asking me if I'm in labor. Don't you think if I was in labor I wouldn't be driving myself. I want to see my son more than anything. This has been a very hard pregnancy. My doctor even told me that she didn't think he would have made it past the first trimester. He is my miracle baby that needs to make his appearance into this world.

daysonsmommy |

Q&A: Dealing with late pregnancy?

I love reading this board. I'm 39 weeks today and going absolutely crazy. The doctor predicted pre-term labor and had me on bed-rest starting at 26 weeks. So, I really had myself and everyone else thinking the baby was coming early. Now, even though he's not late yet, we're all getting impatient. And, I'm about to kill my mom, mother-in-law, etc who call every hour to see if I'm in the hospital yet. Any fun ideas of what to do to kill time while waiting?

mimikravetz |

Q&A: Dealing with late pregnancy?

I enjoy reading these comments, it helps reassure me that I'm not the only one going nuts here. I'm 39 weeks today and I wish I was done with this pregnancy!! My Mom has been really good about keeping her comments and suggestions to a minimum. Now friends at church on the other hand have been saying things that just get on my nerves "someone looks like she's ready to pop" "your still pregnant?" I swear it's all I can do just to grin and bear it. This is my first child so I'm nervous about the delivery but I can deal with pain pretty well, I'm really interested to see how DH handles it. He has been the greatest person in the world and doesn't take any of my antics personally, when I apologize for my actions he says it's fine the pregnancy is just making me emotional. We both Just wish that our little girl would come!

BeccaM89 |

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I can't believe people would say some of the the things they do... men say some of the dumbest and most INAPPROPRIATE THINGS....It makes me want to hide in the house

AJfit |

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I'm 39 weeks today, and reading all these posts has made me feel better than I have in 3 weeks. I am torn between sitting at home and avoiding all the people who inevitably will ask me, "How much longer? You look ready NOW!"... etc. and getting out and doing the things I can to distract myself--walking, visiting friends, shopping, etc. I'm a teacher and been on summer break since June, and the wait (without the distraction of work) is killing me! It doesn't help that I've picked out dates I'd like to have my baby girl--I should just let her come when she wants and stop obsessing!

juneaukaty |

Q&A: Dealing with late pregnancy?

I am 39 weeks today and every single response on here describes exactly how i feel...i've tried everything to start the show but nothing has seemed to work. I was 1 1/2 cm dilated last week and this week when i went to see my dr again he said I was still 1 to 2 cm dilated!!! I'm am so ready to see my baby...keep getting contractions and pain everywhere and my feet can't be more swollen but nothing yet. But i am relieved because atleast i know i will be induced on Wednesday 25th so i know it will be all over by then if she doesn't come out before. So i am hoping that these 4 more days i have left go by FAST!!

qtbrunette |

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Right with you ladies. I honestly don't mind the calls from family and friends. It's been nice that they have all been calling to check on me and see what's going on. Just taking it in stride. Of course we wouldn't have had the baby without telling anyone! Silly. I'm feeling great but tired of being uncomfortable so this week is going VERY SLOW!!. Can't wait for her to come out already. I'm already progressing as well so very excited to see what the dr. says tomorrow. I really do not want to be induced if I can help it so I am willing to wait another week or even 2 if I have to as long as I'm not endangering the baby. Good luck to everyone...looks like we're all at the border line.

mdfriedman13 |

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Ladies if I hear what's wrong with you one more time from anybody...I'm going to jail...lol...I'm ready to have my son and time is not passing by quickly enough..That's whats wrong and you call to talk to a baby that can't even talk to you right now. Call me when you're on your way to the hospital. Honestly will I be thinking of you at a time like that....Heck NO!!!!! And my boyfriend is not making any better by asking for a KISS every 5 minutes....NO!!!!! Ivan please come soon before mommy catch a CASE!!!!! Best wished to everyone we've made it 280 days!!!!!

koko8287 |

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Im so glad everyone is feeling the same way I am. Im 39 weeks today and Ive been trying to will this baby out for the past week with deep concentration :) But I think the thing that bothers me the most at this point is everyone looking at me waddle around like Im there for their entertainment. I want to walk normal!! Ive been 1 cm and softened cervix for 2 weeks now. I just want to meet my baby girl already!

angelacarmela |

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I was seriously going stir crazy yesterday and was convinced that I would STILL be preggers come Christmas at this rate. I called a nearby massage therpy school and spa and was able to get an appt for a WONDERFUL prenatal massage. I came out feeling much more centered and much less...well...neurotic. I've also headed to the beach for more walking and just sitting by the water for some relaxation. On a spiritual note, I've also called on the Angel Rapheal to help strengthen my body and mind for upcoming labor and delivery and to protect the baby. Other things that I'm trying to take in...quiet time to read and talking to my 7 year old when he gets off the bus from school, snuggling with my 2 1/2 year old in the morning before he heads off to preschool, and reconnecting with who I am as a wife and mother away from the office.

ashao0218 |

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I will be 40 weeks on Thursday and nothing has worked. I've had extremely bad swelling in my legs/feet/ankles/hands (which apparently is a problem) but I feel like i'm just wasting my time going to the hospital every week just to hear them tell me to go home. I'm not dilated at all and I can barely walk from all the swelling. I've had extreme headaches few weeks ago but still can't get any help from the doctors/nurses. my last emergency hospital visit i was contracting (even tho i cant feel them at all) but they sent me home since im STILL not dilated. These nurses/doctors seem not to care much about my health. I'd appreciate it if i could at least be able to walk and feel cared about. my baby may be fine but i'm definitely not ...I'll never get to have this baby if i don't dilate any time soon. i won't know when im in labor cause i can't feel the contractions either

ShareeM |

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TO Sharee...I am a L/D nurse and it sounds like you might have the beginnings of preeclampsia..Was there protein in your urine? See a different doctor if you feel you are not getting treatment you need.. Ladies: try acupuncture to stimulate contractions or reflexology, a practitioner can trigger points much better than a pedicure!! I am 39.1 weeks and I am trying to make it to 41 weeks because then my maternity leave will cover the Holiday schedule! So I am just trying to be tough and I suggest all of you to speak to your inner selves and meditate on how your body is preparing..nothing is worse than an induction that fails and turn into a c-section bc the body isn't ready to begin with!! This is the reason our c/s rate is so high now, because women are too impatient!!

walkr9 |

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I am 39wks today as well as a lot of you ladies! This is my second time around. I have a 9yr old son who is as anxious as I am. My boyfriend tries to act like he isn't but everytime I get a cramp or pain, he's on pins and needles hoping it's time. The question that annoys me the most is "you're still pregnant?" Would I be wrong if I said no when my belly is sticking out so dang on far, I can barely get up and move around??? Sometimes I want to say it sooooo badly! I find myself getting impatient at times as well, yet I remind myself that he's gonna come when he's ready too! I've tried walking, but that only makes my ankles and hands swell even more and my feet hurt. I've given up!!! Apparently he is very very comfortable where he is for now!

db030504 |

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YES.......

AshBear1 |

Q&A: Dealing with late pregnancy?

im only 35 weeks, and my belly is so tight like litterally it will not stretch anymore so it hurts. when i lay down i cant sleep, nothin goes right. but i was only 80 pounds before pregnancy and now i feel so big because im not used to it. but i only weigh 125.. i dont see how most girls deal withthe weight gain.. its killing me. my legs go numb all the time. i have learned to wobble lol cuz they go to sleep so much!.

PamelaD10 |

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Talk about going crazy!! I am due today, had 5 hours of constant contractions 4 days ago then they stopped. I am dialated to almost 5cm. And yet there is no baby yet. The phone calls and texts are driving me nuts as well! Everyday my husband calls on his lunch hour to check if anything is happening. I'd rather be at work, if they would let me, but the docs fear I am too close. So I have been walking, cleaning, foolin around, etc. until this baby comes. What a tease it was earlier this week with the contractions. Arrgggggg! Thanx for the rant!

KatB04 |

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I've been very easy going about being pregnant since we first found out (4 weeks) we were pregnant. Easy going about weight loss, diet, activity, everything...but at 39 weeks now I'm sooooo over it. I am a veterinarian and working with the public is definately not a good mix for me. My clients are either impatient that they're stuck with the pregnant slow doctor or they ask me if I should be doing ____(fill in the blank)___. My husband constantly want to have sex first because he is a he, and now because he hears it will bring labor on quicker. But above all, I have had to keep myself from screaming at soooo many people- my mother in law, my mother, the office manager at work and even my dear sweet obnoxious husband for feeling the need to discuss with me when is the best- most convienient time for my baby to be born. Really- I've had people say to me -as long as he doesn't come on whatever day- I just want to say...frankly, as long as my husband is there I don't give 2 hoots where you are! Its like people loose their minds when babies are born- whats with that?

jb272 |

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I'm right there with you all! I'm 39 weeks today and have an induction scheduled for tomorrow evening (since I have gestational diabetes they have to induce at 39 weeks). I was honestly praying she would come out on her own, as I've heard horror stories about long inductions and one's that lead to c sections, but noooo! Went to the doc yesterday and he said I'm completely closed and not even very thin! The worst news I could imagine- I was hoping to hear, "I don't know if you'll make it to monday". I guess they have a lot of work ahead and I'm in for a 2 or 3 day induction process =(( I just hope she's okay, since she obviously isn't ready! Also, I too have had to threaten people (especially my mom) if they ask me one more time if I'm in labor yet or, "any contractions?" Believe me, I'm 10 x's more anxious than any of you!!! Doubt I'll sleep tonight and tomorrow is gonna be a looooooong day until I get to go to the hospital (sometime after 5 pm)....

turkeybaby |

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Ugh! Im so over my pregnancy, granted I did have a good pregnancy and an awesome husband to help along the way. Im not on bed-rest, i can easily get up and do everything i need to do but i feel like ive have done my time with the pregnancy. I want to meet my son, and start the healing process, take care of my baby, and getting my body back to normal. My due date was sept 27, and im scheduled for an induction oct 4. I guess i didnt see myself having this dramatic water-breaking or contraction episodes, so im slowly accepting the fact that induction will be the way my son will be born. My dr says that they do try their best for natural so im hoping things go smoothly. And yes it couldnt be more annoying that getting constant text messages, voicemails, etc about where the baby is? Ugh, he is still in my belly! lol, We keep telling everyone we will keep them posted but it doesnt seem to tame the messages. I'am thankful for our family and friends concern, but tired of being asked the ol "how are you feeling?" every soo many hours of the day. Since all the "old wives" tales are just fallicies of what puts you into labor, im just trying to not get too emotional and keep myself busy. =)

carangi5 |

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I too have tried everything from eating spicy foods to walking, and nothing as worked. This is my first baby so I am ready to see her and hold her..... so I guess I'm going to try and keep myself busy so I wont think to much of it!!!

bmixon21 |

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I'm right there with you all. Tomorrow is my due date and at my appointment today I found that I'm 25% effaced and just barely 1cm dilated. I've been taking walks almost every day for the last 2 weeks, tried nipple stimulation, sex, and nothing seems to be working. When my Dr. talked about making an appointment for next week as well as an ultrasound, he said that if I haven't gone into labor by then we would schedule to have me induced which wouldn't happen till the following week. That means an extra 2 weeks! While I know there is a good possibility I could go into labor before then I had a breakdown there crying about the thought of being 2 weeks late. Not to mention that after my appointment I went to my mom's and saw my mom, dad, cousin and sister-in-law who asked me about the status...it was so hard to hold back the tears. I also have my sister and best friend calling or texting every day to see if there's any updates and people on facebook checking in every day. I'm thinking about unplugging from contact and just avoiding facebook and my cell phone and being in solitude until I go into labor just to avoid the questions and words of advice. Sunday is Halloween and I know that if I don't have the baby by then I'll have everyone there asking if I'm ready and telling me how to start labor and how long they had to wait for their babies etc. Ugh! I wish this baby would stop being stubborn and just come out already. My pregnancy has been great and I'm very blessed that I didn't have complications or morning sickness etc, but now I just want her out so I can snuggle with my baby girl and stop being miserable. Thanks for letting me vent :)

Babygirl57 |

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I'm not due for another week but have been really small this entire pregnancy (although the doctor said I'm right on track and everything is fine). Alot of people have just now noticed that I'm pregnant the past two weeks. It drives me crazy when someone realizes that I'm pregnant and asks me when I'm due and when I tell them they immediately get an alarmed look on their face and say "are you sure the baby is healthy and nothing is wrong with her?" OMG! how inconsiderate! I mean what if something was wrong with my baby? And then they say "well there's no way she'll be born on time, you'll definitely go at least two weeks over....you're just too smalll." Well thanks people, good to know you are all experts!

Dani1322 |

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I have to say, I *love* reading all you soon-to-be-mommies saying all this stuff. I really don't have anyone else around me to talk to about my pregnancy (like a support group or something) so all I have is my MIL telling me to walk walk walk and my coworkers telling me all their personal stories. I'm due next week but all I keep hearing is how he's going to be late because apparently NO ONE has their babies early or on time the first time around. If one more person asks me if he's coming out today or tries to talk to me about when he'll pop out I'm going to SCREAM! One day I'm full of energy, the next I'm dog tired. People even seem to take that as indication of whether or not I'll have my little baby soon. Really, people, COME ON! Leave me alone! I want him out even MORE than you do, I promise! I'm just glad there's other people like me out there who are at their wits' ends and ready to throttle the people around them who might mean well but who are really, REALLY getting on our nerves! P.S. -- at least by this point, I'm pretty sure you've all had your babies. It's well into February and the last post was at the end of January. Looks like it's just me now! :D

gnmusto |

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You aren't alone. I'm @ week 40 with #3 and ticked off that he/she isn't coming. I had a cs 5 days early w my first because he was to big and a VBAC 10 days early w my 2nd due to high blood pressure. Now baby # 3 and I swear I thought would come early but since I am healthy as a horse my dr is letting them cook. A good thing I suppose by I'm even sick of sitting w my feet up pampering myself!

carolkohn |

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I am with you all! i am 39 weeks today! I told my husband it feels like the end to a very LONG roadtrip and the end feels longer than the previous weeks!! I feel a bit annoyed with the wait til i am around comments, and when are you due?! and are you having twins? I guess this is one time in our lives that people really care about what is going on with you! This is my fourth and last so everything seems more enjoyable - even this last little waiting bit. My MIL even told me my face seems extra full this this pregnancy - COME ON! I told her I haven't even gained 30 lbs -but hey, thanks for the comment ;)

penjenta |

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Well after an emotional, melt-down of a doctor's appointment this morning with her saying I am still completely closed at 39 weeks.... it has been relieving to read these posts to know I am not alone. I will go back next week for the next weekly appointment but if my cervix has not begin to dilate or efface by next week we'll have to schedule a c-section.... and I was originally more worried that I would be induced. Now I'll take the induction over a c-section any day! I am just like the other ladies that just want to hold their baby after all this time. Why won't she come??!!

ltheresem |

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I totally agree with Everyone. The past two weeks have been filled with "any action??" "any baby yet" UMMM NO! belly still huge-check. still kicking ribs-check. have i called you?? NO. so no. it's not here. Just stopped work this week because working 12 hr shifts at the hospital with usually high stress levels and LOTS of walking around is enough to kill a person off. High praise to those who manage to work till their due date and after. Lately I've been so Irritable its not even funny. I just want people to Stop talking about it occassionally and just call to ask how my day is going! I know baby will be here any day now but seriously, i'm 5'3 and i don't think my belly can stretch any more. Nights are uncomfortable as hell. And the last time I had sex with my hubby it gave me killer contractions-Yes! Did anything good come out of it? No. boo. I have tried walking and cleaning until i'm exhausted and sore. My hips and joints are so achey i feel like i'm 80 yrs old. Went walking in the mall the other day because it was too crappy outside. It takes the fun out of it when you have to spot out EVERY bathroom in the mall because baby loves to bounce on mommy's bladder. Haha Boy patience is hard to come by for this mommy to be. First one and so everything is new and exciting tho my main emotion right now is FRUSTRATION.

Aidstasa |

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Yes I love reading this board too! I am one day overdue now, and only 50% effaced and no dilation. She couldn't even sweep my membranes b/c of that. My Mom has booked a flight for tomorrow and will do nothing but get in my hair, and piss me off more. It could be another week for all I know! I am also going to be turning off my ringer and not answering texts. Just a little thing I thought of for you all to post as a text or FB msg to these annoying "well-meaning" family and friends. "No news, is just that- NO NEWS!!" I have adopted this saying and am telling everyone. "When something happens, I will let you know! Just go away!" So ladies I feel your pain too. My pelvis feels like it is in 2 pieces, my back hurts, and I am so tired of not being able to bend over completely. Let's get these damn babies out of us!!!!!!! Good Luck to each of you!

hb75 |

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I am 39 weeks today, and doc says his hunch is sooner rather than later. He told me he doesn't expect me to make it to my appt a week from today. Trying to take it with a grain of salt, but I am sooooo ready. He also casually mentioned that for more immediate results, castor oil is pretty effective, but I will only result to that sort of thing if I am overdue.

StephBraden2 |

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Im 40 weeks, 2 cm dialated and 95% effaced and still no baby! This is my first so I was super excited now my excitement has turned to frustration! I will have spells of contractions but then they will go away! Not only is it annoying when people say..."still no baby huh..." But then proceed to ask me when my due date is, for the umpteenth time i tell them over and over. Ive been very bored at home, bags are packed, babys clothes are all washed and ready, nursery is ready, just waiting for my baby now. People say try not to think about it... He'll come when hes ready...lol its hard not to think about when yo ur back hurts, your ribs, basically your body is one big ache thats hard to get out of bed, cant sleep, hormones are raging, and this list goes on... Long story short...im glad im not the only one!

grif8237 |

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The only thing for me that may have worked to get everything started is drinking red raspberry tea, I've only had braxton hicks and I'm dilated to 1 and 3/4 thinned out, other then that, when I started to walk to bring on the contractions the braxton hicks stopped, and now I'm just way to tired after working a full 8 hour day to even think about walking further then from my car to the front door! I have 1 week to go and I'm thinking she's gonna hang out for that week, and since I can't reach in and get her, and she doesn't seem to care that she's grounded if she doesn't come now, I'm gonna have to wait!

aleshasa |

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I'm sick of everyone telling me when I'm allowed to have the baby. This past weekend was my sister in laws wedding and I was having contractions. Everyone freaked out and said I had to wait because it was my sisters big day! Not to mention now everyone is tell me when I can have her so that they win their bet or because they can't be there except for a certain date. Its really frustrating! I feel like cutting everyone off from being a part of her birth and first weeks of life just for causing me so much undue stress. People should just learn to be respectful and considerate of the PREGNANT WOMEN and not themselves and when they want things done!

mudpiesgirl3009 |

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Im currently 4 days away from my due date and havent started to dialate at all. I was so happy to see that Im not the only one who hates all the phone calls, the comments of why havent you had the baby yet and all. I cant stop crying because of how myserable I feel. 4 days ago I fell getting out of the shower and ended up in the hospital to check the baby. Thankfully she was ok, but a part of me wished they would have taken her that night. My weekly OB visit was the next day and I found out that I have a unfavorable cervix and that she would see me in a week. Why hasn't my OB schedualed a C-section knowing that my likelyhood of having a vaginal birth was slimto none? So now Im sitting at home by myself while my husband is at work and I cant seem to get out of the house fearing the comments and people looking as though Im a ticking time bomb. The longer I have to wait I feel less excited about seeing my baby. I want her out and to meet her already!!

dragon8302 |

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i am so relieved to read these comments, if i get one more text or phone call asking how im feeling i think i might explode. im 39 weeks pregnant in july, how do you THINK i'm feeling?? i think its code language for "are you in labor yet". im so annoyed im not even going to tell anyone when it happens. they'll all get notified after the baby comes. also the comments of "do what you can to get her to come in the next few days because i'm off work!" are getting really old, and as much as i am tired of being pregnant i feel like id rather have her come at a time inconvenient to everyone else. ugh. its nice to know the end is in sight though!

agemmell |

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I am 39 weeks with my first child, and it's good to know that I am not the only one getting all the "are you there yet" comments, so forth and so on! Due dates are not a guarantee or confirmation that is the date. What is most disturbing to me, is that 99% of the people iwth the comments have kids and know the process. I understand all the excitement, but OMG, I wish they would stop. I just smile and roll with it, but tired of talking about it, as the baby will come when the Good Lord says so, and not a moment sooner!

Jarob |

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I will be 40 weeks this Monday and i an pissed that i can't even get my OB to check me. She says i am Group B strep positive and she doesn't want to do anything to rupture my membrane yet....I have been doing everything i can think of to get things going but still nothing. My due date is the 18th of July and today is the 17th....She also said she might do a pity induction if nothing happens before my next appointment on the 20th!!!! I am sooo anxious to see my baby, i don't even care about pain or the lack of sleep i have been experiencing lately. I am greatful to hear that i am not alone in this feeling. My husband is making everything easier by being my personal gofer and a wonderful support during my mood swings he keeps me sane and lets me vent without being judgemental or irritated at all that i might be being negative. I feel soo lucky, and that makes being this pregnant more tolerable. :)

karenangel100 |

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I tried everything in the book to induce labor for 36 hours straight.... and nothing happened. I believe that when your body is ready, you will go into labor!

Sstar119 |

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Wow all these comments have said exactly what I have been feeling and thinking! And to me the most annoying is my family saying hurry up and have that baby so I can take my vacation! Its getting to the point that I want to tell them take your vacation now and forget about coming when the baby comes! Im 39 weeks today wirh my fourth baby and this one has been the longest pregnancy for me and my Dr does not want to induce... and to make things worse for me this is a new town and Dr for me.. all my other kids were born with the same Dr and in my home town.

dengar |

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I be 39 weeks Tuesday haven't been check so don't know what going on with me down there but the only thing irritating is my hubby saying why you ready for to come so bad what you mean I say let trade spots.

ms.koko |

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All of you are right on! I'm 38 weeks and feel like i'm NEVER going to have my baby boy, I'm so anxious and people constantly asking makes it even worse. And it's also so true about the emotions, mine have been going crazy for the past week. I've never been an angry person but here lately I get so ticked off so easily. And I've tried several of the "old wives tales" also and nothing works, he will come when he's ready but I hope it's soon, mommy is ready to see you little man! ;)

ZachMatt11 |

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I think the old wives tales and 'it worked for me suggestions' are hilarious! I also think that it is nice that people care enough to notice that I am still pregnant and I am very happy to tell them 'soon my friend, soon.'. I understand that some of you are irritable, but really, enjoy it cause we are almost done.

cassieclemons@yahoo.com |

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I'm so ready to meet my little girl! Also tired of the same, unrelenting questions, so I've made it a game to answer in an unexpected way. Example: Q:"When is she coming?" - A:"I keep asking her but she won't say!" Q: "Will you tell her to hurry up?" A: "Kiddo, hurry up! She just kicked back, but unfortunately I'm not fluent in uterine Morse Code." Q: "You're still here (at work)?" A: "I am? Dang, I thought I was dreaming again" Q: "She's not here yet? (also at work)" A: Oh, she was born this weekend. Now I'm just fat." I know my friends/family/co-workers mean no harm and are just excited for her to be born.(I'm excited too!) It just wears me down hearing the same thing over and over when I'm huge and uncomfortable and a little cranky!

qttiff0 |

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It feels so good to know I'm not the only one feeling like this! I'm 39 weeks and have been receiving calls/txts/facebook messages since I hit 37 weeks, literally EVERY DAY. My friends are well meaning but driving me crazy, if I miss a phone call they freak out and call back again and again, am I not allowed to have a shower in peace and quiet? The worst part is I've been having contractions and started having show 2 weeks ago so I thought for SURE I would have had this baby by now! My due date is also my husbands best friends wedding day, and my husband is the best man in the wedding so everyone is anxious to know when our little bundle is going to get here in case we can't make the wedding, but there is nothing we can do to predict it so now I feel guilty for not having her yet!!! Plus, how am I supposed to shop for a dress for a wedding that I don't even know if I will be pregnant for anymore, or if I'll even be able to go to? Mini break downs are a common occurrance around here, my poor husband is doing the best he can and I can't seem to control the waterworks, I just want her to get here so bad!!

mslisajo |

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Not much you can do. Everyone keeps telling me to eat spicy foods and walk walk walk and all that good stuff..but nothing seems to be helping, except the yoga ball -- sitting on that makes my back feel a million times better. My biggest issue with late pregnancy is my husband getting crankier each day I don't go into labor -- as if my nerves arent already shot! Poor guys, they try, but in the end, they're just as nervous and fearful of what is to come as we can be...they just need to keep it together so we can keep it together too!

kaa404 |

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I've tried the old wives tales too. But it only gives my baby girl an excuse to start playing games. It seems as though after sex I get these strong, rhythmic contractions but then they fade away after an hour or two. I walk around our apartment, even to the store up the street. Still nothing.Haven't had some spicy food in a while. Might eat some after my 39 week appointment tomorrow. But the comments and questions are really annoying so I am glad that the end is very near.

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watson012 |

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i feel so much for n with all you ladies. Im 39weeks n 2days, baby couldnt come any sooner im irritated with everyone encluding my fiance. my last day of work was last friday because i was contracting every 2-4mins, being my first baby thought it was time, but was only dilated at a 1 and then sent home and was told they would see me back in 4-20hrs but look at me now its almost a week later ive had another appointment n my cervix is closed hmmmm really...well lets make up our minds. Im so impatient i just wanna see my son now. N with my doc talkin bout inducing me and if it doesnt work i could have to have a c-section scares me sinice she was telling me how they are perfectly safe for the baby but not always safe for mom. My fiance is freaking out telling me we cant have a c-section natural birth only because we can always have another baby but he wont have another me, its sweet n endearing but im done with all this stressful talk and irritating ppl on mi ____ if i had one about is he here yet wen obviously if ur not smart enough to see that i dont appear to of lost any weight yet or that being a good mom i would b home with my new born n not out n about would give u the hint that hes still in there...shut ur mouths leave me alone wen baby comes ill let u know until then shut up n leave me alone thats what ur mothers tit was for...

lavol777 |

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40 weeks!!! I am so tired of the constant phone calls and texts from EVERYONE! I understand they love me and I should be happy to have such supportive friends and family, but I am about to looooosssseee it!!! This is the first grandchild for my mom and she treats my like I should be placed in a bubble! I bumped my belly into a table the other day and she said,"Please be careful with my baby." UGH! I am so over it!!!

Natalieantes |

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MIL arrived a few days before Christmas. My due date is January 9. She leaves January 11. It has been a regular, "That baby needs to come before I leave," or "Are you in labor yet?" or "How are you feeling?" (accompanied by the look of "You know what I really want to know."). I told baby last night that she can arrive on the morning of January 12, if that works for her. And that is probably what will happen because the stress will probably go away. MIL told hubby that she never had contractions before she was actually in labor and no one she knows has either. Hmmm...so now I am not allowed to have Braxton Hicks, but I am supposed to pop this baby out. How does she expect the body prepares for such a thing? I want to go stay in a hotel until I go to the hospital.

mkpjump |

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My amazing doctor told me in July that he thinks I am going early...probably not past the first week in January...he has been doing this for over 25 years (and actually delivered me). Then at my New Years week appointment he told me I was 1.5 cm and 50% effaced and said he would most likely see me that weekend. Guess what...I am now 4 days past my due date and STILL 1.5 cm and 50% effaced. I have done EVERYTHING for weeks now: raspberry leaf tea, chinese food, spicey food, preggo pizza, eating a ton of chocolate, handfuls of grapes, sex, meditation, pressure points, yoga and walking for hours upon hours even though my body is swollen...and she is still not here. If I get one more text or phone call with people saying they hope I will og on their birthdays that are another week away I am going to snap! They cannot relate to how much pain I am in and the fact that I am only getting about 4 hours of sleep a night is certainly not helping my already crazy hormones. I really REALLY hope my baby comes out soon, I am uncomfortable and each day that passes stresses me out that she will be that much bigger, and that I feel like I will not have enough energy to care for her because I am already exhausted...

christ0919 |

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i can completely relate. I am currently 41 weeks and 3 days!! I have been dealing with this stuff for the last MONTH! I have been working from home the past 2 weeks basically just to avoid people asking me every 5 seconds why the baby isn't here yet. People act like this has never happened to anyone before! Ugh stinks :( The worst is when people who don't have babies and know nothing about babies have an opinion. I was hoping for a natural birth but if my baby boy doesn't make any progress by Thursday, I am going to be induced so we will see how that goes. Wish me luck! :)

greenday321 |

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I feel you, ladies! This whole waiting thing is driving me bonkers! My doc said she thinks he'll come a few days early, if not right on time. He's due in a week. My cervix is dilated to just past a fingertip. That's not very encouraging. I just want to hold him in my arms already!

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watson012 |

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I have not laughed this hard in a long time -- laughed so hard I am crying, although that might be the hormones too.... I am afraid to talk to ANYONE for more than 5 seconds because they always throw in a really dumb or unhelpful comment that just pisses me off. I was at Big Boy's today and the hostess asked me when I was due; when I told her a week she said "oh, you're going to pop really soon"... not really how I like to picture this happening... Although my hubby is wonderful, his overenthusiasm about having a vacation when I start having contractions is kind of annoying while I am agonizing about the unknowns of labor... Funny I have pretty much considered not calling anyone back until after I have the baby because I am tired of people's unsolicited advice and "tips" about L&D that only freak me out more and their stories that never, really seem to add up (I have continued to notice that most of the stories that people tell me have factual inconsistencies that make their story, actually impossible. so not only are their stories unhelpful and unsolicited, they are also probably not even half true)... Hang in everyone... Soon your beautiful baby will be here and, hopefully, the annoying comments will stop (but they will probably just turn into annoying comments of people then telling you how to take care of your baby...)

dostoveysky |

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So it's official that I'm now overdue. My due date March 10. I feel a bit better to read other women's frustrations. I know that many experience it at one point or another but never realized how frustrated it would be until it's happening to me. Every day since I hit the 37 week mark I've had people tell me, "You're too big" or "You're still pregnant?!" Do this, do that since it worked for me. Well, that must've been a coincidence cause I sure haven't had that luck. It's our first baby and even my husband is anxious and getting annoyed by people asking the same questions over and over. I know they're all excited too, but at this point they're just stressing us out. My husband have now joked about bribing the baby just so she can get out. LOL! We're just trying to make a stressful and anxious situation fun for us. But I swear I might just want to take the advice and shut my phone cause our loved ones won't leave us alone, although we've repeadedly reassured them that they will know something when the time comes. Thanks for letting me vent. :)

calsurfgurl |

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I feel like my emotions are way beyond going crazy. I'm not just over being pregnant, I'm over ALL of it. I've spent weeks nesting and getting everything set up and ready. It's the been done for over a week now. My first baby came naturally a month early and perfectly healthy at almost 7lbs. I guess I thought the same would happen with her, but that day came and went over a month ago. I'm done getting excited about anything. I've lost my mucus plug, but absolutely nothing. I've made her a personalized onsesie. I've wrote her a note in her baby book about how much we love her already. Now, at this point, I want her out so bad that I don't even care anymore. I'm seriously starting to resent her. I'm no longer excited, nor anticipatory. I feel like I just want to curse her out when she finally does come. Ugh, I feel horrible about these emotions... I need to do some hardcore praying.

msdrporter |

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Ms.Dr.Porter..I will keep you in my prayers at all times. I am sorry You are feeling this way. I know that you know it is not the baby's fault. This is the natural course of how birth works. Remember, the baby needs to be well developed before coming out. It is so amazing how God is able to just create every inch of a human being inside of your uterus, how her ears, her eyes, her fingers and toes...and each small detailed prepares to live outside of your womb. She has adjusted well in your womb; living and breathing the amniotic fluid...Now she has been preparing to live outised of the womb. All at its time. There is a reason for it all. I am 29 weeks pregannt and know exactly how anxious you feel...not only the anxiety of holding your baby, but also the anxiety of how uncomforatble you feel. I praise God for the blessing of this opportunity to carry my child, even if it causes me pain and sleepless nights at times. Don't worry, your baby will come when she is well and ready. You know what, yes...How about you meditate? Do some praying...Blast some worship music in your house...thank the Lord for this beautiful blessing...Pray over her things, her crib, her stroller..pray over your belly... Ask God for guidance, direction, covering over you and your child before, during and after labor. Maybe this will ease the anxiety and the emotions that you have. I will keep praying for you and your precious bundle.

josiahmyangel |

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I have officially hit 40 weeks today!! And still no baby boy! I tried castor oil a few days ago, didn't work. I've been walking 8 miles every morning this week, and cleaning the house vigorously trying to get this baby moving, but no success. So I would say to all those ppl who keep saying "this worked for me" that those were just coincidences. This is my 3rd and my first 2 were right around my due date so I know its coming.....just have to keep myself busy to not go stir crazy

RachelJL2011 |

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I am just getting sick of everyone asking me "how are you feeling" EVERY time they talk to me, as if its going to change. I felt like crap yesterday and the day before that, how is today going to be any different?!

meggy5104 |

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I couldn't agree more! I am almost 42 weeks! I was scheduled to be induce last week, but the hospital was full so I was canceled!!! I knew it was a possiblity, but when you mentally prepare that tonight is the night and then told "sorry can't come in tonight, but we rescheduled you for a week from now," it is so hard! I have stopped answering the phone and my husband, mother and grandmother have been wonderful at intercepting phone calls! That is probably one of the best things someone can do for you at this point! Hang in there ladies...I feel your pain! It is mentally and physically exhausting. And on a different note I agree....if one more person makes a suggestion on how to get the baby out I am going to scream! The biggest suggestion is sex...Who in the world feels like having sex at past 41 weeks?! Lucky if I can get myself up off the the couch lol!

nfriskey |

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Yes I am so ready to have this baby! I'm not as far along as some of you but I am 39 weeks and my doc says he is going to let me go to 41 wks and then he said we will make a decision on what to do! I was checked last week and wasn't dilated at all! This is my first and I am very nervous on what to expect! I don't know for sure but I'm getting this feeling that she is trying to turn with her head being up and not down and I don't know what to do about that! Like I said this is my first so I don't really know what to ask or what to look for or anything! I also have a question! I have scoliosis and herniated discs in my back and I have told my doc about this and he says it has nothing to do with my pregnancy, I know it does and I was also told my pcp that I make one wrong move and I could be paralyzed! I need to know if this calls for a c section or not!??

cc4life17 |

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lennn |

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I have read a lot of articles that state that sex does not help induce labor, but I have been told by doctors in my first pregnancy, and then by the instructor for the birthing class that it does work. I think it truly does work, I was up at the hospital with my daughter 2 times before they finally admitted me. They kept telling me to go home and have sex, thinking that they were joking, I didn't do it the first time, but the second time I went up there and they told me that same thing again, we went back home, and within 24 hours we were back up there actually in labor this time, and could not wait to get my daughter out!!

childress1989 |

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Im only one day past my due date and I fee like Im going crazy. I can't wait to meet my sweet baby, just wish I knew it would be sooner than later....

cwg4230 |

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I am 3 days overdue and am at peace with the fact that my baby and body are in control of the next part of this pregnancy. I have spend the last 10 months giving my best chi our baby and I have to believe that he or she will come when ready. However ladies, I do have moments when I think like many of you....i just can't wait to meet my baby and have him or her in my arms. Also being my first time mum I still am wondering what labour is going to be like....although I think i'm as mentally prepared as i'm ever going to be for that....Good luck to everyone and know that it won't be long until you will hold your baby in your arms :)

Lani17 |

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i was 2 weeks overdue with my daughter, for weeks i was frustrated because i didn't want to hold my daughter in my belly any more, i wanted to hold her in my arms :) about 4 hours before i was set to go to the hospital to be induced, i went into labour. i had a 8 and a half pound baby girl. she was healthy and perfect. as a matter of a fact, she just turned 15 years old a few days ago. i am 13 weeks pregnant with my second child (a happy surprise) and my daughter is super excited. i know it seems like a long wait because you're so excited, but as soon as the baby is in your arms, you'll forget all about that. congrats to all of you!

Indiskies |

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I am 39 weeks today, first baby! I work nights in an ER and people think I'm crazy for not going out early. It's exhausting but you have to do what you have to so, right!? I love when people that know you have been pregnant come up to you and say, "WOW YOU ARE HUGE" or "YOU ARE STILL HERE, YOU ARE MAKING ME HURT WATCHING YOU WADDLE AROUND". Yes, thank you, I know I'm huge! I've only been working on this baby for 9 months! And yes I am still here because I love what I do and would go crazy if I went out early and missed out on time with my baby girl. Good luck to all you ladies!

AddyGrace13 |

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Shucks! The waiting game is tough enough without people asking about the baby. I mean it's not like they have to walk around with all that extra weight. Had like a million calls int he last couple of days asking about the baby .. I'm at my due date, but no sign of the little jellybean yet. Hoping it comes soon. Good luck to the rest of you...x

Pearljam83 |

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I am 39 weeks, and absolutely going crazy of boredom and my emotions are so high I feel like crying, and screaming! Hurry up baby Isaac and come out now july 4th! Having a schedule c section July 10th ,I have a stress test tomorrow af labor and delivery, and thinking abiut telling them I am not leaving until baby is out if me! I am tierd of waiting!!

mammabeaver |

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I'm so tired of my family pestering me about when baby will be born! "How do you feel?" CRAPPY!!! "Do you think it's going to be soon?" I SURE AS HELL HOPE SO!!! And my all time favorite and most frustrating comments (from my own DAD) "anything yet?" NO, DAD. "We'll were going to have to do something, I'm leaving for Texas on Saturday" REALLY?!?! REALLY?!?! And my sister "can you have him soon? I need to take some time off work, I'm exhausted" ARGH!!!! I know they don't mean anything by it but Im OVER IT! YES! I am still pregnant! YES! I know he'll be here soon! YES! I'm uncomfortable! Just wish people could be a little more aware of how the preggo mama feels waiting for the baby to arrive!

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I was 8 days late with my first and I just tried to think of something to do each day that I wouldn't be able to do once the baby arrived. So I got my nails done, dyed my hair, took naps and long showers, went to the movies, read books that didn't have to do with the baby, etc… Yes I was anxious, but I tried to enjoy the time as much as possible too!

jdklein |

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I really do feel a little better after reading these posts. I'm 39 weeks today with my first and my husband and I are just ready to see our little girl. Our families have been pretty good about keeping their comments to themselves but some other people, not so much. Besides having my baby, the only thing I would like more is to be able to sleep comfortably again.

TurtleC13 |

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39 weeks today with child #2. I'm dilated to 2cm as of yesterday. Anxious to get this going. My first child was born at 40 weeks 5 days so I'm just hoping this one doesn't wait so long. I wasn't dilated at all but started doing squats each time I use the restroom (which we all know is a lot) and now I'm at 2. Maybe its a coincidence but I started doing squats the day before I went into labor with my first, so it might just be worth trying.

stacey72hbs |

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Distract yourself & avoid people. They will just get on your nerves! You don't want to rush your baby. I know too many people who were induced & it was not the best time so they had a difficult labor or a baby in distress. Tomorrow is 39 weeks for me & I feel ok except my whole pelvis, hips and inner thighs hurt. The baby's head is on my pelvic floor in good position the dr says, but no dilation or effacement. Tired of everyone asking about it.

RiaI |