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22/07/2014 at 12:32
I'm currently 37+2 and have been speaking with my MW yesterday and we are planning to do a stretch and sweep next Monday when I am 38+1 as I am little, baby is starting to take it's toll on me and my body and also because I dont want to go over 40 weeks as I have fought hard to have my baby on the birth centre and will be made to have the baby on the labour ward.
So a few questions please - have any of you had a S&S at 38 weeks and been successful? She said she will try and do it again a few days later if the first doesnt work and we will probably get 4 in before I'm 40 weeks.
I am starting with the other "induction methods" such as being on my birthing ball, eating curries etc etc. Has anyone found a method that helped them?
We only have an hour and a half for an antenatal class and I realised I know bugg*r all about breathing techniques etc. Do these just "come to you" or is it worth me having a read up about it?
22/07/2014 at 21:34
Hey hun listen to ur body it will kinda come to u but the midwives will tell u what to do aswell. Pant between contractions till they tell u to push to avoid tearing, and push down thru ur bum like ur going for a poo lol. U will b just fine x
23/07/2014 at 10:32
23/07/2014 at 12:27
Yeah I remember my first poop after having my first, it felt like the world was gona come out my arse LOL! my 2nd is almost 6 months old n I still can't poo properly cuz of all the c section complications x
23/07/2014 at 14:25
I know, due 2 weeks on saturday. Have had a bit of a show I think(?) (some snot like substance when I wiped that was yellowy in colour and then also felt something "leak" and when I went to the loo, my pad had a yellow stain on it but nothing else when I wiped. Have had more pressure down below and in my bowels, as well as loose bowels and also some very mild period type pains. Hoping this is my body starting to get ready!
23/07/2014 at 15:49
Sounds like it x
23/07/2014 at 20:31
25/07/2014 at 08:47
Hi girls.... 3 days worth of "show" now and lots of niggles/pains/pressure down below. I got really excited when I first saw it on Tuesday but am now resigned to the fact it's probably going to be ages before anything happens!
25/07/2014 at 14:52
Awwwww baby be here soon! X
25/07/2014 at 21:21
I had early s&s with my second and neither worked One was about 38 weeks and the second a couple of days later. The day after the second one I had a show and thought that was it! But as nothing more happened MW said it was probably because of all the fiddling about. However, it did make my induction at 39+3 much quicker Hope it happens soon for you.
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