For anyone that's gone over and above the magical '40 week' mark, what did you do to help you feel better/get your mind off things?
DS was born at 41+2 (spontaneous labor) and I was quite depressed even before I got to 40 weeks, I didn't want to go over and naively thought I could induce labor through various popular natural 'methods'. None of which worked for me.
Although i'm in a much better head space this time, my due date is looming and I'm worried anxiety is setting in. Probably enhanced by the fact I am hoping for a VBAC and don't want to feel pressure to intervene etc. My OB is supportive and happy for me to go 14 days over, but I'm hoping like hell it doesn't come to that.
I don't want to hear all the home remedies - just want to know how you kept your mind off things and how to deal with all the comments and suggestions from well meaning friends, relatives and strangers (rather than snapping/wanting to punch them 😂).
I am doing all I can to encourage labor but I understand it's not up to me, it's up to my baby!