Im 40+6 today and since 39+4 I've been having strong period pains, lots of Braxton hicks (both not at all regular) both diorreah and constipation, I've lost 3 small bits of my plug (with no colour or odor) but still NOTHING!!!
I had a feeling I'd be early which makes this waiting so much more frustrating.
On my due date my midwife said they were all good signs, so how is it I'm still waiting.
Has anyone got any tips on how to get through until it happens? I've been home for 5 weeks already and so bored!
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26-02-2012 11:22 #1
Keeping sane when overdue?
26-02-2012 12:12 #2
I think it's helpful to get out of the mindset of "overdue". Everything is simply "pre baby". There is no "overdue". Baby will come when baby is ready, and baby isn't due before then. Noone has ever been pregnant forever.
Nurture yourself, keep as comfortable as you can and just try to enjoy these precious last moments of your pregancy. It's a very special time that you won't be able to get back.
26-02-2012 12:38 #3
26-02-2012 15:01 #4
Have a loooooong bath,
Read books on labour and baby settling techniques (I am so grateful I did this!!)
Watch birth videos on YouTube
Organise and clean the whole house
Watch a season of something (I watched James Bond movies)
Go out for breakfast lunch and dinner
Do a big shop of toilet paper, late night snacks, frozen stuff
paint your belly n take photos of it. Or just take photos of it
Make a simple scrapbook of pregnancy photos with a letter to your baby saying how much you can't wait to meet him/her (very special when they're older, I have one from my mum!)
Paint your nails, toenails
Shave everywhere you can reach
Massage your feet if you can reach
Sleeeeeeep and eat. Keep your energy up for labour!
Good luck!! it's an incredibly exciting time and frustrating all the same.
Maybe visit a chiropractor? They're good at moving things along and preparing you for labour!
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