I am only 2 days overdue with my first baby, so I know I shouldn't be worrying, but I am not noticing any signs of anything happening/changing to suggest I may be getting ready to labour.
I had an appointment with my OB last week (3 days before my due date) and found out my cervix had not started dilating.
Are there any Mums out there who went into labour without having any signs or symptoms leading up to it all starting?
P.S. I have been walking, having sex, taking raspberry leaf tablets, using evening primrose oil internally at night, bouncing on a fit ball, relaxing, and have had a session with an acupuncturist (day before due date).
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05-08-2013 16:16 #1Member
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Overdue and no signs of labour
05-08-2013 16:18 #2
Yes me 4 times. I don't even dilate 1 cm until it starts and I have had 6 kids
05-08-2013 16:48 #3
With my first I saw my OB on the morning of 40+2. I felt no different at all and we talked of booking an induction date at the next appt if needed. I spontaneously went into labour that night and had my dd 16 hours later.
05-08-2013 17:00 #4
Yep. EDD stands for Estimated Due Date with 50% of mums going before that, and 50% of mothers going after that date. The normal range of labour is from 38 - 42 weeks. You are almost 2 weeks from being overdue!!
You sound very busy! Relax! Enjoy these last days before the chaos that descends when bub is born. You will look back on these last days, and remember them with longing!
All the best
06-08-2013 05:22 #5
I went to 41+1 with DS1 and had absolutely no signs of labour until the day I went into labour. I have no idea when I started dilating as I didn't have any internals until I arrived at hospy in labour at 9cm.
I had DS2 at 39+5 and again had no indications of labour until the morning I had him, and his labour was around 2.5 hours.
The state of your cervix now means nothing really - it can all change very very quickly. I'm really not sure why internals are done when a woman isn't even in labour (even then they aren't necessary) - some women dilate very quickly in labour, and some can be 1 or 2 cm dilated for weeks before they actually go into labour, so I don't really see that as a good indicator of when labour is going to kick in. Try to relax, your bub will come when it's ready
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