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#1 JuliaD

Posted 23 June 2019 - 11:35 AM

I'm at that pointy end in pregnancy where you undoubtedly start looking for signs that labour is imminent. I wish it were - it's been a very rough pregnancy, starting with awful morning sickness and then building SPD pain and now sciatica. I know I should stop it because everything can mean nothing - I just want this baby out!

Unfortunately for me, I suspect I'm in for the long haul, as DS was born at 41+3 and DD at 41+1.

For me - BH are getting stronger and stronger, especially at the end of the day when baby is a bit lower and causing me to have some pretty awful BM (sorry TMI!), discharge is getting more and more (again sorry, TMI), and nesting instinct has definitely kicked in. At the same time, this went on for WEEKS with DD so I'm really just clutching at straws! My dr has said she will do a S & S next week so I'm hoping it works (again not holding out too much hope - I had 3 with DD before the final one worked.

So I guess what I'm looking for is, for those who've had a third baby, how did it compare to your first 2? At what gestation was baby 3 born? Did you try any natural induction methods that worked? Did pre-labour go on for weeks like it seems to with me?

#2 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 23 June 2019 - 11:47 AM

DD was my third. I was in pre labour from 32wks. She arrived 36.3 wks.

Her brothers were no pre labour one came 37.5wks the other evicted 37.5wks.

With DD at 35.3wks I was at a wedding and being queried about why I wasn’t dancing... my reply of “I’m timing contractions” had those around me turning white. I only had 3hrs of sporadic contractions that nigh.

DDs labour started as a bad case of the runs and bad lower back pain that would start as a wave going up the back. When I first called the hospital they said not labour take Panadol  and lie down. After 3hrs I said I am coming in for monitoring. Hospital was all huffy and put out saying it couldn’t be labour right up until they hooked me up and saw I was having contractions every 2mins and long ones. I was on the operating table within 45mins (3rd CS).

#3 FuzzyChocolateToes

Posted 23 June 2019 - 01:28 PM

I went over with all 4. There wasn't much rhyme or reason to it.
#1 41 + 6. Tried lots of natural methods. Was about to be induced but a s and s got things moving. Long labour.

#2 41wks. Felt like I was in prelabour for WEEKS! Actually had so many BH at 36 weeks I thought it was labour! But no. Labour was only 2 hours and 3 pushes though!

#3 41 + 4. Needed 2 s & s to start. 2.5hr labour water birth which was lovely. 4.17kg baby!

#4 41wks. I was worried I'd birth a massive baby (each was bigger than the last) in an hour. Yet this was my longest labour and she was the smallest! Had a s+s and they tried to break my waters but couldn't. Took about 5 pushes.

#4 premmie

Posted 25 June 2019 - 04:18 PM

My third was induced for reduced fetal movement on my due date. I had 45 minute labour with my second so I was glad to be in a controlled environment. They broke my waters at 2am, put in the drip at 7.30am and he was born at 8.25am. two pushes and he was born.

#5 PhillipaCrawford

Posted 25 June 2019 - 05:32 PM

I was over with all.
And induced with all at 42 weeks +

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