41 weeks and counting!

Well here we are, a week past our due date and not had so much as a twinge to think labour is near.

Not to fret though as we have a date booked for an induction - this Sunday - so we know that we wont be waiting much longer.

The past week has been a slightly stressful one. We had our 40 week appointment, hoping for a sweep, and ended up with an appointment for a scan the next day as the midwives thought I might have been breech. Thankfully the scan helped ease our minds and baby was head down but I was still not engaged so no sweep.

Yesterday we had another appointment and at 40+6 we were told that we were engaged enough for a sweep so we opted to have one. Oh my goodness was it sore! I had expected it to be uncomfortable but this was painful, I may have screamed! How will I cope with labour?

The sweep was unsuccessful as the cervix was not ready at 2cm thick (hence the pain) but hopefully it will have done enough to at ;east kick start the body into realising that baby needs evicted.

I am back to midwife tomorrow and will get another sweep which, fingers crossed, will get things going and avoid an induction (I really want to deliver at MLU and not hospital).

 



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Anyways rather than dwelling in the delay in baby coming we went for a nice walk along the beach with the dogs to clear the cobwebs and try and take out minds off the wait.

Training Mummy

Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.

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