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Old 17.09.2008, 01:35
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Pregnancy / tired of waiting 2 deliver

I find the last 6 weeks of pregnancy hardest for me to endure. The waiting, and wondering when the baby will come. Will my water break in public? Will I have enough time to make it to the hospital? Those were my biggest questions all along, but now its back to me inducing. I induced with both of my other pregnancies. The first because my water was low and I was already running late. The second because of my husbands busy work schedule and my being tired and ready for the baby to come.

It looks like this baby is going to be the same. I just found out that my husband has to make the final selections of which bikes he will buy for his shop (well not his, but the shop he works for) and no one else can do it. It just happens to be at the same time that we were going to have the doctor induce.

For those who don’t understand why I will induce, its because I'm scared of not having a babysitter, or making it to the hospital on time, as well as being selfish, I’m tired of being fat. I gained over 25 Kilos since last Oct. and that was due to quitting smoking as well as being pregnant. My feet have been swollen since June, and my hands hurt to even try and make a fist. I cant even sit in a chair like a lady because my stomach is so big. It pushes up into my chest if I don’t lift one leg to my side. Now I am being told that I may have to wait at least another week, unless my Dr. can make it happen by Thursday. I’ve already been waiting 3.

I guess I should just be happy it isn’t ski season, or I might have had to deliver on my own.

I tried to tell myself not to feel this way this time, to try and consider each phase a blessing. To cherish each phase because it will probably be my last baby. Yet, the last 6 weeks I turned grumpy again.

Did any of you feel the same when you were pregnant, like it couldn’t be over fast enough?

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Old 17.09.2008, 09:06
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Re: Pregnancy / tired of waiting 2 deliver

Hey!

Nice to see I'm not the only one here!

I have 18 days before the due date... I want to see my baby so bad, it is very difficult to wait. But in the same time, since a couple of days, I feel the stress of waiting off my shoulders. I know it can't be for ever and it will be finish very soon.

I have the conviction she will be little bit earlier then the due date... We will see. I knew I was pregnant after 2 weeks, and I knew it was a girl, so let see if I'm still right on that one...

For the fat part, I understand you soooooooo much! I'm very sportive, healthy and active person. And it is very very difficult for me to be stuck in a big body and have difficulties to move, to band, to walk, etc... The new people I meet find me not big at all, but they didn't see me before!!! And try to talk about weight when you are pregnant..... TABOU!!! You get the speech how important it is to take weight, etc...

Of course! We know that, and we do it. But as a woman, we don't stop having emotions and feelings about the way we look. And we still want to look good!!!!! I can't wait to go back in my pants and shirts I was able to wear 9 months ago!!!!

For the water breaking in public... I'm not stressed about it. If it happen, bah! What can I do? This is life and nobody will judge me on that... Actually, it is quite exciting for the others to be witness of that moment! And only 20% of the labor begin with the water breaking. And at the moment your water breaks, you have plenty of time to reach the hospital. It is not like the contractions begin right away at 5 min. a part with a 8 cm. of dilatation...

Keep your mind busy! I'm sure you still have plenty of things to organised, prepared, etc.

When is your Due date?

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Old 17.09.2008, 10:24
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Re: Pregnancy / tired of waiting 2 deliver

I can sympathise with you. I loathed and hated being pregnant, not because I got fat, I am already rather chunky, but because I couldn't bear the constant nausea, vomitting, heartburn and the feeling of our daughter moving around inside me. I was so relieved when she was out although I had a planned caesarian so I knew when she would be born.I would never ever ever have another baby but you know it isn't long to go.
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Old 17.09.2008, 13:15
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Re: Pregnancy / tired of waiting 2 deliver

Well, I saw my Dr. today, and he said i and baby are healthy enough to induce. He asked if i still wanted to induce, i said yes, he asked when, i said today!? LOL, he said ok, called the hospital and i will be going in tonight. I am a bit relieved.

Zug bound, as for heartburn, oh yeah, that keeps me up all night. Sometimes i even burp it up into my nose... how gross. Then the heartburn keeps you up all night because your afraid of it coming up.

Deep breath. I'm ready to meet her. My girls are excited and cant wait to meet their little sister, expecially my youngest. she has always loved little kids, and now she gets to be a big sister too!!!

Now i have to get my laptop ready to bring with me so that i have my favorite movies on here so that i have a great distraction for the labor!!! I think i should get a couple of new DVD's while im at it.

Nil, 18 days til due date. You sound to be in great spirits. That will really help with the waiting for Dday. BTW, is this your first? Just so you know they rarely come early... but my neighbor came 2 weeks early with her first so you never know. I wish you all the best with your little one.

btw, is it just me, or does it seem like this is a year for the girls, i only heard of one pregnant woman having a boy this year
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Old 17.09.2008, 13:44
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Re: Pregnancy / tired of waiting 2 deliver

Good luck, Patricia in Bern! Let us know how you get on.
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Re: Pregnancy / tired of waiting 2 deliver

Aren't you aware that induction has risks attached to it? From what I understand you should only induce if the baby is very overdue and there is more risky leaving the baby where he is. Doctors maybe have other interests in encourging mothers to induce.
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Re: Pregnancy / tired of waiting 2 deliver

You're a right little ray of sunshine aren't you Piccadilly? I am sure that the doctor wouldn't consider inducing the baby if there was any threat to the health of either mother or baby.Good luck Patricia.
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Re: Pregnancy / tired of waiting 2 deliver

Tee hee hee, I do love Zug Bound.. I sometimes miss this type of humour when I only hang out with Swiss..
Number 3 on the way here too. 25kg with 1, "only" 18 with 2 (due to not having lost all of the weight with "1") and SO not looking foreward to heading over the 90kg mark again this time..
I am trying to concentrate on "one day at a time" and that this will be the last time - but then I am still at the "easy stage" - 19w
Remember, as soon as its out, there will be 3 people *needing* your attention 24/7 - right now, only 2 of them can be really loud about it
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Re: Pregnancy / tired of waiting 2 deliver

Patricia, first of all I wish you good luck today and hope the very best for you and your baby...I believe giving birth is a unique experience and -although I am a big supporter of natural birth with all aspects- every woman has right to decide on how and when she wants to live this experience within the frame of medical necessities of course...Presumably you are an experienced mother and already know what you are doing with positive and negative sides.

Also I could agree that the last month is not particularly easy. Not only because of all the physical problems you mentioned, but your mind seems to work harder. Thinking about the baby's health, how is he going to look like etc.
Funny enough waiting is not getting easier but harder when you get closer to your due date...

Nil, I think our due dates are same, I have exactly 18 days left as well and I can't wait to see my baby!
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Re: Pregnancy / tired of waiting 2 deliver

Clearly you have not had much experience of doctors if you believe they only act in the patient's best interests. The less interference with nature the better, even if it means the mother might have to compromise a little in her quest for personal well-being.
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Old 17.09.2008, 14:47
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Re: Pregnancy / tired of waiting 2 deliver

Somehow I think Zug Bound might just know what she is talking about .

Edit: interfering with nature is what medicine is all about but lets not go there on this thread.

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Re: Pregnancy / tired of waiting 2 deliver

With the disclaimer that I am not pregnant, never have been pregnant and never plan to be pregnant.....

When you get pregnant, you expect to go through nine months of discomfort in some form. It is part and parcel of having a kid that your body will change.

I'll probably get groans for this, but to induce just because you're "feeling fat" and it might come at an inconvenient time is a bit selfish. As mentioned above, induction is only supposed to be when there's a problem and the baby won't come. You're early, why on earth are you subjecting both you and your baby to this trauma, instead of letting nature taking its course?!
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Re: Pregnancy / tired of waiting 2 deliver

With the greatest respect I don't think 'Zug Bound' does actually know what she is talking about. Doctors and medicine cause as many problems, if not more, than they solve.

Why not have an interesting discussion for once? Maybe you're just not so sure about your own views.
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Clearly you have not had much experience of doctors if you believe they only act in the patient's best interests. The less interference with nature the better, even if it means the mother might have to compromise a little in her quest for personal well-being.
I can see as being a fellow user of the NHS (as I was) where you are coming from. The Swiss system is much more patient-orientated (boy, you pay for it, though!) and the horror stories of pregnant women being left to labour in hospital corridors with one midwife among 20 women thankfully don't exist in Switzerland.

PatriciaNBern was given the option of waiting until her due date but exercised her own choice and has gone in for the birth today with the blessing of her doctor.
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Ah, right, that "letting nature take its course" that would have ment that I died when our son was born. Nature, such an unpredictable thing :-)

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Ah, right, that "letting nature take its course" that would have ment that I died when our son was born. Nature, such an unpredictable thing :-)
That's a bit different. Apparently from the information we have here, the OP has a healthy pregnancy and healthy fetus. Obviously medical intervention should be there if there's a problem! She's doing it for simple convenience, not for her or the fetus' health.
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Re: Pregnancy / tired of waiting 2 deliver

How much did the hospital charge for the induction?
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Re: Pregnancy / tired of waiting 2 deliver

I must say that picadilly is a little out of line here. letting nature take its course often results in the death of the mother and/or child. do you use aspirin? or do you just suffer through the pain and 'let nature take its course'?

and congratulations patriciaNbern! we just had our 4th son here in lugano a few months back, and I really was impressed with the Swiss hospitals/doctors. I'm sure everything will be just fine...
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With the greatest respect I don't think 'Zug Bound' does actually know what she is talking about. Doctors and medicine cause as many problems, if not more, than they solve.
I am very happy with doctors. Starting my life with the cord wrapped around my neck wasn't a great start. I've since been in a couple of bad car accidents, had a cardiac arrest and been resuscitated after drowning. My son wanted to be born at 28 weeks, but thanks to doctor’s interfering with mother nature he was born (induced) at 41 2/7 weeks.
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How much did the hospital charge for the induction?
It's normally covered by health insurance.
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