I do believe in the inherent wisdom of a woman’s body and her baby’s ability to choose well his/her own birthday.
I really do.
I also believe that a due date is really more like a due month, with a normal time for baby to arrive being from 38-42 weeks on average.
It’s just really hard to say those things without a slight edge of bitterness (or at least a big sigh) while you’re sitting there at nearly 41 weeks pregnant, watching everyone else who was due around the same time with their babies already on the outside. The discomfort and mind game of late/overdue pregnancy is not exactly fun or easy, as any previously overdue mama can attest. Also? (and the most important of all) If baby doesn’t come before 42 weeks then I can no longer have my out-of-hospital birth. Blah.
It takes every ounce of my mental energy just to stay positive and patient… waiting… and waiting… and waiting still.
Here in these days while I sit and wait, I am calling for your help!
Do you have an overdue pregnancy story you want to share to sympathize? Tell me all the crazy natural induction methods you’ve heard about, and which you’ve tried. I’m not saying I’m going to use them just yet, but perhaps next week if I’m still waiting…! Also welcome: words of encouragement and rah-rah-rah… you know, that kind of thing.
Sorry, that’s all I got for a blog post right now. My brain is officially in overdue fog territory…
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