full term

anonymous asked:

Can I get a poll type thing going on here? Haha wondering how many first time mamas went into labor early/on time vs late! Early meaning full term, but before due date.

I went into labor with my first at 38/6!


- mama bear

firefly-dragon asked:

How far along are you? Why do want to induce your child's birth?

I’m full term, and I’m doing this stuff  because I would much prefer my labor to be induced via tea drinking versus foreign objects shoved up my vagina ya feel.


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posts bother me so much is because like?? i dont need to be reminded that its okay to be????cis or anything else on that list??

like its literally considered the social default for people?? and honestly who gives a shit if you see god forbid someone who is not what is considered the “social default” ranting or venting about their very real problems. like ???honestly you can handle it. someone saying they hate cis people over the internet is nothing compared to the struggles that oppressed people face honestly?

While 37 weeks pregnant you should be getting a lot of rest as your life has hopefully slowed down by now in preparation for your baby’s arrival. Your baby is now considered “full term,” even though your due date is three weeks away. If you go into labor now, it’s lungs will likely be mature enough to fully adjust to life outside the womb. http://bit.ly/THOC6z

37 weeks, and officially “full term,” though my actual due date isn’t for another 3 weeks. I wonder how long this little dude plans on staying in here? He could come any time within the next month…it’s all up to him. I’m happy I made it to term though! This means I definitely get to do the water birth at my hospital! It’s my last day at work today, and I plan on relaxing for the most part until little dude comes. Also, it’s my mom’s birthday today! Happy birthday, momma! I love you!

She can come any day now!!! I’m so excited!!! 😱😱😱
Lillys dad made another excuse so he isn’t coming today but tomorrow apparently, we will see how that goes ..
But enough worrying about him I’m just so happy it’s finally March! My brothers birthday tomorrow and I can’t wait to see my family 😝😘😍⭐️

Thoughts on abortion

Its none of my goddamn business what another person does with their bodies and what they do in their private life. We have privacy for a reason.

I dont care what you say I am not an incubator and I am not going to have a child I do not want. I am also not going to force my children into the foster or adoption care world based on the slim chance they get adopted in to a safe environment.

Do you know how hard it is to give up a child once you’ve carried it full term? Pretty fucking hard.

I am a firm believer that it is NONE of the governments business what I do with my body and it is none of their jobs to police what birth control I get.

If you are pro life… good for you but do not belittle me or call me a murderer for being pro choice.

Its my body. Not yours. Its my business not yours.


I was told much earlier in my pregnancy about the chances of labour needing to be induced when the time comes. Initially of course I more than freaked out because the thought of labour as is was horrifying enough then to add unnatural elements which only make things worse upon the woman was just too much.

Alhamdullilah so far so good though, I have placed my faith in my Rabb and know that it will be just fine. I am scheduled for the induction on Tuesday in sha Allah.

That’s 3 days from today and although I have come to accept the fact that I will be induced as opposed to spontaneously going into labour, I do hope that by some miracle my body just precedes my doctor’s plans. :)

The good thing about the induction is that I will be getting my own obgyn (who is a female alhamdullilah) for the delivery and I am comfortable with her and respect her a lot. Otherwise its usually whichever obgyn is on call and theres only about a 60% chance that you would get a female as far as I know. I mean, I know when the time comes you wouldn’t care and haya really goes out the window and also that the doctor is only there at the end anyway but its just one less thing to worry about.

Changes in the body which I think are early signs of labour:

[X] Baby has dropped

[X] Mucus Plug passed

[X] Nausea/Dizziness/Vomitting (which hasn’t happened since trimester 1)

[X] Effacement (if you don’t know what this means don’t look it up)

[X] Lots of cramping- lower abdomen, thighs, back… just like the periods I almost forgot about

[X] Headaches. Not sure if this has anything to do with labour but I normally don’t get headaches and I have only had them this bad in the beginning of the pregnancy

[X] Food aversion from meat

Apart from the giant belly, which is finally round and not teardrop shaped, it feels a lot like the first trimester. Its funny how the symptoms are going in a complete circle. Anyway! Lets see how and when everything goes.

Make lots of dua’ for me! May Allah give us patience through this and make it an easy and successful delivery.

anonymous asked:

When do you start counting weeks of a pregnancy? Is it from your last period or when you believe you conceived? I've heard varying things on this, as well as varying things on when "full term" is... 36 weeks? 40 weeks? Can you please clarify this for me? Thanks for all you do! Your blog is great!

There are two different ways to measure fetal age in early pregnancy.  When talking specifically about fetal development, one might talk about “days since conception,”  which literally means, for example, this fetus has existed for 45 days.  However, this is only used in very few, very specific situations, because it’s very uncommon to actually know what day a fetus was conceived.  Even if you only had sex once on July 10th, the semen could have met the egg on July 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th, or even 14th, and there’s no real way of knowing when that happened.  

Because of that, we use the Estimated Gestational Age (EGA) which is measured from the first day of the last menstrual period.  That means that by the time you conceive you’re technically actually 2 weeks pregnant.  From the first day of the last menstrual period we measure pregnancy to be 280 days long, which works out to 40 weeks.  Even so, the average first full-term pregnancy goes 7 days passed 280 days, and the average second full-term pregnancy goes 3 days passed.

When we calculate a due date we essentially count 280 days from the first day of your last menstrual period.  We say that a healthy baby can be born anywhere from 38-40 weeks.  Here are the new guidelines:

  • Up to 36wks 6 days “preterm”
  • 37wks to 38wks and 6 days “early term”
  • 39wks to 40wks and 6 days “full term”
  • 41wks to 41wks 6 days “late term”
  • 42+ “postmature”

Maybe Tomorrow

Today marked the last day I will be out doing work stuff during the day.

And even then, Jess had to come with me to drive me around because Mick was uncomfortable with me driving myself. Though I hate to admit it, it probably *is* a good idea if I don’t drive myself around any more. Going into labor while driving down I-10 at 60mph doesn’t sound like it’d be fun. Or safe. From now on, my weekdays will just be puttering around the house wondering when a baby is going to decide it’s time to come say hello. I can’t say that I am looking forward to this time. I’ve mainly been working up until the “last minute” so I wouldn’t have to sit around and wait.

And go crazy.

So much for planning.

Liam isn’t even here yet and already he’s got dibs on the daily schedule. Thankfully, there is still the opportunity to go out and do things during the weekend when Mick is around. If I’m lucky, Liam will decide that this weekend is a good time to come and I’ll get to skip the waiting around pulling my hair out stage of pregnancy all together.

Maybe tomorrow we’ll have a baby.

But I’m not holding my breath.

Instead, I’m going to look forward to going to the Halloween party our friends are throwing. Normally, we’d be throwing the party, but, obviously, that wasn’t an option this year. Maybe if I look forward to going to the party enough Liam will take that as a sign to ruin more plans and come this weekend.

Party or baby.

At least tomorrow is a win-win situation. :)

*crossing my fingers for a baby by (or preferably *on*) Monday*

Have a great weekend.

Thanks for stopping by.

<3 Jess’ help in getting the last of my visits done for next week.