"Don't rush it, baby knows when it's the right time to come out!" That's what I said to pregnant women who were past due. I never understood the pressure to induce within a week after one's due date.
The night before her 50-mile ultra marathon, Suzie Crossland-Dwyer dreamed that she had 3 babies in a row, one right after the other. She realized that there would be 3 time check-points in her run, hence the association with three childbirths. Taxed to her absolute limit, but she believed that her mind was her strongest asset, and it could get her across the finish line no matter what he body was telling her. In her darkest moments, her family and friends were there to touch her, nourish her, and tell her she could do it.
"After 50 miles," Susie writes, "all I knew was that MY home were the people waiting for me at the finish--my family.... And yes, my third baby was beautiful." (3 Labors + 3 Babies=50 Miles)