a lot of sources aint got a clue what prodromal is or how it is.
some think its merely braxton hicks. Its not.
some think its early labor... its not. Granted early labor is the closest thing to it but it is an extended early labor and it can last a REALLY long time (mine started at the beginning of AUGUST this time!!! its been over a month and it sure as heck is not going away!)
And I agree on the frustration of... oh they wont be painful or close together.
Really? So wtf was the every-3-minutes-lasting-45-seconds making me try my hardest to find a comfortable position I was dealing with last night? Sure as heck wasn't active labor, I don't have a baby in my arms and it has tapered back off to the 7 to 8 minutes apart tight pressure ones.
Seriously... how do you know its prodromal? Prodromal does not end up with a baby in your arms within a decent amount of hours (and while it does not go completely away it does fade back out) thats the only way I can think of to differentiate between prodromal and real labor... but when you are in the moment, how do you know? Baths dont make it go away, walking doesnt make it go away, wine doesnt make it go away...
But what bothers me is... how am i going to know when its REAL labor? because Im on day 6 of "REAL labor" every night that is not doing ANYTHING.
Am i going to know its real when Im in transition and its way too late to call my midwives?
And yeah, I fear that somethings wrong too. Is baby in a bad position and we dont know it? Every check they say she is right but I feel her hiccups on my hip rather than my cervix, does that mean maybe she tilts to the side between checks?