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post #21 of 24
This is my third pregnancy and I haven't really felt any contractions for all three of them until I was in labor or the day before labor. I had nsts with my dd where I was having contractions but I couldn't feel them.
post #22 of 24
Thank you for this thread! I'm 38 wks and have had intermittent BHs but have no cervical changes. My first was CS at 30.5 wks and my second was CS at 37.5 wks....no labor either time....so like someone else said, I feel "overdue" as neither of my other pregnancies lasted this long. My illogical side says I'm gonna be pregnant forever! But my body knows what it's doing right??? (Even though I know it's not an indicator, my sister just had a baby and she went into labor spontaneously at 36.5 wks....so by the combo, I feel way late ). I'm thankful I've found a VBA2C supportive OB that's letting me gestate....and BP that is *fingers crossed* stable, even if it's high.
post #23 of 24
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I'm loving this! I'm so glad I posted this thread

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Originally Posted by PinkBunch View Post
I completely understand! My first was an induction for pre-e at 40w0d, and my second was a 41w c/s after prolonged ROM and no--I mean NO--labor. Well, I was contracting about every 20 min for the last 18 hours of it or so, but I slept through them, so that tells you how "real" they were.

I am really trying to use affirmations to keep myself in the right head space: "My body knows when and how to birth a baby." "Labor will begin when my body and my baby are ready." "I am whole and NOT broken." That kind of thing. My doula and I even have my DH trained to say, "Well, when he comes on his own..."

We WILL birth these babes!!!
I'm doing that too...well not affirmations exactly (although maybe I should start!) but I'm having these little conversations with myself like "HELLO, there is nothing wrong with you. You will go into labor just like everyone else. Your body conceived a child and grew it just like it is supposed to, of course it will birth it just like it is meant to do".

My MW said it's really common for VBAC women or women who were induced/augmented to have a "sticking point" wherever they were when they had their cesarean/augmentation. So if you got "stuck" at 6cm, then you would theoretically have a wall at 6cm or at least have a hard time picturing yourself past that point. For me, it's going into labor. Makes sense. It's funny how I "know" all this (as a doula/former MW student) but it's totally and completely different when it's happening to ME. Like everything I know/believe goes right out the window lol.
post #24 of 24
I've had some minor ones while nursing DD, but other than that only BH. With DD I didn't have any until I went into labor. Personally I would prefer it that way, I think!
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