Originally Posted by tashantx
.Also my baby is posterior and I think at times prodromal labor can be used to get baby postioned better. I've read so much about using proper positioning in early labor for op babes right now I've been pretty tired and not really focusing on my posture and stuff. I just feel less like worrying about it right now. As a matter of fact I'm really just trying to focus on letting the baby decide whats best, somewhat out of laziness but somewhat out of trusting the birth process my body and my baby (as hard as that can be at the time.) sorry for the novel again...
I would bet that prodromal labor is doing something to help with positioning. You are probably safe to trust that your body knows what it's doing! Hopefully it won't be too much longer for you!
Originally Posted by Seuriu
Good luck to you both, I'll be 40 wks on Monday. I went to the hospital last night and the doctor said that these contractions are dilating me (yay!) and she even ventured to say that she thinks I'll have baby by the weekend, but I'm not so sure about that. I've been in prodromal labour for two weeks and it feels like I'm going to be pregnant forever. Im trying to be ok with it happening when it happens but honestly I'm really tired and impatient! I've been napping a lot.
She said that I am 2cm dilated and 50% effaced, baby is at -2 station. Is that any indication of when I'll hit active labor? Contractions are still 7ish minutes apart and strong.
Oh wow! I hope her prediction comes true for you. I honestly have no idea what my stats are. I haven't been checked and I don't intend to check myself either. I feel like it could just end up being discouraging for me - either because of lack of progress or progress with no labor!
Originally Posted by erigeron
I had 3 whole contractions earlier. That makes a total of, I think, 5 this week. At this rate she should be born just in time to attend her junior prom.
I know, nobody is pregnant forever, but I wish she'd get a move on!
She is LOA, which spinningbabies says is the ideal position, and so maybe that's why I haven't been having much in the way of prodromal labor--pursuant to the post from tashantx two posts up. So maybe I can hope that when labor does start it'll go fairly easily.
I guess the chat thread has died, all the action now being here and in the post-partum thread? So let's see. Hubby was in this bike race last month and today got a card in the mail because of his participation, that entitles him to discounts at various local businesses, and one was at a favorite restaurant of ours after 9 pm on Monday through Thursday. So we went there tonight with the reasoning that ... this might be the last time we can just go out, the two of us, care-free, for the next 10-15 years or so. Remind me why I'm anxious for this kid to be born again? I have no clue about this parenthood thing! Maybe she'll come with a manual attached?
I can totally relate to this post. My baby has been occiput anterior for weeks. My pelvis is properly aligned and wide open. I kind of feel like, "Well, come on now. What more do you want?" But I also have the same hope.Perhaps my birthing time will go smooth because everything will be ready by the time I get there.
I noticed that our other chat thread kind of died off, so I've been checking in here! I guess there's just not many of us left to chat that aren't on the postpartum side of things yet. Oh well, we'll get there...eventually!
And you will have plenty of opportunities to go out just the two of you for the next 10-15 years - you'll find a way! And you will muddle your way through parenthood like the rest of us. Although I do understand the manual sentiment. It's amazing how many other less important things in life come with mounds of paperwork, contracts, detailed manuals, and babies just come. It's an awesome experience though - my son has my heart and this next one will too!
I had lost my cell phone and the new one arrived today so I'm feeling better about life. I went for a week and a half with no cell phone. That's just a very long time when you're used to having it! Now I'm waiting for car seat straps in the mail. We pulled out the infant car seat that my DS used since it doesn't expire until Feb. of 2012 only to find that the nylon straps had mildewed. Ewww -gross. Per instructions, they're not supposed to be cleaned with anything harsh so I had to call the company to expedite a replacement set. Good thing I'm having a home birth! I still would've liked to have everything ready to go though just in case. Maybe that's what baby is waiting on. Maybe baby would like the car seat to be ready also!