I am 38 weeks 1 day pregnant and have been having prodromal labor since Saturday night (it's Tuesday, so that's over 48 hours now). On Sunday I went to the hospital with severe contractions every 2-3 minutes, but absolutely no dilation of effacing. They sent me home. I live in NYC and have been walking miles upon miles everyday, with a lot of pain. When I walk it feels like my vagina is on fire and that I'm going to pee my pants. When I sit the pain is more like cramping. Since Sunday the pain has gotten worse, but less frequent.
I am carrying a large 8 lb 8 oz baby boy who was breech until 35 weeks. I was given pulsatila to help turn the baby and was successful. I have heard that pulsatila can also be used to help move along labor. My doctor said yesterday that he can't induce me until 39 weeks, which means I'm stuck with this pain and discomfort for another 6 days. He said my amniotic fluid is plentiful and I've created a wonderful happy place for my baby. His head has not engaged and he's still floating quite high. I am beyond uncomfortable and am ready to help this process along in anyway possible!
My husband and I have tried walking, lots of sex, and nipple stimulation already. We're ready for something more ... any suggestions?? THANK YOU!!!!