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Contractions STOPPED after my Stretch and Sweep....

post #1 of 9
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Or as my husband thought I said on the phone: "Stretch and Seek"....LOL!

 

So today, I was having contractions every 5-11 minutes all day, which is nothing new because it's been this way (and often closer together) for over 3 weeks now. My EDD was yesterday, and I'm officially more than 2 weeks "more" pregnant than I have ever been, so I feel R_E_A_D_Y!!!

 

When I went to the MW, I found out I had dilated a WHOLE 1 CM since LAST WEEK, taking me to a whopping 2.5cm...but she said my cervix was very soft and stretchy, and asked if I wanted her to do a "Stretch and Seek" (teehee)

 

I said ok, but here's the weird thing....my contractions have now completely stopped! (?) Isn't this supposed to have the opposite effect!?

 

 

Anyone experience this?

 

 

post #2 of 9

Yup.  Was having CXs mixed with BHs starting around 36.5-37wks then had my 38wk MW apt and had my membranes stripped....CXs stopped.  They did start up again a few days later but very infrequently.  I was bummed but am over it now :).  At my 38wk apt I was 90% effaced, 2cm dilated and -1 station so thought it would help keep progress going - oh well....I'm still preggy and my EDD is 10/6.

post #3 of 9

It's probably more of a coincidence rather than a cause & effect. I've been having prodromal labour for almost 3 weeks now & have tried several things to get it going for real including trying to stretch & sweep my own cervix but it didn't work - I'm sure it was not the best idea in the world but really I was feeling awfully desperate. I'm rather convinced now that the prodromal labour is not indicative of labour starting soon at all. Totally frustrating but it WILL eventually happen for us!!!

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Originally Posted by lifeguard View Post

It's probably more of a coincidence rather than a cause & effect. I've been having prodromal labour for almost 3 weeks now & have tried several things to get it going for real including trying to stretch & sweep my own cervix but it didn't work - I'm sure it was not the best idea in the world but really I was feeling awfully desperate. I'm rather convinced now that the prodromal labour is not indicative of labour starting soon at all. Totally frustrating but it WILL eventually happen for us!!!


I can't say that this hasn't crossed my mind.
The other day I was sitting at the table going through a bunch of my craft stuff with my sister and organizing. I pulled out my crochet hooks and knitting needles...I have a super long crochet hook, and looked at it for a couple of seconds, like "hmmmm"...my sister snatched it up and said "I know what you're thinking! absoloutely not!!!"

haha. I wouldn't REALLY break my own water...but a stretch and sweep? If I could reach...hells yeah.
 

 

post #5 of 9

yikes2.gifhuh.gif <-- me, thinking of breaking my own water.

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I can't say that this hasn't crossed my mind.The other day I was sitting at the table going through a bunch of my craft stuff with my sister and organizing. I pulled out my crochet hooks and knitting needles...I have a super long crochet hook, and looked at it for a couple of seconds, like "hmmmm"...my sister snatched it up and said "I know what you're thinking! absoloutely not!!!"haha. I wouldn't REALLY break my own water...but a stretch and sweep? If I could reach...hells yeah. 

 


twins.gif  Love it

 

post #7 of 9

Maybe I shouldn't have been so surprised then when my husband knocked on the bathroom door and asked "Are you breaking your water in there?" after I'd been in awhile. smile.gif

post #8 of 9

Corrabelle, you just made my day lol.gif

post #9 of 9

haha, pathetic, isn't it?!

 

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