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This is the pregnancy that never ends, yes it goes on and on my friend...  It's starting to feel impossible that I'm going to have a new baby soon.   Today I walked 2 miles and ate half of a pineapple and guess what it did??  Ha! 

This is just the thing isn't it?  All babies come at some point and whatever the woman was doing when it starts makes people think "oh that's what did it!"  But really, it's probably not true- it was just time.  And all the well meaning people who keep telling us to what we "should" be doing to get labor going drone on and on... talk a long walk!  Have sex!  Eat spicy food!  Come on people!  It's not going to do anything!!!!

 


So true!! Dsd came home when I was 40 weeks 2 days with advice from her gym teacher (who has yet to have a baby!) She told me I should walk a lot and eat spicy food. I was like, that's sweet but I think I'll just continue to lie here on the couch like a whale and eat tater tots.
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Ha, ha!!! Love it!!!

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So true!! Dsd came home when I was 40 weeks 2 days with advice from her gym teacher (who has yet to have a baby!) She told me I should walk a lot and eat spicy food. I was like, that's sweet but I think I'll just continue to lie here on the couch like a whale and eat tater tots.


 

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Yup, I totally agree.  I hear the most rediculous things that people tie to their labors..   "I went swimming that morning, that's probably what did it".  "I swear that a margarita will start a labor, it worked for me!"..  and those are just the things I heard yesterday! 

 

One thing that seems to be very universal is that you need to feel really, really fed up with being pregnant before labor starts..  but that's probably just all full-term pregnant women.
 

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This is just the thing isn't it?  All babies come at some point and whatever the woman was doing when it starts makes people think "oh that's what did it!"  But really, it's probably not true- it was just time.  And all the well meaning people who keep telling us to what we "should" be doing to get labor going drone on and on... talk a long walk!  Have sex!  Eat spicy food!  Come on people!  It's not going to do anything!!!!

 



 

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Oh my gosh, I'm in so, SO much pain today! It feels like I have a baby halfway out of me and all of my nerves are going crazy and it's incredibly painful to use the bathroom! OUCH!!! Anyone else?

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Originally Posted by Abraisme View Post

Yup, I totally agree.  I hear the most rediculous things that people tie to their labors..   "I went swimming that morning, that's probably what did it".  "I swear that a margarita will start a labor, it worked for me!"..  and those are just the things I heard yesterday! 

 

One thing that seems to be very universal is that you need to feel really, really fed up with being pregnant before labor starts..  but that's probably just all full-term pregnant women.
 


I know! I drank castor oil the day before, and I did a few minutes of nipple stim and had an orgasm the day of, but guess what... I'd been trying the nipple stim/big O stuff like DAILY for WEEKS.  As for the castor oil, the jury's still out... since my water broke about 36 hours after I drank it.  And honestly, the experience was so awful I can't in good conscience recommend it.

 

Swimming? A margarita? Abra, I thought you made those things up to be funny, and then I read you actually HEARD those things today?!? OMG.

 

And I agree re: being fed up just being a full-term preggo thing, cause I felt "fed up" at about 38 weeks, since my moms babies were all super early and I convinced myself that 37 weeks would hit and BAM baby would come.  Little did I know I had an entire month left!

 

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Not quite as badly as it sounds like it is for you, but I definitely feel like the baby is going to come out when I have a bowel movement.  But apparently the baby is "floaty" so I'm not getting a lot of pressure when I'm standing or sitting, just when I'm in a squatting position.  One positive, though, is that baby's head MUST be helping your cervix along. 

 

Prior to today I was really worried that my coughing or that pushing feeling would end up breaking my water before labor kicked in, but in the emotional space I'm in now, I would welcome my water breaking!  At least it would almost certainly get things going!

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I had to put a pad on for the watery discharge.  I didn't hear or feel a pop so I don't think this is amniotic fluid.  I think it's just that "watery fluid" pre-labor symptom.  But I've got my fingers crossed that this actually leads somewhere very soon and not a week from now!  I've only had maybe 2 contractions since I stopped pumping an hour and a half ago, so I'm not that hopeful, but at least it's a change and that helps with the emotions!

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I had to put a pad on for the watery discharge.  I didn't hear or feel a pop so I don't think this is amniotic fluid.  I think it's just that "watery fluid" pre-labor symptom.  But I've got my fingers crossed that this actually leads somewhere very soon and not a week from now!  I've only had maybe 2 contractions since I stopped pumping an hour and a half ago, so I'm not that hopeful, but at least it's a change and that helps with the emotions!




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I had to put a pad on for the watery discharge.  I didn't hear or feel a pop so I don't think this is amniotic fluid.  I think it's just that "watery fluid" pre-labor symptom.  But I've got my fingers crossed that this actually leads somewhere very soon and not a week from now!  I've only had maybe 2 contractions since I stopped pumping an hour and a half ago, so I'm not that hopeful, but at least it's a change and that helps with the emotions!

thinking of you!!
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I've had contractions about every 15 minutes for the last few hours, but sometimes they are so weak I'm not absolutely certain one is happening or not.  I'm still having some watery fluid.  I'm really hoping this just picks up soon so I can know if this is happening instead of just sitting around hoping one will show up in 15 minutes or less.  Sigh...  I ate dinner and I hope that wasn't a mistake!  Come on baby, let's do this!!!!

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I've had contractions about every 15 minutes for the last few hours, but sometimes they are so weak I'm not absolutely certain one is happening or not.  I'm still having some watery fluid.  I'm really hoping this just picks up soon so I can know if this is happening instead of just sitting around hoping one will show up in 15 minutes or less.  Sigh...  I ate dinner and I hope that wasn't a mistake!  Come on baby, let's do this!!!!



 

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I've had contractions about every 15 minutes for the last few hours, but sometimes they are so weak I'm not absolutely certain one is happening or not.  I'm still having some watery fluid.  I'm really hoping this just picks up soon so I can know if this is happening instead of just sitting around hoping one will show up in 15 minutes or less.  Sigh...  I ate dinner and I hope that wasn't a mistake!  Come on baby, let's do this!!!!


The night before I was in active labor I was having barely noticeable 15 minute apart contractions. I hope the watery discharge is a "green light" for you!
 

 

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I never felt a pop with my water. It started leaking out around 6 pm. Contractions were barely noticeable and irregular for the next 6 hours. I'd have little ones that would be like 15 seconds then some like 30 seconds. Then around midnight it picked up a little. Hard labor was for maybe 2 hours. It was such a weird labor. Your little one is coming soon Jaimee! Hope to see an announcement in the morning! :)

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Nope... still pregnant.  Contractions continued every 10-15 minutes or so for several hours and I finally decided it was best to try and go to bed.  I had a few more painful ones while lying down then fell asleep for an hour.  More contractions, lots of trips to the toilet, fell asleep again for an hour.  Ds woke me up.  More contractions, more trips to the bathroom with bloody show.  Fell asleep for maybe 20 minutes.  Ds woke us up again.  Contractions too painful to lay down through.  So I finally got up, got on the ball, rocked in the rocking chair, etc.  They started coming every 5-10 minutes and much more intense.  Then as morning daylight crept in, they started to spread out and fade.  I alternated between nauseous and starving.  They picked up again for a bit and then faded again.  Suddenly they were quite intense and I sensed that my water was going to break soon, so I got in the tub and they died out completely.  Got out of the tub, tried to walk, but everything just feels painful even when not contracting.  I am wondering if baby is malpositioned after all. 

 

Mw is here to check me now.  Here's hoping for some good news this time.

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Nope... still pregnant.  Contractions continued every 10-15 minutes or so for several hours and I finally decided it was best to try and go to bed.  I had a few more painful ones while lying down then fell asleep for an hour.  More contractions, lots of trips to the toilet, fell asleep again for an hour.  Ds woke me up.  More contractions, more trips to the bathroom with bloody show.  Fell asleep for maybe 20 minutes.  Ds woke us up again.  Contractions too painful to lay down through.  So I finally got up, got on the ball, rocked in the rocking chair, etc.  They started coming every 5-10 minutes and much more intense.  Then as morning daylight crept in, they started to spread out and fade.  I alternated between nauseous and starving.  They picked up again for a bit and then faded again.  Suddenly they were quite intense and I sensed that my water was going to break soon, so I got in the tub and they died out completely.  Got out of the tub, tried to walk, but everything just feels painful even when not contracting.  I am wondering if baby is malpositioned after all. 

 

Mw is here to check me now.  Here's hoping for some good news this time.

i think baby is just going to fall out today!   what a frustrating pattern though.  blame it on the "wild card"?
 

 

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Nope... still pregnant.  Contractions continued every 10-15 minutes or so for several hours and I finally decided it was best to try and go to bed.  I had a few more painful ones while lying down then fell asleep for an hour.  More contractions, lots of trips to the toilet, fell asleep again for an hour.  Ds woke me up.  More contractions, more trips to the bathroom with bloody show.  Fell asleep for maybe 20 minutes.  Ds woke us up again.  Contractions too painful to lay down through.  So I finally got up, got on the ball, rocked in the rocking chair, etc.  They started coming every 5-10 minutes and much more intense.  Then as morning daylight crept in, they started to spread out and fade.  I alternated between nauseous and starving.  They picked up again for a bit and then faded again.  Suddenly they were quite intense and I sensed that my water was going to break soon, so I got in the tub and they died out completely.  Got out of the tub, tried to walk, but everything just feels painful even when not contracting.  I am wondering if baby is malpositioned after all. 

 

Mw is here to check me now.  Here's hoping for some good news this time.


Here's to hoping you're right on the edge of labor!
 

 

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Mw just left.  I am now 6cm all the way through the cervix (no more funnel), cervix is mid (half way between posterior and anterior), about 90% effaced, and baby is OA and at -1 station.  The problem appears to be that the head is just a bit cocked and pushing on the mid-placed cervix, pinching it, causing the horrendous stabbing sensations all across the bottom of my uterus.  I have been prescribed stair climbing 2 at a time followed by all fours/knee to chest exercises to try and get baby to reposition his/her head.  She was also finally able to do a full sweep and man are the contractions coming on harder now.  But until they stop stabbing, baby is still in that bad position.  If only my freaking cervix would pull all the way forward!

 

And yeah, she blamed it on the 3rd baby wild card- pocket of fluid in front of baby's head was just enough to cock the head.  If this doesn't work then she will break my water to attempt to get the head to shift, but there is a risk of prolapsed cord.  Hopefully baby will wiggle into a good position and my water will break on its own.

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Oh Jaimee, I'm sorry baby isn't cooperating and you're so uncomfortable right now. I hope things get going for you! hug2.gif

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And yeah, she blamed it on the 3rd baby wild card- pocket of fluid in front of baby's head was just enough to cock the head.  If this doesn't work then she will break my water to attempt to get the head to shift, but there is a risk of prolapsed cord.  Hopefully baby will wiggle into a good position and my water will break on its own.



My 3rd baby wild card labor was crazy! And I had a similar issue with his head. He sat on TOP of my pubic bone for the last few weeks, which was excruciating and didn't allow him to put any pressure on my cervix. My MW ended up holding back a cervical lip for a while when I was pushing, and she said she could feel his head turning back and forth, trying to find a good place. I could feel his legs going, too. When he finally descended past my pubic bone, I felt a really weird POP, and he was born just a few minutes later. Hopefully your little one moves soon, and things go quickly once s/he is in a better place!

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Come on baby!  It sounds like you're SOOO close!  Just to let you know that it's possible, all of my babies have been floaty until I was in active labor.  It didn't seem to make much difference in the long run and I did eventually have a baby!  :)  ::hugs::  Keep us updated.

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