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contractions that aren't going anywhere it seems...

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I get all excited, they get timeable and then...poof. Nada. ugh. 

post #2 of 5

Yep, I'm having them every 2-3 minutes at their most frequent, sometimes every 4-5 mins... but they're always there.  They've been around for weeks like this, and months overall.  But no change yet...

post #3 of 5

If they're keeping you up at night, take a hot bath and drink a little wine to help you sleep.

Sapienta- it's possible these contractions are trying to get baby to move down, or to move into a more favorable position.  Try doing lots and LOTS of pelvic rocks, and be sure you're not reclining a lot during the day.  Barring that, your body is warming up!  My rule of thumb is to ignore contractions until they make themselves un-ignorable.  Whether they're frequent and timeable or not, active labor contractions will make themselves known to you.  If you are having a hospital birth, rushing off just because the contractions are timeable and frequent could make for a long birth with more time for the staff to decide to intervene.  I always say if you can walk and talk through the contractions at all, it's too early to leave for the hospital.

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Originally Posted by birthjunkiemom View Post

If they're keeping you up at night, take a hot bath and drink a little wine to help you sleep.

Sapienta- it's possible these contractions are trying to get baby to move down, or to move into a more favorable position.  Try doing lots and LOTS of pelvic rocks, and be sure you're not reclining a lot during the day.  Barring that, your body is warming up!  My rule of thumb is to ignore contractions until they make themselves un-ignorable.  Whether they're frequent and timeable or not, active labor contractions will make themselves known to you.  If you are having a hospital birth, rushing off just because the contractions are timeable and frequent could make for a long birth with more time for the staff to decide to intervene.  I always say if you can walk and talk through the contractions at all, it's too early to leave for the hospital.

We are planning a homebirth...this is so much like my other labors...on and on and then they pick up...

Thanks for the suggestions! I've been on the birth ball and squatting and all that good stuff. I think the only reason I am kinda annoyed is that my midwife is a couple hours away-I'm not really worried about her not getting here in time as dh and I have done unassisted and I've worked with midwives, etc.and my 18 yo dd is studying midwifery...it's that I just don't want the midwife to miss the birth so I keep getting all antsy about it. :) and of course, I want to see my little one!!!!

post #5 of 5

I've been in the prodromal labor for 2.5 weeks and yesterday was in a good labor patter for hours and even went to L&D where I was sent home due to failure to progress...ugh...I would think I would've figured it out by now. 

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