Oh WithLittleLungs, how frustrating and exciting for you!
You're not as likely as the rest of us to go through weeks of prodromal labour I'd think......or is that as common with multiples? Sounds like you're ready to go though songood luck in advance, you'll be awesome
Storygirlcindy, phew that sounds rough to suffer from such an early stage. Digestive problems are going be exacerbated by their very proximity to the reproductive system, and vice versa.
I've been getting quite a lot of BH at nighttime recently, which I never experienced during my last pregnancy. Last week, I started into the red raspberry leaf tea, made myself a pretty strong mug as I drank it a lot in early pregnancy. I actually partially credit it with helping my uterus become toned enough to maintain this pregnancy and only stopped drinking it because of morning sickness and reflux that made me eliminate all my teas.
Anyhoo, about an hour later I was literally hit with wave after wave of contractions, painful enough too. They did ease somewhat while lying down but it was hard trying sleeping through them. Every time I got up to pee, they came back with a vengeance, and persisted into the early afternoon next day. I actually had to take another herbal remedy which acted as a perfect counter agent, the tightening stopped immediately. But sheesh!
The moral of the story is not to underestimate the power of herbal infusions and to build up dosage gradually. My DH was amazed to see me drinking RRl the following night, but it was much weaker. I did have some contractions again, also weak by comparison. I plan to down a v potent brew when labour starts......advice is to glug it on the way up the hospital steps.......I can see why now.