This is my fourth. For two of my kiddos the BH that I felt in the weeks prior to having the real labor, felt just like the real thing! One came out of no where. So for the past week, I've been have cramps in the cervical area that feel like I'm having some sort of earthquake down there and they really bring me to tears and actually require support. I've NEVER had labor start that intensly and honestly don't think I've felt that sort of pain until at least transition. I even wake up a little sore from it the next morning as it usually happens in the evening. Am I going to be in for it this time?
Moms of Many: How have you felt like your BH contractions feel vs. the real thing?
37 + 4. So if it was labor it wouldn't be a big deal but it lasts for like an hour and it stops. Maybe I will try upping the protein and water consumption. I've been pretty repulsed by meat lately but trying to take in a serving the size of my palm each day anyway and supplementing with nuts and beans.
I never had painful ctx either until I was really in labor. Maybe it means your cervix is doing a lot of early dilating.
I certainly hope it's not doing a lot of early dialating. My midwife is an hour and a half away
And just for the record, I'd REALLY like to have an April baby. My midwife will have returned from a trip she's taking and I will have had some things at work that I need to be there for past. If anyone else can offer insight, I'd really appreciate it. I'm kind of scared!
Yes I should add that, to my post above, my periods of prodromal labor were the same- from nothing to major, transition-like ctx. Mine almost always started in the night though so I would wake up to them, so I don't really know what it woul have been like had they started in the middle of the day.
4 hours could be good :) By my calculations the longest it SHOULD take her to get here after doing whatever she needs to do at home, arranging childcare, etc. would be 4.5 hours and that's on the long side of it. I guess I get a little scared because my first was 7 hours, my second was 8 hours (and my last was 15 hours) but if she's going to come significantly faster than 7 hours that's scary!