Had a midwife appt today, confirmed I am in early labour, and that may last....forever. Also I fainted. remarkably embarrassing.
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In Labor or Warming up for Labor Thread... - Page 14post #262 of 4427/9/13 at 5:06pmThread Starterpost #263 of 4427/9/13 at 6:06pmINLOVE2009, they will probably give you cervidil to ripen your cervix and something to help you sleep. In the morning, depending on how effective the cervadil was, they may give you another or start you on pitocin if your cervix is ripe. They want you to be dialating at least 1 cm every two hours. If you are not going fast enough they will increase your pitocin and possibly break your water. Going as long as possible without an epidural is advisable (spoken from one currently recovering from a c-section, though mine was not caused by interventions).post #264 of 4427/9/13 at 6:25pmWould it be better to ask them to break my water instead of doing the pitocin? I read sometimes that starts labor.... I know the baby had been dropped for a couple of weeks. My doctor was surprised by how low baby is. He said he won't get any lower without coming out, so I dont know if thats good or not.... Thank you talldarkeyes. I hope you are starting to feel better!post #265 of 4427/9/13 at 6:31pmQuote:
Yay for labor- nay for fainting. I hope it's a steady early labor rainbow, not too fast, not too slow.
So many of us have something going on! So exciting! If I could find the little smiley face throwing happiness I would put about ten of those at the end of this post.post #266 of 4427/9/13 at 7:13pmWell from having a perfect natural birth to a still birth ill take induction any day! 17 months pregnant with no baby yet sucks. That will change tomorrow!
Cinderella tell your dh he rocks for checking u so well.
In love they like u to be dilated so far before breaking water. Mine never breaks even when over 8 cm so I have to tell them to break it!!
Starting all over I get what u r saying. I'm going to be on those nurses to give me those drugs and lets go! With my stillbirth they took forever to get things going which irritated me.post #267 of 4427/9/13 at 7:25pmpost #268 of 4427/9/13 at 8:20pmpost #269 of 4427/9/13 at 8:25pmpost #270 of 4427/10/13 at 3:41ampost #271 of 4427/10/13 at 3:51amI had low grade contractions and a ton of lower pelvic pressure last night along with mild nausea and had this instinct to get my bags ready just in case. The contractions felt very similar to what I experienced after getting the gel with DD at 41 weeks and back then in a matter of an hour they went from very mild to transition-intensity! I got my stuff together and went to bed, got good sleep and here I am today. I have a LLL meeting in 2.5 hours and then a playdate for my 2 year old. My MW appt is at 3:30. I think I'll ask her to take a look just to know if all this is simply late pregnancy discomfort or if things are gearing up and labour is likely. 37w 5d. DD came at 41w 1d. Wish me luck!post #272 of 4427/10/13 at 4:05ampost #273 of 4427/10/13 at 4:06ampost #274 of 4427/10/13 at 7:22am
Woke 4-5 times through the night due to the discomfort of the cramping - each time I peed I continued to have red bloody mucus and still having that this morning. Still no more than moderate period cramps though... I'm about 20 hours post-membrane strip, so I'm not sure if it's going to 'work' still or not. We'll see.post #275 of 4427/10/13 at 7:27ampost #276 of 4427/10/13 at 7:31am
Yeah, OB said if it 'works' it can be 24-48 hours, I'm just antsy I guess.... My blood pressure was great yesterday but upon waking was already 180/104, so I need this baby out quickly before I face another pitocin induction.... The blood isn't brown/old blood, so that makes me feel like maybe it's still 'show' VS just irritation from the strip itself. We are going out after lunch today to the mall and a few other places - try to walk, walk, walk and see if it helps!post #277 of 4427/10/13 at 7:57ampost #278 of 4427/10/13 at 8:26amThread Starterpost #279 of 4427/10/13 at 8:45ampost #280 of 4427/10/13 at 9:41am
I'm 40w3, dilated 1 whole cm and not effaced AT ALL. And baby's still pretty high. I had some random contractions this weekend, get a lot of Braxton Hix when I get exercise, and other than that--nothing seems to be doing much--sex, the damn exercise ball, nothing. I have an option of being induced Thursday, hope of delivering on Friday, and of waiting until I'm 41w3 to see whether I go into labor on my own (that's the latest they feel comfortable letting me go) and requesting some non-stress tests. We think the baby's already on the large size (but then again, so am I), so larger = more risk. But inducing before my body is ready = more risk too. Arrgh.
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