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In Labor or Warming up for Labor Thread... - Page 4post #61 of 4426/20/13 at 4:41pmpost #62 of 4426/20/13 at 4:52pmpost #63 of 4426/20/13 at 5:08pmpost #64 of 4426/20/13 at 5:20pmQuote:
epsom salt bath?post #65 of 4426/20/13 at 5:52pmpost #66 of 4426/20/13 at 7:50pmThread Starter
Could probably take a quick trip to walmart or something open late for the bare basics if you didn't have those. You really don't need a ton to do a home birth. I would definitely agree with checking with the midwife since you are 37 weeks within the next little bit depending on your timezone.post #67 of 4426/20/13 at 11:15pmpost #68 of 4426/21/13 at 11:49amThread Starter
Midwife says baby is in position and suspects it'll be soon. Of course, we know there are no guarantees, but I feel baby way low and feels like she is ready to dig a hole out of there at times, LOL.
She also thinks I could be further along than I think. Which is entirely possible. I got pregnant after a miscarriage, so exactly when ovulation happened is a bit uncertain and my chart wasn't great because I didn't have the right thermometer. It's all good. Just hoping baby thinks soon too. LOLpost #69 of 4426/21/13 at 1:18pm
dayiscoming, my mw says my baby is low/has dropped, too, but I have a question....in the morning, I can feel her butt on my left side up in my ribs again (she has been LOA or LOT for a while now), like she has floated up while I've been sleeping. She's pretty much immediately back down as soon as I get up. Does this mean she hasn't really dropped yet, or is it normal for babies to kind of float around like that even if they are at all other times supposedly low/in position for birth?
Exciting that you might be closer than you realize!post #70 of 4426/21/13 at 2:34pmThread Starter
Zeeohee, I notice my baby kinda float from side to side as I turn over at night. I'm not really sure about it all, but I think they can kinda move a bit still. I don't know about floating up and then back down, but I suppose that's possible. I think LOA is the desired position for labor. Pretty sure anyway. I'm fairly sure that's what mine is in right now. My midwife wasn't terribly concerned about the position since I have a lot of amniotic fluid, so baby can adjust how she needs for labor pretty easily.post #71 of 4426/21/13 at 3:35pmConsidering that baby spinning techniques require the baby to be able to move up and out of the pelvis, I have to say it seems like it is possible very late in the game. I mean, if you can relieve the baby of gravity to get his or her butt out of your pelvis, then the same moves would lift and loosen up their heads a bit, no? Just my guess.post #72 of 4426/21/13 at 5:50pm
Is it normal to talk about dropping/not dropping at appointments? Saw one of my MWs (3 in practice) today and told her about my episode Wednesday and that I've been having minor contractions since then... a few big ones this morning but I think that's bc I got super anxious and had a panic attack over something as silly as egg salad. Regardless she didn't say anything about LO being engaged/dropped etc.
Said she wasn't concerned enough to do a cervical check and she usually doesn't do them at 36 weeks anyways. She thinks I have a while to go... but then when she told me to start making appointments weekly she said "I'll see you next week unless you have the baby by then." My sister thinks that it was just a joke that I'm overanalyzing.
I can't help but feel guilty for thinking that LO is going to come early. Like I'm bat shit crazy for thinking that contractions/pressure and just a "feeling" is a sign that I am going to have her within the next couple weeks. I got scolded today that babies aren't developed until 38 weeks and I shouldn't "want her out yet."
Edited by inconditus - 6/21/13 at 6:24pmpost #73 of 4426/21/13 at 7:17pm
had 35week appt today and met a new DR.. super cool lady. she felt how low this guy's head is and said wow-do you think you will make it to 37 weeks?
i said-that's what i was wondering! so we were on the same page. baby is over 5.5lbs and expected to be 6 9oz at birth at 37 weeks. wow big boy early.
i dont know about them floating around either. this guy has been head down for 5+weeks. fundal heights arent accurate this late as babies are usually descending at this point. mine was 33 today and im 35 weeks. i didnt feel the need for an internal-what's the point its still early.
perhaps over the weekend some of you will have some action to report!post #74 of 4426/21/13 at 8:30pmI don't think you need to feel guilty, Inconditus, but I can assure you that most first time moms I know think they are going to go early. Perhaps it is wishful thinking? I certainly did not get that wish granted with my first but some do. Statistically speaking, though, you will probably deliver closer to your EDD if it is accurate. I think the majority of us at 36+ weeks are SOOOO ready to be done! Absolutely we want healthy babies but my goodness! I am so tired of pregnancy. With that said, I don't want to see any action for another week. Our "window" has closed and my husband wont be around again until the 28th.post #75 of 4426/22/13 at 4:22amTMI alert!
So I've been fighting a cold since Monday morning; nothing big, just coughing, sneezing (plus associated bladder leaks ), sore throat and feeling a bit run down. Then last night I woke up at 1:30 and couldn't get back to sleep. I felt all bloated and nauseated, and around 3:30 had a big vomit. Then I had diarrhea on and off and drank some water and tried to eat a few very tiny morsels to keep the nausea at bay. Around 6 I vomited again, plus had more diarrhea and low pains - mostly feeling like punches with maybe a little ligament stuff thrown in. I'm a wee bit concerned (35w 1d) so will touch base with the MW practice. I don't really have stomach flu symptoms, it felt more like the incessant pooping in early labour with DD. Will update soon. Luckily my mom is picking up DD in a few minutes so if we need to run for a test or make a clinic/ER visit, DH can take me. Ugh; I'm so done!!! But also don't want baby to come too early lol.post #76 of 4426/22/13 at 9:02amQuote:Originally Posted by skycheattraffic
So I've been fighting a cold since Monday morning; nothing big, just coughing, sneezing (plus associated bladder leaks ), sore throat and feeling a bit run down. Then last night I woke up at 1:30 and couldn't get back to sleep. I felt all bloated and nauseated, and around 3:30 had a big vomit. Then I had diarrhea on and off and drank some water and tried to eat a few very tiny morsels to keep the nausea at bay. Around 6 I vomited again, plus had more diarrhea and low pains - mostly feeling like punches with maybe a little ligament stuff thrown in. I'm a wee bit concerned (35w 1d) so will touch base with the MW practice. I don't really have stomach flu symptoms, it felt more like the incessant pooping in early labour with DD. Will update soon. Luckily my mom is picking up DD in a few minutes so if we need to run for a test or make a clinic/ER visit, DH can take me. Ugh; I'm so done!!! But also don't want baby to come too early lol.
That was me about 2 weeks ago. FULL ON pre-labor symptoms. Then gone. Now I'm fighting a major cold/allergy flare up and had a crazy bad asthma attack last night. That hasn't happened in YEARS. I've used my puffers here and there but last night DH saw a full out asthma attack for the first time. He tried to remain calm but he was freaking out. I had to take BenedrylI know BAD for baby but It was that or E.R. and I'm sure they'd have given me something MUCH worse. Today I'm still a little wheezy. Really hoping it clears up before Tues. If I can last that long I can HB but if my asthma is acting up I know that its not an optionpost #77 of 4426/22/13 at 9:28amOh, Caiesmommy I hope your asthma settles down quickly. I'm also happy to hear that your prelabourlike symptoms didn't lead to an early baby.
As for me, the MW said its likely an unrelated bug, but keep an eye on BP and go to ER if I'm starting to get dehydrated. She said it didn't sound labourey (no blood or amniotic fluid, no painful contractions, baby active between BH) so the only things shed be concerned about are a) dehydration and b) BP. DH is on his way to borrow a cuff from MIL to check. I definitely don't want to stuck in the ER, vomiting if I don't see other symptoms. It's been about 6 hours with no further puking, just some bloated/nauseous feelings and more diarrhea. Here's hoping its behind me.post #78 of 4426/22/13 at 4:38pmpost #79 of 4426/22/13 at 5:11pmpost #80 of 4426/23/13 at 6:40am
Either the supermoon produced a ton of babies super efficiently so that there couldn't be any updates.... or there was no activity at all. Lol.
As for myself my intuitive "if it's going to be any day it's going to be the 23rd" has pretty much passed even though it's only 9:38 am. I'm just not feeling it as much anymore. I had a dream a while ago that I would go into labor at 11pm on the 22nd and have her sometime in the morning. I did have some contractions but they never got more intense or constant. I went to bed and still have a baby in me and can function properly so obviously I'm not the best with interpreting premonition dreams lol.
I now have no backing on my "I think she's going to come early" statement so I will now start telling people I have about a month when they ask, rather than "whenever it happens."
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