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6/27/13 at 10:21pm
Ended up in L&D night before last. BP was 170-180/100-110 and wouldn't come down. Thankfully it came down at the hospital and labs looked good, so they sent me home. Fully expected an induction but thankfully it didn't come to that!!!
Last night my husband nudge me awake (thought I was already semi-aware) and asked was I ok because I was vocalizing like I was in pain. I was - contractions were quite uncomfy. I laid there through about 12 and then got up as they were too uncomfy to lay down through. I timed for about an hour and they remained 2-3 minutes apart. I was finally able to settle down again and sleep after 4 hours of contractions. They continued upon waking and have been constant all day today - about 12-15 minutes apart - but always there. Lots of lower back cramping. I've also had diarrhea x3 in the last 2 hours after being horribly constipated for about two weeks now.... I'm still hopeful that labor is brewing right around the corner before this BP becomes uncontrollable... I really, really want to go into spontaneous labor this time - I've worked SO hard and come SO far. I'm on my birth ball doing hip circles, bouncing, ect.. Clary sage oil on my labor reflex points as well as diffusing. I was still 1cm and 80% effaced at the hospital. I'm full term today - 37 weeks!