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post #81 of 405

Have you checked out the spinning babies site?  I know my babe is posterior most of the time by where I feel movement.  Not concerned though.  I obsessed about my third being posterior but she spun during labor and all went well.  Hoping something is happening when I have my appt tonight.  I kept getting random contractions here and there.

post #82 of 405
Thread Starter 
Spinning babies,com and do cat/cow and time on birth ball.

I started feeli g more crampy about 40 minutes ago. checked cervix: softer, definitely more open than yesterday. I'd guess closer to 3cm, maybe more. Definitely more midline to anterior than posterior today. Had sex last night and extremely weather change (from almost 80s to 40 degrees overnight)
post #83 of 405

Well I guess the baby could be posterior, or it could be a small leak that will reseal itself, or it's a symptom of labor starting!  My water broke with 3 of my 5 kids before contractions started (or ones that I noticed)- one time a full day before.  It was so weird just trying to carry on and wondering if/when contractions would start!  My labors where my waters didn't break until the last minute were way more intense, not sure if it's a correlation or not.

post #84 of 405
Just had one of those "omg, I'm gonna be sick!" feelings and then diarrhea (tmi, sorry!)...can't help but be hopeful that this means things are happening orngbiggrin.gif
post #85 of 405

So many exciting things going on here!  No news here, except i lost more of my mucous plug and it totally looked like a slug on the tp. TMI, yes! But I couldn't help but share.:rotflmaoBirth is so beautiful and gooey!

post #86 of 405

Baby moving a LOT and my whole uterus is achey and sort of hurts.  My back is super achey and sore.  My cervix is way more reachable than the other day and is about 60% effaced and about 2ish cm open.  SUPER emotional and feel kind of weird, lost my balance today and almost fell as I tripped off the curb!  Just feel different, something has shifted hormonally.  

post #87 of 405
So, DH was home sick from work today, and he kept looking up ways to start labor. We tried spicy food, oral prostaglandins (ahem!), nipple stimulation, a brisk walk, and bouncing on my birth ball. The result was that I had fewer contractions all day than I have any day this week. :-P
post #88 of 405

I definitely keep having the "i'm gonna be sick" feeling, and then nothing happens. And tons of contractions- some just python-squeezy breathless, some truly uncomfortable, but honestly, my emotional state changed recently, too. All of the sudden I am envisioning an happy, manageable birth, whereas before I was just dreading the whole business. And I'm relaxed about it being a few weeks off, too. Im almost 38 weeks, and the only thing that sucks at this point is his feet in my ribs. And not being able to walk properly. Or lay down. Or sit down. Or roll over. I wish I could check my cervix, but I don't really know how. I kinda wonder if I have an oddly low one all the time? It feels like its right there. 

post #89 of 405
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Originally Posted by roisin32 View Post

I definitely keep having the "i'm gonna be sick" feeling, and then nothing happens.

Is that a sign of labor? I've never had it before, but the last two days I've felt kinda sick to my stomach. I thought I might have eaten something bad.
post #90 of 405

I don't know. It feels more diarrhea than throw up, but it hasn't meant anything so far. 

post #91 of 405
Thread Starter 
I've had nausea for the past 3 nights, before bed. Bleh.. 39 wks tomorrow.
post #92 of 405
Lilac- I read a beautiful twin birth story yesterday on birth without fear....she had a homebirth and waited for natural labor to start which was just over 41 weeks. The babies were 8-9 lbs if I remember correctly. One footling breech. Anyway, was beautiful story :-)


Afm- been getting some very intense contractions. One yesterday was very strong, long and worked it's way down to my cervix creating super sharp pain making me think oh no! Please don't start now! My family has been
Going through awful stomach flu, first my two year old...wow! Chasing her around all day cleaning up her puke was no fun, then I had it yesterday and was basically bedridden all day.Thank God hubby was off and could take care of us. Now today he has it. Yikes!
post #93 of 405
I feel like vomiting would make me feel better but I was so hungry this morning. Slept sort of, kept getting menstrual backpain all night long that was uncomfortable. Serious shrink wrapping feeling this morning.
post #94 of 405
Cervix still closed but "mushy" according to my midwife. Just feeling done. At this point I always wish I had gone with a conventional ob who would be happy to just induce me. Sigh.
post #95 of 405
I am hospitalized with a broken sac and leaking fluid and blood. Waiting to see if I get a contraction, it's been 24 hours since the sac broke and I feel like any other day--normal, that is. It's actually broken, the leaking have been abundant through the night.
To say I'm frustrated is an understatement. I can't believe this is my labour, or should I say lack of. I was supposed to come to the hospital at the end of labour, ready to push, without iv and such. Now I'm stuck here, sleep deprived, waiting to see if something happens, or I get an induction, wich is something I deeply fear, but honestly, I can't take it anymore, feels like my body failed me, I know I could've stayed home but I had to give up my homebirth because of the hemorrhage at 32 weeks, and now the lack of any contractions worry me.
I have been planning my natural birth the whole pregnancy, reading and educating myself like crazy, and for what?? To end up here, like everyone else, having a medicalized birth. Why did I hemorrhaged without cause, why did my sac broke first, why am I having no contractions at all? Why, if it's so important to me, my body didn't help me get what I want? I hate the prospective of what is coming. I should just ask for a c-section to get it over with, it's ruined for me eitherway.
I'm sorry I'm ranting, I'm angry (and hungry) and I'm here waiting so...
post #96 of 405
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Originally Posted by anablis View Post

I am hospitalized with a broken sac and leaking fluid and blood. Waiting to see if I get a contraction, it's been 24 hours since the sac broke and I feel like any other day--normal, that is. It's actually broken, the leaking have been abundant through the night.
To say I'm frustrated is an understatement. I can't believe this is my labour, or should I say lack of. I was supposed to come to the hospital at the end of labour, ready to push, without iv and such. Now I'm stuck here, sleep deprived, waiting to see if something happens, or I get an induction, wich is something I deeply fear, but honestly, I can't take it anymore, feels like my body failed me, I know I could've stayed home but I had to give up my homebirth because of the hemorrhage at 32 weeks, and now the lack of any contractions worry me.
I have been planning my natural birth the whole pregnancy, reading and educating myself like crazy, and for what?? To end up here, like everyone else, having a medicalized birth. Why did I hemorrhaged without cause, why did my sac broke first, why am I having no contractions at all? Why, if it's so important to me, my body didn't help me get what I want? I hate the prospective of what is coming. I should just ask for a c-section to get it over with, it's ruined for me eitherway.
I'm sorry I'm ranting, I'm angry (and hungry) and I'm here waiting so...

 

Don't ask for a cesarean.  I've had one and 2 induced vbacs and the inductions are much much better.  Sorry your birth isn't going as planned.  My first was supposed to be a natural waterbirth and I ended up with a cesarean so I know how you feel.  Hang in there.  And it is OK to mourn the birth you envisioned.  Having a healthy baby is not the only thing that matters.

Will they let you try castor oil?  Foley catheter?  What is the next step?  To really have a successful induction make sure you don't get an epidural early (if you do).  My first vbac I got the epi after 5 hours of pit.  With my 2nd I asked for one but it didn't come in time.  It was really intense and pretty awful.  Baby was born after 2.5 hours of pitocin with no breaks between contractions at all.  But even that was better than a cesarean.  Wait until you are 6-7cm before an epi if you choose to get one.

post #97 of 405
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Originally Posted by Taryn237 View Post
 

 

And it is OK to mourn the birth you envisioned.  Having a healthy baby is not the only thing that matters.
 

 

Yes, yes, yes, I fully echo this sentiment. I'm sorry your birth has completely turned into the opposite of what you have been planning. Are they letting you get up and walk around to try to encourage contractions and dilation? Please remember they can't force you to do anything you don't want to do. You don't even have to remain in the hospital waiting for something to happen. They won't be happy about it, but you can sign out AMA and come back when things start progressing on their own. Having ruptured membranes is not a reason to induce by itself. Sending gentle birthing vibes your direction. (((HUGS)))  

post #98 of 405
Thread Starter 
If baby sounds good and there are no other risk factors except ruptured membranes, I'd leave AMA. Go relax. There is no medical evidence that shows ruptured membranes needs to deliver within a certain time frame unless other things are going on (fever, indication infection, baby destress).
post #99 of 405
I don't have any good advice or words of wisdom, but I'm sending lots of good thoughts and really big hug.gif your way. We're here for you.
post #100 of 405

I agree with the ladies above...ruptured membranes is not a good enough reason to induce. My current practice says they don't start considering induction until after 4 days of ruptured membranes. I also recommend leaving AMA until things pick up. Is your baby's head engaged?

 

If you decide to stay, decline vaginal exams since that just increases the risk of infection. Also, do whatever you can to get up, move around, and create a relaxing environment. Do you have music? Hide the clock! Ask your support people to go get you a good, comforting meal. Take a relaxing shower. I would try nipple stimulation. 

 

But if you are up for going home, I would definitely do that. 

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