I so thank you for your help. I'm coaching my sister through the birth of her thrid child. She has been having contractions ranging in intensity from 3-5 since yesterday at 11:00am. She is doing natural childbirth with an OB in a hospital, so we are really trying to stay on top of things. She was dialated to 3 cm 50% effaced when we got to the hospital last night. In all that time contracting, she only progressed to 4cm and 60% effaced. Contractions are at most 5 minutes apart even now. They sent us home about an hour ago because we don't want to break her water to do anything artificial just yet. However, she is getting tired and can't sleep. We are walking and she is trying to rest in between times walking. We definitely don't want her to be exhausted by the time the baby is ready to come, and she is getting worn down. Is there anything we can do to get things moving besides walking, and she is way too sore for sex TMI. We so appreciate it.
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8/29/07 at 7:11pm