Originally Posted by Jennisee
I'm 39 weeks 1 day now and really surprised to still be pregnant. I went into labor at 38 weeks 6 days with DD, and my intuition this whole pregnancy had been that this baby would be born a little earlier. I've been crampy and having mild contractions since last night, but they don't seem to be turning into anything. But I did have dreams all night long about being in labor!
Well, I ended up going into labor a few hours after posting that.
The synopsis and pictures are here
Originally Posted by DBZ
Here is my birth story
Jennisee, how is your asthma these days? Better I hope.
Holy cow, DBZ, what a birth story! Congratulations! I'd had a lingering fear that that would happen to me because I'm 70 miles from the hospital. However, one of my MW's had predicted that the flight-or-fight response would inhibit labor until I got to the hospital, and boy, was she right. When I got to the hospital, I rated my pain at a 3 out of 10, but within 30 minutes, the contractions were two minutes apart and I was screaming my head off.
My asthma continued to give me problems the rest of the pregnancy. Fortunately, I didn't have any problems during labor itself, but I did have a mild attack in recovery. I still have the remnants of an upper respiratory infection that has me coughing a lot, and I'm hoping that when it finally goes away, that the asthma will go away, too. Before this pregnancy, my asthma was so mild that I hadn't used my inhaler in a year, and I'd really like to get back to that.