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#1 of 28 Old 08-12-2011, 12:50 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I had started a different thread, but this is kind of unrelated and I'm hoping if I start a new thread someone will see it even though it's pretty late! Anyways I took castor oil earlier today (2 and 5) and was stimulating my nipples and I was having regular contractions every 15 mins. Then they went away for several hours and I was real disappointed. I felt fine, I didn't think the castor oil was doing anything I was just watching a movie. Then at like 11 my stomach started feeling reallly upset and I got horrible diarrhea. I took a bath and my stomach settled down but for the last like 2 hours I've been having contractions about 4-6 mins apart and they're getting pretty strong! If I go to sleep will they peter out or do you guys think this is the real deal and I'll be fine. This is the closest they've ever been together. I just feel like I should stay up and try to keep them going b/c if they went away again I'd be so mad!


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Can you try laying down but not sleeping for a bit? Maybe just to try seeing if position affects them at all? If you weren't under the time constraints to get the ball moving, I would tell you to rest. But I'd hate to see them go away. Maybe just laying down for a short bit to see if there's any affect. If they stay consistent while you're resting, but not sleeping, then I would think it would be fine to go to bed.

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Okay. I'll try that. Like you said, if I wasn't "on the clock" I'd probably just go to sleep but this might be my last chance! I am not drinking that stuff again. Wish me luck! I realllly hope this is real.


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Aw, good luck mama! And keep us posted if you can. I hope you're able to get some rest and still have contractions!!

FWIW, the fact that your body is having contractions so close together is a good sign for a first time mama. I know that induction is not at all what you want (and for very good reasons), but if your body is responding so well to methods like nipple stim and castor oil, then it also seems like you would respond quickly to hospital methods. I'm not a fan of the position your hospital is putting you in, but knowing that your body is responding so well makes me think that less intervention would be necessary, even if you do end up going the hospital induction route.

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I'm still contracting about the same. (4-6 mins) but they got more intense and painful when I tired to lay down so no sleep for me. I called the hospital to let them know and they told me to come in when I couldn't talk through them. I'm so excited! Unless this somehow stalls I'm having a baby today! :)


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Good luck RIley! Fingers crossed for you that this is the real deal and you have a quick and easy labor!

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Good luck! Hope this is it! Don't want to see you having an induction. 

 

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Good Luck Riley, hope this is the real deal and you get to have your little girl in your arms sometime today.


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Good luck!  I hope baby is coming today and no induction for you!


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I hope this is it for you! Good luck!!!!!!

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I'm still contracting about the same. (4-6 mins) but they got more intense and painful when I tired to lay down so no sleep for me. I called the hospital to let them know and they told me to come in when I couldn't talk through them. I'm so excited! Unless this somehow stalls I'm having a baby today! :)


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Great news, Riley!   Oh I'm so happy for you -- hopefully everything is going great!  ELVs! 


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Riley - Oh!! Good luck! I am SO HAPPY for you and wishing you a wonderful birth!!! Good luck!!


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I was logging on really fast just to check on you!!! Good luck, I hope you are holding your baby soon!!!!!


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Wonderful. Hope this is the real deal. Wishing you all the best!!

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Good luck!!  Hope this is the real deal, I know you are so ready!!!

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Oooh! I scrolled quickly hoping we'd know. And not knowing probably means it was time! I hope! Good luck :D


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hoping everything is going well!!

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The fact that you haven't updated makes me think you are in labor and maybe even had your baby!!!! Good luck mama!


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The fact that you haven't updated makes me think you are in labor and maybe even had your baby!!!! Good luck mama!


Here's hoping!! Can't wait to hear your story, mama! joy.gif

 


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I hope you're snuggling your baby girl by now!

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Thanks for all the kind thoughts, but after 14 hours of contractions... nothing. :( They weren't progressing very quickly. They were close together but not very strong at all.  I walked around the block to try to get them going stronger they were starting to get real intense so I went to lay down, fell asleep for like a half an hour and when I woke up they were so weak. I've had a few random ones since, but nothing like before. I'm so disappointed. Maybe they'll pick up again? I really don't understand how they tapered off so quickly. I'm starting to think the only way she'll come out is an induction. She's still moving around a lot so at least I know she's okay.


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It sounds like your body is gearing up for active labor.  I'm sure it will happen soon and if you decide to be induced it sounds like your body will respond really well.  Soon you will be holding your little girl hearts.gif


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((hugs)) mama. I'm sure it's frustrating, but apparently she just needs a little more time. Try talking to her and sharing why you want her to come and why you're frustrated.
Please don't feel like your body is defective because it's taking so long! Anywhere from 37-42 weeks is still normal:) no one has ever been pregnant forever:)
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Hugs to you ... dont give up... induction is hard on you both if you realize it or not. I know you probably feel ready  for it to happen, but she needs more time. maybe turn down the induction and give it time... your body is growing such a wonderful baby and she might be like my DD's and need more time to cook, or be over achievers of the uterus!!!!  hang in there mama!


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