Sending you hugs - if babe is coming early, what would reassure you that the baby is healthy and well? Can you get some time with your caregiver today to talk about what to do if you go into labour this early to keep check on you and the baby?
I'm so sorry about your loss. I hope that the caregivers around you go every extra mile to support you in this birth.
I'm so sorry about your last loss! I can't imagine going through that. My last labor was difficult and I am having a hard time not getting anxious about this birth because of that. I can't imagine how much harder it would be for you to prepare.
I actually lost my mucous plug about 2 weeks ago, at 35 weeks. I don't think much about it because it seems to be what my body does. I dilate and efface early, but have always carried to term.
I am having painful contrax as well, but not regularly. Usually I have a few during the night that are strong enough to wake me up. I think with every pregnancy my body has needed more prep as the uterus had been stretched more and is trying to tone up for the big day.
You should talk to your caregiver too to make reassure you and make sure all is well.
I have listened to some relaxation/meditation cd's that have helped when I am feeling anxious. I know stress for me triggers contractions.
Hugs, and wishing you the best. Keep us updated.
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Thank you camera girl! that gives me some peace of mind. Also! That thing about the plug growing back is just crazy! I've never heard that before that is just nuts!!!! And so cool. We as woman are a wonder. Our bodies are a miracle. And what we're doing is a miracle growing a baby and bringing it into the world. Sometimes that's all that gets me through the day.
I've actually read it is possible for a woman to lose/regain her plug multiple times. :)
Like me! I've lost it 3 times this pregnancy. Sometimes it can get dislodged while DTD or if you dilate or efface a bit. It's just a mucus barrier. If you lose it with your first, that can be more telling, but with later children it doesn't mean much. I'm so sorry about your loss! :( I'm glad to hear this baby is doing well!
Janel, DIY/crafting addicted wife to DH for 8 yrs, loving mama to DD1 - 6 yrs, DD2- 3 yrs, and baby 3 due Feb/Mar 2012, planning our first