Regular Contractions and then NOTHING!
I hope I'm not intruding. I joined this group a while back, but never introduced myself.
2nd time mom here, due today (according to ultrasound) or on June 17th (according to my erratic cycles).
Yesterday my heart began racing like crazy, I couldn't catch my breath. After a couple of hours of monitoring at home I decided to go to the hospital at the midwife's suggestion. They hooked me up to machines, and found out that I was having regular contractions, 1.5-5 minutes apart.
Last week I was dialated to a 2 and 70% effaced. Upon checking my cervix they found that I now dialated to a 3cm and still 70% effaced. I walked for about an hour, and they checked me again with no progress. I was sent home.
Skip ahead 24 hours. Contractions are completely gone. I feel great, actually... like, I'm not even pregnant. What a let down! With my last baby my water broke, and suddenly the strong contractions started. I never once had a Braxton Hicks. It's amazing to me how different each pregnancy can be from another.
Anyone else go through this?