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Old 02-04-2011, 09:26 AM - Thread Starter
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I've been having quite a few bouts of contractions. Yesterday, I had them 10-18 minutes apart for 7 hours! With my first two, that turned into labor and they were born.


I know people experience this and I guess it can be normal, but could it mean something's wrong? With the baby's position? Or that the baby can't descend for some reason? Any ideas? 

Laura, married to Daniel 12/16/2000
Claire b. 6/29/06 and Andrew b. 4/20/08 and #3 due 2/8/11!!
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Old 02-04-2011, 05:34 PM
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I had this happen with my 2nd, almost every nights for two weeks, contractions 5-10mins apart for hours...then nothing....

He finally came at 42w5d after a quick 3.5 hour labor...I think my body was very ready!

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I had this last Thurs all night, nothing Fri day, then again last Friday night for several hours at 5 min apart. The pain was unbearable. I called my doc at midnight on Fri to ask for pain control. They told me to go into the hospital, and since I was at 4cm, I was induced w/ a small dose of pitocin. He was born only a few hours later (ie. 6 days ago, at 39 weeks and 2 days). I am thankful to not have to go through that experience for more than 2 days, for hard contractions are very painful.


Good luck to you in whatever you decide to do.

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