My question? Has this happened to you? Where you go into what seems like labor then everything stops? How long after that happened did real labor start? Do you think it made your real labor shorter? UGG While all of this is happening I am feeling pressure to go have a C/S because I am "over-due" and this seems to be proof to everyone that my body is not able to labor.
One more thing. The baby seems to be handling everything like a champ. His heart beat has been consistent and I can still feel normal movement. No concern with him at this point. Ok long enough. Thanks for reading!
It happens a lot, more often for second-or-more babies than for first babies.
Mama, homeschooler, midwife. DD (13yo), DS (11yo), DD (8yo), DD (3yo), somebody new coming in November 2013.
SAHM to Kaylynn 12, Alec 10, Gideon 5 and Silas my hba2c baby born 4/12/10!
I did not have a labor that stopped other than the first that ended in a csection. But my 3rd baby came via hbac after being 17 days past my due date. Once he decided it was his time, the birth was ON and he arrived in 2.5 hours start to finish. I hope that is the case with you! I know how hard it is to be so past due but you're strong and you'll get through it.
I was 41w3d when I had her. It was frustrating and it sucks.
Anyway... I hope things kick in for you soon!!
This happened to me day before yesterday. Started spotting Sunday, got heavier on Monday, and then Monday night I started contracting, very painfully, but they were irregular. I was finally able to fall asleep for about four hours, but when I woke up, I was spotting even heavier, and it was with mucus. This is my second child, so I knew my mucus plug was coming out. I started cramping pretty heavily, which scared me. I called my OB and was told to go to L&D at the hospital and have them check my cervix. I was already dilated to a 3. Within two hours, I was dilated to a 5! I was admitted and the contractions started, 7 to 10 minutes apart, and they were getting very intense. My doula came in, and we started our relaxation and breathing treatments. Since I am only 35 weeks, I was put on antibiotics just in case I had an infection, but refused pitocin and refused to have my water broken. I had regular contractions for about 5 hours, and then they petered out. They checked my cervix again, and I was still at a five. The labor literally just stopped. I went to sleep, and when I woke up in the morning they checked again, and still no progress. I was sent home and put on strict bed rest. I am honestly glad because I don't want this baby to have to go to NICU. And now I know what labor pains feel like, so I can prepare myself a little better(had an epidural with 1st baby). Still cramping and bleeding and having random contractions, so I bet I don't go much longer!
I had 3 days of this with my DS but once my waters broke the labour that followed was pretty fast (about 5 hours). Try getting gravity to help or a bit of nipple stimulation to see if that can regulate your contractions. If you will up to it and your waters are still intact why not try making love?
Good luck. I hope things get moving for you soon.
me(33), DH (35), SAHM to DD (Jan '02), DS (Sept '08) DD2 (Nov '09) DD3 (June '12) (, mostly MC Jan '09, Sept '11, ectopic Dec '13 due 10/09/14