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#1 of 7 Old 11-01-2010, 11:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Has this ever happened to you? What did you do or not do?
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Happened several times with my twins. The first time, I got to 3cm and we stopped labor with mag sulfate (I was only 33 weeks). Then 3 weeks later it started again and I got to 6 cm before it died off. I walked the halls of the hospital for 36 hours, hoping it would pick back up but no dice. I went home. At 37.5 weeks, it started again and i made to 9 cm! Then it died off. At that point I wasn't comfortable going home so we tried pitocin. It didn't work and I finally asked my midwife to break my bag of water and it FINALLY did the trick. Both boys were born vaginally within less than an hour.

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Well if you made progress, still had intact membranes, and weren't post-term... I'd be a tiny bit thankful. It sounds really mean to say it like that but it gives you the chance to go to bed and finish off labor at a later time with more energy.

I'd be pretty P/O'ed though if it happened to me.

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Hmmm, what about if you were 42 wks and 2 days?

things have slowly started up again though.
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Hmmm, what about if you were 42 wks and 2 days?

things have slowly started up again though.
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Wow. 16 hours of active labor at 42w2d and then nothing (until now)? I guess it would depend on how I felt. If I was exhausted, I'd leave it be and get some rest. If I had some energy left in me, I'm pretty sure I'd go for AROM or pit. BTJM.

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Everything stopped at 6cm with my last baby after around 14 hours of active labor. What did I do?
  1. I slept.
  2. I went out to eat.
  3. I came home and cried.
  4. I worked on positions my chiro gave me to help my baby rotate (she was posterior).

9.5 hours after things stopped, things got going again. Baby rotated. I had my mw break my water to keep baby in position and she was born fairly soon after that.

I'm sorry you're experiencing this. It can be emotionally draining.

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Have a good meal and watch a movie.

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