Getting really frustrated and disheartened here. My water broke at 3AM this morning and we have spent the entire day walking, doing acupressure, massage, nipple stim, etc. and I have HAD IT. I may have a few contrax here and there but they just peter out. I am leaking amniotic fluid a lot so it is hard to do much or go anywhere. I have lost plug and my body is cleansing, but no bloody show or regular contrax. Poor DS is stuck at a friend's for an unknown amount of time now and it bothers me. DH and my doula (midwife) keep pushing another walk and this and that but frankly I am tired. I have been up since 3AM!! I can't eat much (no appetite) and I am sure it will be another long night so I would like to just rest but I have tried and it is difficult to get beyond a short doze.
I am 38w1d, my first came at 39w. Nothing has been inside my vagina since 36w so it was not artificially ruptured. I started to lose plug two days ago and knew something would happen soon, but this wait is torture!
Any advice or good stories?
Mum to DS1 7/09 and DS2 5/11
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S, mama to L(DD)-12/04, K(DS1)-12/06, C(DS2)-03/09 & B(DS3)-05/11
Hang in there mama! I had the same scenario with #1--went around 20 hours after ROM before agreeing to pit augmentation (was in the hospital and GBS+, plus just really tired and frustrated). ITA with the advice to rest! Go take a nap, watch a movie with your dh, drink a glass of wine or take a bath...just relax. Actual sleep would be good, but relaxation is the most important thing. I wish I'd worked less hard to try to get things going and just rested more, enjoyed the last few hours. Why not bring your ds home and ask your friend to come and hang out at your place to keep an eye on him? He may just go to bed and miss all the action tonight! Your anxiety about him might be preventing you from truly relaxing and letting things go.
It'll happen! Your body is ready. Trust yourself, go rest up, and have an amazing labor!
Sarah ~ ds X 12/05 ~ dd E 3/08 ~ 7/12