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#1 of 2 Old 06-04-2014, 09:19 AM - Thread Starter
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Hi mamas,

I need ideas, I am out of them and almost out of energy.

History/ background- This is my third baby. First was born 40w1d, second born 40w3d. Both unmedicated, etc. I am delivering at a birth center with midwives. I am also a doula.

Today I am 40w5d, which wouldn't be a concern in itself if I wasn't working on day 10 of start and stop labor. I have never experienced anything like this. As of last week's check-up, baby was in a posterior position, but he moves often in and out of that spot, but he seems to favor it. I do have an anterior placenta, and I have more fluid this time than in my previous pregnancies. I am doing RRL, EPO. I have been hands and knees, crawling, pelvic rocking, getting massages and releases. I feel like I am doing everything I know I can. Spinning Babies is perma on my laptop. I rarely feel baby's head really putting pressure on my cervix. When I do, I am usually sitting on something hard, and I do get really strong contractions that do something, bc I lose a lot of mucous after these contractions. But for some reason, he gets out of that spot easily. I am so tired, so frustrated. I feel like I am living in a haze and floating through my days that seem to last forever. I am not tolerating other people well, (except my children , thank goodness, they have been so loving) it is so horrible that my body is working this hard and I am the only one who knows. The contractions have lasted anywhere from 2 to 4 hours at a time, sometimes time-able but mostly erratic. They seem to last too long- well over a minute most of the time. I am now getting anxious thinking of all the things that could be wrong, which is silly, I know. Could it be a nice cushion of water between his head and my cervix? I am just out of ideas, I don't know what else to try. I do see my midwife tomorrow. Any advice , ideas, or support is welcome. I do have some wonderful friends IRL that understand my plight, but for every birthy friend, there are at least 5 others demanding to know when the baby will be here and why don't I just get induced? Sorry for the ramble, I am normally more eloquent but I can't think straight.

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It sounds like you're doing lots of good things. I would actually back off on the RRL and EPO myself, but ask your midwife. You're already having contractions, you don't need to be taking those things to try to help things along.

Have you tried the Miles Circuit? If you haven't yet, I would recommend trying that.

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