Prodromal, bad postion, please help! Need ideas!
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.