I am LOSING IT. I need to either START or STOP labor here...!!! - Page 2 - Mothering Forums

View Poll Results: Your prediction?
Baby is on its way. Walk, have sex, get things started. 11 10.68%
It's too early. Have wine, hot baths, something to help you sleep. 59 57.28%
Ignore it. Get worked up about autism threads or whatever to keep your mind off your uterus. 28 27.18%
Go to the hospital, they'll totally induce you. 1 0.97%
This is all a dream--there is no baby. 4 3.88%
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#31 of 42 Old 06-24-2007, 12:11 AM
 
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I voted ignore your uterus--do something else.
maybe the baby's position is the stimulating factor but not completely labor yet-- some women we belly band and the labor will kick in or stop-

does anything help you to get some rest? I would probably do that.
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I keep *hoping* for some of the early start-stop stuff, because my labors tend to be loooong (2-3 days each, without a break). With my last, my MW recommended trying to sleep as much as possible, but moreover trying to REST. She said that just relaxing your body and clearing your mind - even just between ctxs - is enough to give you a little boost. It REALLY helped me, as I "slept" two nights waking to ctxs every 7-10 minutes.

So, get the rest that you can, but don't fret! Baby will come! I know, I know - it's all A LOT easier said than done!!

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Any news? I hope you are feeling ok. How early can you deliver at home? HUGS!
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thirsting for an update...
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would you consider a glass of wine or even a prescribed sedative to SLEEP?? sleep is good...
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I think the Benedryl is fine and I used it the night before I went into labor and had the best night sleep I had had in 3 months. I'm a student midwife and we have lots of moms who use some combo of wine/benedryl at the end of pregnancy to get rest.

Some other things you could research and try:
Herbs- cramp bark, wild yam, black haw
Extra calcium and magnesium supplement
Warm baths
The good news is that your labor will most probably be short and sweet!

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I always had lots of heavy prodromal labor. The only time I wasn't induced I went at 43w5d, and that was after being in and out of non baby moving labor since something like 34 weeks. I can totally relate!

I voted to ignore it. If you do need the bath and wine, I think that's OK too.

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Well, I was positive this was it for real this morning... serious contractions kept me up since 3am, and I finally woke my husband at 9 after being curled up in the fetal position on the floor for a few of them. We figured, since the midwife is coming at 1 for a checkup anyway, we could just ask her if "this was it" then.

Aaaaand it all stopped at 11 am. I'm having breakfast now.

Thanks for all the support, and I'm glad to know I'm not the only one to have the neverending prodromal story.
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Wow, you are really getting it good. How did the MW appt go?
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Man, just a for you. I can not imagine going through that!

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you're at 37 weeks today? i want to change my vote.
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I haven't posted around here in years, but found this and had to respond...

I was 100% effaced and 4 cm a week ago, up to 5 cm now and babe is still holding on!! It's not the being pregnant that's frustrating/tiring (I'm only 36+6w, after all), it's the on going prodromal labor, wondering if it's time to call the midwife over, then having it all stop : With my first daugther, I had prodromal labor for a little less than a week, but with that I was already 80% effaced and 3cm due to previous episodes of PTL and the prodromal didn't cause any further dilation or anything. Didn't do anything to hurry it up, but after 4 days of it, my water broke and she was born 3 hours later (at 36+6). We're having a homebirth this time and the midwife is 45 minutes away, the more I dilate the more I wonder if we're gonna end up with a UC!! I'm with you---I just want it to either stop or get on with it!!
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