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Old 07-19-2004, 02:01 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Is anyone else becoming *highly* annoyed with tons of contractions that do nothing? These are not BH contractions -- they hurt. They keep me up at night, and then go away in the morning.

I had a week of prodromal labor with #1, and was really hoping to avoid it this time. Sigh.
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Old 07-19-2004, 03:14 PM
 
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I am having a lot of contractions, but I figure anything that is happening now is making my birthing labor shorter so it's okay with me!

Can you get any rest during the day? Are you staying plenty hydrated?
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Same here. It seems to get worse around dinner time and then just stop. And I have to pee about 100 times a day. I am thinking that once labor gets underway, he's just going to fall out...
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Old 07-19-2004, 06:53 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My issue was that with #1, the week of prodromal labor seemed to have done a lot of work. My water broke, and he was born within six hours. It made the labor SO fast and furious that I was completely out of my mind with pain and got no breaks whatsoever between contractions. I'm afraid that's going to happen again.
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Old 07-19-2004, 10:05 PM
 
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I've been having contractions for what seems like forever now. Definitely getting annoyed with them! This thread got me thinking though. With dd1 I never had ANY braxton hicks contractions or any discomfort at all. I was induced with her at almost 42 weeks and it was 14 hours of hard labor plus 3 hours of pushing! It was awful!! With dd2 I had a bunch of contractions and had a very easy labor at almost 41 weeks that was pain free and one push. I never was very uncomfortable during my pregnancy and her labor was only 6 hours long. With this one, I'm very uncomfortable, he's very low, and I have tons of contractions. So I'm hoping that this labor will be shorter than 6 hours and great (and soon)!!!

Wishfull thinking??!!

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Old 07-22-2004, 02:05 PM
 
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I get them all the time too- but I had a check yesterday and I'm 3cm and 70% effaced, so maybe they are just going to make my labor easier...like I won't have as far to go once the 'real' ones set in...

my mentality will be each contraction brings me a little closer to my sweet little boy otherwise I think I'd be miserable

aww reader- I hope you have a gentler birth this time round

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