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#61 of 68 Old 04-08-2009, 04:20 PM
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b/c I have a deep fear of the warm water in the bath stopping or halting any labour progress I have made maybe that's stupid, but it's a mental thing you know?

the swollen "vaj" tissues - they are SO much better lately. I think the primrose oil helped. I put a few capsules in and took a few orally. it was an irritated vein but it hasn't given me too much grief in about a week now, thank God!
well a birth pool would do the same thing, wouldn't it? you could always use cool water, though that sounds kind of miserable to me. Maybe you could just do a sitz bath. Also, just a thought, but maybe a relaxing bath that helped your swelling would make labor progress even MORE? But if the evening primrose worked then there's no need.

Hopefully you'll be meeting that baby soon!
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Don't worry about the warm water halting anything, when it's time it's time and NOTHING is going to stop labor from coming. What the water will to is help you to relax and maybe help get the pressure off. Prodromal labor gets you all worked up and then leaves you spent, swollen and not any closer to having a baby. It might help to break the cycle of prodromal for a while so you can rest and recharge so your body can come at it again full force. My old OB told me the best thing for prodromal labor is a glass of wine and a warm bath LOL! Even if you don't drink the bath is soothing. Something else I found helped my prodromal labor was position. With my DS, he was sideways and very large (BIG head!). I did some spinning babies excersizes and got him to shift somewhat and my PL stopped. It was so nice to have that break. With my twins, baby A was breech/transverse so again PL. I think sometimes you have PL just to get the baby to move their booty to a better birthing position. It might help.

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well a birth pool would do the same thing, wouldn't it? you could always use cool water, though that sounds kind of miserable to me. Maybe you could just do a sitz bath. Also, just a thought, but maybe a relaxing bath that helped your swelling would make labor progress even MORE? But if the evening primrose worked then there's no need.

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yeah a birth pool would do the same thing... I wouldn't want to use one of them right now either, even though it sounds wonderful. whatever... it's just stuck in my head this way. I can't give you a great reason heh. if my labour was getting stronger i would be more comfortable with it. i've had a lot of clients start labour,. get in the pool/bath and then labour halts. I'm SICK of being in semi labour so even in the off chance it could maybe possibly halt labour the tiniest bit- I'm just not digging it yk?

I didn't say it made sense...

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I personally think major discomfort can halt labor too. Like how some moms will get sick and their body will shut down labor until they get better? Also for me, when I was tense I didn't dilate at all.

But do whatever feels right to you
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FyreBloom,

I'm sure you're right about the bath I'll give it some thought.

as far as positioning, the baby seems in great position. (as far as can be told by the outside). head down and but up, and everything seems optimal.

but in case, this is what I have tried so far:

I went for an adjustment in case I was tight and causing baby to be in some odd position, but it didn't change anything.
I tried wearing a rebozo to keep baby's butt from expetending too far our past my belly and put better pressure on my cervix, but it just resulted in a swollen cervix and a VERY sore tummy from the pressure of the rebozo.
I took a bath lastw eek and it didn't seem to do anything, but its' not deep enough to cover half of my belly.
I've done hands and knees positions and all sorts of side lyign things to help give baby room to move
I'm taken primrose oil for about 4 days in a row (stopped now b/c it was just pissing off my cervix and not doing much else but costing me sleep from the discomfort.)

the baby wiggles back and forth a lot... but no major changes. I get kicks, thumps, hiccups, and punches, but not anything major that's putting me into labour.

I just think he will come when he wants. so maybe I should shut up and take a bath huh? heh...

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A bath and maybe a glass of wine if your religion permits. Mine doesn't but I would probably break the rules if I was that miserable.
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TF- my religion doesn't have a standing... it's more the fact that I HATE wine lol I never did understand alcohol... maybe it's my sensitive stomach but if I have a sip of it I wanna puke and i end up feeling really bad. (I'm sure it's some llergy related thing but since I never cared to drink it never bothered me)

but yeah I always tell people in PL to drink wine or beer too... apparently I give advice I don't use! does that make me a terrible doula? haha

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Nah, lol! Don't drink something that will make you feel worse.

Maybe a nice cup of herbal tea would suffice. Something relaxing, I think that's the idea behind a glass of wine.
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