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#1 of 4 Old 10-11-2009, 12:48 AM - Thread Starter
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I know alot of folks here don't check but...

I keep having prodromal labor that gets more and more intense each time I get it. Each time I have DP check me and each time i'm a little softer, a little shorter a little more dilated. I had some very intense stuff last night and today i'm so soft he had trouble finding the OS, but it's facing somewhat up, but MUCH lower then it ever has. Def a good 2cm maybe could stretch to three and short, but not flush with the head yet. So I'm thinking i'm about 2-3cms dilated, 80% effaced very ripe and another bout or two of prodromal might just knock me over into active labor? EDD is oct 11 (tomorrow). I def went from about 50% and 1-2cm before yesterday to what I am today. Anyone with more experience then me wanna interpret? I'm trying not to get my hopes up as I've been having prodromal labor off and on for nearly 7 weeks now and I'm never quite sure what's labor and what's prodromal... and I've never spontaneously gone into labor either so I really don't know.

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Im not sure what you want interpretted....

I had prodromal/active labour (I seriously think it was both because I was progressing) for 5.5 days before active active labour really started..inthat time I went from 1 when contractions started on the friday to 3-4 on the sunday 5 on monday and that was the last time I checked because I was so emotionally drained with my labour that checking was causing stress.

Your progressing...and it can take time. I sat at 5cm from monday morning until wednesday at 1040p when she was born...

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I'm no expert, but sounds like a good thing to me!

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#4 of 4 Old 10-11-2009, 09:04 AM
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Sounds like very effective 'labor by installments' to me! Awesome!

You just feel free to keep on doing whatever you're doing with yourself these days, and keep on trusting that your body knows just exactly what it's doing in there
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