Originally Posted by Arora The Explorer
I'd take it as proof that you won't be pregnant for another week.
Since you're tired, I'll do some thinking for you:
Are you drinking enough fluids? Dehydration can lead to ctx that don't seem to do anything.
Have you walked today? Sometimes that stops ctx or puts them into labor.
Have you tried laying down through the ctx? Sometimes laying down can actually get the ctx going into a productive pattern OR it can make them stop. If you can try committing to laying down for a 1/2 hour to an hour it might shift the pattern either speed up or slow down.
Have you tried hands and knees rocking?
Can you go to a hot tub and relax? Your own bath tub?
Can you get a massage?
Lastly, but most importantly... DO YOU FEEL READY TO BIRTH THIS BABY?
Originally Posted by twouglyducks
Is it *normal* for the baby's head to come down in front of the cervix??? My cervix is still very posterior. I've been having annoying contrax for almost 24 hours now... very little sleep last night b/c they were too uncomfortable to sleep through, couldn't really even lie down. I've lost tons of bloody mucous plug today. Yuck. Just wondering... I'm so tired and I think if I could just relax and rest things would work out but it's hard to do that as it is.
|During labour, I went through almost a day without dilating because the pressure was focused in front of the cervix, not on it. My midwife told me NOT to labour on all fours, because that would make it worse. Instead what we did is have me sit on a birthing ball, and during contractions I would lean back onto the shoulders of a friend.|