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Since taking the castor oil at midnight and the black and blue cohosh tinctures every 30 minutes I finally started having serious cx at about 5am. They are about 5-6 min apart and about 45-60 seconds long and bad enough that I definitely cannot talk through them. I think this is it!

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Contractions fizzled on me after 6 hours. Still having 2-3 an hour but as of last check I only dialated 1cm. Hoping for active labor soon!

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Going to schedule an induction at the hospital tomorrow.
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Woke up to contractions every 4-5 minutes, getting stronger and closer. I hope I don't jinx it but I'm hoping my threat got things going.
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Oh, yay!! I'm just soooo thrilled for you, DID!

Peaceful serious birth vibes coming your way and wishes for a happy and healthy baby and mama!

Bring the big baller to us!!! And, make sure to take pics of those things!

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Hooray! That's wonderful news. Keep us posted...
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WOO HOOO!!!!

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I knew that baby would come out some day!! can't wait to hear!!
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Happy birthing!

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Yea!!!!
ELVs!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Woohoo!! Our November club is almost all finished!! Have a peaceful birth- we're looking forward to updates soon

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Oh oh oh YAAAY! Man, that castor oil/cohosh combo can work wonders!! I am SO happy for you!! I can't WAIT to log back on here & see your birth anouncement.

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Sorry guys. I think you're going to have a longer wait than we thought for my birth announcement.
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DiD...I was going to be SOOOOOO excited for you...but I would have just been beside myself in tears feeling sorry for myself!!! I just KNOW I'm going to be last mama standing...I just KNOW it!
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Don't worry. I'm sure you'll be holding your babe long before I ever actually go into labor. Now I don't even have piddly little contractions to speak of. Just...nothing.
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I'm sorry, DiD ... did you keep taking the cohoshes after ctx started? When I went into labor, my MW said if after 6 hours (specifically) the ctx stopped, to restart taking the cohoshes; and if after 6 hours I was having ctx w/o any supplementation, that this was my body doing it on its own, but sometimes it needs an extra kick in the pants (as it were). The naturopath said to restart the regimen if the ctx stopped.

Good luck - I know it's so frustrating to wait and wait and wait...
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the day i had ngaio i had to take the lemon verbena and castor oil 2 times. about 6 hours apart. sometime syou just have to helkp your body keep the momentum

Once in while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right....
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I might try again in the morning but right now I'm so over emotional and burned out I can't handle anything else tonight.
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That sounds good ... even the naturopath I consulted with said to stop the cohoshes at bedtime (if nothing happened) and start fresh the next day. Are you doing it for just two hours at a time? (Walk, stimulation, 2 hour break, repeat)?

But if you have the homeopathic versions, it's ok to keep up with them in between the two hour sessions.

I agree with Fern - keeping the momentum going might be key. I know it was for me (but I did have an all-night labor, not what I'd recommend ... start fresh the next morning!).
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Oh, honey. FWIW, my midwives have been telling me: third babies are the worst. Call it prodromal labour, or spurious labour, or false labour or whatever else you want- the starting and stopping is meant to be incredibly common, and doesn't mean your baby won't come naturally.

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DiD...We'll get there, mama! These babes can't stay inside forever!!!
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Okay, I did another 4 oz. of castor oil and I will start the black and blue cohoshes in 2 hours. I have another bottle of castor oil waiting just in case things fizzle out again.
If after all this he still doesn't come out I'm going to the hospital to be induced. I can't take this anymore.
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dont give up hope! ngaio was 15 days overdue!

Once in while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right....
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I agree - it just seems like forever ... flyingspagettibaby was 18 days extra-cooked! Wait until they MAKE you induce, maybe?
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Awww - I'm sorry, I know it's tough. Good luck with the whole thing, maybe you can ask in advance if they'll turn the pit down if ctx get going well enough on their own? Or maybe they'll break your waters first and see if that does it?
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I hope my midwife got some sleep after I called her crying to talk about a hospital induction. I feel like an ass now.
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Aww, I hope this is it for you too!!!!! Maybe the threat of eviction worked!! LOL

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Yay! I'm really in labor!My midwife is here and last check I was 4cm and my water broke at 4am.
Yay!!!!!!!!!
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So excited for you!!!
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Wahey! Can't wait to see the pictures of your little lad...

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Awesome! I am so happy for you!!! Sending lots of easy/peaceful labor vibes....

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DiD...let us know how things go!!! I did my first dose of castor oil yesterday afternoon...UGH! How do you mamas do that more than once??? I ended up going in to be checked b/c of the ctx that I was having, but once again...I'm still only at 2cm. *sigh* I know that I can't keep up the momentum with castor oil. Getting cohoshes today.

Sending you warm and fuzzy labor vibes!!!
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