I can soooooooo identify!! We all got the Norwalk....aka: stomach flu, last week. Every tummy/intestinal thing I get induce contractions....not BH, contractions
. This type of illness at this stage can deffinantly irritate your uterus and start labor. (same thing happened last pregnancy when I got food poisining at 7 months) The main thing is to try and deal with your symptoms. Try to drink water, as much as you can. If your having a hard time staying hydrated try drinking an electrolyte drink of lemon juice
, honey, a dash of sea salt and pure water
. you can drink it warm like tea or cold, which ever is easier for you to handle. Try taking Activated charcoal
....yes, charcoal. It will help to clean out your system and take any nastyness with when it leaves. You can take 2 every 2 hours(they come in capsules at the health food store)...with a full glass of water (even if you have to sip it till its gone)
I have had major contractions on and off since I got sick last week and have dialated to 4 cm. Dh and I have had all the brithing gear out and ready after hours of regular contractiond that get stronger and closer regardless of position only to have them stop when I fall to sleep. I'm hoping that I can completly heal before the baby comes. Right now I still feel ill when I eat, even worse when I don't, I lost 4lbs last week, which bugs me since I've only gained-now 24lbs.
Try to stay positive and focus on getting well. I understand, there is not a lot worse then having the stomach flu at 9 months!! Allow yourself to do nothing...my DH is on full duty right now...he come home from work and takes over
: I usually have at least 1 batha day, which I stay in for up to 2 hours. When I get comfy I try not to move and I've been going to bed at the same time as the kids....sleep is sacred!!!
I hope you are feeling better soon!! Try to stay hydrated....I have to remind myself of this too (*sips water*)
Sending you healing prayers!