I'm only 34wks by my LMP or 35wks by a late u/s. I've been having contractions on and off -- 2 nights in a row, last night being the worse as I was waking up from contractions, not having to pee! And all day today I've been contracting, some painful, some just annoyingly tight causing me to have to go pee.
My mw called this morning to say she was ill and not going to make it, so I did get to talk to her. She said it isn't uncommon for someone who has had several children to have harder and more painful "braxton hicks" or practice contractions. She suggested I take Magnesium, that clicked as I had stopped my supplements 2 days ago in the hussle and bussle of getting ready for Christmas.
SO, I took my 250mils of magnesium and thought I'd be better, nope. SO, I found my other magnesium supplement that was less mils and took 1 of those, nope. I took my prenatal as well since it has a little in it, nope. Too much magnesium and you'll get diarrhea, so I didn't want to take too much.
All day, on and off, contractions. I've had 5 - 30 oz cups of watered down herbal infusion (red raspberry leaf, alfalfa, oat straw, dandilion, nettle and maybe 1 more thing) or just plain ice water. I also had 1 - 6oz glass of white grape juice this morning. I won't count my 1 cup of 2/3 cafine coffee to 1/3 decaf. So, I think I'm plenty hydrated, although my pee has been yellow and I can smell it (that does not sound good does it?) I take a vit B complex, super energy which causes my pee to be yellow, but not usually all day long.
It is too early to be going into labor, labor. And at the moment, they are not consistant sometimes 1 and hour, sometimes every 1 1/2 hours, sometimes 2 in an hour, just spuratic. I do grow big babies, so 36wks would be the earliest I'd feel comfortable birthing at home. My former mw had no problem with my going into labor at 36wks if it happened, I was 38wks and placenta and cord were showing "full term". I don't know how my current mw feels.
My dh stated he didn't think we'd need to go to the hospital (I love him). I stated that the baby may not be breathing well, if I do have him this soon, so we'd likely end up there. Bottom line with my c/s status, I could not birth at the hospital, I'd be wisked off for a c/s (which I won't permit to happen to my body again). So, I would have to birth at home with or without my current mw's blessing. But so far I know I'm not in labor, labor. Is it really just BH or am I in some sort of prodromal labor that will last for weeks???
Has any one else experienced this, at a too early to be labor time?