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I'm not a professional and i would definitely go to the Birth Professional board. It would be the frequent start and stop of contractions that would concern me. I think sometimes that can signify problems because the baby wants to come but something is keeping it from happening, most significantly the cord.
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Have you all tried acupuncture? I'm hoping for the best for you both. Keep us posted?

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From all my reading and research my wife is only in pre labor. that is why her contractions have stopped and started and have been pretty mild.

We went and got an ultra sound done today and everything looks good. Fluid level was fine.

So we are going to continue on and try to get this baby to come on its own.

My wife is a amazing. She tried caster oil 2 days in a row to try and get real labor going and it didn't work. Body and baby are just not ready yet. That stuff would have killed me.

I 've been researching and found woman who have gone over 3 weeks with ruptured membrane.

So we will continue on carefully. I'll be checkin her temp regularly as well as the fetal heart rate of our baby.

Wish us luck.
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I have no advice. I would just like to say that in this situation I think that you and your wife just have to follow your gut instinct. If everything is telling you its fine it probably is. Plus you are monitoring her to reassure yourselves. Good luck. This baby will come when it needs to.

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NIce to hear everything looked great on the ultrasound. Is she still leaking fluid or do you think her membranes sealed over?
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She is still leaking fluid, but her fluid levels were fine in the ultra sound.
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What a great support you have been! I applaud your patience and committment to the birth experience you both want! Update when you can and tell your wife we're thinking of her and your LO.
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Glad to hear everything looked good on the ultra sound. Thinking good thoughts for you guys over here.
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Hoping that something is going on since you haven't posted since early this morning.
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Hoping that something is going on since you haven't posted since early this morning.
Yeah that^

Here's hoping something's going on. You guys have been in my thoughts a lot lately! Join the world, baby!

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We are still home. Wife is doing fine, just early signs of labor this moring with back ache and pelvic pressure. No signs of real contractions yet. So should be sometime this week I figure.

Keeping tabs on her temperture and the babies heart rate and making sure she is staying hydrated.

We both feel we are doing the right thing by waiting since the amniotic fluid level is good.
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Good, good. I bet you are doing the right thing.

We're all waiting in suspense so be sure to update us ASAP with any new info.
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It sounds like you are definitely doing what's best for you and the baby. That's great that the fluid levels are good and she's able to stay hydrated. Hang in there and update when you can. I'll be hoping that more intense labor starts soon! :
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I keep checking in to see how you two are progressing. I'm keeping you both in my thoughts. Hang in there. I like some of the suggestions on here. Let us know how it continues to go!

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Hope you are holding your baby in your arms now!

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nope not yet. Still in prelabor. Just mild contractions every once in a while. Wife is still leaking, but doing good and being strong. Could be any moment now that active labor starts. Could be 2 days or 2 weeks?

Thanks for all the support.

I'll post back when I think something is happening.
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Wow! We're keeping you in our thoughts...happy laboring!
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Of course we're still thinking of you. You 2 are so strong and so patient! :
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Just checking in to see how you guys are doing! I have been thinking of you both... I hope maybe since we have not heard from you in a few days you are snuggling with your new LO!
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keeping you all in my prayers for a easy and fast labor

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What is happening now? I keep checking to see how this one goes. Sending PPTS.

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Just checking in to see how you guys are doing! I have been thinking of you both... I hope maybe since we have not heard from you in a few days you are snuggling with your new LO!
My thoughts exactly! Surely something is happening since we haven't heard anything in quite a while :
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My thoughts exactly! Surely something is happening since we haven't heard anything in quite a while :
I keep checking the thread too but I bet this is like those annoying people who call and say "how much longer?"

I saw him post in a different thread asking for some of their labor vibes. I bet these two will be so excited to share that the baby is coming they probably won't hesitate to let us all know.
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Still in a holding pattern. Wife is doing fine.

Seems like everthing is a sign of labor.

She had indegestion and nasuea last 2 nights, so I think she is real close to going into labor.

If you don't rememeber we had an US last friday and the fluid levels were excellent even though she is leaking. And all organs looked good. We just found out from the midwife that the US tech told her the cord is around the babies neck. I don't know if that is very serious or not. I've heard before it is not that big of deal just have to either unwrap the cord during delievery, or cut and clamp early. Really don't need any more stress.

Got to see a cute little 2 month old baby boy at the birth center today. Talk about inspiration !

I will definitly let you "guys" know when she goes into real labor.

Keep us in your thoughs.
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we'll be thinking of you all tonight. Thanks for keeping us updated!
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Sorry we're stalking so heavily! We're just all so anxious to hear your updates! : I'm continually impressed by your patience!
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The cord is not anything to be too worried about. I think a mw once mentioned that 1 in 4 have this. It can even be wrapped a couple of times in many cases. What they look for is how tight it is. The typical cord is 21" long (some longer, some shorter). When the baby crowns, a mw will feel around the neck for how tight it is. If there is a concern (and there is usually not) they will clamp and cut right away, as you suggested. This is what they did with my first born. It all happened before I knew what they were doing. Some cords are wrapped around the neck so loosely that Ina May Gaskin suggests just pulling the loop open and letting the body birth through it to lift the baby up - so there can be a lot of leeway there. Don't worry about it - like you said, you two don't need any more stress.

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just to update.

No changes as of yet. Still home and doing ok.

Wife has been experience increased pelvic pressure and said she if feeling a "little hormonal" going from feeling a little angry, said and happy.

So who knows maybe we are getting closer.

Apreciate all your support, and were so happy for all the October Moms and there new little ones.

We will keep you updated as to any changes.
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Wow, you are really hanging in there! Happy healthy labour vibes!

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Any new updates?

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