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#1 of 20 Old 10-23-2008, 06:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I was stretching my perinium on the bed and I had a gush of fluid at 415. Now, still no contractions...and Im starting to freak out about it. I has been almost an hour and a half. The doula said take a nap, the midwife said to walk around, nipple stim, and 2oz castor oil. With my dd my water broke and cx started right away, so thats why Im freaking a bit.
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Come on contractions!!

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Not another one!

Lots of labor rooting for you and Bookishvonliberal!!!

Come on labor, come on baby!

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Lots of labor : coming your way!!!

Mama to Ava (12/03) , Leila (4/06) , Violet (11/08) , and bonus mama to Madison (7/98)
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More : for you! Come on contractions!

mama to two sweet girls love.gif 8/05, fairy.gif 11/08, a handsome little guy babyboy.gif 4/11, and expecting another 5/13
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Congratulations!

From a mom who has had the water break before labor twice---save your energy right now.

It honestly could be days before strong labor. Don't get discouraged. (And don't let anyone push unwanted interventions on you.)

I do hope it goes fast for you!

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come on, ctx!!! good thoughts coming your way.
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i was so thinking of you today, i hope labor come quickly and easily for you.
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Wow, Jeanine!! So excited for you!!

Mindfully parenting DD 8/04 & DS 11/08, Human beings are the only mammals who do not nurse their offspring to full term.
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Thinking of you and sending good labor vibes your way!!!!

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labor vibes coming your way!

btw, my water broke and days later i still hadn't gone into labor. so be patient. but so exciting!!

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Sending lots of contraction vibes your way mama! How exciting, please keep us updated

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Come on baby!
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: Hopefully they've started by now.
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Sorry, not in your ddc, but I just saw this post & had to reply. Please don't worry or freak out if your contractions don't start right away. Make sure you're getting lots of fluids & that you're taking vitamin C to reduce the chances of an infection. Monitor your temperature, don't let anyone stick *anything* up there for any reason & so long as your temp is normal, you're fine to wait as long as it takes. I also suggest not wearing underwear, just have a towel under you & change it when it's wet. My labour with ds2 started about 90 hours after my water broke & I know women who've had it take even longer (12+ days & one woman took 21 days).

It'll be ok, honest. Don't let anyone scare you into anything. I got pushed into an induction that didn't work & a completely unnecessary cesarean 20 hours after my water broke with ds1, just because of arbitrary time limits.

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Hopefully it's moot & you're in labour, but if not, I just wanted to give you some reassurance & practical advice.

mom to all boys B: 08/01ribboncesarean.gif,  C: 07/05 uc.jpg, N: 03/09 uc.jpg, M: 01/12 uc.jpg and far too many lost onesintactlact.gifsaynovax.gif

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Sending labor vibes your way.
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Try eating pineapple and take it easy

HUGS

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Hoping contractions start soon for you..

~Heather~ Mama to Miss E (1/07), Miss A (11/08), Mr.T (2/11) and Miss A (10/12) Expecting our newest blessing sometime late Sept/early Oct.. Wife to my Marine since 11/2005
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