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#1 of 25 Old 11-07-2008, 04:41 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Okay, so I've been having contractions every 7 minutes for the past 9+ hours (accompanied by significant bloody show). They've been varying in intensity, but none so bad that I can't talk through them. Basically, they seem relatively unproductive in a lot of ways.

It keeps getting suggested to me that maybe I call the midwife and give her a heads up on what's happening over here. I just don't know if it's worth calling. I definitely don't think she needs to come over here... and if she did, I would refuse any "checks"...what else might she want to do???

What would you do? Wait a bit longer maybe and then call? Or...?
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I called my MW at the 12 hour mark, mainly just to give her the heads up, hear what she had to say. She did not come over, she just checked in with me about 5 hours later, when she still hadn't heard from me. That way she knows what is going on, so she can be prepared.

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I'd call her, just so she knows what's going on and doesn't make plans to go out to dinner or something like that!
I am SO EXCITED for you Melissa! I can't wait to squish your baby :

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I would call too.Tell her you don't need her, but just let her know...

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After about 11 hours of that, my water broke. But then my labor stalled, which is pretty unusual from what I hear.

Hopefully something definitive will happen for you!

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I've been thinking of you mama. Hope you are having better luck than me.

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And we are joyfully awaiting a new addition in April 2011! <><
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So I called at 12 hours yesterday. It was right after that when contractions started picking up ... in intensity. But not MORE of them or CLOSER together. When the midwife finally was called a second time she made it here thirteen minutes before baby Briella Elizabeth made it into the world! Hubby didn't even make it home in time... haha
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Congrats mama, what a beautiful name! :

><> I'm a Christian, knitting, sewing, cooking SAHM to the fearless adventurer Jack born 11/08, and  a  USCG wife
And we are joyfully awaiting a new addition in April 2011! <><
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Congratulations!!

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and Brigid Eleanor (11/20/08)
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How exciting! Congrats :

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Yay! Congratulations! I love the name Briella--beautiful. Brielle was on our short list of girl names.
Enjoy your baby!
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Congratulations!!!

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WOW, congratulations!!!:

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:: congrats! and happy babymooning! ::
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whooo hoooo! congrats and beautiful name!! ::
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Congratulations!

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I'll be 42 when the newest little one is born! Yowza!

 

 

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Wow! COngratulations!!!

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Sweet!!!!! Congrats!!

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congrats!
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congrats!! welcome little one!

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Ooooh Congrats!!!:

In love with the Hubs (6-03) & : Kookie Pookie Girl (c/s 5-05) & Bouncy Big Boy (vbac 2-07) & : Miss Cheeky Cheeks (hbac 11-08) 100*90* 100lbs = Las Vegas : Almost there!
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: Congrats!

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yea for okimom!
congrats!

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Congratulations!: What a beautiful name!

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