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#1 of 13 Old 01-17-2009, 06:50 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Since 4:30AM I have been having 1 minute long, intense contractions every 3-4 minutes. I only got 1 hour of sleep last night and today, with the help of some arnica, I was able to nap a little, maybe 2 hours.

Nothing is changing, same contractions, losing my mucus plug (I can't imagine there is much left) but, my water hasn't broken.

I don't think I can take another sleepless night, it was no fun.

Would you go in to have your water broken to get things moving? Or should I suck it up and let it happen whenever it's going to happen?

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i think i'd just wait... i know it's sooo hard to do, but it will probably go really fast when it's time, so be ready! hang in there!
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i think i'd just wait... i know it's sooo hard to do, but it will probably go really fast when it's time, so be ready! hang in there!
I agree. Labor is actually much easier with waters intact because you have some cushioning. Those contractions might get pretty painful if you have your water broken. Good luck!

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I would have a glass of wine or a beer to ease the contractions and try to sleep. I wouldn't have my water broken.

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Hang in there! I would not have my water broken. Have you been walking a lot? When my labor would plateau, getting up and moving around (as torturous as it sounded) was the key to forward progress.

FWIW, my water didn't break until I was pushing (and boy did it pop!) - and she moved down very well despite it being intact.
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Here's some "speed it along" dust!
It won't be long now!

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Here's some "speed it along" dust!
It won't be long now!
yup yup, that from me too.
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Thanks ladies

Things have slowed down a bit but the contractions are still strong as ever. Hopefully DH walks in with a bottle of wine, I sure could use a glass and the sleep

I thought about going to the mall to walk, it's unbearably cold here still with a lot of ice, but the contractions were so close together it just wasn't possible, maybe tomorrow.

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Good luck! ITA--leave the waters be. You're almost there!

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I hope that you are in labor by now.

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Good Luck hon!

My own experience that I just had, I would go and have things checked out just to make sure baby is aligned properly. My DD was not engaged right which is what produced intense transition like contractions for a day without change. It was awful, and had she been aligned right, she would have come the same day for sure.

I don't know how rare my case is, but it certainly makes me leary of intense non-progressive contractions for all future child bearing endeavors. lol

Good Luck hon!! Hope it all works out great and you are holding your bundle of joy soon!

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Hey Jojo!

Just popping in to check on things, and say that I hope you're holding your daughter right now!

We all can't wait to hear the news!

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