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Old 11-05-2009, 01:25 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I was up ALL night with strong BHs (?)- I don't really know at this point. They were strong enough to make me have to focus, like deep breathing and they were coming fairly regularly for a while (10 min). Flipping sides or standing didn't stop them. They were deep in my pelvis, like strong PMS cramps and would radiate upwards. I haven't had a backache up to this point, but today, I do. I cleared my bowels (ahem ) several times but it feels like I still have to!

This morning they have continued and I'm wondering if this might lead to labor? I sent DH to work because he has a project, a doc appt, then class tonight, but told him to have his phone handy.

Mammas with experience, is this prodromal labor?

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Old 11-05-2009, 01:28 PM
 
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I think it sounds like you are ready to go!!!

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I hope this is it for you!!! : Plus, bonus points for clearing the bowels before the labor starts!

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I would say that sounds like it could be prodromal labour, hopefully it's also early labour and doesn't last too much longer though. I'm so excited for you!! I'll be stalking you for an update.

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Good luck to you- will be waiting on updates!

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same thing happened to me 2 weeks ago! but the BH (?) lasted over 24 hours I was so excited and well they stopped and here I am still preggers! but for everyone it can be different you could have that LO tonight? never know!!!!

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I've been having this for several nights now, exactly like you are describing. DH calls it my "nightly bout of labor." For me it usually wakes me up around midnight-1 am and lasts a couple of hours.

Sounds like things are starting for you!
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Mammas with experience, is this prodromal labor?
I'm not sure, but I don't think you're going to need those extra 2 weeks on your ticker.

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I bet something will be happening soon! Exciting!

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I was up ALL night with strong BHs (?)- I don't really know at this point. They were strong enough to make me have to focus, like deep breathing and they were coming fairly regularly for a while (10 min). Flipping sides or standing didn't stop them. They were deep in my pelvis, like strong PMS cramps and would radiate upwards. I haven't had a backache up to this point, but today, I do. I cleared my bowels (ahem ) several times but it feels like I still have to!

This morning they have continued and I'm wondering if this might lead to labor? I sent DH to work because he has a project, a doc appt, then class tonight, but told him to have his phone handy.

Mammas with experience, is this prodromal labor?
I feel like I could have written this post! I am experiencing a lot of very similar things and hoping labor is impending.....

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Still going....went to Macy's and the grocery store, each time a contraction hit I'd have to stop because they're taking my breath away! I think they may be intensifying a bit, so I'm going to try timing them for a bit. My MW seemed hopeful when I told her what was going on...

So now I'm eating lunch (roti chicken and green salad) and hoping to not regret it in a little while! Then I'll try to take a nap, though I'm doubtful I can with these going on!

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I hope this is it for you!!! : Plus, bonus points for clearing the bowels before the labor starts!
Hi Lauren! Long time no 'chat'! Hope you're doing well hon!

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Good luck, Shwarma! Hope you have exciting news soon!

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Sounds good at this point! Good luck!!!

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If it's not labor, it's something close to it! (thinning and effacing that cervix).

I had two days, rather, nights, of contrx much like the ones your describe last time round--then the active labor was very quick, and actually those active labor contrx were not as intense as the prodromal/early labor ones.

If your experience is anything like mine, I am betting it won't be much longer for you till you are holding your babe

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Eating, drinking, sleeping, and sending dh to work all sound like good things to do to me. The baby will come.

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Old 11-05-2009, 10:17 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Still contracting. OoooUuuuCccHh! Seriously, this could go on for days??

They're 5-9 min apart, lasting 30-45ish sec. I took a hot shower which was divine- but I'm to the point of moaning to get through them. I definitely will be getting back in there soon! DD has been handling it well so far, and after I told her that her brother might be coming, she told me to spread my legs so he could come out!

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Wellllll, that sound like early labor at least, esp. if they keep that rhythm and get stronger!! So excited for you!!

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DD has been handling it well so far, and after I told her that her brother might be coming, she told me to spread my legs so he could come out!
Smart girl!!

Good luck! I hope this is it for you and that everything goes peacefully!

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That is too funny! If only it was that easy!

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DD has been handling it well so far, and after I told her that her brother might be coming, she told me to spread my legs so he could come out!
LOL thats so funny!!! I hope everything goes well for you!!!

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STill in prodromal hell.

THey're about 10 min apart and lasting nearly a min now and my MW is on the way to check me out. DH got the pool setup last night and went to work today, so I'm just hanging out! At one point last night when I was on hands and knees for this back-labor (between trying to nap) I totally understood why moms transfer! It's excrutiating!!!

Thanks for all the encouragement mammas!

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Sorry to hear this- I hope things happen for you soon than later!

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I hope things start moving along and go smoothly.
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Oh I'm so sorry to hear that you are in prodromal hell! I am sending you tons of labour today

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STill in prodromal hell.

THey're about 10 min apart and lasting nearly a min now and my MW is on the way to check me out. DH got the pool setup last night and went to work today, so I'm just hanging out! At one point last night when I was on hands and knees for this back-labor (between trying to nap) I totally understood why moms transfer! It's excrutiating!!!

Thanks for all the encouragement mammas!
Oh, no! Dreaded back labor! Hang in there, ShwarmaQueen

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sounds very promising!!

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I REALLY hope this is it for you!

I have to say, though, everytime I see the title, I think about a different sort of "Toy" and it makes me smile.
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STill in prodromal hell.

THey're about 10 min apart and lasting nearly a min now and my MW is on the way to check me out. DH got the pool setup last night and went to work today, so I'm just hanging out! At one point last night when I was on hands and knees for this back-labor (between trying to nap) I totally understood why moms transfer! It's excrutiating!!!

Thanks for all the encouragement mammas!
Wondering how you are doing, haven't heard from you in a while, really, really, really hope you are holding that baby!!!

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Been thinking of you... I hope things went/are going okay. Maybe baby just needed to find a good position...
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I hope you are snuggling with a little baby right now!

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