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#271 of 285 Old 08-08-2010, 11:44 AM
 
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Ooh sounds promising Violet good luck!
I had a sweep this morn, have had pains in front and back about 7 mins apart since. MW said that cervix is not stretchy, yet she still managed 2 fingers for sweep so does this mean I am 2cm? Can you be 2cm and not stretchy? Sorry v confused about all this stuff! Hope these surges are the real thing and not just a side effect of sweep.
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Ooh sounds promising Violet good luck!
I had a sweep this morn, have had pains in front and back about 7 mins apart since. MW said that cervix is not stretchy, yet she still managed 2 fingers for sweep so does this mean I am 2cm? Can you be 2cm and not stretchy? Sorry v confused about all this stuff! Hope these surges are the real thing and not just a side effect of sweep.
Thanks! I know I'm ready, but the contractions stopped this morning, so nothing is going on now. I'd really prefer to start labor naturally, but they may have to jumpstart me tonight or tomorrow, depending on what my body does today. I think I may nap and save my energy.

Since the sweep was meant to start you up, the surges are not a side effect, but the intended effect, right? My MW has the philosophy that all of them are useful, even if we can't measure their usefulness in centimeters. She wanted to sweep me Thursday, but I wasn't dilated enough. Now with all this bloody show, maybe I am dilated enough for that? Maybe she could do that tonight instead of Cervidil (dreaming, I know...)

I hope these surges of yours prove to be the real thing! I know how old that waiting game is getting! Good luck!

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In my experience the easy long drawn out contractions add in effacement and the more intense ones are dilation...So you may be effacing slowly which isn't all that bad.

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Just stopping in to whine because still pregnant. 42+3

Was up with ctx 3 min apart and lots of bloody show till about 5am. Ctx started slowing and have been 10-30 min apart ever since. Good news is I've gotten some sleep and will be ready when/if things pick back up tonight.


Seriously, people, I have been pregnant forever. And now it feels like I'll be in labor forever.

I am struggling.

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oh mosesface I hope these contractions sound promising. Good Luck to you!

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Jenny, are you still there? Your last post was on the 6th. Hope all is well.

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Adding more to everyone!! Soon soon!!

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Still waiting. Depending on which due date I was given was actually correct, I'm either at 41 weeks today or 41 weeks + 6 days today. I have 3 more days till the doctor wants to induce. Praying hard that she comes on her own before then.

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Oh coffeegirl! Praying hard with you, and anyone else still waiting!

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Come baby come!

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Thank you, ladies!

I went and got some evening primrose oil and castor oil this morning to try to move things along. I wish I'd done this eariler! I've taken 4 of the EPO capsules orally and 2 vaginally so far. Tonight I'm going to insert 2 more.

The castor oil, I think I overdid. I took 4 oz., which is the most effective dose I found from my online research, mixed with some orange juice. Had some dinner an hour later, and an hour after that was puking my guts up. Now, I know that it stayed down for at least 2 hours so I'm hoping that something got absorbed!

Was considering taking a little more before bed, but that's probably not wise.

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good luck! Thinking of you
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Quick update. Annemarie was born FINALLY on Sun., August 15. I was induced with cytotec. Took 5 doses over 24 hours, but fnally it worked. If that last dose hadn't worked, they were about to send me home and have me wait it out for another 2 days! Once it got rolling though, it all happened very fast. Actual labor was probably about 9 hours. Lost my mucuous plug first, then my water broke. Then we discovered that I had finally dialated from nothing to a 2, then 30 minutes later to a 4, then to a 7 an hour later, then another hour to a 10. I got an epidural after the contractions became too painful. Then pushed for about 2 hours.

The baby is beautiful. 6 lbs, 13 ounces. Which is normal, but on the small side for a baby almost 2 weeks late! So I guess she did come exactly when she was supposed to after all.

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Congrats coffeegirl!

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Congratulations Coffeegirl! After long last! I hope you are enjoying your baby!

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