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#1 of 17 Old 09-16-2010, 08:04 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I went into acupuncture (my 2nd session in my 41st week) with contractions that had just recently organized...they had been going all day today, very randomly, but before the appointment got down to an hour's worth at 10 minutes apart.

We chatted, I relaxed, Carol put in the needles, and I rested for a half hour. I timed the contractions...right away then went down to 7 minutes apart. I napped between them.

When Carol came back and took out the needles, I sat up and had a huge contraction. I stood up to lean and breathe through it, and my water broke right there at the edge of the bed.

So now I'm home, gonna eat something for dinner, and contractions are back to about 10 minutes apart. Baby's moving, contractions feel productive, fluid is clear, and there was even a little vernix (!) the last time I checked. Dh is away at ds1's horseback riding therapy, but when he gets home we'll make a plan for the night. I'll probably head into the hospital when contractions are four or five minutes apart.

Yay!

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That is fantastic, Redoak! I am thrilled for you. I'm also newly encouraged and optimistic about going to my acupuncture appt tomorrow. Have a wonderful birth, mama!

Mama to DS (7) , DD (5) and DD (2) and expecting a LO in 2/14

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YAY!

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Im tempted to look into it... and this doesn't hurt that temptation any!

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Go RedOak!!

I totally agree about acu! I was at 7-10min apart when I went in. Immediately upon all of the needles being inserted, I went to 3 min apart and stayed there for the duration.

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awwww darn i cant afford it until next month. And I better not NEED it by then!

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So exciting!
Your story made me laugh because when I went for the electroacupunture the sweet man asked me to wait a second and then returned to the room to line the table with numerous towels. He was worried that something may happen right away. I thought it was funny but your story shows that he could have been bang on.
It did bring on contractions for me too though.

Mama to three sweet boys ('04, '07 and the new addition arrived on Sept 8, 2010)
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MP - I feel you... I want to do this too (my EDD is Monday) especially if when my labs come back they are slightly off but I don't have the $100 to do it... Stinks.

ROM - That's hilarious! ELV I can't wait to read all about it!!

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Wow! Go, Red Oak! (I guess you beat me. )

"If you keep doing the same things you've always done, you'll keep getting the same results you've always gotten."

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Congrats Red Oak! Best of luck for a quick and easy labor!!!

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Oh man, I had a treatment on Tuesday with no progress, but with my last pg it seemed to work overnight. I thought about a second treatment, but don't really want to spend the money. Bummer.
Congrats ROM! Come on baby!

Nurse and mother to two beautiful boys, William 06/07/06, George 08/27/08, and our newest addition John Bear, born 9/20/10! Married to my lovely dh for 10 years on 06/04/10!
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Awesome! Makes me think I should look into this, too. Good luck and hope you're holding your baby come morning!

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oooo this is interesting!! hope it keeps up for you!!

I tried acupuncture with my last pregnancy... wasn't really wanting to spend the $$ this time since it didn't work before.. but i might have to try it..

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Sending ELVs!!!

This is making acupuncture look really inviting.

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Yay! I was thinking about you today & wondering what was going on, so glad for this update!

DD1 7/13/05 DD2 9/20/10
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Yay! I have two appointments scheduled for next week. I did three with my first daughter, but still ended up having an induction. But I think it really helped prepare my cervix; labor was 12 hours total and I only pushed for 14 minutes. Not bad for a first time mom on Pitocin with no pain meds!

Hoping this time that I have your luck!

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