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broke yesterday afternoon.  So, because I'm not in active labor yet, even though I am having lots of contractions I am drinking castor oil.  This should get things moving hopefully...


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nipples nipples nipples. intensified everything for me. I hope you have a quick and easy time of it and it moves along now for you. 


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Good luck!!!  You could try acupressure too.  If you haven't actually drank the castor oil yet I would go for acupuncture first.  Castor oil is nasty stuff.  Hoping your baby arrives quickly and easily :)


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well I drank the castor oil per my MW suggestion and contractions are getting harder.  hopefully I will only need the one dose

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Woohoo! I hope this does the trick for you! I had awful prodromal labor for 4 weeks with DD, but the water breaking is a good sign - is it a leak or is it really gushing? 


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yesterday afternoon it was a trickle that went to a gush and then back to trickling - depending on the position I'm in and if baby's head is corking the flow lol


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Hoping things get moving for you!

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Sending easy labor and delivery vibes your way!


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Good luck, mama!  I hope this is the real deal.  


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I feel silly, I had no idea it could take so long b/w water breaking and labor.  With DD my water broke with meconium in the fluid so the OB had me go straight in to the hospital and after 5 hrs of light cxs I was given pitocin greensad.gif.  I worry now if it breaks with clean fluid, would they still have me hurry in?


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what I was told was because it was clear fluid and bc I dont gave group b strep that as long as I was in active labor within 24 hrs we were good.  what was holding me back was an extra fore bag of waters.  After that it flew!


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FWIW, I was "allowed" by my midwife to stay home after my water broke and it was stained with mec. My water broke (a leak, really not a gush), I didn't start Cx for 4 hrs, I labored for 30 more hrs at home before finally going to the hospital (transferred for non-progression). He was born 36 hrs after my water broke.... Point being, the doc/hospital may tell you to come right in, but in my experience it isn't necessary. Our son was born perfectly healthy! smile.gif

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thanks mamas, that's good to know!


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often overdue babies will have some staining wont they? i think i read that somewhere. my midwife agreed 24 hrs to start labor, then 24 to have baby minus fever. so 48 hrs from water breaking
 

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FWIW, I was "allowed" by my midwife to stay home after my water broke and it was stained with mec. My water broke (a leak, really not a gush), I didn't start Cx for 4 hrs, I labored for 30 more hrs at home before finally going to the hospital (transferred for non-progression). He was born 36 hrs after my water broke.... Point being, the doc/hospital may tell you to come right in, but in my experience it isn't necessary. Our son was born perfectly healthy! smile.gif


 


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often overdue babies will have some staining wont they? i think i read that somewhere. my midwife agreed 24 hrs to start labor, then 24 to have baby minus fever. so 48 hrs from water breaking
 



 

Interesting, my water broke 8 days before my due date with DD1
 

 


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