And we went to the hospital last night, as I'm having a hospital birth and the rule is to come in when they're 5 mins or less. So...I go in, and they monitor me. Ctxs were 1-3 mins apart and fairly strong, but I didn't dilate in the one hour they monitor me and send me home. I was totally fine with this as it was 4 am and I knew I would get my egg and cheese biscuit this morning instead of ice chips. LOL
Anyway, I came home, slept 4 hours waking every hour to enjoy some contractions ;) and this morning they're still here, still 3-4 mins apart.
I'm thinking maybe baby girl isn't yet in the right position. Any ideas of what I could to help things along? I'm about to hop on the treadmill and incline the heck out of it ;)
Exciting mama! Maybe try some cat/cow poses or knee/chest poses to get baby in a better position? Good luck!
Annie wife v2.0 to DH and joyfully parenting DSS 18 , DSD 15 , DSD 14 , DSS 12and heart hero DD 2. 8/2010
I'd suggest going to a chiropractor and getting your hips adjusted. My midwife has had great success having her mommas do this just before and while in labor. :) My LO was very posterior for several weeks and after a couple of chiro adjustments, along with doing knee-chest and pelvic tilts at home, he's now been LOA for about a week! woohoo!
My birth class instructor also recommends slowly walking the stairs, two at a time during contractions, and swaying/rotating your pelvis while your feet are spread apart on the stairs. She says this helps get baby in better position and increase dilation.
Good luck! :)
married to DH since 03/05/2005, new mama to E , 07/02/2011
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I second the hands and knees and the two at a time stair walking. but remember to rest too! Best wishes!