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Wow, got nervous today. Went for difficult walk uphill, slightly high altitude where I live. Got back (TMI), had sex in afternoon, got up after 30 min nap and felt like my legs were going numb/pain. Also, felt like the feeling during your period or after you have a baby, pressure, need to sit down. In the car on the way to Thanksgiving started to have about 5-10 braxton hicks fairly quickly with lots of bladder pressure. Went pee 2-3 times before leaving house with little coming out. Started drinking lots of water and arrived to Thanksgiving. Drank more water and about an hour later, it calmed down. Whew!<br><br>
I find I am sooooo paranoid about having this baby. I think it has to do with how quickly the last baby came and how out of control it felt. I remember all the sensations so vividly. I think trauma would be a little too strong of word for it, but I feel nervous quite often when I feel any little pressure or braxton hicks.<br><br>
Do any of you have this kind of fear because of a last birth? I hate to say it but I dont look forward to the intensity of doing this again. There is that little bit of fear there, even though its my third time. I also, want to stay close to home because I want to be close to my midwife. Crazy....<br><br>
Oh, and wondering if any of you have the cervix kicks/pain/twinges starting already. I will be 32 weeks on Sunday.
 

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Definitely feeling the twinges and been having a LOT of BH - several a day, sometimes several an hour. I'm going to mention it to the dr on Thursday when I go. I'm pretty sure baby has engaged too, the upper part of my abdomen has lowered considerably. I am nervous like this is my first time because for me it kind of is. DS was induced, I never had to go through the whole "am I going into labor thing" and by the time I was in active labor, I was so out of it and so tired that I honestly don't remember a thing.<br><br>
I'm not too worried about this baby coming super fast, I don't think she will but I definitely think she might be coming soon (and of course it will be another ten weeks), I just can't reconcile the fact that it won't be within the next four weeks for some reason - I think because of all the preparation that my body is going through (the BH and all that). So I am right there with you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> We're in the home stretch, there's bound to be some anxiety, even though I know saying that doesn't help any.
 

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i haven't had several at a time yet, but i bet i'll panic when i do, just like you.<br><br>
as it is, my uterus gets rock hard during/after orgasm, and that's weird enough!
 

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I'm not scared of labor (early or otherwise). I suppose that is a silver lining blessing that comes from having a late, super-drawn out first labor.<br><br>
But, I have been having lots of Braxton Hicks. So many that my midwife wants me in for a cervix check on Monday. I've been getting them about every 3-5 minutes when I nurse, then when I stop every ten minutes or so the taper off. So, I'm limiting nursing as much as possible until she can check my cervix to see if it's doing anything. (I've checked myself, and as far as I can tell, it feels like jelly, but I think it's still closed.) I suppose I just think it laughable that *I* could go into preterm labor.
 

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I've actually had less BH cntx with this pregnancy than with my others. It is so strange to me.<br><br>
While I am not looking forward to another long labor, I am preparing myself for one. What a blessing it would be for a 12 hour labor <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/luxlove.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="throb"><br><br>
As a doula, I have served many women with fast labors & I think those are just as hard as the long ones. Your body goes through everything so quickly---your mind doesn't have a chance to catch up.
 
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