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<p>I was having consistant contractions all night and then this mornign at 6am--vannished--any insight ideas why this would happen?</p>
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<p>I am 40w- 2 days.</p>
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<p>also--IS it true or not that if my body is ready to go in labor--that sitting down will stop things---or should I be able to rest? OR should I get  my little butt up and go walking, cleaning, cooking, etc...SHOULD this help? (I don't want to waste my energy that I don't feel is even here)</p>
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<p>they want to induce tuesday so maybe I should get serious atleast by this weekend to try and get things going naturally.</p>
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<p>also--so love with the husband doesn't seem to give me even one contraction--sooo not cool. any other ideaS?! THANKS</p>
 

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<p>That has been happening to me for three days!  I go to work, contractions start at 8:30 last until 3:00 and then die out.  The first time I went to the hospital.     Today I am not working, and guess what?  No contractions at all!  It is so frustrating!   But, on the bright side at least it know it should be soon.   The won't ask me about induction until Wednesday.   I have tried everything (except castor oil....YUK!!!!!!!).   I have been at 3+ cms for two weeks now.  I sure hope he comes soon!</p>
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<p>I just take a 10-15 minute walk to get things moving...or not moving...as it may seem.  That's about all the energy I can muster up.  Good luck!!!</p>
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<p>I did that for two days, then it kicked in for good.  I think it is a good idea to rest if you need it.  If you're feeling energetic, then go for a walk.  Once it is the real thing it will stick.  My labor started up for good while I was sleeping, so rest isn't a bad thing.</p>
 

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<p>thanks for answering--jut good to know someone out there hasn't had their baby yet. so do you get contractions as soon as you walk no matter what? I have walked an hour a day my whole pregnancy and still am (last night too) but it has never given me contractions--I wonder if because of that I need to go walk like 10 miles or a couple hours if it was to do anything....blah.</p>
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<p>thanks for answering!! keep updated if that baby comes!</p>
 

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<p>I'm sitting her with my 12 day old after going through the same thing!  I had contractions (the wake-you-up-and-breathe-through-them kind) for 12 solid hours one night before they died out.  In fact, a couple days later I had intense breathe-and-vocalize-through-them contractions that also ended up petering out.  For me, baby's position likely had a lot to do with it.  (She was still high and her chin wasn't tucked so she couldn't really descend or put much pressure on the cervix.)</p>
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<p>My midwife's advice in that whole time was to either rest *completely* or be active - and to make either one worth it.  So doing things like sitting around the house wouldn't be worthwhile, but laying down/sleeping would be (and your body will rejuvenate even if you don't sleep but simply rest your body and mind as much as possible) and then getting out and walking as fast as possible (which wasn't very fast at that point!), walking stairs, doing lots of pelvic tilts (especially really exaggerated ones with high arches of the back) would all be good, too.  The activity helps with baby's positioning and the rest is what you NEED before you go into labor.</p>
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<p>Real labor will NOT be affected by your activity.  If you sleep, it'll still be there; if you have a warm bath, it'll still be there.  You can't make it come and you can't make it go away.  One of the best things you can do if you THINK you're in labor is to get a warm bath and go to bed.  (Of course, there are times when even that doesn't stop the ctxs until you wake up.  :eyesroll)  Getting rest is never a bad thing!!</p>
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<p>For what it's worth, my night of ctxs that stopped was a Wednesday night into Thursday morning, and she was born just after 10pm on that Saturday night. :)</p>
 
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<p>For me, every single time, my body will NOT go into labor until my brain shuts off. This time, I kept doing and doing and doing all day long and after just 10 minutes of laying down and dozing off, labor kicked in with a bang. I guess it all depends on how your mind-body work. I was feeling very watched and pressured, so when my mind just turned off, my body was able to do what it needed. I think sometimes you just need to let go. I know it's easier said than done (and I've never had to deal with being "overdue") but trying to figure out how to be at peace with everything might be what you need. hugs mama, I bet this is SO frustrating. <span><img alt="hug2.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/hug2.gif"></span></p>
 
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