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So per my midwives suggestions, I took it easy this weekend.<br>
I went to the xmas bazaar on saturday, then came home(to the inlaws) and relaxed as much as possible. The Trans Siberian Orchestra concert was yesterday, and we dropped off dd at BIL's at noon. I didn't think the vibrations from the concert would do anything, but I was miserable. Horrible b/h most of the three hour show. (Concert was awesome though!) and then when we left it was POURING rain, great NW monsoon rain, and we had to walk like 12 blocks to the car. I was trying to keep up with MIL and the gang so we didn't lose them, because we had no idea where they'd parked (they dropped us at the door) and by the time we got a few blocks from the car I couldn't walk, the contractions were like every 2-3 minutes, and I was in tears. Dh had to hold me up while we hoped they came and found us. They were bad for another hour after I got in the car, but eventually calmed down. I'm still so sore this morning that I can barely move.<br><br>
What do I do? I can't go the rest of my pregnancy like this. I'm not sure they are "doing" anything down there, and I checked myself on Sat. morning and didn't notice any dilation or anything. I just feel helpless and useless and like a bad mama if I can't even get off the couch to make dd lunch without contracting. Dh had to take today off of work. I'm such a mess, and don't know what to do. I almost think I should go in and see my ob, but I don't want to, and besides I love my midwives and think they are more than qualified. I do agree that there probably isn't much they can do.
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> mama.... Sorry you are hurting. I've also found that the BH contractions have been killer this time around, and brought on my the strangest things.<br>
However, I do have to say that your taking it easy weekend made me want to take a nap. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">: Even though it makes me feel like an invalid, I've had to cut down on my shopping and social stuff lately. Even sitting in a chair at a wonderful concert for 3 hours would be stressful unless it was a chaise lounge.. I can't even imagine the harrowing 12-block treck to the car in the rain.<br>
Can you maybe try a taking it easier couple of days where you just tote around the house? Easier said than done with a toddler, I know, but that is enough stress for me these days without adding other things to the mix.<br><br>
I took ds to a playgroup holiday party this weekend (DH was working) so I was with him on the playground and at one point I had to rather un-AP-like remove him from the slide and take him to sit down because I was having contractions just from standing and moving around the playground equipment. I totally felt like the worst mommy, cause he was upset, but I just have to figure that he would be more upset with the alternative should I have delivered there next to the jungle gym.<br><br>
You've done sooo good taking care of that baby and yourself so far. It's just a little while longer. You may want to call your practitioner for some reassurance, but I'd put myself on bedrest or VERY light duty for 24-48 hours until you made it through this spell and see about adding activity back in slowly as you are feeling better. Hang in there mama!
 

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Hang in there, mama, and don't be hard on yourself. It sounds like a good idea to me to call your midwives first; if they are overly concerned, they can refer you to your OB. Good luck, and take care of yourself!
 

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I agree with the above poster. Take it easy means take it easy! I know it is really hard to just sit down and put your feet up, but I think you should try. I have been having really bad bh when I over do it this time around. It is so not fun. Make sure you are drinking enough and resting. If you have to take some tylenol, just do it!
 

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Aw, Jill. It sucks to have an irritable uterus. I posted about this on the PAL thread too, but I'll post it again here in case the info is useful to anyone else in this DDC.<br><br>
1. Ask for a fetal fibronectin test. I had one today (still waiting for results) because I admitted to having more than 5 contractions an hour some evenings. If you have the test, and a negative result, you can use that as a pretty good indication that all your contractions aren't going to put you into PTL in the next 2 weeks.<br><br>
2. When you start to contract closer than every 15 minutes or so, stop, drop, and put your feet up and drink 2 or 3 glasses of water. Don't push yourself. Especially at this point in your pregnancy, when every day your baby stays inside you is so important.<br><br>
3. Don't wear clothing that feels tight around your belly. Avoid long trips in the car. At least for me, these are two things that make me contract more.<br><br>
4. If you are going to run errands or go for a walk, wear something supportive like a belly bra. A little support can help.<br><br>
5. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2"> hang in there. I have been through this before. Take it easy, and take it week by week.
 
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