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At about 6:00 p.m. last night I kept having dizzy spells while trying to pick up the kitchen while DH was cooking dinner. So I sit down and am talking with dh and have a huge contraction. It knocked me off my feet. I had to breathe through it and was moaning it hurt so bad. So I look at the clock on the stove and it was 6:27. It went away and I figured baby was just moving and adjusting and nothing to worry about. Then at 6:33 I had another one, they were every 6 minutes for just about an hour. Then at 7:03 I threw up and had a realy loose BM. Then the contrax were from 4 to 5 mins apart and I told DH to tak DS#1 to my parents I couldn't handel him asking me if I was OK and the worried look he had on his little face. I got in the shower thinking they would go away if I relaxed and had some warm water running on my back and tummy. NOPE still 4 to 5 mins apart. So I get out of shower call doc office and talk to on call nurse and she says go to L&D of course. So I tell DH I'm not going to L&D again just to be told I over did it and need to go back on bedrest (I did nothing yesterday, layed on couch and read a book). So I went to bed and said if they get worse or closer together I'll go to L&D<br><br>
Went to bed tossed and turned still at 4 to 5 minutes apart. Told DH well maybe we should go to L&D. I looked at the clock and it was 10:30 p.m. told DH OK let me catch my breath and then we'll go and thats the last thing I remember woke up this morning feeling fine energized, refreshed, ready to go. Why do I keep getting these wopper contrax for 4 to 5 hours and then they just go away? I'm glad we didn't go to L&D every time we go it costs us $400 bucks. I've been doing this every 3 weeks since I was 22 weeks. It is like clock work, exactly 3weeks I have wopper contrax that start around 6:00 p.m.<br><br>
I hope the next round turns into actual labor and I can get this over with. I will 36 weeks then. Is 36 weeks too soon? Will he be developed enough? When do their lungs mature? I know it is one of the last things that happens.
 

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*hugs* My midwife said that she won't stop my labor at 35 weeks. She feels that the baby is doing fine so no point in trying to stop contrax. I think most babies do fine at 35-36 weeks.<br><br>
I had those type of contrax last pregnancy from 34-37weeks.
 

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You keep having these because your over doing it! At least that's what I think. I had a similar thing happen the other night after cleaning the living room. Lots of bending and picking things up and I started having contrax and dizziness along with just an odd feeling.
 

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That's prodromal labor for you.<br><br>
Have you tried a nice glass of wine when that happens? Seriously it should help. If your not a big fan, go for something nice, light, sweet, and chilled, like a Riesling(or if you don't like sweet, a Pinot grigio/gris.)
 

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HAng in there three more weeks. 36 weeks is my relax and let whatever happens happen week. My midwives do the home visit that week for that reason, to sort-of acknowlege that homebirth is safe from that point on.
 
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