I also have a question, has anyone ever experienced or heard of the chiropractor stimulating this supposed spot to start labor? My chiro suggested he is willing to try this on my EDD if nothing has happened by then? It sure sounds be better than AROM that my doctor is trying to pressure me into! but still dont know much about it?
I cancelled my appt with the perinatologist today, even though it was in my town. I just didnt feel like taking off work 3 hours early to be pressured into an exam I am not ready for or any of their suggestions before my due date. This way, I have bought myself a week and will be about 40.5 weeks at which time I may start to consider something! Im really positive something will happen sooner than that though!
You sneaky, sneaky, girl.
I completely understand about not wanting to be pressured. I declined the cervical check today to avoid giving the OB any ammo.
I'm glad you feel like something is going to happen. I wish I were a little more positive in that area. Hopefully you're right and we'll be wishing you some ELVs in a day or so.
Today has been a pretty crampy, nauseas day! Either I ate something bad yesterday or my body is cleaning house a bit and losing my appetite. It all just be morning sickness coming back from the hormones going crazy, happened at the end of my last pregnancy too. I thought that maybe a brisk walk could get some contractions going, but funny enough I did not get a single contraction! I shouldnt read too much into it, but I feel good because I never experienced anything like this with johnny so I feel like im headed in the right direction!
I woke up this morning at about 6 with some heavy pressure and pain as i did yesterday but it quickly went away yesterday and i chalked it up to round ligaments or really bad gas pains cuz it was so low in my pelvis. but this morning they were stronger and consistent. its been going on since 6am every 3, 4, 5 minutes apart lasting about a minute. i know that i wont be jumping the gun and high tailing it to the hospital just yet because i sort of went through this with johnny. but we are on our way closer to the hospital now so i can be close by just in case! Im a huge baby and hoping i can tough this out once i get in a relaxing environment but man these are not fun! but i am thrilled that at least something has started.. maybe?? dont want to say for sure yet. I will try to update as soon as i can!
Be careful or you'll end up having your little boy before I have Winifred!
Here's to sustained, meaninful contractions that are productive.
And some MAJOR ELVs.
Stay strong and focused. Try lots of different positions. Have DH use counterpressure. Do you have a rice sock ready? If not, a generic men's tub sock filled a pound or 2 of rice and tied at the end. Pop in the microwave for 1-2 minutes (heating times vary depending on micro's power). Voila! Instant heat pack. The rice oil's retain their heat fairly well. Just be sure not to get it too hot as you don't want to raise your temperature artificially and cause them to think you're popping a fever.
ELV! You may already be holding your LO by now! Can't wait for an update!
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hmmm... no updates yet... what could that mean?
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