I think you're having contractions also. My contractions aren't very painful and I progress without realizing it. Do your best to stay relaxed and have faith in your body, it's doing what it needs to do.
That's wonderful that they give you so much time after your water brakes. I hope things kick in and progress for you soon as I can imagine you are getting anxious. ELVs coming your way!!
Molly & Elton 10/2/04
Mary 5/24/06, Celia 6/9/09
Baby #3 due 6/21/13
Sounds promising....I hope things are moving along!
Wondering how things are going for you now? I'm excited to hear your next update!
Sometimes women who do Hypnobabies aren't sure they're in labor because they handle it so well. Your labor sounds like it's starting similar to the way mine did. You're so lucky that you get 90 hours. I was given six I have since learned that as long as you don't have symptoms of an infection and are not having a bunch of cervical checks, it is totally safe to continue naturally for a few days after membrane rupture without the onset of active labor.
I hope things really are progressing for you
Tiff + Bobby 8/22/04
Im very pleased to announce that finally after over a week of stop-starts and 7hours of true labour our gorgeous son Christian Gabriel was born at home in the water at 7.19am today, 2nd May!!!!
He's 9lbs, 55cm long and had a 37.5cm head! As you can imagine Im very proud of myself right now haha all 5ft of me! And very pleased that I came away with just 2 small grazes.
I'll get a birth story typed up soon hopefully, but for now I will tell you that things went really well. I did get to use my hypnobabies and it was great. Not as well as I would have liked as I had serious back labour so it was hard to maintain focus because the discomfort was constant. But it did work to keep me calm up until my body took over and started pushing, at which stage I was a mere spectator and had to just cope how I could . This is where my wonderful DH came in, he was truly amazing.
Anyway on to what your really interested in! The pics!
Christian at about 20 mins old
Me with my son, in all my haggard glory haha
Last edited by Miss Yvi; 05-02-2009 at 04:16 AM.
PROUD MUMMY TO CHRISTIAN GABRIEL!
Born at home, 2nd May 2009