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    Quote Originally Posted by krazykat View Post
    What the heck is going on? Had the ctx night before last. They picked up again last night. Then about 1 am got to every 2-3 mins and lasting a minute and 20 seconds or so. I took a bath and really wanted to sleep so thankfully they spaced out. Now I've been having about one contraction every 20 minutes to an hour but the intensity is crazy have-to-work-through-it style. They are so far apart but so intense when they do hit. Anybody had this happen before? I'll take it since I know each one has got to be doing major work. But this weird non-pattern with really hard, long contraction is foreign to me!

    Still no mucus or show.
    My guesses are it's either a positioning or lack of abdominal support issue. If you are sure baby's in a good position, then try belly binding to help out your abdominal muscles and get baby lifted up & held in a bit more. I described it in Virginia's lodge, here and here. It's a common problem in you multiparas!
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    It was such good advice, I posted it twice!
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    Yeah I agree with Stacey, probably a positioning issue.

    Strangely enough I didn't have regular contractions with DD until I was already pretty far along. But mine were from 4-10 minutes apart, not as far as you are describing.
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    KUP!! I don't have a clue but it sounds like progress! Excited for you!
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    Had just a little bit of pinkish show this morning. Was in and out of sleep from about 3-7 am with contractions 10-13 minutes apart. Intensity has picked up, need to breathe through but have spaced out again.

    On a side note, has anyone tried the Anne Frye method of measuring dilation by fundal height during a contraction?
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    Lots of very thick, pink mucus! Contractions are still all over the place, but I don't think we have much longer.
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    Sounds promising! I didn't hear about that method until after Weston was born, but I do remember my midwife occasionally keeping her hand on my belly during a contraction so maybe that's what she was doing. I wasn't terribly concerned with dilation, more with how I was doing & feeling, until after my water broke and we were dealing with meconium. Before that, even though I think I posted on here what my dilation was at one point, it didn't really get into my brain. I hope you can get some good rest in, and then after that, that the contractions settle into something good & productive for you!
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    Totally just had an accidental unassisted hba2c at 12:14 am! Meet Calista Marie, 7 lbs 15 oz and 19.5 inches long born at 42 weeks on the dot ��I'll post a pic when I can.

    Active labor/transition was only an hour. The only people there were my hubby and our photographer. My water never broke and baby was born in the birth tub completely in caul after just 5 pushes ❤
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    Soooo excited for you! Congrats!!!

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    ARIEL!!!!! I'm soooooooo excited for you

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