Fun with prodromal labor...

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Joined: 05/31/08
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Fun with prodromal labor...

Still having contractions regularly all day. I am ignoring them this time and won't go to the birth center until I can't ignore them anymore. Could be risky, but I am NOT pulling another boring, exhausting all-nighter in the birth center. I don't want to see that place until the real deal hits. Lost some plug today, so that's something! This is so different from DS and I was not expecting to have this kind of long, drawn out thing. I really feel for ladies who have long labors now!

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Joined: 06/22/07
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I am sorry you are dealing with this. I have had it with all my babies and I remember why I hate it so much at the end of each pregnancy. Luckily I tend to forget how bad it actually was after I have a baby thank goodness! So I totally feel for you! I am also scared I am going to end up having a baby in the car or something, but I also don't want to go to l&d just to be sent home. I went on Wed morn, and my contractions were timeable and strong (even the nurses said so) but no significant cervical changes, so home I went. I have them so bad every night I cannot sleep through them, at this point I don't know if I would know the difference between a contraction that is making cervical changes or not......So frustrating!! I really want my body to do things on it's own but at this point I am exhausted, in pain, frustrated, and have pretty much had it that I am seriously considering begging my Dr. To help me out........

Joined: 05/31/08
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Sorry Carissa. Sounds miserable. I'm not ready to give up yet, but another night like the one in the birth center and I'd be seriously starting to lose it. Luckily, I only had a few contractions strong enough to wake me last night, but that could be because I was so exhausted from being up literally ALL night the night before. When I was at the birth center, the nurse described my contractions to the next shift's nurse as "moderately strong" just based on the monitor and feeling my belly, and I was like "um, no, that was nothing." I WAS having contractions that were changing my cervix, which is why they didn't decide to send me home until 7 a.m. when the contractions basically completely stopped for a while. Not sure why they get so much stronger at night too! It wouldn't be so bad if you could sleep at night...even though it is slow progress, it is still something. I just hope it's all worth it later and I have a shorter, easier labor because of all of this.