PTL and pelvic rest

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PTL and pelvic rest

So last night, DH and I DTD. Immediately after, I started having contractions, not BH, but the real deal. They started in my back and worked their way around. Not too horribly strong, but some of them took my breath away. They lasted about 45 seconds and were coming every 2-2.5 minutes. I laid down and drank a glass of water. No change. So after about 45 minutes, I called my midwife. She had me take two Benadryl, drink 1/2 an alcoholic drink and take a bath. It didn't work immediately (I was still contracting 2 hours later), but it did put me to sleep and I woke up without contractions.

Anyway, I'm now on pelvic rest until 38 weeks. Sad

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I'm sorry. That really stinks! But maybe at 38 weeks you will be able to have lots of fun getting baby to come?

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Aww Sorry you had that Sad Booo pelvic rest.

Just out of curiosity, what alcoholic drink did you have?! lol

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sorry to hear that sweetie. Scary i'm sure. but at least they stopped.

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"squirrel27" wrote:

Aww Sorry you had that Sad Booo pelvic rest.

Just out of curiosity, what alcoholic drink did you have?! lol

Haha, I'm usually a wine drinker and DH offered to go out and buy a bottle, but it was late so I had half a beer. Luckily we had good beer in the fridge. Smile DH was only too happy to drink the other half in solidarity.

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"joysiloo" wrote:

Haha, I'm usually a wine drinker and DH offered to go out and buy a bottle, but it was late so I had half a beer. Luckily we had good beer in the fridge. Smile DH was only too happy to drink the other half in solidarity.

LOL! I can live vicariously through you Wink lol

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Oh man, to have the “ok” to have half a glass of wine! But in all seriousness, I’m glad the contractions stopped. Musta been some serious DTD action! Wink

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Sorry to hear that , but 38wks is not that far away . take it easy

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I'm sorry. Sad Glad they stopped for now though!

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btw, my MW says the same thing-- if you are contracting, it will either stop fake contractions or relax you enough to progress real contractions. Smile they keep bottles of wine in their delivery rooms.

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"WonderWomanExtrodinare" wrote:

they keep bottles of wine in their delivery rooms.

Awesome. LOL

I've also heard that a dark ale beer right after birth helps your milk come in faster. I know a few who have taken advantage of that theory. lol.

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That stinks!! Wouldn't be so much of an issue for me though since I'm definitely not feeling it right now. But hopefully contractions stay away and you can make it to 38 weeks then have lots of fun!

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Awesome. LOL

I've also heard that a dark ale beer right after birth helps your milk come in faster. I know a few who have taken advantage of that theory. lol.

I did not know that! I mean I knew that beer could help with low supply but I didn't know it oculd help with getting your milk to come in.

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Veronica - I'm not sure if it is true or not... Ive only heard it a few times from people.

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I am glad your contractions stopped!

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Glad they have stopped! Sooo jealous of the half a beer tho lol. I LOVE beer, and miss it sometimes. And I have heard the same thing about beer helping your milk to come in. Again, not sure how true it is...
My doctor basically tells me to stay away from all alcohol, and to not even have the "okay" glass of wine every now and then...so im kinda jealous yours lets you! There certainly are days, where half a glass or so would be nice...
My older sister had one to see if it would help hers stop when she was around 35 weeks, and it helped...