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Old 04-22-2008, 11:55 AM   #2181
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Old 04-22-2008, 03:24 PM   #2182
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I was having painful contractions all last night that kept me from sleeping. Then between 4 and 5 AM they just stopped. So--no sleep AND no baby! Apparently moving bricks does not induce labor either.
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Old 04-22-2008, 04:55 PM   #2183
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I was having painful contractions all last night that kept me from sleeping. Then between 4 and 5 AM they just stopped. So--no sleep AND no baby! Apparently moving bricks does not induce labor either.
babies will arrive when they want, just like they cry, poop, spew formula, & sleep when they want.
they're precious.
can't wait to hear 'bout your new baby!
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Geez b'sgirl what are you like 6 months overdue now????
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:09 PM   #2185
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Michelle, I know how tired you are of waiting but you're almost there! For what it's worth, the pregnancies I've had where I had a few of those episodes like yours with a few hours of strong contractions, I had much shorter labors. I think it's more like getting your early labor out of the way. So don't get discouraged - those contractions may have done a lot more than you think! And while moving bricks may not be especially good for starting labor, purposeful (meaning brisk) walking is very good for encouraging labor. It helps loosen the ligaments in your pelvis and allows gravity to bring your baby down. I'm sure your little one will be making an appearance very soon and I can't wait to hear all about it!
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My first was 10 days late and I was miserable---I even got down and scrubbed the kitchen floor in hopes but no. Then my hubby comes to bed at 1am after stuffing himself with Thanksgiving leftovers. Annoyed I commented that you'd better hope the baby doesn't come tonight. No sooner is he snoring away than my son, who must have heard me, decides it's time to get things moving. And just to make sure there was no doubt that he was sincere my water broke and contractions were coming in painful 2 minute intervals.
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Old 04-22-2008, 09:56 PM   #2187
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and may I suggest a LOOOOONG long walk to encourage that baby to get the heck out of there? B'sgirl, there is another way to stimulate contractions...surefire not kidding, verified by medical professionals...PM me for details.
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My first was 10 days late and I was miserable---I even got down and scrubbed the kitchen floor in hopes but no. Then my hubby comes to bed at 1am after stuffing himself with Thanksgiving leftovers. Annoyed I commented that you'd better hope the baby doesn't come tonight. No sooner is he snoring away than my son, who must have heard me, decides it's time to get things moving. And just to make sure there was no doubt that he was sincere my water broke and contractions were coming in painful 2 minute intervals.
They do have a way of deciding to be born at inconvenient times, don't they! I had to wake my hubby with 2 of my kids just in time for him to witness their arrival. Both times he had been working very long hours and was exhausted. My last little fellow came 11 days early and since I wasn't expecting that, I wasn't sure until about an hour before he was born that I was actually in labor! I called my daughter in Austin, who wanted to be here, and she just managed to walk in the door in time to help catch him and cut the cord. It was such a whirlwind but I can't complain - 1 hour of labor is a pretty good deal!
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much better than 32 and then a c-sect!!!
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Amen, pds! I have a friend who has had 5 c-sections and I can't even imagine trying to take care of a new baby after major surgery!!! I personally think women who have to have a c-section should automatically get 2 weeks of household help paid for by insurance.
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