Hello! I don't belong here yet but I'm a little afraid I will be here sooner than I thought!
Monday night I was having regular contractions 6 minutes apart lasting a minute so I went in to L&D and they stopped them with 2 injections of Terbutaline and sent me home with pills and instructions to see my doctor Thursday (tomorrow). They checked my cervix while I was there and it was firm and closed! By this morning I'd had enough of the pills because of really bad headache and racing heart so I called my doctor and he said to stop taking them, it's not worth the side effects and I'm pretty much on the "threshold" of 100% safe delivery anyway. Okay, so now I'm off the pills and have again been having contractions today but so far they aren't regular, but I also have some cramping and low back pain. Doctor says it's likely early labor but he said I can still wait to see him until tomorrow but if things seem to progress to go back to L&D today.
My question, finally , is how likely is this to progress into real labor? And how soon? I know I've heard of women contracting for weeks with no results...but I'm pretty worried she'll come early and they won't stop it since I'm 35 weeks. My doctor seems okay with her coming around 36 weeks if I can hold off that long. How likely is it that the contractions will stop and I'll get to term or later??
I haven't lost any plug or waters yet, just contractions, cramps, and some of what feels like cervix pain. Thanks, ladies!
I was in pre-labour for 2 weeks. And besides the fact it was frustrating cos I kept thinking it would happen 'today' and it didn't, I think it contributed to me having quite a quick and complication free labour.
Have you 'dropped' yet? Have people commented that you have dropped? Lost your reflux, can suddenly eat more or breathe better? I believe most people having their first baby will drop a couple weeks out. Its not definitive but if you haven't then it may be more likely you are still a wee way away.
I had always heard that you're in early labor when you have period like cramps. I had experienced those for atleast a week, and was just really crampy but nothing that made me really think twice. I never had the BURST of energy rather than the hardcore need to get some last minute things done. The night after one REALLY productive BUSY day and when everyone was settling in was when I got my first contraction that I KNEW was like NONE of the others! Those lasted for about 5-6 hrs 8-10 minutes apart. I was already a week overdue and KNEW that those were different and really wanted an update even if I wasn't ready to stay in the hospital so I went in to get checked. They checked me and kept me in for an hour to see if I was making any progress or else they would have sent me home. I went from a 3/4cm to a complete 4cm in that hour. The progress was obvious and from that point it took me about 12-13hrs to deliver naturaly, other than them braking my waters 7hrs into it at 5cm. Good luck!!! And believe it or not, once it happens it goes by REALLY quick! I did not feel like I was in labour for 18 hrs and it was all natural! The best thing you can do is stay active but DON'T over do it!!!
This was my first also and everyone kept asking if he was lower or if I feel any pressure down there and I thought I did but everyone made it seem like more of a big deal than it really was. It wasn't as obvious for me as everyone made it sound like it should. So the night before I went into labor, I was taking a bath and was curious so I checked myself and to my surprise felt my babies head!!! It was kinda weird but exciting at the same time. lol but they don't recomend that unless you are in a steril environment with gloves.
3 days. I had contractions 5min apart for each night, they went away in the morning, just to return the next afternoon-the 3rd night I went in totally expecting to be sent home-6hours later my daughter was born. & btw-if I had waited like my dr told me till the contractions were unbearable & I couldn't talk through them I would've delivered my daughter in my living room-so if you feel you should go in then go! Even if they send you away-better safe than sorry. Good luck!!!!
this really depends on the individual and the pregnancy, every person and pregnancy is different. I can tell you how mine went, which was only a few hours before the real labor started. My plug came out, and my waters broke on their own about 5 hrs later, but that doesn't mean it will be the same for you.
It was a week for me and it was bloody awful but I do think it helped me not need as much pain relief and have a good labour hope everything turns out ok for you just a little advice try and relax I between each contraction and not get tense good luck xx
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