Slow early labour (prodromal labour)... Worried about symptoms
I have been in early labour for nearly 2 weeks now. Contractions everyday but not regular enough yet. Was admitted to hospital and then sent home after 12 hours contracting every 5 mins, which then fizzled out. It's been a nightmare but I'm hanging in there and the midwifes at the hospital are doing their best to help me.
I had a sweep on Friday to try help things along (have another booked for tomorrow), but what's worrying me is I have had really bad nausea since yesterday with a headache, and just generally feel a bit 'spaced out'. Is this simply another labour symptom?
Or do you think it's something I should worry about? My BP is normally low-normal so I don't think it's that, but I am a bit concerned. Any help appreciated.
You could just be tired or maybe coming down with something. I wouldn't worry. May I ask why they are giving you sweeps at 38 weeks? Unless there is a worry you don't need them. They come with risks like introducing infections and baby could be born early (since your due date is a guess not a real actual date). The contractions could simply be braxton hicks, it's hard to tell those from other contractions because they can feel the same. Prodomal labor, while is no fun, can actually last for many weeks and is just another variation of normal.
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