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Old Jun 16th, 2012, 11:27 AM   1
XXKaylaXX1
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5cm dilated, 85% effaced, no painful contractions, doctor says I need to get active!


Thats what they told me at hospital yesterday.
Hooked to the monitor they said you were supossed to dilated 1/2 cm every hour-hour and a half in active labor. I went in and they said even though I was having contractions every 5-8 minutes, they weren't strong enough to cause any changes quick enough to my cervix to be considered active labor! So pretty much I'm having light, regular contractions, baby ios really low, and my water hasn't broken yet. Since I'm 38.5 weeks they can't do anything like break my water until I'm at least 39 weeks = / So I've hit a slow spot. Has anyone had any good results/heard of good results to help get labor going?



 
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Old Jun 16th, 2012, 11:40 AM   2
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get walking and bouncing on a birthing ball.



 
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Old Jun 16th, 2012, 11:50 AM   3
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ooh i am intrigued, mainly because if you hadnt gone to the hospital would you have known you are in labour?
Why did you go? When I had my first I wasnt in pain either until 2am and then it wasnt too bad until 4am. I called the hospital and they said have a bath and my god when i got out the bath the contractions were painful. We went to the hospital and got there about 6am and I was 5cms dilated and then by 8am I was 9cms and my waters broke, The pain was intense then.

I am worried if I end up being in labour and then miss it until I am quite far like you. Are they keeping you in hospital as you are 5cms or not?

You could go for a walk, have a curry, do the usual like sex etc to see if it brings it on. If you have a ball go on that or even try doing a few squats haha



 
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Old Jun 16th, 2012, 12:06 PM   4
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I'm in a similar situation and really fed up. I'm 38+3 and was 3cm and 100% effaced yesterday. I've been having contractions for three days but either long but weak or strong but short and they come and go - I've had hardly any sleep for 3 days and I'm exhausted! have had bloody show and losing plug for two days but still not classed as active labour. I'm so exhausted after walking, bouncing etc I'm now just hardly able to do anything. They don't want me to go in until contractions over a minute and every 5 mins. It's so frustrating. I'm due c-section on wed due to medical reasons and was hoping to have baby by then - was so excited when contractions first started - but 3 days later I'm totally fed up. I have a third sweep booked for monday morning and I will be begging for them to help me out more if still like this!



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Old Jun 16th, 2012, 12:09 PM   5
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That's weird that they wont break your water just because your labor is slow, by definition active labor starts after 4cm. I had my water broken with my son at 37w 2 days because I wasn't progressing fast enough, that got me started right quick, less than 5 minutes after I was in hard labor, and he was born 11 1/2 hours later.

Deff try walking around, maybe sex if your up to it because orgasm causes contractions that could set off stronger ones for you.



 
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Old Jun 16th, 2012, 12:13 PM   6
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That's weird that they wont break your water just because your labor is slow, by definition active labor starts after 4cm. I had my water broken with my son at 37w 2 days because I wasn't progressing fast enough, that got me started right quick, less than 5 minutes after I was in hard labor, and he was born 11 1/2 hours later.

Deff try walking around, maybe sex if your up to it because orgasm causes contractions that could set off stronger ones for you.
it might be beacuse of baby position - even though my baby head down they will not break waters as not in optimal position and they need water to help them move. i know lots of ladies that too have had waters broke and boon off they go but think it depends on quite few factors if they happy to do. hoping my baby moved a bit with these contractions.



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Old Jun 16th, 2012, 12:23 PM   7
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The doctor sent me home after monitoring my contractions and progression after five hours, I went in originally because I was having contractions that were regular, and I called L&D and they told me to come in. It confused me as well because most women here are admitted once they reach 5cm... they told me that unless I'm in so much pain to where I can't speak, then I don't need to come in = / I'm worried I'll be 7-8 cm though and not even know it like my mom did!! She didn't have any pain until they broke her water at 8cm! Which it looks like I'm heading in that direction. I don't know why they won't break my water. My OB/GYN has told me at every prenatal this month that the baby is ready, and it could be any day now. They said its just the rule there and they won't due it before 39 weeks... so unless my water breaks on its own or my contractions get way worse, they can't do anything for me... even though I am 5cm and still contracting regularely... weird huh?



 
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Old Jun 16th, 2012, 12:33 PM   8
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The doctor sent me home after monitoring my contractions and progression after five hours, I went in originally because I was having contractions that were regular, and I called L&D and they told me to come in. It confused me as well because most women here are admitted once they reach 5cm... they told me that unless I'm in so much pain to where I can't speak, then I don't need to come in = / I'm worried I'll be 7-8 cm though and not even know it like my mom did!! She didn't have any pain until they broke her water at 8cm! Which it looks like I'm heading in that direction. I don't know why they won't break my water. My OB/GYN has told me at every prenatal this month that the baby is ready, and it could be any day now. They said its just the rule there and they won't due it before 39 weeks... so unless my water breaks on its own or my contractions get way worse, they can't do anything for me... even though I am 5cm and still contracting regularely... weird huh?
i was told the same last night with regards to contractions needing to be more painful and longer. it might be dependent on how busy they are when they take your call. I feel your pain - grrrr!



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Old Jun 16th, 2012, 13:35 PM   9
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wow thats crazie, we live like 45 mins away from each other, Do you go to adena? but you would think they would keep you and at least break your waters. but since they wont do nything till your 39 weeks then I would deffinently start walking, swimmng, sex could help too. I dont know anything about it but I have heard eating eggplant parmasian, also pineapple could help but like I said I dont know anything about those two.
and since its two hot to walk out side right now till later you could go to like wallmart, or manrds or the store you like the most and just walk aroud and look at things, you will have ac and wont be board. hope you go into Active labor soon



 
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Old Jun 16th, 2012, 14:00 PM   10
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Wow thats crazy, yea I go to Adena



 
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