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Old Aug 31st, 2017, 03:38 AM   1
Mum_Of_Roodys
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Help me 😩


So I have had issues since 31 weeks with going into labour and then it stopping . It's stopped and started more times then my car and I don't think I can cope anymore !! I'm 37+5 which no one thought I'd actually get too and I can't see this baby actually moving any time soon , I've had contractions for the last 24 hours but no progression so I'm just at home doing what I can to try get it to pick up .
I've tried everything from cleaning my floors to walking and yoga and still nothing's changed !
What do I do ?
Nothing takes the pain away nothing picks it up I can't sleep I'm struggling to eat I feel like I'm going crazy and with 4 littlens running around at home it's not easy being tired and in pain .
I'm at breaking point now may just give up accept this is life hide in a duvet ( which won't help with the constant being boiling. Hot ) watch a film with my littlens and accept my fate of being in pain until I'm over due enough that they'll induce me which is what I've wanted to avoid since day one because I've been induced 3 bloody times 😩👎🏻



 
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Old Aug 31st, 2017, 04:08 AM   2
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You're midwives can't let you keep on like this. Sounds awful for you. Please call your doc or midwife. There must be something they can do or give you for the pain at least. Xx



 
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Old Aug 31st, 2017, 04:14 AM   3
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All they do it monitor me , tell me baby is okay and ask if I want some cocodine which always makes me ill . I just can't win I'm literally so tired and in so much pain that breathing is becoming a chore :/ I'm so done just want my baby here now



 
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Old Aug 31st, 2017, 06:54 AM   4
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Get in the bath and relax if you can. Relaxing your body is a good way to allow things to progress. Easier said then done I know but sometimes the anxiety of wanting it to go actually hinders it. Try some relaxing strategies to release tension in your whole body. It may help?



 
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Old Aug 31st, 2017, 07:47 AM   5
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Try go for a swim or walk change of scenery, hopefully the fresh air will help relax you. Or you could listen to music through headphones or maybe your partner could give you a massage? I had my first taste of braxton hicks last night and that hurt so I can't imagine having that discomfort for as long as you have. You can do it just remember to keep breathing, when you panic things feel so much worse! Hugs x



 
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Old Aug 31st, 2017, 10:12 AM   6
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It may not be much help but I had about 2 weeks of contractions which stopped every night until I went into labour with my second but when I finally did it was such a quick easy labour and birth so Hopfully will be the same for you. Sending hugs xx



 
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Old Aug 31st, 2017, 19:52 PM   7
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I'm not in the same boat, but a similar one. Here's what they've given me as advice:

- don't keep walking around/trying to encourage them once they start to get painful. If it's going to progress, it will, if it's not, it won't. No use tiring yourself out and being in more pain.
- drink a gigantic glass of water
- warm bath, or get a towel wet, add essential oils you like, microwave it for a few seconds then press it onto your back
- lots of hands and knees position, sitting in tailor pose, child's pose
- birth ball

I know those things don't always help (they sure don't do the trick for me). My midwife also suggested I take a few benedryl and some tylenol to get some rest.

EDIT: one last thing- I would NOT ask for a membrane sweep if I were you. Really bad prodromal labor happened with my first baby and now this one, and membrane sweeps have only served to put me into very painful contractions for 24 hours that do absolutely nothing! For me prodromal labor like yours is associated with baby being in a less-than-ideal position, you may want to ask about that at next appt.



 
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