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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 04:46 AM   1
SuzyW
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How do I speed up early labour contractions?


I'm getting frustrated now. Been having contractions 10 mins apart since Saturday night, they are not stopping, they don't stop in the bath and they are driving me mad now! Does it mean that I'm not dilating as the contractions are not speeding up?

I went for a long walk yesterday and have been bouncing on my ball, but still they do not speed up. Anyone have any other ideas? I bought some EPO yesterday but not sure how to administer it vaginally?

Seeing my midwife tomorrow but the idea of another day and night like this is so frustrating. Any advice REALLY VERY welcome



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 04:47 AM   2
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wots epo? x



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 04:57 AM   3
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Evening primrose oil... Helps to soften the cervix apparently. This link can tell you more. I'm told you insert the whole capsule, just wondering if anyone else has done this?

http://www.birthingnaturally.net/cn/.../primrose.html



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 04:59 AM   4
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You can just insert the whole EPO (evening primrose oil) capsule as far up as you can reach, and it'll all dissolve.
Best to do it at night incase it leaks out. (It didn't when I tried)

How about sex?
I'm slightly jealous, I've had nothing since the irregular contractions on saturday



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 05:06 AM   5
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OH won't do it, he says he doesn't think he can 'finish' because it seems mechanical rather than passionate... I think he's being a dickhead lol.

Thank you, will try that tonight with the capsule. I can cope with the contractions if I stay busy but what's annoying me most is people calling constantly. Word has got around my family and they keep ringing for an update. Feel like telling them it's stopped just to stop them calling.

Hope yours starts again soon Wishing_well... And with a bit more oomph than mine has



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 05:19 AM   6
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Hmm how about a bit of "self-love" to up the contractions?

Just tell everyone where to go!



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 05:42 AM   7
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just jump on the oh and pretend you genuinely want sex lol



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 05:47 AM   8
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I sympathise I had a slow latent stage from the thursday until the tuesday before I had my son, I suggest walking lots. I'm not sure on dilation, as I was only 4cm dilated when I went to hospital on the Wednesday morning. You just have to go about day to day life. At least you know labour is close. Don't worry this phase will end it's just teasing you goodluck.



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 06:16 AM   9
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ur only 36 and 5 days tho so should u really be doin it so soon x



 
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Old Apr 3rd, 2012, 08:40 AM   10
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It started itself so midwife says it's fine to help it along, both me and baby are healthy and I only have 2 more days until I'm classed as full term (37 weeks).

Good to hear of others who have experienced a drawn out latent stage. I've started getting out of breath now, so trying to alternate rest with being active. x



 
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