Don't know how much longer I can stay at home..

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  1. BabyJ'sMummy

    BabyJ'sMummy Well-Known Member

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    I've been having contraction for almost 24 hours but they aren't regular enough for me to go to the hospital. When I phoned in they said wait until I'm getting 3 every 10 mins which I'm still not getting. I thought this labour would be quick because I was induced with my son and from contractions starting it took just over 4 hours. The pain is starting to get unbearable now but i don't want to go to the hospital for them to say I've made no progress at all :cry: xxx
     
  2. Gilly74

    Gilly74 Well-Known Member

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    Have you tried a hot bath/shower to alleviate some pain, also take some paracetamol, try and tough it out, but if it's truly unbearable then go to the hospital. However they may send you away based on your progress...or you may be admitted and then you may have a long labour in hospital. (you may be on a general ward to begin with as well) so you need to weigh up when you are in complete agony versus labouring with other people in a general ward. Only you can tell when you feel the time is right..
    Good luck
     
  3. BeckyBoo

    BeckyBoo Mum to 2

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    Gilly made a good suggestion.

    With my son, I was about 4cm but they were really really bloody strong, so they were going to send me home, but an older MW went and ran be a HOT bath, like nearly burning my skin hot. And my contractions came on thicker and faster after that. I had to dry myself/dress myself inbetween them. About an hour later, my waters broke at 8cm naturally and he was born shortly after.
     
  4. BabyJ'sMummy

    BabyJ'sMummy Well-Known Member

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    Thanks ladies, I ended up going in about an hour after my post because the contractions picked up but by the time I got to hospital they were petering out again. They were ready to send me home with a tens machine but on checking me I was 4cm so they let me stay. I had my little baby Imogen at 1.31pm that day, weighing 8lb 7ozs and had the water birth I really wanted..she's beautiful :) xx
     
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    congrats hunni
     
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    congrats hun.oh i cant wait till its my turn.
     
  7. Dizzy321

    Dizzy321 very proud mammy to 3!

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    Congratulations hun! would you recommend the tens machine? I am trying to decide If I want to give one a try or not? x
     
  8. heaven

    heaven Mommy of 2 Beautiful Girl

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    Congrats! That's exciting! Enjoy your LO.
     
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    mum2b2009 mummy of two boys!

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    BabyJ'sMummy Well-Known Member

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    I never ended up trying the tens, I think because I knew I was in hospital I coped with the pain better. I just concentrated and breathed through the contractions until they were every few mins apart and started using the gas and air when I got in the birthing pool. xxx
     
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    Dizzy321 very proud mammy to 3!

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    Ahh did not realise you had a water birth, I would love a water birth. I am just thinking of pain relif methods because I really want to avoid epidural but I do not handle the pain good at all......I am getting very scared :wacko: xx
     
  12. BabyJ'sMummy

    BabyJ'sMummy Well-Known Member

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    You should maybe think about the birthing pool, that in itself helps quite a bit with pain relief. I got myself into a bit of a routine where I would use the gas and air for every contraction and then my OH would pass me some water to sip and I think that helped too. When it got really bad towards the end I just kept thinking if I decided on an epidural I would have to get out of the pool and head to another ward and I really didn't want to do that. You'll be able to cope better than you think. :flower:
     
  13. Dizzy321

    Dizzy321 very proud mammy to 3!

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    Thank you :flower: but I dont have the choice of the birthing pool unfortunatly :(
    due to BMI and previous c-section....I would love to give it a shot though....maybe I need to speak with my midwife more in depth about it, its probably a no-no but worth asking xx
     
  14. missmayhem

    missmayhem Mummy to 2 little cuties

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    congrats hun
     

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