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November 27th, 2011, 06:11 AM
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I just found out that I'm pregnant again, with my 4th baby. I'm really concerned this time around because with my previous 2 labors my water broke but contractions never started on their own (my birth stories: http://www.justmommies.com/forums/f8...h-stories.html (My birth stories))

I will be having this baby epidural free this time (not maybe, but WILL, lol). I just don't want to have to be put on pitocin and stuck to a bed being monitored.

Is there anything that I can do to get contractions going this time? Anything besides pit that my doctors can give me to get the contractions going? I read something somewhere that a woman never got her contractions and was put on pit for a little while, but taken off of it once her own contractions got going. Is that something that I might ask a doctor about? I won't be able to see a doctor until mid-December/early January because we are PCSing (military move to another base) in a couple of weeks.

I'm just trying to find the most information that I can as soon as I can. Thank you so much for the help .
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November 27th, 2011, 03:49 PM
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By the looks it looks like she induced you before your body was ready for labor. Is there anything wrong with this pregnancy that she is going to induce you for? Baby and your body wasn't ready, that's why you didn't have contraction or go into labor on your own.
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November 28th, 2011, 01:22 AM
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No, just the regular hospital "we need to get this labor going" thing. I didn't know much when pregnant with my first son, so I let them do it (though I did walk around for hours before starting pitocin.

With my second son, I just went back to sleep since my water broke late at night. I realized later, that no matter how tired I was I should have got up and got moving. Though I was grateful for that sleep I got before doing the labor thing, I think that I could have started more contractions on my own if I were in an upright position rather than horizontal.

The more information I gather this time around makes me hope that I can get contractions on my own for this birth. I'm just wondering how common it is for someone to not get their own contractions, after several hours of waiting for them to come up on their own, to get them with another pregnancy later. I just worry lol.
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November 28th, 2011, 11:52 AM
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I've read that a diet high in protein (especially eggs) can strengthen the bag of waters. It doesn't hurt to try, and if the bag of waters is stronger, it's less likely to break before labor begins.
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December 1st, 2011, 12:10 AM
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I will give that a try too, why not I just had eggs for breakfast this morning.
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