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Thursday and Friday I had mucusy discharge all day. Friday I had period like cramps all day long. My midwife showed up friday and I was having contractions while she was here. Once she left they were about 8 minutes apart for atleast 3 hours. Then they started going to about 10 min. then 15 then 20 apart. Saturday I had contractions all day that were 5 minutes to 1 hour apart. Saturday night the got to be about 8 minutes apart again. Sunday was the same as saturday. Sunday night I was having contractions from 1-8 minutes apart. But after 2 hours they started to go to about 20 minutes apart. When I finally tried to go to sleep I had bad bad cramping all night. I finally just got up and sat on the couch for the rest of the night. My contractions today are back to being 5 minues to 1 hour apart. But I am having lots of diahria today and some more mucus discharge but not much of that.
I just wish my body would decide to have a baby or not, this is not to fun.
At night my contractions get painful and close together then during the day, they just feel like BH.
Jenny - Wife to James - Mommy to Amara(8), Kayori (6),
and Rinoa (1)
missing our Angels 2001, 2005, and 2010
Sounds like prodromal labor. I had it with my last 2 for weeks and weeks. I know it's frustrating, but try not to get discouraged. Your body is doing something. It's getting ready and it won't be too much longer.
Earthy-Birthy Tree-hugging Mama to 5 (6 for now) great kids:
SciGuy,14 Butterfly Girl,12 Wyldchild,7 FlowerFairy,5 and Babybird,3
Hang in there! I had a similar experience with my last labor and it's definitely emotionally and physically exhausting. Your body is working so hard to get ready for your delivery and it will all pay off in the end.
Alison - Mom to: Emmeline (7/14), Augustus (2) Maximus (4) Eleanor (5) Reid (6) Evelyn (8) Lucas (13) Christopher (14)
Ditto the others about prodromal labor. Its quite normal, and not any indication that theres a problem. It can, however, be an indication that your body is ready, but baby needs mroe time to get into a more ideal position. I would suggest seeing a chiro - preferrably one thats experienced with PG women and the webster technique. Its generally known for turning breech babies but can help babies in any position to get into a better & more ideal position. It may be a posterior position, or something as simple as the chin not tucked completely. Baby may also be resisting a change for a reason, which is ok - our body & baby generally work in sync as needed & all for a good reason. It could be that baby needs a little more time & its the baby's way of slowing the progress that your body is making. Chiro treatments are a good way to gently encourage baby to get into an ideal position though.
Also - try pelvic rocks, warm baths, and even swimming if you have access to a pool (probably indoors of course lol).
Good lucK Rest & relax too. Our bodies & babies sometimes hold out waiting for stress to die down, for us to get over a lingering cold, etc. WHen everything & everybody is ready, it will happen. IN the meanwhile, this si just paving the way for the journey of labor ahead and will only make it easier in the end. My second was posterior & I had that prodromal labor for a LONG time too. Finally, I had a few quiet days, thought things were hopeless lol, and then out of nowhere had cx's 20 mins apart (farthest apart theyd ever been, but stronger than theyd ever been), and that was the day
ha, i was going to say something about baby not being in an ideal position, but lala beat me to it!
i'm sorry you're not having much fun though. i don't think knowing a possible reason- or even a definite reason- makes prodromal labor any more fun.