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January 9th, 2013, 09:08 AM
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It's been a long while since i have been on this site.
I am almost 37 weeks pregnant with my 3rd baby. I have had a lot of complications or bumps in the road this whole time. I had a major bleeding at 12 weeks which lead to finding out at 15 weeks i had a placenta tear and a huge blood clot sitting on my cervix and i would pass a little then finally after 11 weeks of going to my regular OB and a specialist the specialist released me since i had no bleeding for 10 weeks at the time!
I have a really bad back which has only gotten worse, i have had issues with the sciatica nerve, migraines, swollen ankles and hands, BP is up and down which causes dizzy spells to the point of almost blacking out, MS from HELL from 7 weeks to 24 weeks and still would have a bad day every week or so.
So it's been a lot!
Well last Wednesday night me and DH had sex and afterwards i got to contracting really bad. I ended up being up all night long with regular contractions for 6.5 hours any where from 3-5 minutes apart. Finally Thursday morning they start to ease up some and got to about 7 to 10 minutes about then through out the day i had them 15-22 minutes apart. I called my doctor just to see if i should be seen since i had so many, i went in that afternoon at 35+6 weeks. I was losing some of my plug which i know is normal, 2cm dilated, 30%effaced and babys head was low enough she could feel it when checking me. She sent me home since that was my first internal check they had nothing else to go by far as me progressing over night or anything. Since then i have had contractions everyday! I get them all through the day and night and then all of a sudden they get really regular and each time the get stronger!
Sunday i was sitting putting my son's legos together and when i got up i told my hubby i was really sweaty down there, felt the back of my pants and they were soaked! I went to then bathroom and my undies and pants were really soaked. I waited around to see if it would happen again and it didn't, just my discharge changed to be slightly more watery then what it was last week. I again called my ob office monday morning told them what happened they wanted me to come him since i was still having contractions and then that, which could have been a slow leak in my waters. Went in they did a swab test and put this solution on it to see if it was my waters, the first test was positive. So they did it again i guess just to double check and make sure the next (doing the same thing) was negative. So then they did a u/s to check the water about the baby which was ok and they sent me on my way as it being "discharge". I was still 2cm dilated Monday and he said he could feel the sack hanging out a little, didn't say how effaced i was. Afterwards i was crampy which i know is to be expected after a internal exam.
Monday night i had contractions hit me like a ton of bricks, i had been having them getting more and more regular since after dinner that night but then about 9:30pm they hist me hard and strong at 3 minutes apart like clock work! I really thought that was it because they really hurt, i was having back pressure and they seemed to be so much stronger then any other ones i have had. After about 2 hours they started to slow down again, i was up until 2am having then within 5 minutes, but was so exhausted i passed out and figured if they got worse i would definitely wake up.
Woke up yesterday and was really crampy all day long. When i would have contractions yesterday/last night with the cramps its really hurt i'm guessing because i was cramping then on top of that contracting also. Woke up a few times from hurting but quickly went back to sleep because i have hardly enough sleep lately! This morning i'm still cramping and hurting, Having the here and there contraction.
Just to add when i get the spells of contractions that are regular i ALWAYS have water by me thats about all i drink and i drink a lot, i have tried warm/hot bathes, and laying on my sides and that doesn't stop them like they say it should.

I'm basically after 7 days of this i'm at wits end, and completely miserable! My doctors don't seem to think i have much longer to go with everything and the progress i have already made. I just want it all to stop or it to progress so eventually it will stop!!

Anyone have any experience like this? IS it really that close for me or could it go on for the next 3 weeks???

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January 9th, 2013, 09:21 AM
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Aw hun, I wish I could offer advice. I am so sorry that you're having such a rough go at it!

I would keep at the doctors and whatnot. It sounds like your body is really trying to get things rolling!
Thank-you Bokkechick for the beautiful siggy!

Proud mama to Audrina (10-10-2011) & Bryden (09-19-2014)

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January 9th, 2013, 09:22 AM
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I almost feel like my body is ready but my baby isn't. Everyone says relax, rest, sleep but it is beyond hard too!!

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January 9th, 2013, 10:26 AM
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Sorry you have had such a rough pregnancy. The only thing I can say is I hope that it will be sooner than later for you.

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January 9th, 2013, 10:55 AM
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Yea me too!! Not soon enough at this point!

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