Labor Close

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ashley - July 4

I wonder if these are signs of labor or not. The last two nights I have gone to bed with close bh contractions, pretty intense menstral type cramps and a lower back ache. Today I am feeling that way again. seems to be worse when I am up walking around. Would you venture to guess that labor is getting close?

 

GraphxGirl - July 4

I have been experiencing the exact same thing Ashley... I do think it means we are close, so close that it could be anytime actually!! How far along are you? I will be 39 weeks this Thursday :)

 

krista-lee - July 4

i felt like that just a few days before i went into labor, so it could be close! how far along are you?

 

ashley - July 4

Well I am 37 weeks.....at my last ob appointment was 50% effaced 1 cm dilated. I went early with my first pregnancy, so it wouldn't surprise me to go early with this one. I've had a feeling all along that I might go early, i just was crossing my fingers i waited until after 37 weeks. (my mom had me 6-8 weeks early they were not sure).

 

Ca__sie06 - July 4

I feel the same way, but I am only 35 weeks!! The pain has gotten pretty bad and at times it is hard to move at all I am cramping so bad. I also threw up a lot last night and had diarhea so I am not sure if I have gotten food poisoning from something or what! Although no one else has gotten sick!

 

ashley - July 4

Krista-lee did you have these sorts of feelings all the time or just at night. How were you sure when it was the real thing? GraphxGirl, are you getting them at night or during the day too? Im so scared I wont recognize the real thing and I live an hour away from the hospital. DH is home right now, but he is working 120 miles from home and about 80 miles from the hospital. and the 80 miles is up the canyon in yellowstone park and they are doing road construction towards bigsky and I just worry to much, lol

 

GraphxGirl - July 4

I am getting them day and night but they seem to be worse at night for some reason.

 

ashley - July 4

hmmm I guess only time will tell huh?

 

GraphxGirl - July 4

Yes I guess so... it's definately a guessing and waiting game for sure. But anytime now !!

 

shelly - July 4

hi girls can i join you,im also 37 weeks ashley ive had so much false labour and think its its then it goes and comes back,did your doc do an internal so you knew that dilate to 1cm id love to find out if im dialate at all but in the uk they dont seem to do internals until u due,which is a pain because would at leasy give me hope that something was happening,not long for u now graphxgirl anytime,i am measure 38 weeks but the hospital wont let me go by that date,how are you all sleeping,its hell isnt it, hope your feeling better ca__sie 06,i remember having sickness and diarohea in my first pregnancy before my son arrive [10 years ago now ]i had c section with him and am hoping for a v____al birth but in england they seem to be very sceptical after a c section,wher are you all from,im from london its 1 am and so humid and i cant sleep,hopefully wont be long for all of us,krista-lee how far along are you,good luck everyone x

 

GraphxGirl - July 4

Hiya Shelly, I am from New Brunswick, Canada... nice to meet you :) Your right about it being hell trying to sleep... between bathroom breaks, the heat and the leg cramps... I don't know which is worse... lol

 

shelly - July 4

hi graphxgirl nice to meet you as well, normally in the uk its cold[even in the summer lol]so am find our heatwave hard,what time is it now over in canada, dosent it feel like weve been pregnant forever ,how are you,any signs,

 

GraphxGirl - July 4

It is 10:05 pm here... actually I feel my pregnancy went by pretty fast but this last month has dragged on bigtime!! I just think it's all the anticipation now of just wanting it to be done. I go to my doctor tomorrow and for fetal a__sessment so I will know more as far as if they are going to induce me or not for my high blood pressure. The only reason they haven't yet is because it doesn't stay up all the time, it goes up and down and I only had a trace of protein in my urine and blood work all came back ok... so we will see tomorrow what my Ob thinks. I have had a ton of contractions over the past couple weeks that seem to get stronger and stronger as the days go by... I know it could happen anytime now but when is the big question!!! I wish you lots of luck with the rest of your pregnancy and I hope you get to have a v____al delivery this time like you want :) Keep us posted and I will do the same.

 

ashley - July 4

shelly-wow you are in London! Yes they did an internal. They do them weekly for me. I have another appointment Friday and I'll see if I have made more progress. I am in Montana. I feel like I live in the middle of no where. Infact no town/city in Montana is that big! I think the biggest city has maybe 150-200,000 people! lol

 

ashley - July 4

shelly/graphixgirl-its 8:21 currently where I am at. I live on a ranch with tons of animals that also KEEP ME FROM SLEEPING. The stupid dogs chase the deer, and the sheep are always getting out, and then the wild birds that try to eat my ducks food and squawk constantly from 4:30am on!! Then the heat and the hourly bathroom breaks I hear you girls!!! My hips fall asleep and start hurting after laying on them for an hour. Also this baby is laying really low and is sending horrible pains down my groin, hips, thighs and b___t. I too think this pregnancy had sped by because I was finishing up nursing school but graduated May 13. I just took my state boards and pa__sed and so now I am patiently waiting and now time is starting to drag!!! What has your blood pressure been running Graphxgirl? I guess I am fortunate that I am scheduled to be induced July 16th but dont think I will make it that long. I had a trace of proteine in my urine as well last appointment but my blood pressure was 128/77 so that is not bad at all.

 

aurorabunny - July 4

Ashley I think it could be and it could not be. I wouldn't get your hopes up just because I've been feeling that way for the last 3 weeks...my due date was yesterday and still nothing's going on!!

 

GraphxGirl - July 4

Ashley - Wow sounds like you have alot of animals!! I would be in my glory if I had a farm cause I am a big animal lover but probly wouldn't have much patience while pregnant lol... I can only imagine how much work is put into taking care of them all! My blood pressure is always high when I get to my appointments, alot of it has to do with anxiety because it does always go back down... but they have been keeping an eye on it to be on the safe side. The good thing is there isn't alot of protein in my urine and my blood work has always came back fine. The highest I seen it up yet was a couple days ago 152/107. They made me rest and stay there for a while and before I left it was back down to normal. The doc on call in L&D said he would let me go until Wednesday when I see my doctor and she can decide if they want to induce me or not. My OB told me at my last appointment if anything needs to be done about my BP that my cervix is 2-3cm and very soft and would be favorable for induction to do it's thing. My BP has been doing this up and down business for the past few weeks but like I said alot of it is anxiety but I really don't know if anxiety alone could bring it up that much. I had high BP in the last month of pregnancy with my daughter too, they gave me an induction date but I ended up having my water break and went on my own before hand... so I was lucky that time to avoid induction. I guess I will see what happens tomorrow. Oh and congrats on your graduation! That is a great accomplishment you should be proud of !! :)

 

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