How long can i have real contractions before going into labor

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i mean i feel like crap...i dont feel like i have the flu or a cold, i just feel like crap....a lot of times i feel like puking too.
I also remember that when I was in labor, I would be able to stand in between them and then when one would hit, I would have to squat down into some weird position, i remember trying to pack my hospital bag and my husband turning around and asking me I was on the floor.
Doesn't sound like contractions to me...i had this feeling about a week before i had my baby and my doctor told me it was normal body changes not contractions...I was so bummed out lol BUT even if you weren't much dilated on Sunday means nothing...labor can come on very quickly and things can change very quickly. Contractions don't hurt your stomach...more like your uterus...like the worst period from hell cramps.
first of all have you timed ur contractions? (how close together and how long they last) - i was induced with my first and second just happened. Have your waters broken or have you had a show and have you phoned your midwife or nearsest hospital? (sorry lots of questions) This is all you need to know really also are you due or are you early as this is important.
Well for me I was 3 days overdue and I couldn't sleep I kept vomiting and had diarrhea all night long and had stomach cramps but I didn't realize it was labor until I went to climb back in bed and my water gushed down my legs.
I had a backache the day before everytime I was going into labor. My water never broke for any and I didn't lose my mucus plug until I was in the hospital. I knew once I starting having back pain that it was going to happen within a day or two!
They aren't really painful, only if I move a certain way it hurts bad. I don't wanna go to the hospital til I know fore sure its real labor. I was jus wondering cus I had cramps before, jus I never had my tummy feel this way and I never felt like throwing up. && everyone I know never went through real labor, they all had scheduled dates for c sections so none of them know.
that I should have gone in since I was going to be induced anyway and they would have helped along the contractions. If they start again, call your Dr. and tell them what's going on, maybe they will just admit you since you are overdue. Good luckm hope you don't need the pitocin.
Wow, I'm sorry to hear about that... a little late, I know... but I am just wondering about the contractions. I have been having some BH contractions for a while now, but obviously very sparatic... they don't hurt at all, just gets really tight and kinda hard to walk during them. Sometimes though, I can't tell if it is Asa stretching in there or a BH... it will last for like 30 sec. or more, but he just moves so much, that it is sometimes hard to tell the difference...
Obvoiusly, I wouldn't suggest inducing your own labor or anything this early on. I have heard that 35 weeks is a developmental turning point and alot of docs won't stop labor at that point, but haven't heard that about 34 weeks. It must just depend! Most of you know about my friend Cheyenne and all her terrible luck. Her baby was born at 31 weeks and weighed 3lbs, 15 oz. He is now a month old and is up to a little over 5 lbs and is being released within the next couple days.
How long can you have contractions before your water breaks? I've been feeling pressure really low in pelvis and back with contractions every once in a while since last night. I don't want to go to the hospital without my water breaking though. Should i wait for my doctor appointment tomorrow?
I went through te same thing with my first. I was 4cm dialated before i went into real labour. Chances are your contractions will staryt out strong and get stronger. Mine started out at 5 mins apart and i was only home for an hourhour before i went in. I had my son in 6 hrs. Im sure ull hace enough time to get to hospital just call l&d when they get to about 5 mins apart and are strong and increasing in intensity.
While I appreciate the wisdom and Im willing to accept it might not happen naturally, I HAVE TO TRY! I have had tons of ultrasounds seeing how he measures so big and not once have we seen a cord around the neck. I might be having another this week. Ill be sure to check again. I have had a c section. It blew. Big time. I have 2 kids now and my husband can only take a week at most off. How am I supposed to move around my 3 level home,with 2 kids. Unable to drive for 8 weeks. On pain meds.
I am 31 weeks and found out I am 3 cms dilated and have lost some of my mucous plug. So what I am wondering is how long before labor starts can you be dilated? I never thought to ask when I was the doctor as I was kinda surprised.
Well, my plan is to go as long as I can before "giving in". My mother didn't have any labor pain with me all the way up until 8 cm but then had to get a C-section (cord was wrapped around my neck) that's the only reason she had to get an epidural. She had my brother completely natural though.. So I'm hoping my labor progresses like hers did. That would be wonderful.
I had been experiencing contractions sporadically and kept a written record of when I'd have them, how long, how far apart... When the contractions were so painful that I was doubled over and couldn't catch my breath is when I went in. They had to give me something to help me along. First time they gave me a shot of morphine as it is supposed to jumpstart contractions or stop false labor.
he says if anything happens come in and most likely we'll push the induction up, so if I really want to I could probably come back this week and have Grey...but honestly, I could use the rest. If i was here and went into labor you BET I want my baby, but I am soooo tired.
I'm 34 weeks and have been having strong contractions all day.. Now they are close together, They feel like contractions and I feel funny when I'm getting them, my whole stomach is hard... Is this just strong movement OR a contraction... It's been 8 years since I've had a child, I know this is silly question, Thanks for answering?
just like you have heard. i think i have decided to labor a bit at home before i go in...but the hospital is only about 10 minutes away from my house. is the hospital far from you? i am hoping to get the warning sides before labor like the mucous plug loss, water breaking, etc. so i have a heads up!
They don't seem to be easing off so if they don't stop in the next 3 hrs then I am going to go to the L&D and see what is going on, I have never had pains like this last so long and be so frequent. They are also quite painful.
when my "real" contractions started, i felt like i needed to get up and bonuce aroung, sounds weird, but thats the only way i know how to explain it, mine didnt feel like menstral cramps, as they get closer and stronger, you wont be able to walk through them, i felt like they took my breath away, and you really dont want to know what they feel like later;) and i felt those stabbing pains too, it almost felt like a fingernail poking me in my cervix, but i had those way before labor, p
My doctors were nervous about me for reasons unimportant to my labor story, so they kept doing non-stress tests that would go really long, about every other day I was in the hospital being monitored and sometimes given pitocin to give me "test contractions" that I think were largely to try to have labor begin (though they weren't saying that out loud).
This kinda worries me now because I have been having pretty regular contractions since yesterday. Is this real labor or is it just more BH contractions? Last night every time I had a contraction it felt like it was all over. In my abdomen and my back. I don't want to call her again becasue I know they are tired of hearing from me. Also, I think I was leaking fluid, but I'm not sure if it was from the baby on my bladder or amniotic fluid. What should I do?
Good luck lol I went bowling and it sent me right into labor, but i wouldn't do it because it hurt..
And when I say suffering, I mean labor felt better. I was terrified I was in PTL, my contractions were ranging from mild to extremely painful. Glad to hear all is well. Keep hydrated, take your antibiotics, and rest up!
I knew I was in labor 27 hrs before the baby was born. If I really wanted someone there who I knew may miss it I would have probably let them know about 9 hrs before birth which is when I knew it was a definate that it was it. I did wait too long to go to the hospital so by the time I called people and went myself, everyone got there about 15 mins after he was born. I left immediately after the call and they all got dressed, took showers...
You can have contractions and not feel them. I havent felt any but am dialated to 4 and thinned 95%. If they were labor contractions then you would feel them. I also was monitored and it showed me having contractions but i could not feel them. But when it comes to real labor contractions then you will be able to feel them. Dont worry about it when it comes to the real deal you will know.
But also make sure they know that you understand sometimes things don't always go as planned. Also keep in mind that some women have real contractions for DAYS before going into labor while others have a sudden onset and things just take off from there. Since you are closer to the hospital now it's probably best that you stay at work if you can. Remember, walking helps to get things to progress. I'm sure you've studied up on relaxtion and breathing techniques so be sure to use those.
You will have serious contractions, bad back pain, your water may break if your lucky and if that happens watch for your mucus plug. And right before the baby is coming you will feel like u have to take a poop bad but its not. Its your body making u know its time to push.
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