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Is stress preventing my labour??

(6 Posts)
HannahG315 Fri 07-Mar-14 14:15:46

I've had all the signs of early labour for two days now. I really thought things were kicking off this afternoon after having two, albeit, little gushes of fluid...

Yesterday I had INTENSE back pain and was violently ill. Better today, bit sick and I was pretty sure I had three uncomfortable contractions and asked my partner to come home just in case, because he works an hour away and would have been even longer if he had come home in rush hour. Since he's been here he's huffing and puffing about having to come home early and making me feel guilty, now I'm feeling absolutely nothing and want him to bugger off...

Now we've had a row and I've read stress will delay labour... Is this really true?? I thought I'd want him here and he'd want to be here but I think it might be best if he wasn't if that's the case....

39+3 btw

Tranquilitybaby Fri 07-Mar-14 17:02:11

Yes absolutely it is. Adrenaline blocks oxitocin so try to relax and chill out xx

ChicaMomma Fri 07-Mar-14 17:10:32

Would you try acupuncture or reflexology? both would be great stress relievers.
As for your partner, jesus, a bit of support at this time wouldnt go astray!

Mummyk1982 Fri 07-Mar-14 17:34:26

I've been getting things happen which could or could not be signs of labour and been getting myself stressed about them. Thought to myself today that I really need to chill out a bit cos I'll just 'block' natural labour progression. So I stuck some lavender oil in some water in an oil burner- wow I've never relaxed so fast ever!! I've since been out and really enjoyed a walk where I was so chilled, have got home and stuck the lavender on again. So, if you've anything lavender scented hanging about, keep it near you- you may find it relaxes you :-) x

minicc Sat 08-Mar-14 06:16:42

We were right at the end of competing a house move around the time I was due. Had no false starts or even twinges, as I think my body was holding off to get the contracts signed etc. I handed the wad of paper into the solicitor at 10am and by 1pm my contractions had started. Wasn't aware of it all at the time but looking back it was all down to the order of events. So, please, go for a walk in the sunshine, have a nice lunch together and let your body do it's thing!

HannahG315 Sat 08-Mar-14 18:10:24

Thanks. smile

Had a lovely RELAXING day today smile

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