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19 hours and counting of false labour

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jessifleur Thu 13-Aug-15 20:11:19

Waters broke at 1 o clock this morning and I've been having uterine contractions every 10-20 minutes since then. Baby is clearly not ready to come out but I was really hoping to avoid being induced as I had the pessaries to speed things up with my first child and it was so painful.
My husband's popped home to put our son to bed and I'm just feeling very sorry for myself really! sad

nolongerwaitingfornumber2 Thu 13-Aug-15 20:29:42

Walk walk walk...that's what worked for me. Stairs, circuits of the hospital, up and down the corridor.

It is the most disheartening feeling when you are contracting but they are "ineffective " (that's what my midwife called mine!).

Good luck and hopefully you will have your newborn very soon.

jessifleur Thu 13-Aug-15 20:33:39

Thank you, I need to stop lying down wallowing in my own self-pity and start bouncing/walking! He can't stay in forever, right?'

nolongerwaitingfornumber2 Thu 13-Aug-15 21:11:18

Exactly grin!

To be honest bouncing did bugger all for me but the walking definitely got him down and pushing on my cervix. Also there are some yoga positions where you kind of hold a lunge posture which are meant to help...it depends how much space/privacy you have on the ward at the moment though!

Imnotaslimjim Thu 13-Aug-15 21:14:01

Its so disheartening isn't it? Like nolonger I walked, and walked and walked. Mostly up and down stairs. After 8 hours they sent me home as I was "ineffective" and was told to return the next morning for induction. Once I accepted that induction was extremely likely, I kind of relaxed about it a bit and the contractions got regular and strong. I was back on the ward 4 hours later. Good luck

nolongerwaitingfornumber2 Fri 14-Aug-15 01:17:42

It's funny how that happens eh Slim?

Any progress Jessi?

jessifleur Fri 14-Aug-15 22:39:35

24 hours and a bit of false labour and they induced me this morning! Son #2 born at 1pm :D
It wasn't so bad in the end as I have up trying to get him to come out and just went to sleep grin

nolongerwaitingfornumber2 Fri 14-Aug-15 22:56:06

Congratulations Jessi. Enjoy your new son!

Come join us on the August post natal thread...it's quite quiet at the moment but we're all up all night!!

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