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Early/Pre Labour taking forever

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Jellybean2016 Thu 28-Jan-16 11:13:04

I've been in early stage labour for over 30hours sad contractions come strong, six min apart for hours then just stop or slow right down to every fifteen minutes. I managed to get some good sleep and now I've woken it all seems to have stopped completely.
I'm getting a bit fed up and teary sad I think I just want to put it on here to make myself feel better.

NurseryRhymesStuckInMyHead Thu 28-Jan-16 11:33:23

JellyBean - I had this flowers. It was tiring and very disheartening and I felt exactly as you describe. Try to keep hydrated, eat if you can, sleep as much as you can (during the day if you need to). If you want you could call your midwife and see if you can see her today. She will be able to help you understand what's going on. you could also ask your midwife to check the position of the baby. This was the issue for me and your midwife will be able to advise on positions that might help the baby move into a better position if that's the issue. If she examines u she might also be able to see some positive changes which will show you that all your hard work is making a difference. Try to keep your spirits up things are happening so this is actually a really positive sign.

Jellybean2016 Thu 28-Jan-16 11:47:30

Thank you smile I feel a bit better knowing I'm not the only one. I think I'll follow your advice on the midwife too, I know seeing her will make me worry less xx

bittapitta Thu 28-Jan-16 12:51:13

Rest as much as you can - easier said than done. My first I was in "pre labour" with off/on contractions for 5 days! In fact my story is somewhere on this talk board, i posted the same complaint! Baby was back to back but didn't know at the time (turned in active labour so no problem).

BlurtonOnKites Thu 28-Jan-16 13:00:27

I hope things speed up for you. I had this too. Speak to your midwife about positions, make sleep and keeping hydrated a priority.

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