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Latent labour and DTD

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DarcyParty Fri 17-Nov-17 08:38:58

First baby, 40+8. DP and I dtd last night 7pm which I believe started my labour. I had painful but irregular contractions which fizzled out at 3am, when I admitted defeat and went to bed sad

This morning there's no sign of contractions yet, but a painful pelvic pressure that goes on and off (I phoned the birthing centre and they explained about latent labour)

At my last sweep on Tuesday I was 2cm, but membranes were intact and my waters still haven't went.

My question is, can we dtd to maybe kick start things off again?

Desmondo2016 Fri 17-Nov-17 08:42:42

Yes if you are confident your waters haven't gone

DarcyParty Fri 17-Nov-17 08:51:36

(Gahhh duplicate thread and I don't know which one I reported to be deleted 🙈)

Waters 100% haven't gone, I've been wearing a pad since my last sweep just in case. Thanks, sex and a long walk it is!

Desmondo2016 Fri 17-Nov-17 21:46:06

And.....??!!

DarcyParty Fri 17-Nov-17 23:55:39

2 sexes later and I'm 4cm and they're keeping me in :D :D

HughLauriesStubble Fri 17-Nov-17 23:57:47

Ooh I love a live labour thread! 3 sweeps had no effect on me but a bit of hanky panky had me in labour within an hour.

Good luck op keep us posted grin

DarcyParty Sat 18-Nov-17 00:08:32

I had two sweeps, 2cms at each. I swear clary sage oil in the bath gave me contractions each time, as with the sexy time haha

DarcyParty Sat 18-Nov-17 11:02:26

Midwives had to break my waters because I hadn't progressed from 4cm for 4 hours. Took codine which sent me up the wall, but now have the epidural and I'm in heaven smile

Desmondo2016 Sat 18-Nov-17 14:42:56

Enjoy every second!! Looking forward to the big announcement!

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