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where have my contractions gone?

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dabihp Sat 21-May-05 13:19:48

had 'sweep' (sort of) yesterday.
PLug came out this morning, had contractions for 3 hrs , 7minutes apart, which hav enow disappeared!!

Where have they gone? WHen will they come back?
Feel silly co sI told everyone I was having them!!!

natts Sat 21-May-05 13:28:22

keep on the move, lots of pelvic rocking round and round side to side, they will come back don't worry. tweaking you nipple stimulates uterus and will help it to contract. i know it sound daft but if it works!walking up and down the stairs.good luck
if you feel up to it start at the top of the stairs and give them a sweep using a dustpan and brush. not because they need it but because getting down on hands and knees and the motions will also really help

motherpeculiar Sat 21-May-05 13:54:14

in the middle of all that pelvic rocking and stomping up and down stairs don't forget to get some rest too, in case it is a long one. You'll need all the strength you can for later on.

Is this your first?


dabihp Sat 21-May-05 14:04:53

second, but had planned section last time , so no contractions...

dabihp Sat 21-May-05 16:18:06

how long should it take for them to come back?

charleepeters Sat 21-May-05 16:21:39

keep on the move and suck energy tablets lucozade or something to keep your energy up, has your midwife checked if youve dilated any?? but do keep moving walkings a good one, eat hot food,nipple stimulation pineapple juice. hope you start again soon

Chandra Sat 21-May-05 16:27:03

Please ring your midwife and check everything is OK, sometimes contractions can stop for other reasons, it beter to err on the safe side. Best of luck

LIZS Sat 21-May-05 17:06:55

I did this with ds . Got all excited from about 7.30 in the morning but by 2pm they 'd gone. Came back with avengeance once the rugby had finished on tv , at 8pm we went to hospital and ds arrived at 3.30am. Good luck ! It will happen soon enough, meanwhile take a stroll around outside and get some rest !

HappyMumof2 Sat 21-May-05 17:23:35

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natts Sat 21-May-05 19:29:42

any thing yet?let us know,ooops sorry i forgot to say rest aswell. very imortant

dabihp Sat 21-May-05 20:21:30

nope... slight braxton hicks, and draggin sensation in 'cervical area' but no pains... gonna eat another pineapple and see if that works!!!

dabihp Sat 21-May-05 20:21:30

nope... slight braxton hicks, and draggin sensation in 'cervical area' but no pains... gonna eat another pineapple and see if that works!!!

HappyMumof2 Sat 21-May-05 20:47:18

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LIZS Sat 21-May-05 20:54:56

If I were you I'd try to get some sleep while you still can ! Have a nice warm bath and try to relax. If nothing has happened by morning go for a walk.

tamula Sat 21-May-05 21:04:04

my contractions lasted for 12 hours and then disappeared for 12 hours before returning and staying until fruition! so dont worry too much!

tamula Sat 21-May-05 21:07:36

oh btw i slept during the hours that they tailed off.

motherpeculiar Sun 22-May-05 11:23:44

hope things are moving on ok Dabihp


natts Sun 22-May-05 15:29:15

hope your well on you way. let us know

dabihp Sun 22-May-05 16:26:18

nope, all gone sob sob sob

dabihp Sun 22-May-05 16:26:21

nope, all gone sob sob sob

Fran1 Sun 22-May-05 16:35:29

Are you still feeling plenty of movement from baby?

I would ring midwife just for a chat for reassurance, and then as others have said, catch up on your sleep! and have a good meal, so you have plenty of energy.

Good luck with the birth when it does happen!

natts Sun 22-May-05 20:13:15

hello again,do ring your midwife just to keep informed,make sure your getting your 10 baby movements and let her no striaight away if not.
i still think it's normal though. every ones body is different.
how overdue are you, are you booked in for inducduction?
have a curry
and sex if you can get a comfy position,semen has protaglandin in it [natural prostin which they use to induce]
let us know how things are anyway.

dabihp Sun 22-May-05 20:21:24

yes, pleanty of movement, not actually due until thursday, so i gues i am just preparing, just was so hopeful when i was having contractions....

Day 4 of eating pineapple!!! lol

motherpeculiar Sun 22-May-05 22:03:53

dabihp do not despair - I was a bit like this too. Fingers crossed it means that your body is doing LOTS of the preparatory work in advance and when you do get going properly you'll have a short and sweet labour.

the stop-start thing is very frustrating while it is happening but do try to relax and rest and think positive. Things will kick off properly in due course...

hope it goes well.

natts Mon 23-May-05 20:04:20

how's things

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