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was standing and walking painfull days prior to labour

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erinsmom Thu 30-Jun-05 15:20:09

here i am 37 wks tomorrow with 2nd baby,ive been 1cm dilated for 7 wks lost mucus plug so many times ive forgot,ive had the runs all week now im being sick,bh come and go and its all getting a little too much, now i find im having trouble walking and bending, dd1 came at 37+2 wks has anyone else had to put up with all this discomfort and still gone to term?

PeachyClair Thu 30-Jun-05 15:46:19

Yes, sorry. I had a show at 38 weeks and went 2 weeks over, BUT midwife said that was an exceptional case, which means that chances are IT WON'T HAPPEN TO YOU!

And if not, then soon you can start on the rhubarb (I am a third generation rhubarb baby!), pineapple, and it was raspberry leaft tea TABLETS (tea was no good) that got me going!

Hang tight, sweetie, really isn't long now!!

erinsmom Thu 30-Jun-05 16:37:30

that was sooo not what i wanted to hear,im so fed up.ive had runs of contractions period pains and twinges,i know its a waiting game but oh such a miserable one,i had steroids at 30 weeks to help babys lungs so its ok in that respect,does it really need to be any fatter!!! im huge.i started taking rl tea today i actually quite like it ,so heres hoping.

expatinscotland Thu 30-Jun-05 16:38:43

I gained about 3 stone worth of water weight due to hypertension and swelling. Went to 38 weeks, 3 days during the hottest summer on record in the UK - 2003. I wasn't doing my walking or standing for the fortnight before that.

pinkmama Thu 30-Jun-05 16:39:31

This end bit is horrid isnt it. You have my full sympathy. Hope it ends soon!

erinsmom Thu 30-Jun-05 16:40:35

i can sympathise i got really swollen ankles when it wa hot and they have only just gone down

erinsmom Thu 30-Jun-05 16:42:14

having said all that i didnt like labour much

PeachyClair Thu 30-Jun-05 16:51:11

Can offer you hope there- Labour REALLY did get better with each one!

expatinscotland Thu 30-Jun-05 16:51:38

My entire body was swollen. People who met me when I was pregnant thought I'd been very overweight when I conceived. My calves were so bad I shuffled rather than walked and I had awful 'pitting' - even in my arms!

It was not fun, even if it's worth it in the end.

erinsmom Thu 30-Jun-05 17:16:56

my last labour ,should i say only labour was 3 hours start to finish and so intense i was like a cat on a hot tin roof,i did all the first part of labour without so much as an asprin, if its any quicker id like to be in hospital first,id just like a propper twinge first iykwim.

PeachyClair Thu 30-Jun-05 17:27:29

Well, first was induced (re-eclampsia), second lasted 44 hours BUT was virtually painless, third was about three hours and pretty mild.

So fingers crossed!

I worry about whether I could do the pregnancy thing again, but labour? No probs! Chances are good for you too

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