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ELCS in morning - cannot sleep for the life of me.

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nothappeningg · 25/01/2023 23:19

Been trying to sleep for ages, I need to leave my house at 6am. I'm panicking because I know I need to sleep and it's making it worse. I know it's so important to get a good nights sleep tonight because the next few nights (or two years Grin) will be a different story.

I'm putting too much pressure on myself to sleep and can't turn my brain off which is just making it impossible. I've been thinking about this night for weeks telling myself I won't be able to sleep so I knew it would happen. I did this before my wedding too and got less than 2 hours and was exhausted for it. Why don't I learn?!

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Cuppasoupmonster · 25/01/2023 23:20

How exciting! Are you worrying about anything or just general nerves?

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Yellowrosesblue · 25/01/2023 23:21

Good luck for tomorrow. You will do great. It will be wonderful. Do you know what you are having?

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GroggyLegs · 25/01/2023 23:23

At this stage one more sleepless night won't make much difference!

Good luck for tomorrow, I had a lovely ELCS - calm & beautiful. Hope yours is too.

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Sunshineandrainbow · 25/01/2023 23:24

Put the radio on low on a talk show and hopefully you will drift off. I do this in the middle of the night.
All the very best.

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CoffeeIsMyMiddleName · 25/01/2023 23:24

How exciting! I was exactly the same before my ELCS. Is this your first baby?

I would take the pressure off about sleep if you’re completely wired. Focus on trying to rest rather than sleep. Maybe even get up and make yourself some decaf tea and try again in an hour if you’re not already nil by mouth?

Good luck!

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Motheranddaughtertotwo · 25/01/2023 23:26

Best of luck with it all tomorrow, how exciting. I hope it all goes perfectly.

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Kitcaterpillar · 25/01/2023 23:29

'I can't sleep but I can rest' is a good mantra for a new parent so you may as well start now.

Can you go and lie on the sofa and watch some nonsense TV? I'd never watched it before and haven't watched it since but I watched a ton of Real Housewives in my last few weeks of pregnancy to drift in and out with.

How exciting though. I wouldn't be able to sleep either (but you can rest!)

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4thonthe4th · 25/01/2023 23:30

Sleep music or a mindfulness app OP. This time tomorrow you’ll be holding your baby!
I’ve been where you are now. Sleep is impossible but you know yourself you need it.
Do you have your bags by the door? Do you know the sex of your baby?

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Crunchingleaf · 25/01/2023 23:31

I will be in same boat in a couple days OP. Best of luck to you. It’s an exciting time but also a nervous time. Rest even if you can’t sleep.

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OgdensGoneNutFlake · 25/01/2023 23:31

Don't worry-.same thing happened to me with both of mine- the adrenaline keeps you going just fine and you'll doze in the hospital if you need to x

How exciting- no wonder you can't sleep!

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Ahnobother · 25/01/2023 23:32

Best of luck. I was the same the night before my ELCS. I also had an emotional teary moment in the taxi on the way to the hospital because I knew I would shortly meet my baby. It's a big deal so i second the poster who said try to rest and relax rather than forcing yourself to sleep.

The result of mine is now 6 and snuggling in behind me as I type this. He's the best wee hot water bottle even if he does keep kicking the covers off when he gets too warm.

Wishing you a good birth and lots of lovely snuggles and adventures ahead.

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pickyourown · 25/01/2023 23:35

Ah this takes me back I’m excited for you! I was the same but got some sleep on the ward the next night. Ask the nurses for help/rest when you need it. Good luck!

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WonderWoop · 25/01/2023 23:35

Wishing you so much luck. I will be in your shoes in 20 days time. Hadn't even thought about the night before until now! Hope it goes so well Flowers

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enqnwko · 25/01/2023 23:37

Don't worry OP, with my first my waters broke as I got into bed, I'd done a full normal day then did a night/day in labour. when the baby was born my husband had to leave for the night and I daren't put the baby down as a first time mum so I didn't sleep then either. I went a full 48 hours with no sleep and then took a newborn home to no sleep for months. It wasn't ideally but I was fine and we got through it. Good luck for tomorrow 🙂

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FebMama · 26/01/2023 00:04

All the best with your ELCS OP! Please keep us updated?

I'll be in the same boat as you very soon and already know I'll feel the exact same the night before. Good luck 😊

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Rebel2023 · 26/01/2023 00:06

Nothing much happens podcast is really good

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Anoushka1986 · 26/01/2023 01:02

I didn't sleep for about 2 nights before my c section due to a prolonged induction. It's ok, hormones get you through. Good luck!

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FebMama · 26/01/2023 21:00

How did you get on today OP? 😊

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USaYwHatNow · 26/01/2023 21:12

Hope all went well! I was induced at 37/40 and slept like a baby the night before my IOL (probably the pre eclampsia!) only to have it pushed back a day and then didn't sleep a wink 😂

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