I am 38 weeks pregnant as of today. I have developed these intense contractions two nights ago around midnight (so about 41 hours ago)... They have increased in pain so I decided to go in yesterday. They checked me when I first got there and I was 95% effaced and 1 cm dilated. After monitoring me for two hours (having the contractions every two to five minutes), they had me go down to the cafeteria and eat then walk the hospital for about 2 hours. They came in and checked when I got back and I was still 1 cm dilated and 95% effaced. Although I was still having the contractions, by this point they had increased in strength. So the new nurse (due to shift change) called the doctor who was on call from my clinic and he wanted to keep me there to be monitored for two more hours. Two hours pass by, and the nurse came in to check again. Still I was 1 cm dilated and 95% effaced. Once she called the doctor, he stated he wanted to send me home. I came home last night (got here around midnight... 24 hours in pain by now) and went upstairs to only lay in bed for hours. My husband woke up around 4 am and wanted to take me in again cause by this point I am crying and I declined. I still wasn't sure why they had sent me home if I was supposed to go in if I was having contractions in the first place. It's now 5:30 pm and I am still in pain. Its now EXTREMELY painful when the baby moves...
So my question is.
1.) Have any of you experienced this before and when did your labor start?
2.) What can I do to speed up my labor process? (My mom NEVER dilated with me and a bunch of my friends never dilated either... So I am wondering if I am the same way?)
untill they are closer together you are better off at home! Believe me! sitting in the hospital for an extra 24 hours is no fun! head back if your water breaks or if your contractions become regular or how ever close together they told you :-)good luck momma try taking a warm bath or shower to relax you and maybe you can squeeze in a little sleep
Ive been having the same thing, I went in 4 times in a week, been dialted 3cm and 80 % effaced, its torture, im 38 weeks and and the only progressing ive had was the effacement went from 60 to 80, my last two kids came out at 36 and 38 , they just came when I had contractions like these. I have painful ones also especially at night time, but then they stop for an hour or two and come back full force, this has been happening to me for a week, and its not my first but third baby, youd think theyd just pop out after two lol guess not. Im sure youll be in labour before you know it, trust me youll definitly know, contraction hurt soooo bad worse then anything ive felt. If you keep having those nasty contraction plus a lot of pressure then definitly go in, also if the pain is so unbareble you want to rip your face off then go in. With my first I thought I was always in labour cause I was in pain, but when the realnpain came I was like wtf shoot me lol last 2 weeks of pregnancy are horrible. Thats how I know mines comming very soon.your body just prepares and likes to trick you into thinking its happening right now, when its not. Youll be in b4 you know it.