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Old 08-30-2003, 05:53 PM   #1
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lelia72 HB User
Question Labor, or Not??

Im 38 5/7 wks pregnant. Last checkup was this past Wednesday....after an whole night of excrutiating pains and nausea FROM the pain, I thought SURELY I had dilated, or SOMETHING...towards the delivery. My dr said I was closed tight, and the only thing I was experiencing was "Braxto Hicks"; Ok, but, the same pains keep coming:

It starts between 10 and 11pm, and goes until around 5am. sickening labor pains from the lower back that wrap to the front, and radiate down my legs. Each one gets harder and harder-and i think "OK this is it". Somewhere between 3am and 5am I find a way to fall asleep...only to wake up with the pain completely gone.

Last night was the worst,however; This time there was more severe cramping, and sharp stabbing pains "up there". My husband insisted I go to the hospital...for the millionth time...I said NO (IM on a first name basis with the nurses in L&D now). This morning I still had pain, and some nausea...and I was completely wiped out.

Is this STILL Braxton Hicks, my imagination, or am I actually in the early stages of labor and i need to get ready?

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Old 08-30-2003, 07:23 PM   #2
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It sounds like the early stages of labor to me. Have you lost your mucas plug yet? Is this your first child? I would definately get ready. Just one suggestion eat before you go because you may be in the labor room for qiute a while and they don't like to feed pregnant woman and you need food for energy to keep your strength during the whole birthing process. I found out the hard way. Beef jerky is not a meal you should eat on the way to the hospital.

By the way....How do you like Clarks*****? I am moving there in about a month, as soon as my husband comes back from deployment.

Old 08-30-2003, 07:46 PM   #3
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this is my first child and Ive lost some of the plug--I think. Can't really tell. I grew up here in CLarks*****..moved away for ten years to Chicago..came back with a Greek statue and a baby on the way

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