(Closed) Dilated to a 2- starting to get uncomfortable Any advise??

posted 6 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 1999

@vintage2010:  A lot of time physical exams can cause cramping and contractions. Sometimes it can be a jump start to get labor going, sometimes it is nothing it is really hard to say. I would definately keep moving (walking, bouncing on an exercise ball). Good luck, I hope this is it and it goes quickly for you!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

@vintage2010:  Walking, and just moving around in general is good, and the exercise ball is awesome! I know my midwife suggested a warm bath, that helps with relaxing the muscles and relieving the pain some, it might help move things along if your able to relax some more. Hope things get moving for you soon!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Get in warm shower or bath…

eta (not hot, just comfortably warm)

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

Once upon a time OB nurse here, and mother of two…

SLEEP and rest as much as you can now. Drink as much water as you can stand. Eat as many healthful, balanced calories as you can.

Hot showers followed by excercise ball, really open those hips and do pelvic rolls as much as you can stand. Bouncing helps too, the counter pressure from the ball on your pelvic floor will loosen things up and offer comfort. If you are comfortable with this, warm some olive oil/ky and have your partner start manually stretching you…vaginally, gently opening you downward into the perineum.

These were the tips we always gave our moms coming in “am I in labor yet” but too early to admit.

Very best of luck, and warm wishes for a safe delivery! 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@Sweetjennygirl:  Not arguing at with your advice, which I will totally store away for the future, but I have always been told not to take hot showers/ baths during pregnancy?  Is it just baths?

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

@jjmomma:  Yes, you are thinking correctly…the advice is generally to stay away from soaking in a hot bath or hot tub. And, limit time in a hot shower, I should have been more clear about that. You generally do not want to be immersed in very “hot” water or steam or any environment that will accelerate your body temperature and keep it at high levels.

A nice very warm shower for a limited time tho will help relax the muscles and tissues and Help prepare mom for delivery. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2009

I’m curious- if you’re supposed to avoid hot tubs and the like, why is there a hot tub in my birthing suite?  I saw it when I toured the hospital…

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

@meganmp1:  Most hospital tubs have jets in them, which is awesome, they just don’t fill them with super hot water if you hop in for a bath and there is no warming engine in the tub to keep the water hot. If it’s actually a true hot tub with a temp control and everything, my guess is that they just set the temp close to your body temp vs. 104 which is a pretty common “hot” hot tub setting.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I walked like it was going out of style. I also ate a lot of pineapple. When I started to get the back pain (I had back labor) I took a bath, the doc said if the pain got better it was a false alarm. I didn’t want it to be a false alarm so I took a bath while eating more pineapple. I also went (sorry for the TMI) to the restroom. Thankfully I did because I didn’t use the bathroom on the delivery table.

Look online, there are a lot of good details on how to speed up the process. I had my baby on her due date. The doctor stripped my membranes. It was a high risk pregnancy so they wanted me to deliver more quickly. I was scheduled for inducing like 4 days later but didn’t need it. Went into labor on the way home from the doctors office. Thankfully my mom went to the appointment because I had to pull over and let her drive. A few hours later after eating lots of pineapple and a bath and I was back at the doctors ready to deliver

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

@vintage2010:  Breathe deeply!  Back massage would be nice too.  Would you be able to get accupuncture?  It’s great pain relief for me… sending you best wishes!

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