- 5 years ago
- Wedding: April 2020
A little back story, I was induced at 37 weeks with my son so the whole “going into labor on my own” thing is new to me!
I am currently 37+6 days pregnant. Thursday, I had what I thought was severe gas pains (took over my entire stomach in a tightening like feeling) but then they were coming every 6-7 minutes so I assumed they were contractions. I had a doctors appointment that afternoon so I didn’t’ think too much about it but to mention to my midwife. She said that I was 3 cm dilated, she didn’t mention how effaced I was, but that the baby was low and she could easily feel his/her head. By my appointment, the contractions had dissipated and I just had menstraul like cramps. My midwife said that having contractions that came and go and being 3 cm dilated she expected to not see me at my next appointment and have the baby within a couple days.
Around midnight last night, I had the same severe gas like pains/contractions as I did on Thursday, and they were lasting about 5 minutes apart for almost 2 1/2 hours but then I had (TMI) loose stools and lost my mucus plug while throwing up. Then the contractions dissipated again.
I constantly feel like my water is about to break, but I’m sure it’s just because of all the severe pressure I’m having on in my pelvic area because of the baby’s position.
Sorry for the long post, I’d just like to hear some of your labor stories that might be similar to what I’m going through! Anyone think that labor is coming? (Although labor is unpredictable and no one really knows when to expect it!)
- This topic was modified 4 years, 9 months ago by Kholcer.