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help im 40 weeks n think i mite be in labor!!! but im not sure need advice asap!!!!!!

i woke up tues havin contractions.they werent strong so i went back 2 sleep.later on around 8 i woke up n was still havin contractions i had been havin them all day long.i called my dr n he told me 2 come n even tho they werent consistent.he measured me n said i had only dilated bout 1/2 cent. more.i been 1 cent.4 bout 2 n1/2 weeks now.wednes i had contractions all day long again but they were stronger n were consistent every 3 mins.went n around 12 that nite n the oncall nurse measured me n said i was 3 cent.n 80%effaced.i stayed til 4 n the mornin wit no change n day the same story but contractions were even stronger i couldnt even finish a sentence n they were rite ontop of each other.went n again n when i got there n when i got on the monitor they slowed down nurse measured n no change from the nite before.its been the same every day.i havent been back n 2c if i dilated more cuz im tired of bein sent home...

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Asked by Rosamaria101 at 3:58 PM on Jul. 19, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • Wow i cannot belive they sent you home even though your contractions were every 3 minutes. I cannot imagine. Sorry hun. Only advice i can give you is keep timing them, even though they are strong now, they should get even stronger the more you dialate, when you get really close to labor, you won't be able to sleep, thats how it was for me. Although it only took me one day. Good Luck.

    Answer by Iluvmygirlies42 at 4:06 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • Contractions apparently haven't been a good indication for labor, but your water breaking will be for sure. Permitting you're not too far from the hospital I wouldn't go again until that happen.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:18 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • i can barely sleep now. i can only sleep wit 2 pillows wadded up between my legs. n even then i can only sleep 4 maybe 30 to 45 minutes at a time because the baby hates the contractions n kicks rite back at them which only makes the pain even worse. i think i mite go back n 2 day b cuz i can barely even sit in this chair n it hurts even worse 2 stand or walk. n when i do i feel like there is a softball nbetween my legs. ive been havin the softball feelin since tues ut the dr says there is nothin there 2 cause it. my mom went wit me thursday nite n on the way out i told her ididnt want 2 go back unless i was screamin or my water broke. i have a bad feelin that if i go back n they will just send me home. as far as i kno im still 3 cent. ive tried takin warm baths 2 take the edge off but nothing is working....

    Answer by Rosamaria101 at 4:21 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • walk walk walk walk.

    Answer by admckenzie at 4:27 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

  • well, i would at least call again. you couldgo from 3 cm to10 in a very short time, i did. and my water never broke, they broke it at the hospital.

    Answer by erika_wright at 5:38 PM on Jul. 19, 2009

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