I am 40+ weeks and miserable. I am in labor but it isnt moving along quick enough, my midwife has scraped my membranes twice, I am 2cm dilated, and have been having contractions just they arent always consistent. I have done the castor oil drink twice.(The first time I took a bath, calming my muscles, and stopped the contractions before they were set in full labor motion. Bright idea right?) I am in the process of the effects of round 2 of the drink. The first time it took about 17 hours to give me unbearable contractions, and I am only about 13 1/2 hours into it now. Im hoping that Im curled up in pain by 6pm tonight. However, I was wondering what anyone's signs of progressing labor was. My nipples are getting rock hard, hurting like hell, and leaking more than normal. Im not sure if this is just normal to happen at this far along, or if it is a sign of labor progressing. And my hips are hurting me as well. I dont know, I just need the pregnancy to be over, the last weeks are hell, let alone to go over due. I just need some advise, and some stories to read from you fellow Mommas to help me keep my mind straight.Answer Question
Answer by shar-hulk at 12:34 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by babygirl0782 at 12:34 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 12:35 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by MommaClark3 at 12:38 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
potential side effects of Castor oil...dehydration (from loose stools and/or vomiting), fetal distress and meconium in the baby... did your midwife suggest this?? If they did they really NEED to be monitoring you closer - if not call and ask what they think!! all the contractions in the world aren't going to help if you are only 2cm dilated!
Answer by Crafty26 at 12:39 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by sweetpea_mama at 12:43 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by minnesotanice at 12:57 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
Answer by shar-hulk at 1:56 PM on Jun. 28, 2011
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