Fertile Journeys

February 20, 2010

Pre-Labor Day 5

Filed under: Uncategorized — by lhoham @ 1:15 pm

What a difference a few days makes. Here I was on Monday so upset because I wasn’t sure if I would be allowed to try for a natural delivery…then wake up Tuesday morning having contractions 2-3 minutes apart.

I’m on day five of these contractions…yes, five days of contractions 2-3 minutes apart lasting upwards of 80 or 90 seconds. I’m pretty darn tired. We went to the doctor on Thursday (day 3 of my pre-labor) and I was NOT dilated and 30% effaced. Some progress that I’m holding tightly on to. Not enough to consider me in “labor.” So I’m calling it pre-labor.

It’s getting stronger though. Typically it’s been getting worse at night – last night was awful. The contractions were coming back to back and lasting a long time. I was having to breath and pant through them. They have been better in the morning, but each morning is getting worse. So I guess I’m making progress…right? I have a feeling I’ll end up in L&D today at some point. Because it’s only noon and these contractions are coming and are pretty strong.

The doctor prescribed me Ambien to sleep. He said I really needed a good night’s sleep. He said in 90% of cases, a good night’s sleep would either a) put me into labor or b) stop the contractions to give me a break. I am apparently in the 10% of cases where I just continue to contract for up to WEEKS – yes I said weeks.

I do think I’m making progress though. I’m probably not dilated yet (that would be way too easy), but these contractions are getting stronger enough to start doing something….

The wait is on! Maybe Baby Boy really does want to come naturally and he realizes he better get moving on that before he’s too big! What a good little boy! 😉



  1. Wow, that does not sound like fun! Hope he finally comes sooner rather than later. Good luck!

    Comment by Kate — February 20, 2010 @ 3:46 pm |Reply

  2. Yay Yay Yay!! Let me know what happens!! Good luck!! 🙂

    Comment by kathy — February 21, 2010 @ 11:56 am |Reply

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