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Any advice? Please!
I'm only 37 weeks but I've been in early labor since 35.4 weeks. I have regular contractions 20-30 minutes apart. I'm dialted to a three and 80% effaced. I'm absolutely miserable because the contractions are none stop but won't progress into active labor, the reason being, my daughters head is lower than my cervix so its not putting the pressure on it to help continue my dilation. Im in so much pain everyday so i asked my doctor to induce me but she said she won't until I'm 39 weeks because there is no medical need to induce me early since there is no harm being done to my baby. So I've been trying to induce myself but nothing works. I've walked, hiked, danced, jumped, swung, went on a five hour non stop bummpy car ride, eaten spicy food, i have sex everyday multiple times a day, and even tried castor oil against my better judgement but nothing is working. I'm pretty sure her head is stuck but my doctor won't do anything to help me, she said the baby will move into a better position when she is ready to but what if she can't? I'm desperate. My mom told me to take a knitting needle and break my own water like she did to herself when she had me but I'm not comfortable doing that, it sounds dangerous. So please please if you have any tips or ideas I'd much appreciate them. TIA!!
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Technically you are full term now if you are 37 weeks, so if u are in that much pain and far along as far as effaced and dilated, my only advice would be to just go to the ER.
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Do not break your water yourself!!!
That is very dangerous and could cause an infection or worse

If you don't want to go to the ER then try a warm bath. Not hot. Warm. This can help relieve the pain.

But I would go to the ER. I was in early labor for a long time with my first. I walked for days. Then I did the warm baths. It help me so much with the pain

Good luck!
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Go to an er and tell them yoh dont have a doctor and your in labor. I would hate that doctor. (Just my opinion)
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My ER won't take me. After 24 weeks they send you up to Labor and Delivery and have them check on you. I've gone there twice and all they did was monitor me for an hour, check dilation, and then call my doctor and ask what she wants to do, so I always get sent home.
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Let your body do its thing by trying to induce your wearing yourself out just relax what you are having is fake contractions trust me when u r on labor u will know don't try to force something thats not ready your dr is right just relax it will happen when shes ready :D
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Go get cold press organic pineapple juice drink a bunch and eat some dates walk in a incline for a while that's how I got myself into labour
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