I am36 weeks and 2 days. I have gone into labor twice and later to have it stopped after 8-12 hours which being at 32 and 34 weeks along that was a good thing. I have however had my shots to develope the babies lungs becasue I have never gone full term (to 37 weeks) OK so here is my problem. I am having a major melt down and fighting with DH (poor thing) I got out of the hospital a week ago and am 3cm and 80% effaced but my contractions, which are 6-over 20 in an hour 24/7 are not doing anything now! I have had less then 12 hours of sleep in the last 5 days as the contractions are to painful to sleep through. The only sleep I have gotten is from passing out from exhustion and waking during each contraction to have to move to a comfortable position. I am a gestational diabetic and on meds but took myself off them as my body is doing such a work out I bottom out form the meds even when I break them in half.
This is my 5th baby and for the most part things have gone great. A little scare at the begining with a hemorage but I was put on meds and was able to stay off bed rest, bleeding and contractions the whole time unlike the others.
So I could just about beg to be induced right now but they won't till 37 weeks. They offered me sleeping pills and meds to stop the contractions but I have had them in the past and know the side effects and I just don't feel like it is best to get them. DH thinks I should take them and that I need sleep and they would not offer them if they were bad. FYI little does he know ( cause my toher kids were from my prior marriage) that the contraction meds make me irritable and angry and never have taken the contractions away. The sleeping meds I have only taken once when I was pregnant and did not know that was what they gave me in the hospital until after the fact. I slept for about 2 hours then woke up to the same thing. I just don't think that they will help and I HATE to give the baby meds. MY DH thinks that this is "all part of being pregnant and normal and I am stressing him out and complaining and we will never have another one again" He compares me to his first wife who had two. THis is nothing like a normal pregnancy at the moment! I can handle the contractions if I could sleep at night. I could handlethe not sleeping if I knew the contractions were doing something and an end was nearing.
I have a bad tilted uterus and my cervix is so far back I am worrie dthat the baby con not effectivly put enough pressure on my cervix and feel that my body is wanting to go but can't, make since? Anyone else have this problem? I really want some ideas on what I can do about this to help things go along. The dr stripped my membranes already and I have never stopped having contractions since the last time I went in to LnD. I asked DH to let the dr know I am not sleeping and the contractions are painful now and my body is wearing out but he would not call and now they are gone for the weekend. Am I wrong to be upset that he did not call? I am sorry for rambling I am just mentally shut down I think.
I have tried baths, meditating, back rubs, my birthing ball, walking, humming, watching a funny movie, you name it I have done it to try to ease the pain and get my mind off it all and nothing is working.