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Need help dilating any suggestions Best of both worlds ;-) 18 kids; California 422 posts
22nd Oct '12

Currently in labor just got discharged from the hospital been having contractions for about a week.....Today they got worse so i went to l&d even though i am having contractions 4-5 mins apart im still only 1 cm ...Any suggestions on how to dilate faster this pain is becoming unbearable. ....Thanks in advance

lil*Mama*Bear 2 kids; Veneta, Oregon 4957 posts
22nd Oct '12

If you are in active labor.why were you sent.home?

jemma rubery 2 kids; United Kingdom 293 posts
22nd Oct '12

Do you have one of those excersize/birthing ball things??? I found that it kept the contractions going when i just bounced up and down on mine, helps bring the head further down i believe, good luck to you!!

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49352 posts
22nd Oct '12

If your water hasn't broken wait it out. You're not due for a bit still.

☮Sugar Magnolia 1 child; Indiana 18298 posts
22nd Oct '12

I wouldn't be in such a rush. You're still only 36 weeks, the baby's not coming for a reason.



I contracted painfully and regularly for 2 1/2 weeks and still ended up being induced.
I did everything to try to make myself dilate and got nothing.



Baby will come when ready.
I suggest lots of baths and herbal tea, it'll help keep you comfy.

lil*Mama*Bear 2 kids; Veneta, Oregon 4957 posts
22nd Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting jemma rubery:</b>" Do you have one of those excersize/birthing ball things??? I found that it kept the contractions going ... [snip!] ... the contractions going when i just bounced up and down on mine, helps bring the head further down i believe, good luck to you!!"</blockquote>



If contractions are slowing or stopping then that wouldn't be a bad thing. Trying to.force yourself.to contour contracting is worse for everyone. Baby isn't ready and may get stressed.and mom has to be in pain. Contractions shouldn't slow or go away so in most cases they are only.BH contractions and not true labor if they do.

Momma 2 Two Japan 32 posts
22nd Oct '12

walk! with my daughter I went shopping and went inot labor, and with my son i was taking my daughter trick or treating when I went into labor, I know walking is painful with contractions, but nothing dilates you quicker than their head pushing on your cervix....

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49352 posts
22nd Oct '12
Quoting Momma 2 Two:" walk! with my daughter I went shopping and went inot labor, and with my son i was taking my daughter ... [snip!] ... labor, I know walking is painful with contractions, but nothing dilates you quicker than their head pushing on your cervix...."


OR she could wait since she's still preterm ya know....

Momma 2 Two Japan 32 posts
22nd Oct '12

oopsie, didnt see that part until now. you dont WANT to have a baby pre term. sure you want the baby to come but wouldnt you rather wait a few weeks? and avoid all the pre term complications?

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
22nd Oct '12
Quoting Momma 2 Two:" oopsie, didnt see that part until now. you dont WANT to have a baby pre term. sure you want the baby to come but wouldnt you rather wait a few weeks? and avoid all the pre term complications?"

36 weeks is actually considered term. Not that you want the baby to come out now, obviously the longer LO stays in there, the better...but 36 weeks isn't pre term.

I'm His Amy He's My Rory 2 kids; Caldwell, Idaho 49352 posts
22nd Oct '12
Quoting !!Katie!!:" 36 weeks is actually considered term. Not that you want the baby to come out now, obviously the longer LO stays in there, the better...but 36 weeks isn't pre term. "


No. 38 is term. 40 is FULL term.

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
22nd Oct '12
Quoting I'm His Amy He's My Rory:" No. 38 is term. 40 is FULL term."

Hmmm. I guess my Dr. does it differently, she told me 36wks is term. I had LO at 37wks and 5days and they didn't consider him pre term

!!Katie!! 1 child; Tennessee 2794 posts
22nd Oct '12

I also found a lot on the internet that says 36 is term. I know 40 is full term. http://www.babynames.org.uk/pregnancy/36-weeks-pregnant.htm

Best of both worlds ;-) 18 kids; California 422 posts
22nd Oct '12

Im not trying to force my baby to come out at all shes doing all this on her own.....I understand im only 36 weeks but that dont seem to be stopping her from from trying to come out and i am in fact in labor i was sent home due to me not dilating past 1cm....the contractions that im having are far from braxton hicks they just not strong enough to make me dilate....im letting my body do what its supposed to do the doc attempted to stop my contractions and it didnt work.....just wanted to kno wat i could do to help dont have exercise ball but will buy one thanks

Best of both worlds ;-) 18 kids; California 422 posts
22nd Oct '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting !!Katie!!:</b>" Hmmm. I guess my Dr. does it differently, she told me 36wks is term. I had LO at 37wks and 5days and they didn't consider him pre term "</blockquote>




My doc told me 36 weeks also i guess every doc is different