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Please help me!!! Hurts so bad Chandra LaMae Reese 2 kids; Appleton, Wisconsin 269 posts
23rd Nov '12

Okay so they told me I have been contracting every 4 minutes for over a week...that's what they said the pain I was having was...I was just trying to sleep and was awoken by the worst back pain ever...some was constant but then every 3 minutes its followed by a pain that I would describe as someone stabbing me...I can't find the number to my labor and delivery and my fianc

user banned 33 kids; British Columbia 2986 posts
23rd Nov '12

Do you have a family member near by that you can call and take you to the hospital? If you look in your phone book you should be able to find the hospitals main phone number and they should be able to transfer your call or give you l&d's number.

Chandra LaMae Reese 2 kids; Appleton, Wisconsin 269 posts
23rd Nov '12

The only person we have would come to watch our daughter...i didn't even think to look for the main phone number it hurts so bad and tonight was my worst fear...I'm trying a bath now but it's not helping them

ThatsAlotaNuts Australia 2359 posts
23rd Nov '12

pain in my back was how mine started, then it moved to the front, it definitely sounds like your labour has started but mine was like that for 40 hours, maybe hold off till the pain is unbearable or your water breaks.

Chandra LaMae Reese 2 kids; Appleton, Wisconsin 269 posts
23rd Nov '12

I'm a huge baby when it comes to pain...and in the last two days I went from 1 cm to 4 and now this...I'm freaking out

user banned 33 kids; British Columbia 2986 posts
23rd Nov '12

I know it really hurts, but you may want to try a hot water bottle or something over the bath, just in case the pain makes it hard to get out on your own.

Chandra LaMae Reese 2 kids; Appleton, Wisconsin 269 posts
23rd Nov '12

I couldn't do the bath sitting at that angle was not going to happen

user banned 33 kids; British Columbia 2986 posts
23rd Nov '12

were you able to get a hold of your l&d? Even if they say you don't need to come in they may be able to give you some tips on handling the pain??

Chandra LaMae Reese 2 kids; Appleton, Wisconsin 269 posts
23rd Nov '12

No the phone just rang..I've tried twice

user banned 33 kids; British Columbia 2986 posts
23rd Nov '12

That's no good :( Would the person watching your other child be able to at least drop you off at the hospital? Maybe try some of the positions that are good if you are having back labor? Like being on hands and knees and stuff, might take some pressure off?

Venn Due November 22 (girl); Kapuskasing, Ontario 9 posts
23rd Nov '12

Have you tried laying down in a warm bath to cope with the pain? After my bf and I DTD I tend to get pretty bad Braxton hicks that start from my back to the front. (Tmi). Sometimes when I take a bath it helps. Trying to kick start labor is pretty hard. :P although, do you have a family doctor that you could reach?

MrsWilliams154 Due June 24; 17 kids; Oxford, United Kingdom 1094 posts
23rd Nov '12

Call your husband and explain - surely they will let him go so he can sort out a babysitter and take you to L&D.

Chandra LaMae Reese 2 kids; Appleton, Wisconsin 269 posts
23rd Nov '12

He's the store manager in the mall...he isn't leaving

Venn Due November 22 (girl); Kapuskasing, Ontario 9 posts
23rd Nov '12

Maybe he can call another manager? Is a taxi an option for you incase your contractions get closer together?

MrsWilliams154 Due June 24; 17 kids; Oxford, United Kingdom 1094 posts
23rd Nov '12

Is there nobody else at all who can help? If not, you'll be doing this on the kitchen floor with no pain relief :?