Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 5:50 am
Post subject: How long?
For the ladies that have had a bloody show.. how long was it before you went into labour? Im so frustrated. I keep getting strong lots of contractions that will last an hour of so and then just stop. Theyre defo not bh contractions as they are getting fairly painful like bad period pain. Also had a massive bloody show yesterday morning and had bits of bloody show still coming out all day.
I have been convinced I am going into labour everytime I get the contractions and then they just stop. I am starting to get really angry with my body!
Is there anything I can do to keep them going? Why is my body tricking me??? Arrgghh!!
Has anyone had this before? If so what happened? Xx
Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:57 am
It's hard to give a time frame because of how different we all are, if it's bloody then the contractions are obviously thinning your cervix and possibly causing dilation. The best thing you can do is keep active. Let gravity do its job.
Good luck with your impending birth
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Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:22 am
First thing is, Relax ! Harder said than done but getting tense and annoyed or upset can have a negative effect on labour hormones and even stop contractions, instead of trying things to keep them going like long walks, sex etc. and risking over tiring yourself I'd try a bit of pampering and relaxing instead , the clary sage can be used as a massage oil as well as in the bath and if you have a ball some gentle circling on that could help get baby's head nicely down on your cervix to really get things going ,if you're in a nesting mood maybe try cleaning floors on your hands and knees, the old tricks are sometimes the best and it really does help bring baby's back round and get the head in the best position for labour, of course you could just try being on your hands and knees and your head and shoulders lowered as its a lot less effort than scrubbing floors if you alternate that with squatting on the ball then gravity might just do the rest ,I've had a show with blood in a few days before labour though , as someone else said it can happen in the early stages of just general softening and thinning which is why I don't think it's worth tiring yourself out when it could be a day or two yet , just think of these contractions as softening everything up so hopefully when the strong labour ones kick in you'll dilate really quickly Good luck xx