I asked this a minute ago, but I guess it didn't post. For anyone who had their baby 36 or 37 weeks!?
For those of you who had your baby at 36 or 37 weeks, what were the earliest indicators that you were about to go into labor. And how fast did it progress?
Did you just...start having the worst contractions right away and go into L and D? Or did you have little indicators a few days before hand. Like appetite changes, weight loss, extreme fatigue, gradual loss of your mucus plug, or small but frequent contractions? Any labor experiences would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!!!10 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
I'm about eight and a half months pregnant with my first baby boy. I'm single, so I rent from my mom. My mom has a daughter who is almost 2. And I'm really really close with her. Anywhere we go together everyone thinks that she's mine. And I'm with her at least 70% of the time. She's a wonderful baby girl, but because she's so much younger than my siblings and I, and because she's my mom's last baby, she's a bit spoiled. Especially with attention, she's used to being the center of attention at all times. She seems really open to the fact that I'm having a baby, she'll pull up my shirt and kiss my belly and talk to him, and I just wonder if she'll be okay once he's here. Do toddlers have an especially hard time adjusting to new babies? I just want them both to be okay, I don't want her to resent her nephew once he's born. Any ideas?5 AnswersOther - Pregnancy & Parenting1 decade ago
I'm 36 weeks along. And on Monday night I began having really consistent contractions. Like at LEAST 4 minutes apart and lasting at LEAST 30 seconds. I waited until Tuesday afternoon and went in to the doctor because the contractions were literally taking my breath away. My doctor checked me and said I was 1 centimeter dilated and 50% effaced. And sent me home, saying that was normal, and about another week. Now, I don't think he was taking the contractions serious enough because I went home, I walked, I took a bath...and they continued. They continued up until I got up this morning. Then they lessened. Now I'm still having them, but mostly in my back. My lower back is cramping as if I were to start my menstrual cycle. And it feels like my body is working double time because no matter how much I sleep I'm absolutely exhausted. Every part of my body hurts and I just...don't think the doctor took me serious enough when I told him about the frequency and strength of the contractions. My mother said that once she got to 1 cm and 50% effaced with me (her first child) it only took her another day before she was in labor. I guess my question is..what is your guys' opinion? How much longer do you think? If he were to come out in the next few days, would he be safe? And any suggestions getting through these rather painful early contractions? Any advice would be so much appreciated. Thank you!!!!
Sorry for the length of this thing :/8 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
What are the chances of survival of a baby born in gestational week 30? How about 28 or 29? Does anyone know? Does anyone have any personal experiences with this? For some reason, since I found out I was pregnant I've had this HUGE fear that my baby is going to come super early and every week I mark off the calendar with a huge x because I know he'll be okay. I'm just scared something will happen to me, and I wonder, if something did, if he could survive. Or if I went into early labor...yeah. I'm just scared, I don't really have any real reason to be. It's just a crazy nightmare I keep having. Any help would be awesome. Thanks!5 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
So, I'm going on 30 weeks pregnant now. And like, I'm not even close to being done, but I feel like I'm going to freaking die. I feel enormous, like, super super big, everything feels puffed up, all I want to do is sleep, but when I start I can't stop peeing, and baby boy thinks it's party time. I have a ridiculous amount of RED RED stretchmarks chilling on my belly. My head hurts, my back hurts, my ribs hurt, and I have heartburn like I never even knew was possible. And I still have ten freaking weeks until I meet my little man!
I love my baby, and being pregnant....well it's okay for a little while, but I'm already so done. Does that make me a bad mommy to be?
Anyone else feel like this? Or have any suggestions? Help!!! What can I do to make time go by faster?17 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
So, I'm 27 weeks along with baby boy number one. And last week they did the blood glucose screening. About two hours after drinking that sugary stuff and about an hour after having my blood drawn I started feeling really really sick. Like shaky and clammy and like I was going to throw up and or pass out. I got something to drink and laid down for about an hour and I felt better. Especially after drinking the Kool-Aid. I got a call from my nurse the other day saying I had to retest on Monday because my levels were high. So I'm guessing based on the reaction and the test results that I'm going to turn up a (gestational) diabetic. Does anyone have an opinion on this? What exactly does this entail and what lifestyle changes are necessary for my baby to come out healthy? Any opinions would be great! Thank you!
Oh, and also, I just started getting little purple stretch marks across the front of my belly, they aren't HORRIBLE yet and they don't itch too bad but I've been putting on cocoa butter like 3 times a day to try and help it. Any other suggestions? This is driving me nuts! Thank you all and good luck!7 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago
I'm about 26 weeks along now. And freaking huge. And (obviously) I can't sleep on my belly anymore. I know you're supposed to sleep on your left side to get oxygen to the baby. But that's all I ever lay on! And it's like starting to cramp and whatnot. It's crazy! Any suggestions? Sleeping is beginning to get so difficult! Thanks!
Also, I was just wondering if any of you have experienced this strange symptom. For some reason, my allergies are in like, overdrive since I've been pregnant. Benedryl has become a necessity or I'm sick in bed all day. Any other women experience this? Thanks for your time and good luck!14 AnswersPregnancy1 decade ago