I've been contracting strongly but inconsistently for 2 days. I'm 3.5cm dilated and 50% effaced as of yesterday. I'm just already sick of being in pain. With my first my water broke at 1cm and I just got to go in and have my baby with all the drugs lol. This being in pain for more than a day is a new thing for me and clearly I'm a baby. I want it to be over with. Labor and delivery says drink water 😭
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Depending on how far along you are I’ve read in many places nipple stimulation can help get labor started 🙏🏼 I hope you find comfort soon girl I’m so sorry! I’ve been having prodromal labor for almost three weeks now which is basically consistent contractions 5-ish minutes apart and they hurt but they don’t cause your cervix to dilate and I’m SO over it so I get it. Just try to not stress as best you can and relax and take naps as often as you can so when they timing comes you’re more rested 🙏🏼🙏🏼 much love to you you got this!

Of course drink water to help, but if you’re looking to help speed along the process try a peanut ball or pillows in between your legs. Oh my lord did that work with my son, they had to break my water because I was 3cm for days in pain but wasn’t progressing so once they did that around 1pm I had him at 8pm. And around 4-5pm is when they gave me the peanut ball which really helped me get fully effaced and dilated.

Most L&D places won’t admit you unless you’re a 5 or higher in dilation. Dehydration can also cause consistent contractions, which is why they said drink water!💕

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