In so much pain!! NEED HELP!!!

Megan - posted on 03/24/2011 ( 7 moms have responded )




I'm 38.3 weeks 1cm and 50% effaced right now, I've tried so many things already and am debating on trying Castor Oil. It's gone far beyond discomfort and I'm in pain all of the time it's hard for me to walk without wanting to cry. This is my first baby, I feel very desperate. What do I do?


Audrey - posted on 03/24/2011




oh honey, i remember feeling the exact same way with my last pregnancy! a cousin of mine tried castor oil and it didnt do anything except make her want to puke, so i wouldnt try that one. im guessing your hips are hurting and thats what is making it near impossible to walk. same thing happened to me and its because the baby is changing positions and dropping down. my guess is that you will pop soon. hang in there, scream and cry as much as you want. it will be over soon and then you will have a sweet little baby that will have made all the pain worth it. you might still call you OB and let him/her know, if you havent already. Good luck and hang in there. let me know how it goes.


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Christy - posted on 03/25/2011




Take a warm bath to take the pressure off your back and legs. That's all I can suggest. :(

Carolyn - posted on 03/25/2011




Nipple stimulation will do either 2 things, kick start labour ( if your body is ready for it ) or it will help you dilate a little more with the contractions it brings on.

You have to do it effectively though. Make sure you look the proper method and guidelines for it.

My OB also gave me a stretch and sweep at 39 weeks. since you are already dialting, i would talk about it with your OB, as you should be a candidate. Mine didnt work, ( even though my doc bet my water would burst on my way home - was buldging, dilated to 5 and 80 % effaced) but some women have gone into labour within hours or days.

I walked in dilated to 7 cm and 80 % effaced at 4 weeks without going into labour, doc sent me to the hospital ( i was having small contractions... i told him they were nothing...) I was monitored, and he decided i wasnt in labour ( like i told him i wasnt) and he offered to bust my water. totally took him up on that.

at the end of the day, you can to all kinds of things to try and bring on labour, but unless your body is ready, it isnt going to happen. But some of these things can help you progress , and help you in labour.

oh and an exercise ball to sit and roll your hips on is a godsend for helping with back and pelvic pain.

Brenda Ann - posted on 03/25/2011




I tried every remedy in the book and my son was 2 weeks overdue. Just rest a lot and don't stress about anything. I hope you see the doctor regularly, or the midwife. I am sure all will be over soon. Get your husband to rub your back or any other place that is hurting, it helps.

Bonnie - posted on 03/25/2011




I went shopping with my husband for 4 hours and then went into preterm labour with my first that night.
I have heard of women cleaning their house (like washing floors) and then going into labour. If you are in that much pain though, you may not be able to even try that. I have also heard that sex late in pregnancy and eating spicy foods can bring on labour as well.

Louise - posted on 03/25/2011




These last few days are dreadful, but you do not want to do anything silly. Bringing on a labour when the baby is not ready is dangerous and your labour can be longer. I was induced because of pelvic pain and I can tell you it was the worst labour of all three that ended up in c section. let nature do it's course and try to percevere. The longer your baby is inside the healthier he will be and the looser your ligaments will get to help him get out. I know you do not wnat to hear this but it is the best for baby. try and keep busy as best you can because moving around is good for your pelvis. Take long relaxing baths to ease your back and try and keep your mind on other things than the pain. When you sleep at night place a pillow between your knees and lye on your left hand side to take the weight off your pelvis. The time will soon go. Good luck with the birth.

Ruthie - posted on 03/25/2011




Ohh i was there with my first i dont even think i was able to sleep the last few days. The doctors told me to relax in a bath though it never really seemed to help much. I know it hurts but just hang in your almost there.

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