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C-Section Scheduled

19 Dec

So after many different doctor’s appointments and crazy flipping baby techniques. We still have a breech baby.  We went ahead and scheduled a c-section on December 29th when I am 39 weeks.  We saw last  week on one of my many ultrasounds, that her lungs, which are usually the last organ to develop, are already functioning. 🙂

I am beginning to wonder if I will last until the 29th.  The last two nights I’ve had ‘false labor’ a mixture of braxton hicks (fake) contractions and real contractions lasting for hours  (from about 6pm to 2 am) and coming every 4-5 minutes.   These episodes are so uncomfortable and slightly painful, that I am hopelessly nauseous for hours. No fun!  It is tricky to know if this is real labor or not but there  are two reasons why I doubted the authenticity: 1. The pain did not get increasingly worse 2. When I lie on my back there is no pain during the contractions.  I only feel the pain when I am walking, sitting or lying on my side.  True contractions will hurt no matter what position you are in!

With a normal pregnancy all this is normal and fine, just extremely annoying and uncomfortable.  However in my case, it makes it a bit difficult to know what I should do, stay home or go to labor and delivery since we do not want my labor to progress as I need to have a c-section. I think there is only a fine line between what I’m experiencing and the beginning of real labor and how do I know when I’ve crossed that line?  I’m scared I’ll labor too long at home and Hazel will start to come out the wrong way and get stuck!

I’m dreading this evening and hope it is not a repeat of the last two nights.

On another note, I think my stomach has tripled in size in the last 3 days!  I’ll try and get a photo up soon 🙂

Has anyone else had false labor like this?  Did it last for weeks?