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    Oh yey, how exciting for you. I hope you have the best labor, all the best hun.


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    I'm so tired But when I lie down, contractions seem to slow down - they are much more regular/frequent when I'm moving around. I'm concerned if I go have a big rest that they will stop altogether!

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    Oh Ezz!! You poor thing! I can't blame you for not wanting things to slow down. Have you tried squatting to push bub down a bit further into your pelvis... this really got things going for me with Emily.

    Good luck and i hope it isn't too much longer
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    Ezz if you can rest then you should. You have quite a bit of hard work ahead of you. Your contractions may slow or even stop, they sometimes do. But I am sure that they will start up again soon after you have had a rest

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    Definately agree with Alan here. But I know how you feel. With DD labor, my waters broke at 11pm and I didn't want to go to sleep incase things stopped. But please believe me, if you think you can sleep, do so. Like Alan said, you have a big event up ahead of you. It's exciting, but full on. So all the rest you can get now, is needed. Oh, so exciting, I hope you have a great birth.

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    Thanks guys - I think I might go try to sleep. Here's hoping that labour starts back up again (trying to avoid the induction I have booked for Monday)

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    Good Luck Ezz!!!!

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    Even if you only get an hour or 2 it will help

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    Ooh Good luck Ezz, sleep tight (if possible)

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    Had almost 4 hours sleep which was excellent. Contractions continued every 40 mins or so, but I'm pretty awake now & they are coming every 15 mins (wasn't worth trying to sleep anymore )

    Thanks everyone for your well-wishes! Things seem to be chugging along.

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    Hi Ezz
    I am glad that you managed to get some sleep.
    It sounds like you dont have too much longer to wait to meet your little man

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    Still awake Alan? Goodness, what's your excuse?

    Contractions getting closer together - have got DH up to keep me company.

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    one of the drugs I have to take for 5 days after the chemo causes insomnia

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    That must be frustrating! (on the up side, it is nice having you around for these mid-night labours )

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    How long should my contractions be 5 mins apart for before I call the hospital? They were 9 mins apart for quite a while, now they are more consistently 6 mins apart.

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    They can be 5 mins apart for a few hours, or they could be 5 mins apart for less than an hour. without me being able to see you it is hard for me to say.
    How painful are they now and how long are they lasting

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    They are going over a minute & I'm finding them pretty painful - but I don't know if I'm just a wimp! Just breathing through them - can't concentrate on talking.

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    If I remember you said that you were only 10 mins from the hospital in that case you still have time, You can stay at home while you feel ok.
    But if your waters break or if you are no longer happy at home then go to the hospital

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