I'm 37 w 4 d pregnant and in the stage of early labor. I was dilated to 1 cm on Fri night, 2 cm on Sun night and 50% effaced, and 2.5 cm on Mon morning and 75% effaced. My OB told me on Mon morning that at that rate he wouldn't be surprised if I had the baby this week!
Monday I had bad back labor, contractions every 30 mins, but then they just stopped and turned to really mild, sporadic contractions in the front for the next 48 hours. Then Tues night I got really painful back contractions once every hour all through the night. I couldn't sleep hardly at all. Then yesterday they went down to only one contraction every 2 hours, and have stayed that way since.
I'm so frustrated because they can't do a c-section until I'm in active labor (contractions every 7 mins or so), but I'm so tired of these painful contractions that draw on for days. With my daughter I didn't really have contractions until the day I went into active labor. But this is drawing on and on and it's highly annoying.
I don't understand why my contractions seem to be getting further apart and not closer together?
Have any of you had similar experiences? How long did it draw on for you, and what was the outcome?