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Alazrielle wrote at 2013-02-15 09:57:01
I think they should keep a CLOSE eye on your contraction pattern. Labor and delivery is more about contractions, than about dilation. You need strong, long and consistent contractions to birth a baby.

I started having small, short and infrequent contraction on Jan 26, 2013. They grew consistently stronger, longer and closer together over the span of a few weeks, but I wasn't dilating. On Valentines day, I was having contractions that were so painful, I couldn't even stand up through them, they were 2 minutes long and only had 30 seconds between them. But, because I wasn't dilating (they checked me three times over three hours)they sent me home. 45 minutes after being told I wasn't in labor because I wasn't dilated, I gave birth to my daughter (alone, in my bathtub).

It is more about your contraction pattern then it is about your dilation. There are also women who don't dilate at all, even with a strong contraction pattern lasting several days. This can cause you or your baby serious ill effects. My advice is to insist that they monitor your contractions, and pay more attention to the pattern, than your dilation.


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I am a midwife, and have been for the past 10 years. I can answer most questions starting from pregnancy symtoms, right up to labour and delivery. I am able to recognize pregnancy related issues, from mild, to serious if given the symptoms. I am also keen on other health issues dealing with the female reproductive system, that may or may not be pregnancy related, and can give advice in that area as well. I am also a mother of two small children and will share my experiences with one text book pregnancy and delivery, as well as a very difficult pregnancy and delivery I experienced. Not only am I educated in this area, I have personally experienced the joys, and obstacles of this area as well.

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In my early years, I practiced in the labour and delivery ward of my local hospital. I was an R.N.A. I later returned to Univeristy, and studied to become a midwife.

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