Saturday, 8 September 2007

slow progress


It's still all going rather slowly - no established labour yet. I am bored. Can anyone recommend any good books or card games?

12 comments:

  1. Books I can't get to you straight away. The only solitaire card games I can think of are Patience and Clock.

    If you're after whiling away some time you could try here.

    Hope you're not waiting for much longer.

    xx

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  2. Books I can't get to you straight away. The only solitaire card games I can think of are Patience and Clock.

    If you're after whiling away some time you could try here.

    Hope you're not waiting for much longer.

    xx

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  3. Look I know this will show my ignorance, but when exactly are you due?

    A good game is to sit on a large floor cushion or a hard chair and practice drawing your heels in towards your pants, until your knees are out wide and the soles of your feet are touching. Keep your back tall and straight and your pelvis tipped a bit forward, so you are sitting on your dooda and not your coxyx. The scary wow thing, with all that relaxin (or whatever they call the hormone) in your system, is you can feel your hips move out if you just breathe through it.

    Great for stretching everything and making ready for a no-tear birth, plus it widens you whilst you sit like that, so if things are ready to move it encourages them along.

    I am not a doctor.
    But I did impress my last lot of midwives.
    ;)

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  4. Look I know this will show my ignorance, but when exactly are you due?

    A good game is to sit on a large floor cushion or a hard chair and practice drawing your heels in towards your pants, until your knees are out wide and the soles of your feet are touching. Keep your back tall and straight and your pelvis tipped a bit forward, so you are sitting on your dooda and not your coxyx. The scary wow thing, with all that relaxin (or whatever they call the hormone) in your system, is you can feel your hips move out if you just breathe through it.

    Great for stretching everything and making ready for a no-tear birth, plus it widens you whilst you sit like that, so if things are ready to move it encourages them along.

    I am not a doctor.
    But I did impress my last lot of midwives.
    ;)

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  5. With my youngest I went very overdue and had lots of braxton hicks' contractions that never developed into established labour. One evening when I had a few B-Hs I went for a long walk with my mum, and that seemed to tip me into full labour. I couldn't swear that's what did the trick but it's worth a try. A couple of days earlier I had tried sex and a hot curry. The curry was nice but didn't do much. The other thing was impossible without some kind of lifting gear or hoist.

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  6. With my youngest I went very overdue and had lots of braxton hicks' contractions that never developed into established labour. One evening when I had a few B-Hs I went for a long walk with my mum, and that seemed to tip me into full labour. I couldn't swear that's what did the trick but it's worth a try. A couple of days earlier I had tried sex and a hot curry. The curry was nice but didn't do much. The other thing was impossible without some kind of lifting gear or hoist.

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  7. I have to add,
    obviously,
    as a walking beach ball you need your knees (or legs) out sideways before you even start, just to get your spine straight. That's why, surprisingly, doing this on a chair can be easier than the floor.
    You could do one leg at a time.
    Just don't fall off.

    Only a thought.

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  8. I have to add,
    obviously,
    as a walking beach ball you need your knees (or legs) out sideways before you even start, just to get your spine straight. That's why, surprisingly, doing this on a chair can be easier than the floor.
    You could do one leg at a time.
    Just don't fall off.

    Only a thought.

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  9. We watched 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' endlessly before no 2 came out. Seemed to do the trick...
    Hang in there honey :-)

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  10. We watched 'Four Weddings and a Funeral' endlessly before no 2 came out. Seemed to do the trick...
    Hang in there honey :-)

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  11. Cheryl's thing sounds like a good idea.

    And for books, I recommend these. Not as good as the Garth Nix ones I lent you, but not bad at all. Or this. Or even these.

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  12. Cheryl's thing sounds like a good idea.

    And for books, I recommend these. Not as good as the Garth Nix ones I lent you, but not bad at all. Or this. Or even these.

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