mums who had back to back babies
May 29, 2010 2:52PM
May 27, 2010 5:10AM
hi my baby was b2b from 34 weeks, i bounced on the birthing ball as much as possible, 3-4hours a day! your right not to sit slouched. at my last check up at 41 weeks they thought baby had turned, i dont know if he had or not but my labour was fairly quick (5hours).
May 27, 2010 5:11AM
hi both my babies were back to back and neither enaged until i went into labour and both labours were arpound 6 hours.
i had pethsdine with my first and just g&a with my 2nd. with my 2nd baby i was awful as i had an poverwelhming urge to push from 5cm! with my first i didnt have it as the pethadine relaxed me (the reason i didnt have the paeth again 2nd time was my first dd1 wasnt breathing when born as labour was quicker than expected) they say most b2b are longer births but the more mobile you try and be the quicker it will go, generally speaking.
May 27, 2010 5:14AM
My bubba was back to back when labour started (I was induced at 41+5) so I laboured in my back at first, but he turned and my labour was only 5 hrs 40 mins from when my waters were broken.
I read somewhere about cleaning the far side of the bath..
May 27, 2010 5:50AM
My first baby was b-to-b and she arrived at 39+6.
I agree with wannababy - stay mobile for as long as possible in labour. With my first baby I was flat on my back being monitored and had to be put on the drip as it wasn't progressing. With my second baby I stayed on my feet throughout and got to 10cm at home.
May 27, 2010 5:55AM
May 27, 2010 6:52AM
My lo was back to back when I was in labour. All the contractions were felt in my back, which is why I wasn't certain I was in labour. She arrived at 39+4, and the midwife had to help me 'turn' her as she was coming down the birth canal! Labour was 4hrs 23mins! Good luck xx
May 27, 2010 6:57AM
Hi mine was B2B and went in to labour at 39 +5. It was a long labour but I got to 8 cm at home by keeping mobile. It all went downhill after arriving in hospital and it not progressing they put me on a drip which meant .. lying down .
So keep active through labour where ever possible and to try and make lo turn sit staddling a dining room type chair leaning into a cushion so leaning slightly forward. Gives lo more room to turn and also puts you in a nice position to nag OH for a back massage. scubbing floors on hands and knees . Swimming on tum. This stuff did work work for me but lo was doing somersaults in there until the last few days when couldnt get him to turn again xx
May 27, 2010 5:35PM
My first was back to back. I didn't know until I got to the hospital so I have no idea when she turned back to back the little madam! I had a quick labour ( 1 hour 46 mins). I felt no pain but had back ache and couldn't feel my contractions very well - so was unsure when to push. The midwife said this was because Lily was back to back. As Lily came out she had to turn and kept slipping back in as I found it hard to push. Once I'd got her head out the midwives puller her out...I had a third degree tear. x
May 29, 2010 11:33AM
I gave birth back to back, was my first baby so as far as i was concerned i didnt know the difference pain wise or anything so i didnt let it bother me. I didnt receive any pain relief until 9cm dilated and only had gas and air. I didnt even tear. I was however in labour 16 hours but i dont think that is anything to do with being back to back xx
May 29, 2010 2:52PM
My baby was back to back for ages, and she arrived on her due date. In the last few weeks I tried staying as upright as possible, kneeling on all fours, using the birthing ball and only lying on my left hand side. I did have back pain during labour, for which I had codeine, other than that just gas and air.
I did feel the urge to push quite early, but got to 10cm v quickly after going into hospital. They told me they wanted me to hold off pushing for an hour after I got to 10cm to see if she got into a better position (resisting the urge to push is really hard!). Luckily she turned after 15 mins.
Apr 6, 2019 10:03AM
Trying to conceive with PCOS.
Hi, I hope I’m posting this in the right place. I’m new to this so bare with me 🙈. Background - I was diagnosed with PCOS a little over a year ago and have been trying to conceive for just over 2 years. I have been to fertility appointments who haven’t found any additional problems (e.g. hcg scan came back clear) and my partners tests were all ok. I understand weight is a big factor with PCOS and I have lost 10% of my body weight as recommended and keep trying to loose more. The more time goes on the more deflated and useless I feel. Each time I get excited thinking it might be my time then I get a false test 🤦♀️ The fertility appointments are far apart and the months in between each one just seem longer and longer. I was was wondering if anyone had been through similar experiences and have any advice? I have also read online that ovulation sticks don’t always work for women with PCOS. Anyone have any advice on this? Thank you for taking the time to read this. x
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