It's alright. I've read up a lot on them and talked to my SIL (sister in law) who had them through all 3 of her pregnancies although her first baby was born at 33 1/2 wks and was in NICU for 3 weeks till her bowels developed. I'm REALLY hoping that's not going to happen. I'm very fortunate to be at home where I can lay down when they start coming. She had to work fulltime and didn't have a choice and hers turned into early labor.
I read though that they are getting your body prepared for birth and a big majority of people say they have a good labor after having them for a long period of time. Who really knows though cause they don't what labor would have been like without them. All speculation but It's a good thought to have, lol. I'm hoping for a good short labor but not going to hold my breath for it, lol.
Yeah, it's mostly about dehydration but I drank about 2 gallons of water (no exaggeration cause it was 2 64oz bottles of water before lunch and 2 after lunch) and was STILL thirsty that night. I don't see how in the world that was possible. That's a lot of water. Of course I was peeing every 20 min, lol. But they stopped coming as frequently too.
I'm still having them a lot but I just lay down drink some water and then rest for about 20 min and then they go away till I start another big project.
I just have to keep these things under control for 4 1/2 wks then I can let em' fly! Although probably by 37 wks they'll have gone away and then I'll feel like I'm going to be pregnant forever, lol.
"To be healthy... or not to be healthy. That is the question"
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