Friday, April 13, 2012

Labor Eventually Turns to Birth!

Great birth story: prodromal labor, active labor halting, natural waterbirth at home.  A little bit of everything!

I find this encouraging that other women labor this way, and that all those contractions help, even though they may drive mama to the end of her rope.  A challenging way to labor, but with pluses as well.  Kudos to this mom for outlasting the ups and downs of prodromal labor!


  1. Thank you for this blog! I have been experiencing prodromal labor for 6 days now and no one believes me when I say I'm having REAL contractions! It really helps to read stories of others going through the same thing.

  2. Hang in there, Anonymous! Your body is working, even if you don't (yet!) have a baby to show for it. Keep positive and take GOOD care of yourself. If it helps, keep your prodromal laboring a secret that you only share with those who are understanding, or after you've given birth (I've done both of these). Feeling invalidated can be that much more discouraging when one experiences this pattern of labor.