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39 weeks today and can't keep my contractions coming

I've tried everything moms I'm 39 weeks today and I'm 2 cm and 50% effaced been having contradictions of and on when they start get painful I walk move around but they still seem to dissipate what can I do this is my forth baby I thought no I knew I was going to go early I could have bet my life on it but I was dead wrong 7 days to go and still at stand still with contractions that don't want to stay regular please help I'll try anything at this point thanks and congratulations mom
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Same boat as you. I am 38 + 4 and I have had contractions even 2 min apart ending up in the hospital and being sent home because I can't dialate past a 2. Then they stop and come back. This is my third baby and can't seem to keep the contractions coming hard enough. So frustrating!
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When the contractions start, try something more vigorous than just walking. Maybe scrubbing the floor or fast-paced squats or lunges. You could also try nipple stimulation . I also suggest that e en if the contractions really start going, do any of these activities as long as you can!!!!! Good luck girl*
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Thank you so much for your advice and time I tried pineapple last night and has contractions for like 1 hour of and on fell asleep counting them LOL 6 days left and nothing but false contractions and giving my hopes up
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I thought this being my forth baby that he would come early I was so wrong just want to hold him kids him and finally have my body back
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