Here’s why. Yesterday, I took an impromtu trip to the doctor’s because I had quite a few little spurts (Okay, an hour long’s worth) of constant contractions. No braxton hicks here folks! It was every 3-5 minutes around the clock contractions. I headed into the office and immediately they did a sono which clearly showed I was contracting however, not dilating. Side note: You can never really go with if you are dilated or not. The day before I went into labor at 34 weeks I was checked and was long and closed. Shocked the doctors the next day when I was 4cm! Anyway, they hooked me up to the monitor to try and figure out what was going on. We have one determined child and one irritated uterus. They shot me up with a terb shot, which quickly stops major labor contractions, and sent me home on Procardia every 6 hours – a pill you take that decreasing contractions. So why am I smarter than my doctors?
I left the office knowing it was pre-term labor (something I am very used too!), but they had no idea why it kept happening without any signs besides the contractions. Fast forward to today. Probably one of the worst days ever. cupcakeMAG, my day job as you all know, is super-stressful. We have a million things going on; a new site launching, gifting celebs, finishing up photo shoots and not to mention – the non-stop email. Well, it was one of the busiest days ever followed by a 6+ hour search for our dog, Stella. My iPhone completely decided not to work and well – a handful of other things I don’t want to bore you with. Bottom line: Contractions begin the moment I stress. This is NOT good. NOT good whatsoever since my job is well, pretty high stress. Every moment of the day when I became stressed, they contractions started. I realized, crap – I really need to figure out how to de-stress since I really need to go 14+ weeks.
And now you have it! After the jump, browse the 10 ways I plan to de-stress when it’s chaotic or well, just in general!
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