Mrs. Lots of Boys (MK),
Mrs. Mk had prom for 30 hours before she delivered. The slow steady kind of birth that went very well. She had a few contractions off and on since her water broke, but nothing regular. This was new to her. In previous births once her labor started it just took off and she had her baby within 6-8 hours. I think God uses many different ways to keep us trusting him, just when we think we have something down He lets us know who's really in control.
Anyway back to Mrs. MK's birth. She was content taking things slow until she passed the 24 hour mark of ROM. She called me and asked if there was anything we could do to get things going. I went over and checked her and she was 6-7 cms but not having contractions after walking for hours. She was getting tired. I stretched her cervix and had her do nipple stimulation for a while but she just didn't kick in to active labor. Her labor kicked in and she had another baby boy (7) 2 hours later. They were so happy. We kept her at the Birth Inn for 3 hours. She wanted to get home to her family. No tears and minimal bleeding. PTL Thank you God for another safe beautiful birth.
NOTE: It's great to be patient and allow a mom to labor at her own pace however when a mom is approaching second stage it is very important to have regular strong contractions to help push the baby out. You really don't want to have a baby deep in the pelvis and no contractions. By the way I've found over the years of assisting many grandmultip moms they sometimes do have stalled out labors. I guess the uterus just gets tired and doesn't work as efficiently as it once did.