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05/03/2014 at 05:54
Caveat - I do not think I'm in labour or anywhere near starting! I'm just being nosey!
I was curious about those of you whose labours started naturally as to whether you felt any different beforehand - did you have any signs or indications it was going to kick off or did it happen spontaneously and catch you off guard?
05/03/2014 at 06:24
05/03/2014 at 06:36
I had a bleed and show on the Monday and went to get checked, cervix was closed but the midwife said she thought I'd be back soon. Rubbish week, cried at my mw appt on the tues, ate curry, pineapple, bounced on exercise ball. Thurs eve I cried, had a glass of wine and then got woken by contractions at 2am on Friday, asked H to stay home, things eased off (typically) so we went on a big walk, kept getting funny twinges and tightenings. Dtd at 3pm, contractions every 4 mins, waters went just before half 6 and hr was here before midnight! I was so fed up as I could hardly sleep and had a rotten cold so think I just thought it was never going to happen! I did know on the Friday morning though, even though they were only really mild. Xx
05/03/2014 at 06:47
Happy due date SP eeeekk!!!
I felt off colour the day before and tired. but on the day had more energy. My stomach wasnt right either, kept going to the loo! Then the pains started!
05/03/2014 at 07:07
05/03/2014 at 07:25
05/03/2014 at 07:28
I had no idea...no show, waters or dodgy belly here! I'd just had a lovely weekemd catching up with family and old friends!
05/03/2014 at 07:54
Got up to get ready for work, was horrified to find that I was about to wet myself as I made it to the bathroom to quickly be replaced by Niagra Falls on the bathroom floor so no signs for me lol!
I've heard so so many people mention the bad tummy the day before though!
05/03/2014 at 09:28
This is actually v interesting to hear all the different stories! Thank you for sharing. Sadly as an IBS sufferer the tummy thing isn't a reliable indicator!
05/03/2014 at 09:34
I had a show (after a sweep) then I had mild contractions that evening & then they ramped up the next day. As I hadn't had any braxton hicks I assumed it must've been me starting labour (much to the annoyance of my sister who was due 5 days before me & had bh for weeks/a month at least before)
Happy due date x
05/03/2014 at 09:44
I had a bloody show on the Tuesday, nothing again until Weds eve when I had mild contractions during the night. Thursday I was shattered and fed up, mw said baby was imminent and I wanted to hit her! Had my first glass of wine Thursday night and went into labour 45 mins after! He was here on Friday night :-) Hope it's soon for you, happy dd!
05/03/2014 at 09:54
The first I knew with J, was having a bloody show, then a pain straight after. Before the show, I didn't feel like labour was going to happen. If anything, it felt like J was quite happy where he was, and it'd be days.
He came 28 hours after the show, bang on his due date.
With C, it started pretty much the same way, only it was about 20 hours before I realised, as I was only 27 weeks, and thought I had backache.
05/03/2014 at 10:49
AK I feel that way about this baby - quite comfy! Its good to know it can all happen out of the blue! Fingers crossed!
05/03/2014 at 11:01
I had no clue! Walking up the stairs 39+1 11am after lazing on the settee watching telly, my waters started leaking. Followed by period pains, contractions started 3pm & ramped up every 3mins by 5pm. R arrived 6.17am he next day.
05/03/2014 at 11:21
05/03/2014 at 14:02
No. Ten mins before my first contraction I was heard muttering the immortal words "This bloody baby is never going to come out".
05/03/2014 at 16:11
05/03/2014 at 16:21
No, I woke up at 2am with my waters breaking. That was it!
Contractions started an hour later.
05/03/2014 at 18:26
05/03/2014 at 19:08
Isis I clearly remember you telling us all after your sweep that it hadnt done anything and how disappointed you were. Next thing we know your BA is up!!
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