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05/03/2013 at 12:50
Ok - humor me...
what were the first thing you noticed about being in labour, even if you didn't know it at the time.
I'm getting a very localised stabbing sensation to the right of my belly button, only lasts a few seconds then going. Know its nothing... but I'm looking for distractions so I dont have to clean the house!
05/03/2013 at 12:53
Waking up at about 2.30am with back ache, and strong regular contractions right from the start!
05/03/2013 at 12:55
erm, my waters breaking
i slept TERRIBLY for the 2 or 3 nights before my waters broke, but that was the only thing in hindsight that could have indicated something was happening.
05/03/2013 at 13:03
I had a show which it dismiss as nothing. Then more water trickling when I laughed before a major whoooosh
However that day I was unusually well. Full of energy, happy, relaxed etc..
05/03/2013 at 13:13
It's like the 2ww all over again isn't it HF!
05/03/2013 at 14:06
I know! haha sympton spotting and all!
05/03/2013 at 15:23
In hindsight, backache. Although that was more the start of labour, rather than a symptom of impending labour, if you see what I mean. I was still clueless though and didn't realise. This time, I feel like I'm noticing every twinge and am on constant labour watch!
05/03/2013 at 15:26
The day before I had the @rse big time and could not stop eating, I also had no motivation to do anything other than watch TV- the first physical sign was a big 'clear out' gross! I was convinced I had eaten something funny and it was that not contractions which were giving me stomach cramps......obviously I was wrong!
05/03/2013 at 15:28
With big R - waters went contractions started 20 minutes later
With little R - woke up with contractions and timed them they were coming about every 7mnutes! X
05/03/2013 at 15:30
The day before I had horrendous pains that shot up inside me, they were identical to some i had wth a bowel problem and as I hadn't been for a few days, thought it was that.
05/03/2013 at 15:50
Awful backache was the start of mine. Then my first lot of Braxton Hicks (I hadn't had them before). Went to bed as normal and got up and ran a bath at 1am as I just didnt feel right. By 2am I was having strong contractions.
05/03/2013 at 15:58
Keeping an eye on this thread, symptom spotting is definitely as bad as it was during the 2ww!!
05/03/2013 at 15:59
Waters breaking! I was due to be induced on the Tuesday, went to bed on the Monday night at 10.30pm with no indications of anything happening. Woke up at 1am needing a wee, as I sat on the loo my waters went, 30 mins later contractions started, less than 6 hours 20 mins later M was here!
19/07/2016 at 08:37
Remember so well aa ir was only 5 weeks ago 👍😆 I had diarrhea for about 2 weeks before labour then About 3 days before I had Terrible shooting pains up my front 😲😲 about 2 days before I had bad lower back that ached constantly but that stopped at about 6.00pm then I felt abso fine and was really disheartened cuz really wanted things to start as i was 4 days over and i had enough lol, but my waters went then at 2.30am and had woken me up 😆 contractions started within about 2/3 mins after they had gone. congratulations my lovely and good luck :-)
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