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#1 spottydog

Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:28 PM

Well im 38w3d today.

I woke up at 3.20am with strong braxtons and pain and discomfort with them, anyway i have had them on and off until 1pm, then nothing for a while. Now another couple of strong BH with pains, im hoping this is it original.gif Im ready to meey my wee man.

So tell me about your prelabour experiences? Was it long? Days/hrs?

This is my second bub, first was a SROM long labour not much progression myself, so got epidural, drip and then DD came. Was 26hrs from waters breaking to her delivery.

Just trying to fill the time really, lol. Im happy to hear the good, the bad and the ugly original.gif

spottydog.

#2 Natttmumm

Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:37 PM

Not sure if this helps ----- but I've had Brixton hicks that are strong enough to make me really notice for about a week now. There is no regularity to them but its a few every hour, then none for a while then it starts up again. I'm now about 36 weeks. I was thinking it might be early labour signs but the doc didn't think so.
With DD1 waters broke  and contractions started every 6 minutes and stayed that way for 2 days. In the end I had to be induced. That was at about 37 weeks.
DD2 I lost the mucous plug at 38 weeks and lots of BH but nothing happened and I was induced at 39 weeks.
I keep reading that BH contractions means labour should be soon but for me that wasn't really so.
I hope you bub arrives very soon. Keep us posted.




#3 TotesFeral

Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:43 PM

With DD I had no pains at all until 40+3 when I started to get them every 8 minutes, they went on all day but weren't painful. DD was born 40+5 after my waters broke and there was meconium so had to go on the drip.

With DS I had braxton hicks from 38 weeks. They were usually painful/uncomfortable but not consistent. DS was finally induced at 41+4. Yeah thanks for that DS  wink.gif

#4 spottydog

Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

I should add that these pains/contractions are different to BH, ive had BH since 20weeks, they are uncomfrtable but this is defenatly my body ramping things up.

Ive had a couple more since my OP and am hoping this is the start of things now.

spottydog.

#5 Chalky85

Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:51 PM

I was just coming in to make a similar post OP! I'm 38 weeks and I've been having painful Braxton Hicks on and off for a few days. I thought things were going well on the weekend when I had painful enough contractions and lower back pain to keep waking me up all night and by morning it had fizzled to nothing  :-(

With my DS my waters broke at 36+3 and I went into spontaneous labour without any warning signs. Although I am so happy to have made it this far  it feels like I've been pregnant forever! Hurry up baby I am so ready to meet you!

#6 Mousky

Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:04 PM

40 weeks today!  So far I have had an entire 2 very (I mean period pain was worse) mild cramps. Nothing else. Not a thing.

Cervic not dilated, high and posteria.

Its going to be a very long two weeks!

Good luck OP, hope it very soon original.gif

#7 imamumto3

Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:06 PM

I had pre labour from 37 weeks, I was induced at 39 weeks.  good luck, I hope your bub arrives very soon

#8 Natttmumm

Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:10 PM

Hope this is it for you!!! I think if the contractions can be timed and are regular it very well could be.

#9 Mille-Mille

Posted 14 January 2013 - 04:12 PM

Your fist labour sounds just like my first, and now i'm 38+7 weeks with number two.  I have had nothing but normal braxton hicks so far and apparently baby is 4/5th engaged (which means nothing really).  My hips are killing me and now i'm ready to get this show on the road!

Good luck to you!

#10 sarkazm76

Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:17 PM

Started losing plug 5 days before due date (I think 1 week after Dr saying I was showing no signs of anything happenning with my cervix).  Maybe 3 days before my due date started having contractions.... I don't know how many I had before my brain suddenly went "hmm maybe I should time these".  lol.  They were as close as 6 minutes apart then longer, then shorter... for hours on end.  When I laid down to go to sleep it was worse.  Couldn't sleep all night.  The sun came up... they stopped  rant.gif   Next night same thing - I just tried to sleep through it as I figured if labour was coming I would be exhausted!  Lovely ladies on EB told me it sounded like he was posterior.  Friday had an appointment with a paed at the hospital and had contractions while there - he made me go up to delivery to get checked out... turned out my waters were leaking as well so they said come back tomorrow morning for induction.  Went back that night at 1am with painful contractions/ back pain every 5 mintues.  Got there.... it stopped  rant.gif
Had rotten night with poor treatment.  Our midwife from the day before arrived 7am and broke my forewaters.  6 hours later he was born.  He was face up but he turned in labour.  I had to labour on all fours nearly the whole time.  Little bugger biggrin.gif

Good luck I hope you get somewhere.  If you get too much back pain.... try being on all fours as much as you can just in case bubs needs to roll over biggrin.gif


#11 spottydog

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:43 AM

Well nothing happening here atm, Went to bed early last night and slept all night apart from one toilet stop, no more contractions.

How did you go chalky85?

spottydog

#12 Natttmumm

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:45 AM

I was thinking of you spotty dog and wondering what happened.
It's a waiting game.....
Surely it's not far away!

#13 Happy_daisy

Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:52 AM

Hope it's not too far away for you Spottydog! I'm playing the same waiting game...39+4 today...

#14 spottydog

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:02 AM

I wish i could tell what/when things were going to happen.

Im impatient lol.

My main issue is DD 3yrs old, my Mum works PT, but over a hr away, so she is my only childcare, but i sent her to work today, she cant take time off just incase.

I also wish at this moment in time i was a midwfie, i would be able to tell if i was starting to dialate etc pmsl Tounge1.gif

spottydog


#15 axiomae

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:02 AM

With DD I woke up Monday morning and had a show - that was the first sign labour was near, no Braxton Hicks for me. Kept showing all Tuesday and started having painless contractions about 5pm onwards on Tuesday. Tried to sleep but at about 9pm I could no longer lie down and needed to be vertical. I had quite painful contraction ALL night! They never increased in frequency to that 3 in 10 minute mark, but I ended up calling the midwife at around 5am, who told me to rest as much as possible. They stopped by dawn. I was so disappointed!

Slept Tuesday - then a repeat on Wednesday. Started painlessly at about 5pm, until about 9pm I could not lie down. This time, though, baby was born 8.48am Thursday morning original.gif



#16 spottydog

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:07 AM

QUOTE (axiomae @ 15/01/2013, 09:02 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
With DD I woke up Monday morning and had a show - that was the first sign labour was near, no Braxton Hicks for me. Kept showing all Tuesday and started having painless contractions about 5pm onwards on Tuesday. Tried to sleep but at about 9pm I could no longer lie down and needed to be vertical. I had quite painful contraction ALL night! They never increased in frequency to that 3 in 10 minute mark, but I ended up calling the midwife at around 5am, who told me to rest as much as possible. They stopped by dawn. I was so disappointed!

Slept Tuesday - then a repeat on Wednesday. Started painlessly at about 5pm, until about 9pm I could not lie down. This time, though, baby was born 8.48am Thursday morning original.gif


Thats my kind of story, haha.

COngrats


#17 froglett

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:11 AM

Don't know if this is what you want to hear Op, but I had pre labour every night for 2 weeks! The first episode started 39+6, at about 1am. Basically contractions every 20 mins, lasting 1 min. It was enough to make me think things were happening, so DH organised the day off work. These fizzled out at 8am.
Basically this same pattern repeated every night (some nights worse than others - the night we went to the Coldplay concert they were every 5 mins). I eventually started to lose my plug at 41+4. I had a stretch and sweep at 41+5, then the morning of 41+6 DS wasn't moving as much, so went to hospital for a ctg. all good, but he was induced that afternoon.
I was 2 cm dialated when they put the first lot of gel in, so obviously the pre labour was doing something, and 30 mins after the first lot of gel I was in full blown labour (5 mins apart, lasting 2 mins). 5 hour later I was pushing, but DS wasn't coping so emergency cs.
So for me, the pre labour took forever (and I certainly got over the have you had the baby questions)!! But it certainly ripened my body and made labour very quick!

#18 spottydog

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

QUOTE (froglett @ 15/01/2013, 09:11 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Don't know if this is what you want to hear Op, but I had pre labour every night for 2 weeks! The first episode started 39+6, at about 1am. Basically contractions every 20 mins, lasting 1 min. It was enough to make me think things were happening, so DH organised the day off work. These fizzled out at 8am.
Basically this same pattern repeated every night (some nights worse than others - the night we went to the Coldplay concert they were every 5 mins). I eventually started to lose my plug at 41+4. I had a stretch and sweep at 41+5, then the morning of 41+6 DS wasn't moving as much, so went to hospital for a ctg. all good, but he was induced that afternoon.
I was 2 cm dialated when they put the first lot of gel in, so obviously the pre labour was doing something, and 30 mins after the first lot of gel I was in full blown labour (5 mins apart, lasting 2 mins). 5 hour later I was pushing, but DS wasn't coping so emergency cs.
So for me, the pre labour took forever (and I certainly got over the have you had the baby questions)!! But it certainly ripened my body and made labour very quick!


Just wanting to hear all kinds of stories, yours sounds like a friend of mine, pre labour lasting the last two weeks.

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spottydog.

#19 Lady Lovely Locks

Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:28 AM

I only had BH when I over did it when walking our 30+ Kg dog at the park. I got really clean-y and half an hour before my waters broke (3 weeks before my due date) I decided I should put a towel next to the bed in case my waters broke- weird lol

#20 Chalky85

Posted 15 January 2013 - 01:50 PM

QUOTE (spottydog @ 15/01/2013, 08:43 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well nothing happening here atm, Went to bed early last night and slept all night apart from one toilet stop, no more contractions.

How did you go chalky85?

spottydog


At least you got a full nights sleep! Nothing here either but tossing and turning with multiple toilet trips hehe. But I woke up today and cleaned random things like underneath the overhanging kitchen cupboards, all the stainless steel appliances,and the drawers in the entertainment unit  ohmy.gif . My friends came over to visit this morning so I felt compelled to vacuum, scrub the toilet and other.random things even though 1) it was already clean and 2) they are the type of friends who couldn't care what the house looked like! They brought yummy treats, cleaned everything up when we were done and brought extra treats for me to put in the freezer  :-)

Last time I went on a cleaning rampage with ds my waters broke! I'm feeling shattered and achy now and I've had (TMI) extra discharge today so fingers crossed!

#21 spottydog

Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:01 PM


Sounding good chalky i will be watching in here for a update now original.gif

Edited by spottydog, 15 January 2013 - 05:38 PM.


#22 Noah's mum

Posted 15 January 2013 - 02:05 PM

I hope labor is just around the corner for you!!

I was induced with DS at 38+2.

DD was another story, I couldn't sleep at night for 1.5 weeks before her due date because of BH. I had some red spotting a few days before her due date went in and was checked I was 2cm, at 40+4 I had a midwifes appt I had a s&s I was 4cm I went into labor 2 days later and it was fairly quick!! I hope all this is doing something and you have a quick labor!! :-)

#23 spottydog

Posted 20 January 2013 - 03:13 PM

Hi girls,

No news really, apart from the past 2 hrs ive had the same again, BH with tummy pressure and back ache. Hoping whatever it is, is helping with my bodys preperation for birth.

spotty.




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