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#1 Kalindaaudrey

Posted Yesterday, 01:58 AM

So it's currently around ten to three am and I haven't slept in two says now so I may be a bit incoherent.
Im at 38 weeks
Aside from the lack of sleep I've been getting crazy hot flashes regularly (in nsw so could just be the weather), really bad back pain and general discomfort. I've become suddenly unconstipated which is not normal for me even before bub. It feels like I have my period but I've also had worse cramps as I've got endometriosis. Not sure if all this is labour starting or just general discomfort? I don't want to jump the gun and scare my partner and get my nan to drive five hours to come and do nothing if it's not time yet.

#2 Loulla

Posted Yesterday, 02:18 AM

I know for me labour began with instant contractions. They were mild to start with with but unmistakable. That was my first sign of anything. It certainly sounds like something's happening for you however! Have you got a midwife or Ob to assess you? Good luck!

#3 Loulla

Posted Yesterday, 02:23 AM


Edited by Loulla, Yesterday, 02:24 AM.

#4 Kalindaaudrey

Posted Yesterday, 02:32 AM

I haven't wanted to head down to the hospital yet as its only a  five minute drive and I was hoping contractions would start yesterday or today before I go down. Right now I feel like they'll send me home.

#5 Wonderstruck

Posted Yesterday, 06:16 AM

I've felt like that on an off this past week...I'll be 39 weeks tomorrow. Period like pain, hard stomach, general discomfort, periods of intense pain but only short and not regular etc. seems to be worse at night. I'll chat to my OB on Monday unless I go into labour beforehand but I think my body is still getting ready even though I'd love to meet bub sooner rather than later.

You can always ring the midwives OP for some advice, they're good at letting you know where they think you might be at.

Edited by Wonderstruck, Yesterday, 06:17 AM.

#6 Juki

Posted Yesterday, 07:13 AM

Definitely keep the hospital in touch. Both my labours felt like bad period pain in the start.

Do you have one of those apps to time things?

#7 EMM1979

Posted Yesterday, 09:14 AM

Labour started as bad period pain for me and pretty much stayed at that level.   I used the stopwatch on my iphone to time them (the lap function kept a record of stop/starting) and went in to hospital at 6-7mins apart and was already 6cms dilated.   I scared the hell out of the midwives who thought I was no where near that!

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