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#1 123Babies4Me

Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:34 PM

I'm eagerly awaiting the arrival of DD. When I wake up in the morning, my first thought tends to be 'another night gone', and I stop thinking about the prospect of labour for that day - I guess because I have heard anecdotally that most labours happen at night. I was wondering what time of day you went into labour/things started happening? Is there anyone out there with a labour starting during the day?

For DS, my waters broke at 5pm, and then I woke up having contractions at 2am the next morning. He was born just before 1pm.

#2 Glitterz

Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:39 PM

We started having contractions around 7am in the morning, DD was born that day.  Hope you go in labour soon and safe arrival of DD.

Edited by Glitterz, 21 April 2012 - 12:40 PM.

#3 Missmarymack

Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:41 PM

I had twinges at 10pm and then woke to regular contractions at midnight

#4 irises

Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:44 PM

I had my son two days ago. First light pains started in the morning and became regular by the arvo. He was born at 9.45pm.

Daughter my waters broke at around 7pm and light contactions didn't start til over 30 hours later in the middle of the night. She was born at midday.

I was surprised to be labouring in the day with my son, as I had thought the same as you - that it was much more likely to start happening at night.

#5 Luvmy4

Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:46 PM

My 3 spontaneous labours all started at night...3.50am, 11.40 pm & 11.10pm

#6 Leha

Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:56 PM

Both night labours for me.

DD waters broke at 830pm contractions starting about an hour later. DD born by emergency c/s at 1130am.

DS I was lying in bed unable to sleep. At about midnight started aging tightenings. By 1am realised they were regular. DS born at 720am

#7 Princess Bubblegum

Posted 21 April 2012 - 12:56 PM

Mine all started at night too. DD's started at 11pm (water broke getting into bed), both DS started around midnight.

#8 Ireckon

Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:04 PM

#1: woke at 6am, first contraction at 6.30am. Gave birth at 10.10am that day
#2: first contraction at 4.30pm, gave birth that night at 1.05am
#3 was induced at 9.30am. First contraction was about 15 minutes after they broke my waters, gave birth at 5.30pm that afternoon.

To be fair, with #2, I went into labour about 15 minutes after gettting a phone call that FIL was going in for more surgery the next day. He had terminal cancer, and every operation had about a 65% chance he wouldn't make it through..so was really upset, which may or may not have triggered labour. It was my EDD anyway.

#9 BreezaH

Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:04 PM

With DS1 waters broke at 1.30am, contractions started immediately. He was born at 8:45am.

DS2, contractions started at 6pm. My waters broke at 8.05pm, he arrived at 9.16pm.

#10 c4a79

Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:13 PM

I woke at 430am to contractions that I could sort of doze through.  Had DD at 1120pm that night.

#11 Divine 35

Posted 21 April 2012 - 01:59 PM

Waters broke at 2am on the dot, with DD(born 24 hours and 39 mins later) biggrin.gif

Edited by Divine53, 21 April 2012 - 02:01 PM.

#12 wannabe30

Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:05 PM

First twinges at about 6pm. Established labour by 7:30pm. I laboured all night and DS finally arrived at about 9am. I wasn't happy about it, because I had had a really busy day and was looking forward to an early night.

My sister went into labour at 8am and delivered at 6pm. I thought that was very civilised - basically a standard work day.

Edited by wannabe30, 21 April 2012 - 02:06 PM.

#13 MGB

Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:06 PM

I woke to contractions at 3am and had DD at 1pm the following day.

#14 Jekaho

Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:08 PM

After two days of prelabour and no sleep, active labour (contractions bang on 3 mins apart) began at 7:30am (it had been about 2am that they had gotten 5-10 mins regularly). Bub wasn't born til 12:07am (so over 16 hours later)

#15 aurora sleeping

Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:10 PM

Waters broke when I got up from the couch on a Friday at 5:30pm (should have stayed there lol!).

Established labour by 9:30pm, pushing at 2am, DS born at 2:20am. Fast for a first one!!!

#16 *maddierose*

Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:13 PM

dd1 contractions started at 9am, laboured throughout the day and she was born at 5.50pm

dd2 (induced) born at 11:52am

ds1 contractions started lightly before lunch, waters broke around 2:30pm he was born at 6:50pm

ds2 had slight contractions throughout the day starting from around 1pm, more prelabour. 11pm waters broke and he was born at 2:53am

Only one child i laboured throughout the night.

#17 liveworkplay

Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:18 PM

4am (born 28 hrs 17 min later)and 830pm (born 5 hours 5 minutes later)

Edited by liveworkplay, 21 April 2012 - 02:19 PM.

#18 Belu

Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:18 PM

DS first twinges were 8:00am in the morning, decided I was in labour at 4ish, he was born at 8:35pm.
DD first twinges at 3:00pm, decided I was in labour at 9:30pm, waters broke at 10, DD arrived 10:15pm.
Both of mine were day labours original.gif

#19 R2B2

Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:32 PM

Son I was induced around 7am he was born at almost midnight.
Daughter I woke at 6am with twinges. she was born at 5pm.

#20 Rainbow Brite

Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:38 PM

My waters broke at 4.30am and contractions started straight away although fairly lightly.  Full contractions started at 9am and bubs was born just after midnight.  I had an EPI in the afternoon so that slowed the labour down a bit.

#21 spottydog

Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:42 PM

My waters broke at 11.50pm on the Friday night and my DD was born at 2am on the Sunday morning original.gif

Good luck.


#22 Lightning_bug

Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:05 PM

My waters broke at 5am on a Sunday.  I didn't ever go into proper labour.  Although I had mild-contractions 5mins apart, 1min long.  For 30hours!  

Aparently I'm one of those small percentage of women who can feel the first-stage contractions from the start.  The ones most women don't feel.  Lucky me glare.gif

#23 Kafkaesque

Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:07 PM

I woke at 4am with contractions.

#24 1miss2littlemen

Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:13 PM

With DD I was induced but had starting having contractions 10 mins aprart at 2:30am and she was born at 4:42pm
with DS my waters broke at 2:30 pm, I had gotten off the bus only 1 hour earlyer!! And he was born at 2:30am LOL

#25 LoveMy3Kids

Posted 21 April 2012 - 03:22 PM

All three of mine started at night. The first was sometime before midnight, the other two were just before dinner.

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