Is this early labour??

(8 Posts)
femmeaufoyer Tue 11-Dec-12 17:40:47

Hey choco, I'm in exactly the same boat. Woke at midnight last night with period-like pains, with each contraction had to go for a pee....thought this is it! I'm 40 weeks tomorrow. But then fell back asleep until 6am and today I'm having contractions which are uncomfortable but not too painful, I have shooting pains in my back and down my thighs but nothing has built up or got any worse. I've been leaking a bit of fluid but I honestly don't know if it's amniotic or wee!! I'm seeing the MW tomorrow. Good luck!

chocorocco Tue 11-Dec-12 08:55:53

went to bed with the tightenings continuing, woke a couple of times as they hurt but seem to have gone this am! sad thought it might of been time. still got terrible back and hip ache thou.

Certainly sounds like it! Have you a hot water bottle, or can you tolerate a hot bath? the heat worked wonders for me. Good luck!

HappyHugs Mon 10-Dec-12 21:48:17

Yep, I'd say it's labour and you're on the home straight. Could be quick enough as it's your second so take no chances. Good luck!

YDdraigGoch Mon 10-Dec-12 20:08:12

Sounds like the start of labour to me too. Good luck xsmile

Hooliaaa Mon 10-Dec-12 20:04:51

Hello - sounds like early labour to me. Though that might be wishful thinking as I'm feeling pretty similar at 41 weeks. Good luck!

No experience whatsoever of early labour, but it certainly sounds like something is going on!

Deep breaths and relaxation, good luck smile

chocorocco Mon 10-Dec-12 19:37:29

I'm 37+4 second baby (was induced with DD so never went into labour properly) and yesterday woke with tummy ache kind of period pain, back ache and very painful, full boobs. I was sick straight after breakfast and the pains carried on through the day i also got strong b/h all day also spd got an awful lot worse.

This morning i woke and much the same no sickness but loose bowels i went to see my m/w who said it may be early labour or just nothing. She did feel and said baby is 1/5 engaged and she can barley feel baby's head. My pains are getting worse it makes me stop and breathe slowly they have no pattern really and they're not stopping when i rest. Also pains down below! I feel very irritable and grumpy also baby's moving lots but it feels quite aggressive movements.

Anyone got any thoughts?

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