What is a show like?

(5 Posts)
RooneyMara Thu 27-Dec-12 14:25:05

Just asking, because I'm not sure what it should look like. I thought it would be substantial but this morning I had some light brown, like old-blood-type discharge, and that was it...

have been having some practise ctx and shooting pains and so on, MW says baby is only 2/5 palpable now, so right down there and I'm walking like I have a watermelon between my legs.

I just don't know if this would count as a show or not. Probably not but humour me as I have had enough!!! smile

Oreocrumbs Thu 27-Dec-12 14:29:29

My show was small, snot like with brown blood bits in. Not very much though.

Later in hospital I passed the proper plug which I can't clearly remember but was much more.

After I passed the first little bit my labour kicked off properly (had been having contraction pains every 30 mins for 14 hours, had show and was at 3-5 min contractions 2 hours later.

Fingers crossed it's your time and good luck!

RooneyMara Thu 27-Dec-12 14:32:22

Thanks, Oreo smile

See it wasn't like very thick stuff - just more of a staining on the pad iykwim? But quite brown and normally it's just creamy.

I can't work out what is Ctx and what is just pressure in my poor old pelvis at the moment - pain is pretty consistent.

Well I guess I'll find out soon enough!

Oreocrumbs Thu 27-Dec-12 14:37:10

Mine wasn't thick either, I imagine there is a bit of variety from woman to woman too.

My early labour pains - pre show were like perios pains. I did the supermarket shop, cleaned the house etc - so in no way debilitating, just uncomfortable, then increasing to painfull.

After the show they started to hurt - a couple of hours later they hurt a lot!

It is an old cliche but you will know when they do get going!!

Try and get/keep moving around that will help get things going if it is the start.

RooneyMara Thu 27-Dec-12 14:39:41

Thankyou - I'll keep moving and see what transpires!

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