Poll: How many weeks were you

(82 Posts)
photographerlady Thu 04-Apr-13 14:11:48

For fun and wondering reasons really.. How many weeks were you when you went into labour. Were you expecting to come early? Induced? Differ from the other labours you had?

flounderscominghome Sat 06-Apr-13 12:07:14

37+3 with DS. it lasted 3 hours and gave birth in the bath in a very strange hospital with no pain relief. I was not expecting to go into labour then at all and my mw was sure I was going to be over due.

BeaWheesht Sat 06-Apr-13 12:18:43

41+6 both times induced

MiaowTheCat Sat 06-Apr-13 12:36:58

DD1 - late 33 weeks, went in with period cramps that were coming at regular intervals and was found to be leaking waters - she arrived the next day.
DD2 - just squeaked into 36 weeks - was in and out the previous week and a half with threatened labour and increasingly painful stop-start contractions... went in when the paracetamol and codeine I'd been advised to take wasn't even touching the pain, was told I wasn't dilated at all, my cervix was still long and there was no way the baby was coming... while they were sorting out a prescription for some better pain relief - waters went bang and she arrived well within 15 minutes - midwife and doctor were getting the mickey taken out of them by their colleagues for a few days over that one (midwife's even admitted I caught her out even after all her years of experience)!

Apparently I don't do late pregnancy or actually going into labour waiting to dilate for hours - I just get the pain but bog-all pain relief since I don't dilate - and then bang!

MrsJohnDeere Sat 06-Apr-13 12:41:54

38 induced quick
40+4 very quick

jaysmum2012 Sat 06-Apr-13 14:14:09

I was 40+5 I had a sweep at 40 weeks, x

beckslovestimmy Sat 06-Apr-13 15:57:46

38+1 wasn't expecting it as it was my first, also wasn't expecting a 4 hr labour with only a 4 minute pushing stage! Bibs was inpatient to meet us! smile

photographerlady Sat 06-Apr-13 16:18:23

becks I need to have a labour like yours smile

MummyPig24 Sat 06-Apr-13 20:58:56

Ds- 36+6, total shock.
Dd- 40+6, was hoping early, not fun being over!

beckslovestimmy Sat 06-Apr-13 21:51:09

It was great photo it still bloody hurt but at least it was over with quickly. I can't have cost the NHS much either as I didn't have any time for pain reliefshock

Dogsmom Sat 06-Apr-13 23:51:20

39+5 no symptoms until the day it started then a 30 hour back to back labour.

I've still got the stitches to show for it but also a beautiful daughter sleeping soundly in her cot next to me smile

IdaClair Sat 06-Apr-13 23:57:30

first 40+17 not induced, home birth with no pain relief, second 39+6 not induced, home birth with a paracetamol.

GoodtoBetter Sun 07-Apr-13 07:10:47

with DS 36 weeks exactly and with DD 39 weeks.

sleepythegiraffe Sun 07-Apr-13 07:18:29

Ds 39+5 born next day
Dd 39+6 induced and born next day

Tigresswoods Sun 07-Apr-13 07:27:57

39w & 5 days. Went into labour 30mins after my first cup of raspberry leaf tea. Oops.

DD - born at 39weeks & 6 days. DH had been working away (only 2 hours away) but came home for the night before his last day of work. My waters broke in the middle of the night. Quick labour for a first. Had first contraction half an hour later and DD was born in 6 hours.

DS - born at 38 weeks. I'd had a show 8 days previously and loads of braxton hicks. DH had been working away for 2 weeks and I'd been really worried about him missing the birth. DH got home, my waters broke 2 hours later and DS born in 2 hours! shock

TheSecondComing Sun 07-Apr-13 07:37:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Induced for GD at 39w, had him the day after. He was already on his way though and my dates (pre-scan) put me at 39+6 when he was born. Quite a long labour - contractions started at 2:30am, induced at 3:00pm, contracting until waters went at 4am and then had him at 4:00pm.

40 exactly, completely natural.

ohforfoxsake Sun 07-Apr-13 07:58:43

40, 40, 41 + 3 (one sweep), 42 (5 sweeps, crying, climbing the walls, depressed) wink

Although saying that, the final birth was the biggest baby, born in the bag and an absolute doddle.

ChasingStaplers Sun 07-Apr-13 08:10:01

DC1 - 37 weeks
DC2 - 38 weeks
DC3 - 39 weeks

All spontaneous labour although DC1 took 48 hours and DC3 only took two!

Trishstar Sun 07-Apr-13 08:42:08

DS was born a week ago at 37+5 grin

Hulababy Sun 07-Apr-13 08:47:03

40+12 - failed induction so cs

mummytopoppy1 Sun 07-Apr-13 09:48:33

DD: My waters broke at 39+6 (11pm) but I laboured slowly and gave birth at 40+1

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Sun 07-Apr-13 09:52:29

38+4 with DS1 induction then EMCS
36+6 with Ds2 Elcs

StrawberriesTasteLikeLipsDo Sun 07-Apr-13 09:53:26

Oh and the ELCS was worse than the EMCS, and I really mean worse, dont even like thinking of it

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