Is this it??

(28 Posts)
Dizzywhore Wed 16-Jul-14 22:07:01

Been having pains for just over 2 hours, they last around 45 seconds and come between 7-15 minutes. Not really getting any stronger yet. I'm 40+1. My whole tummy and underneath feel sore and tender. The baby is moving loads, I thought they were meant to slow down when your labour starts?

Greyhound Wed 16-Jul-14 22:10:18

Ring the hospital (if you are having hospital birth) - sounds like things are happening smile

Dizzywhore Wed 16-Jul-14 22:21:13

This could go on for hours like this though couldn't it? It's driving me crazy not knowing if this is it or not!

Spanielpuppy Wed 16-Jul-14 22:26:01

Take a couple of paracetamol maybe a warm bath then try to get some sleep. In course things to progress into labour.

Stay calm, relaxed and positive.

Good luck

Let us all know what happens

Dizzywhore Wed 16-Jul-14 22:27:47

Thanks. Will do!

Showy Wed 16-Jul-14 22:28:54

Sleep. Rest. Relax. Drink. Light snacks. Rest more.

MrsBungle Wed 16-Jul-14 22:30:15

Definitely take a couple of paracetamol and go to bed! Good luck.

nigerdelta Wed 16-Jul-14 22:31:30

yeah, agree, small glass of wine & try to sleep.

(I'll be checking for you at 4am tomorrow. wink ).

grobagsforever Wed 16-Jul-14 22:32:04

sounds like early labour to me. Both my labours started like this and then ramped up all of a sudden. Good luck!

Dizzywhore Wed 16-Jul-14 22:33:05

Thanks all! No wine in the house or I would! Could so drink a nice glass of red right now!

Bless you this sounds like early labour. It may build up or more likely might stay like this for quite a while, try to keep busy watching relaxing TV if you can't actually sleep. Now is the time to eat some light snacks if you can manage to build you up for the hard work coming. Phone your unit for advice anytime. They will speak to you on the phone numerous times if you need it. They will hear in your voice how you're coping and can help you decide when to go in.

Good Luck x

OutDamnSpot Wed 16-Jul-14 22:41:46

Just to say, helpfully, with dc1 I had contractions that began at lunch with the odd niggle and cramp. By 5pm thought was labour and called midwife at 7ish to be given paracetamol and bath advice, told to call back when contractions every 5 mins or less...

Thing is they remained all over place, stronger definitely, but not consistent. No show, no waters breaking so kept thinking hours to go. Arrived at hospital 9.30pm, baby at 10.20pm. Was fine but I kept waiting to be sure "this is it" - would have preferred, looking back, to be able to have sat down in car on way to hospital grin.

Or, short version, don't worry too much about going in too soon. If you want reassurance do call your midwife. And not all labours are long. Good luck x

Coconutty Wed 16-Jul-14 22:44:34

Mine started like this, I went all day and then went into hospital early evening. I was 7cm when I got there.

Looking forward to your update!

Dizzywhore Wed 16-Jul-14 22:45:31

Thanks very much for your messages. Really hope this is it!

Dizzywhore Thu 17-Jul-14 01:54:09

Well I'm pretty sure this is it! The last 2 hours they have got more painful and lasting about 1 minute. They are coming about every 6-7 minutes. Going to have a bath and see how I get on.

KiltedKoala Thu 17-Jul-14 01:57:11

I would call them for some advice as well! Good luck!

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 17-Jul-14 01:59:43

Yes give them a call. Good luck OP smile

Yep, nearly time to go in. Good luck op. Exciting times for you.

Whereisegg Thu 17-Jul-14 06:55:47

Oooooh good luck op thanks

Dizzywhore Thu 17-Jul-14 07:13:25

Still at home! Contractions aren't that regular yet, between 3 and 15 minutes apart! Most lasting 40secs but some on 30. Not slept all night so really hope things get a move on soon!

romomum Thu 17-Jul-14 10:50:46

Awww good luck ...sound exciting...and exhausting!!!!wink xx

Wishfulmakeupping Thu 17-Jul-14 11:26:18

How's it going OP?

Dizzywhore Fri 18-Jul-14 06:07:58

Baby was born at 16.24 yesterday (17th) 7lb 15oz both doing well. X

Angelto5 Fri 18-Jul-14 06:22:32

Congratulations dizzy. grin

lettertoherms Fri 18-Jul-14 06:31:30

Congratulations! thanks

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