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Am I in labour?

(92 Posts)
TeaJunky Tue 20-Nov-12 10:55:40

I'm 38 + 2.

Period pains started Friday morning. Ease up a little with paracetamol which I've constantly been taking but then come back.

Have vomited once severely but no tummy bug symptoms. Eating as normal.

Today the pains are a bit more severe.

Am I in labour? I'm so confused and a bit worried now.

TeaJunky Tue 20-Nov-12 11:12:55

Anyone? sad

MrsAceRimmer Tue 20-Nov-12 11:15:10

Maybe. I would give your midwife a phone and she can help.
Are the pains regular? Try timing them (I know it's boring) for length and distance apart.
Good luck and congratulations smile

reikizen Tue 20-Nov-12 11:15:53

probably early labour. Try to eat, drink and rest as much as possible as this could go on for days smile

Princessishavingababyboo Tue 20-Nov-12 11:17:02

This could be the start of early labour. I would speak to your mw for advice. Good luck smile

TeaJunky Tue 20-Nov-12 11:21:45

Oh goodness, go on for days???

I'll ring the midwife I think.

Does eating pineapple etc really speed it up?

Princessishavingababyboo Tue 20-Nov-12 11:35:05

Tea you can try pineapple, but mostly eat, drink and walking helps move things along.

TeaJunky Tue 20-Nov-12 12:04:28

Thanks princess.
I've called in and they said to come in. Eeeek.

Princessishavingababyboo Tue 20-Nov-12 12:14:23

Ooh good luck!

MrsAceRimmer Tue 20-Nov-12 12:28:53

Good luck! Hopefully you will be meeting your baby soon smile

TeaJunky Tue 20-Nov-12 18:58:06

I'm back. sad

Had the most painful internal in the world, and she announced the cervix is still closed. I then bled straight after! Is that normal?? Is an internal even ok at this stage?

Feeling sorry for myself and drowning my sorrows in a cup of raspberry tea sad

Princessishavingababyboo Tue 20-Nov-12 21:05:32

Oh Tea sorry you had a hard time, internal's are fine, can sometimes help things move. did she give you a sweep while she was there? Also did you mention the bleeding to them after? You will meet this baby soon.

TeaJunky Tue 20-Nov-12 21:24:34

I keep wiping away mucousy blood confused

I just rang them and midwife said its perfectly normal for that to happen after an internal, as there are loads of little blood vessels around the neck of the womb that can be disturbed... No sweep, princess, the internal was torture enough sad

Princessishavingababyboo Tue 20-Nov-12 21:31:14

Oh Tea here thanks brew hope you feel better soon {{{{hugs}}}}

TeaJunky Tue 20-Nov-12 21:48:54

Thank you, princess, you are lovely arnt you <sniff> ..

I'm just in one of those very fragile moods ... ! Nothing that a nice cuppa can't fix smile

Feeling fragile could also be a sign that things are imminent - me and DH had the most frightful row the night before I went into labour with DS wink

Lots of rest, carb-load and fluids, baby will appear when they're ready

Princessishavingababyboo Wed 21-Nov-12 08:04:40

Morning Tea how are you feeling today? brew [toast] for you.

kalidasa Wed 21-Nov-12 08:33:00

Hello tea I'm in the same boat, 38+5. Lost my mucus plug at the weekend and period pain off and on for the last few days, really thought it was getting going yesterday morning but then all tailed off. Trying to stay zen about it! It will happen for us eventually.

Sorry about painful examination. I'm trying to avoid going in until I'm sure I'm on the way as I've heard that internal checks are generally less uncomfortable once you're in established labour.

TeaJunky Wed 21-Nov-12 10:10:00

Morning princess smile aahh, lovely cheers! grin I had a very hot ad sweaty night, had to open the window! shock ...and change the sheets again blush

Kali - hi there smile glad to have the company - please feel free to join me in feeling fragile grin

This morning I've lost more of my mucus plug, I think....

Oooh plug going is a great sign, won't be long now!

Princessishavingababyboo Wed 21-Nov-12 15:26:32

Ooh Tea it is all sounding very imminent smile I had my 16 week check today (dc3) and heard the little thumpy heartbeat for the first time smilesmile

Good luck. thanks

TeaJunky Wed 21-Nov-12 20:15:00

Awwwwwww princess! How lovely smile

Are you getting any sickness or anything? I was sooooo sick at 16 weeks!

TeaJunky Wed 21-Nov-12 20:16:06

Mmmnoodlesoup- my in laws are all waiting for The Phone Call grin ...

Princessishavingababyboo Wed 21-Nov-12 20:22:17

I seem fine, no sickness but my back is aching a lot sad how are you tonight?

kalidasa Wed 21-Nov-12 22:38:14

How's it going tea? Any more progress? My contractions came back today, more definitely contractions than Monday/Tuesday morning, but very infrequently, only about once an hour. So a pretty slow process it seems! Trying to stay chilled and get plenty of rest in preparation.

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