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I'm now firmly in the 'Maybe it's labour!' stage lol...

(16 Posts)
weebigmamma Mon 17-Mar-14 02:14:57

Stomach pains when I lie down? Maybe it's labour!

Running to the loo even more often than usual? Maybe it's labour!

Diarrhea? Maybe it's labour! (TMI?)

Wishful thinking ahoy.....!

Been there, done that! When are you due?

Uh I will join you there! Every twinge.......

redcaryellowcar Mon 17-Mar-14 04:34:36

I thought i had diarrhea a couple of weeks ago, was sat on toilet with nothing happening wondering what i had eaten, then realised these diarrhea episodes were coming quite frequently started timing them and woke dh to say perhaps in labour. Ds arrived about 5 hours later!

redcaryellowcar Mon 17-Mar-14 04:35:26

Best of luck, diarrhea or labour!

aydiddlydee Mon 17-Mar-14 06:57:42

so with you there! 40+5 here ... GET OUT OF ME! angry

steppyhen Mon 17-Mar-14 09:07:38

Im in same boat 40+6 gettin my 5 sweep today maybe just maybe it will bring on labour!!! Good luck x

eggplanty Mon 17-Mar-14 09:09:46

Good luck ladies!!!

lemonfolly Mon 17-Mar-14 14:41:25

I thought the same yesterday, but turns outs its norovirus for me! Hope yours is labour, certainly slightly more pleasant in my view! Good luck

williwonti Mon 17-Mar-14 14:42:43

Me too...40+6, 4 sweeps and no signs as yet.....

CrispyFB Mon 17-Mar-14 16:01:51

I played the opposite game a few weeks back. I was only 36+5 and that day was ridiculously inconvenient to have a baby - one of the few times where we had a four hour gap in easy emergency childcare coverage plus we had loads planned over the following two days. So I did the best I could and denied I was in labour.

Unexpectedly loose stools all morning - stomach virus
Spike in blood pressure - stomach virus (never mind I had no stomach ache like I normally do)
Contractions during the day instead of the evening - just further along in pregnancy, this stuff happens
Contractions not fading despite toilet visits, walking around - see above
Tearful over nothing - lack of sleep
Feeling spaced out - lack of sleep
Had spent entire day two days earlier irrationally sorting out stupid trivial things to the point of physical collapse - those stupid trivial things needed doing!!
Low blood sugar for no reason - maybe there was a reason I'd forgotten
Contractions getting painful - maybe I need the loo
Contractions 2-3 minutes apart by evening and shaking - I suppose I could call someone.. <was ordered to delivery suite immediately, skip triage!>

Spent two hours faffing about sorting out emergency-emergency childcare and driving to the hospital which was bloody miles away

Baby born by required EMCS (should have been ELCS a week later!) not long after getting to the hospital. Oops.

Good luck everyone, hope you don't have to wait too much longer!

weebigmamma Mon 17-Mar-14 19:26:37

Oh my goodness Crispy! lol. Congratulations!! :-)

I'm only at 36 weeks now. ELCS due at 39 weeks. I think I'm just so fed up of being pregnant but I know if I go early I'll also be worrying about not having things done.

Yes, good luck to everyone! Lemon- norovirus is so horrible, hope you feel a lot better soon!

CrispyFB Mon 17-Mar-14 19:55:51

I hit my ELCS date last time, but spent the last few days very introspective.. I think in many ways despite the inconvenience it is nicer if it takes you by surprise as you don't spend as much time wallowing in it all! I was lucky in a way as with my history it was quite likely I would go early so all the big things were done.. but I did miss out on the relaxing final week I had planned!

Ugh yes - feel better soon lemonfolly - I've heard of a few people who have norovirus at the moment. That would be my worst nightmare combined with childbirth!

weebigmamma Mon 17-Mar-14 20:00:01

According to the doc my baby is 2 weeks ahead of itself size-wise which is probably what has put early labour in my head. He has been extra wiggly lately but that's nothing unusual really. And I've had a lot of braxton hicks today too but nothing painful. Hey ho! :-)

moomin35 Mon 24-Mar-14 08:07:23

Any news wegigmamma?

weebigmamma Mon 24-Mar-14 08:24:03

No, still waiting but I'm only 37 weeks this week so another couple to go before the section. I can just about cope if this soap-in-the-bed thing continues to help my restless legs! x

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