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It's the £1m question: Is this going to develop into active labour? How did yours start?

(7 Posts)
kjh5 Sat 12-Apr-14 06:01:17

I'm 38+5 and desperately hoping this might be it - a night of near constant Braxton hicks has turned into lower back and 'period' pain that has become bad enough to keep me awake. No actual contractions yet but over the past two weeks I've lost my plug and had a series a stop/ start irregular contractions which lasted for a solid 10 hours on Tuesday before fading into nothing. Everything has been super quiet since then - but yesterday I was so uncomfortable I could barely move and this baby is now so low in my pelvis he's barely managing to kick my belly button.

The real reason I think this might be it is DH has a ticket to the FAA cup semi final at Wembley this afternoon grin

Help distract me from another false start - how did your labour begin?

lolalotta Sat 12-Apr-14 06:22:17

Waters breaking but no contractions for hours and hours, both times!!!! So frustrating!!!! Good luck!!!

RedPony Sat 12-Apr-14 09:35:26

ooohhh good luck OP hopefully this Is it smile i can't give any advice as i'm only 27 weeks with my first so never been in labour but hopefully you will get to my your little one soon smile

Somanyillustrations Sat 12-Apr-14 09:49:21

I was coming on to post a similar question! I'm 40+3 with DC2, and waters went at 7.30, but no other signs! Have had symptoms like you described on and off since 37 weeks, so hoping this really is the end.

With DC1 I had a similar long build up and then very quick easy active labour, so try thinking of it that way smile.

Good luck!

kjh5 Sat 12-Apr-14 11:52:28

Ooh waters going is fab Somany! You are well on your way smile Fx for a quick labour for you. I keep hoping mine will go but despite spending the past hour vacuuming the flat, mopping the kitchen floor and generally cleaning up - all I've achieved is backache! Currently bouncing on the birthing ball in the hope that something gives... DH keeps scowling at me, he really wants to go to Wembley this afternoon ;)

Misty9 Sat 12-Apr-14 13:32:16

I'm 40+3 and have been having false starts and BHs for bloody weeks. Sorry. With ds my labour started when my hind waters went, but nothing else happened so I was induced 36hrs later.

Hope things are progressing for you OP!

kjh5 Sat 12-Apr-14 14:35:41

Nope - all stalled again here this baby is not coming today. All sounds positive for somany though - hope you'll have your bubba in hand soon!

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