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Complete this: I knew labour was imminent when.....

(71 Posts)
ALR123 Sun 27-Dec-15 01:17:36

I'm 37+4 and curious. In the last 24 hrs I've had a lot of twinges, developed a cold, gone spotty and lost my appetite! Probably means nothing but wondering when you knew it was starting?

PeppasNanna Sun 27-Dec-15 01:19:25

When i got regular contractions at 40+6!

ArthurMcAffertyhastwocats Sun 27-Dec-15 01:20:35

When my waters broke in Waitrose.

WelliesTheyAreWonderful Sun 27-Dec-15 01:29:29

When my waters started leaking in the middle of the night. So exciting!

HeffalumpTrap Sun 27-Dec-15 01:32:44

Waters breaking and sudden onset of horrendous contractions every three minutes. No mistaking it.

dotdotdotmustdash Sun 27-Dec-15 01:34:41

I had sudden and very sharp pain in my lower back when I got out of bed, not from my uterus at all, just like a nasty back pain. Happened both times and I started labout and had both my babies within 24 hours.

hownottofuckup Sun 27-Dec-15 01:37:23

I just knew, really hard to explain but you do know when it's the real deal. Having said that I did expect the last one to be a hell of a lot of a longer process

twirlypoo Sun 27-Dec-15 02:05:35

I didn't know blush I think I was in shock mind, I turned up at the hospital after a bleed, and having pains. It was only when I starryed really needing to poo / push that I twigged and I ended up sobbing because I wasn't ready. I had a very short labour though!

Millionsmom Sun 27-Dec-15 02:39:55

When I realised I didn't know David Beckham in real life so he couldn't be kicking footballs at my tummy. I was dreaming he was and each time the ball hit me the pain was awful. I woke up after about the fifth pain. Yes I'm a slow learner blush

BaronessBomburst Sun 27-Dec-15 02:46:13

When I went into hospital to be induced.
So not that helpful really. wink

NewBallsPlease00 Sun 27-Dec-15 02:49:37

There was one night of the labour window four weeks I didn't have a back up childcare option for older dc, and therefore that would be the day. It was !

MistressMerryWeather Sun 27-Dec-15 02:57:01

I realised I hadn't wet myself in the middle of DHs old friends living room.

I was there to pick up a pram I had found on gumtree and by sheer coincidence DH knew this guy and their family from years ago.

They were in the middle of a lively session of reminiscing and I was stood there thinking 'Oh Jesus I'm pissing myself and I can't stop!'

When it continued I guessed my waters had broken but didn't want to say anything.

Thank fuck for black linen trousers because no one noticed.

Whoknewitcouldbeso Sun 27-Dec-15 03:32:18

When I started throwing up and got chronic regular contractions in my back.

HooseRice Sun 27-Dec-15 03:35:39

When they hooked me up to a syntocin drip.

bluey11 Sun 27-Dec-15 04:15:58

When my contractions started. No other early signs here I'm afraid. Good luck OP! thanks

MingZillas Sun 27-Dec-15 05:11:19

When I had the shits I knew it would be starting soon.

MingZillas Sun 27-Dec-15 05:12:13

Hmmm, classy hmm

WiIdfire Sun 27-Dec-15 05:13:55

When I had the induction medication.

ICJump Sun 27-Dec-15 05:18:24

When I vomited.

Strawclutching Sun 27-Dec-15 05:19:14

When the midwife told me I was ready to push. I was so relieved. I thought she was going to say I was only 1cm dilated and I was a drama queen.

Sairelou Sun 27-Dec-15 05:28:50

When my waters started leaking in the night after a huge coughing fit at 40+6

Augustwedding Sun 27-Dec-15 06:12:06

When the mw broke my waters!

Renee01 Sun 27-Dec-15 06:19:58

I started get contractions at 41+1. No other signs and I'd had other twinges before but, as a pp has said, I just knew.

Good luck OP and hope you have a smooth ride when the time comes.

MadFestiveGnome Sun 27-Dec-15 06:22:07

When I climbed into bed after a long day of being fed up of being overdue and my waters suddenly went as I lay down. Took another day before the contractions started thanks to the drip but that was the start of it all.

GoApeShit Sun 27-Dec-15 06:50:26

When I'd had two sweeps and finally been induced at 41+4 envy

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