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OK - am I in labour?

(16 Posts)
KeepOnSwimming Sun 26-Jun-11 00:19:39

Started getting horrible pains 2 hours ago and it's already down to about 5 min intervals - surely this is a bit quick for #1? Although have been getting practice braxton hicks for days on and off, and all today I have had back ache.

These are very painful at the bottom of my bump like very bad period pains....

Is it a false alarm?

browneyesblue Sun 26-Jun-11 00:25:32

You should give the labour ward a ring.

With DS (my first and only) I reached 4cm within a couple of hours, and 10cm a few hours after that. There are no hard and fast rules!

Good luck smile

BibiBelle Sun 26-Jun-11 00:29:29

phone them smile and best of luck

SeamanStaines Sun 26-Jun-11 00:30:11

Sounds like your baby may be on it's way.
Are you overdue?

I had all day back ache, an evening of twinges etc. Woke up with pain at 2am and was holding my baby by 9am.

Call the labour ward for advice.

Valpollicella Sun 26-Jun-11 00:32:05

Keepon, my cx started at 5 mins apart, so maybe not that unusual. Give the ward a ring and see what they suggest.

DS was born exactly 6 hours after the first cx, so don't think that because it's DC1 it can't be quick grin

Good luck grin

KeepOnSwimming Sun 26-Jun-11 00:34:10

Thanks! Rang them - going in - wish me luck!

SeamanStaines Sun 26-Jun-11 00:36:54

Good luck! Sending you lots of good pushing vibes!

Do be aware that things can slow down when you get to hospital. The change of situation can upset your body IYSWIM

browneyesblue Sun 26-Jun-11 00:36:56

Good luck - how exciting grin

Valpollicella Sun 26-Jun-11 00:37:33

Huge good luck!

Cutiecat Sun 26-Jun-11 01:20:13

Good luck.

sancerrre Sun 26-Jun-11 01:24:42

Good luck! Mine started 5 mins apart for baby no 1 too. And no braxton hicks beforehand.

Rosduk Sun 26-Jun-11 05:18:11

Yey good luck!

SeamanStaines Sun 26-Jun-11 23:42:00

Any news?!

pettyprudence Tue 28-Jun-11 19:43:26

Good luck! My contractions started 2-3mins appart so I thought I must be counting them wrong and couldn't possibly be in labour grin

KeepOnSwimming Wed 29-Jun-11 18:26:49

...And I'm home! Baby was born Monday morning at just over 8lb... a beautiful little girl!

Thank you ladies!

Just all the uncomfortable bits to settle now,... confused

PrincessScrumpy Wed 29-Jun-11 19:53:10

Congratulations xxxx

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