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do you think this might be labour.

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nutterbutsquash Thu 04-Aug-11 22:54:26

I'm 39+5 and have been having strong braxton hicks all day. They are now quite painful and every 5-10 mins and the pain is in the back/bottom. However, they aren't really painful, I can carry on doing stuff, talking etc - they don't feel as crampy as when I had DS. Don't want to cause a scene re. childcare arrangements (mum is an hour away) if it's false alarm. Thoughts please?

RollingInTheAisles Thu 04-Aug-11 22:56:55

Are they getting consistently more regular and closer together? I think that can be a difference to just BH rumblings.

Best of luck!

franke Thu 04-Aug-11 23:00:48

Start timing them.

RollingInTheAisles Thu 04-Aug-11 23:03:45

Yes, use contraction master if you want to do it more easily.

thisisyesterday Thu 04-Aug-11 23:04:54

sounds like how my labour started with ds2, he wa sback to back, hence the bum/back pain...

nutterbutsquash Thu 04-Aug-11 23:09:38

thanks everyone. They are 7 mins apart at mo, will see if they get closer. off to get contraction master now!

riverrock Thu 04-Aug-11 23:15:21

Good luck op smile

statueofliberty Thu 04-Aug-11 23:17:52

Ooh good luck!

soniaweir Fri 05-Aug-11 13:56:26

Any news?!

statueofliberty Fri 05-Aug-11 16:37:00

Back to check up on you,hope your okay?

nutterbutsquash Tue 09-Aug-11 11:43:37

Turns out it was labour! Went in at 3am Fri and had little girl at 5am. Prob wouldn't have gone in at 3 if they hadn't said the unit might be closing as was so busy so could have been a bit dramatic. Can't get over how different 2nd time was, so much easier and definately less painful although having difficulty sitting down now! Thanks for checking up and for the contraction master tip - was really helpful.

RollingInTheAisles Tue 09-Aug-11 12:33:24

Yay - congratulations! Lovely news smile

franke Thu 11-Aug-11 18:42:07

Just saw this update. Congratulations!

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