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Anyone awake? I think my labour has started, need some company :0)

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liznay Wed 05-Oct-11 05:55:06

I am 41+5 with my second baby and was due to be induced today!
I've been awake sinced 3am. Having mildly painful contractions every 3-4 mins but only lasting 30-40 seconds. Can't sit still during them and have to walk around.
I've got the tens machine on and taken some paracetamol but don't want to wake up my DH yet, as it could be ages yet.
Someone keep me company... :0)

LCRLCR Wed 05-Oct-11 05:57:24

Just rushing out the door to work but good luck! Now the fun starts!

winterland Wed 05-Oct-11 05:57:24

I'm awake! Have you had a show or waters yet? Exciting times.. Are you hoping fir a hospital or home birth? And was your first labour quick? This may be quicker... x

liznay Wed 05-Oct-11 05:59:59

Hi Winterland, no show or waters, but didn't last time. CTX's are getting more painful now. last one was 1 minute.
Last labour was 27 hours! so need to stay at home a bit longer this time....
can't remember any of the breathing exercises i'm supposed to do!

NotjustaMummy Wed 05-Oct-11 06:04:43

In through the nose and out through the mouth. I count for three when I do it.. Is it worth waking the DH yet?

winterland Wed 05-Oct-11 06:06:04

Well hopefully this one will be somewhat shorter! Is it too soon for a bath? Got to stay calm and breath through each contraction. I almost went into myself and went silent to get through each one. Is the tens helping? And wake your dh for some support!!

Sausagesarenottheonlyfruit Wed 05-Oct-11 06:06:06

How exciting! Have you woken your DH/DP yet? Are contractions any closer together ?

liznay Wed 05-Oct-11 06:06:57

just going to do that now, don't want to wake DD up yet though, she's only 2.5 and will be worried...
CTX are getting more painful! every 3 mins but not lasting a full minute yet..

winterland Wed 05-Oct-11 06:08:06

Have you someone arranged to look after her today? Maybe get a bath run x

debka Wed 05-Oct-11 06:11:48

Ooo how exciting! Bear in mind 2nd babies tend to arrive quicker than 1st babies (my DD1 was 11 hours, DD2 45 mins grin)

liznay Wed 05-Oct-11 06:12:13

well my mum is upstairs so yes DD is fine. Just woke up DH.
Maybe I should phone the hospital....

LargeGlassofRed Wed 05-Oct-11 06:12:50

Ah good luck, so exciting. Walking up and down stairs is good for getting head in a good position, and second the bath, although at 3 mins apart maybe you should be heading in.

winterland Wed 05-Oct-11 06:13:14

Wont do any harm to warn them. How far away is it?

liznay Wed 05-Oct-11 06:26:01

about half a mile down the road! just phoned them and they said to see how i am over the next hour...
Stairs are very creaky... the whole house will wake up :0)
forgot how painful even mild contractions are!

mumatron Wed 05-Oct-11 06:28:34

Good luck op.

With my dc3 my ctx never lasted a full min and never really settled into a routine,

I completely recommend listening to your own body, if you feel ready to go in, go.

Hope you've got a lovely baby in your arms very soon.

TheRealMBJ Wed 05-Oct-11 06:30:56

Ooh! How exciting smile. I'm praying mine will start today too (but am only 38w2)

liznay Wed 05-Oct-11 06:31:52

oh just making me tea and biscuits now.. smile
ctx very regular just not very long.

LargeGlassofRed Wed 05-Oct-11 06:32:01

It's so strange how you forget the contraction pain but the minute it starts you remember, :-) really think you'll be quicker this time, mine have all got faster each time,
If you can't do the stairs, standing and rocking, rotating through the contractions can really help,
and always remember each contraction you have is one more ticked off.
Have everything crossed for you

Cheeseandbiscuits Wed 05-Oct-11 06:35:15

Oh how are you doing? Try and eat something. Do you know if you are having a boy or a girl?

liznay Wed 05-Oct-11 06:37:36

this one is a little boy! ctx are every 2 to 3 mins but not long and not as painful as I know thay can get . am rocking and movimg round during them

TheProvincialLady Wed 05-Oct-11 06:40:03

Good morning ang good lucksmile My first labour lasted years days but the second was just 4 hours start to finish, and that experience is very common. Looking forward to the birth announcement..

statueofliberty Wed 05-Oct-11 06:41:28

Following you liznay with excitement,good luck. I had home birth with second,4 hours from first twinge to meeting my Dd. It's so exciting

LargeGlassofRed Wed 05-Oct-11 06:41:31

Well done, your doing really well. They may not last much longer than a minute.

LargeGlassofRed Wed 05-Oct-11 06:45:35

My labours have been 6hours, 4 hours, 3.5 hours and 2 hours for the twins :-).
If you can drink plenty too.

Cheeseandbiscuits Wed 05-Oct-11 06:46:27

You are doing a great job. Might not get any longer.
Can't wait for the birth announcement of your little boy.

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