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Are my contractions starting?

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Wigeon Tue 11-Dec-12 21:27:35

Good luck! A show is a good sign, although it could be another few days. Or tonight might be the night!

shieldbug Sun 09-Dec-12 22:47:28

ooh sounds promising! Try to get some sleep while you can.

coffeeandcream Sun 09-Dec-12 22:41:47

'twas a false alarm sad

Had a sweep this afternoon and now have period type pains and a show as well. Please please can something happen soon!!

shieldbug Sun 09-Dec-12 18:15:21

OP, I hope no news is good news! Do fill us in when you can. Thinking of you.

coffeeandcream Fri 07-Dec-12 21:01:21

Well I suppose I just have to be patient and relax! Am off for a bath and the dragging DH to bed ;)

Wigeon Fri 07-Dec-12 20:54:41

I wouldn't be surprised if you go into labour in a few hours...but then again, it could just be some BHs (have you been having them for several weeks already?) and labour could be days and days away.

Get going on the pineapple / walking / raspberry leaf tea / sex/ curry etc just in case!

Good luck!

shieldbug Fri 07-Dec-12 20:49:45

My contractions weren't painful at first and I wasn't sure whether they were just BH or not. I didn't have any period type pains at all, just tightenings like you that became more intense and frequent. I didn't have a show or breaking waters until labour was well established.
Assuming that this is your first, it may be some time before these tightenings develop into proper contractions. Don't hesitate to contact your mw for advice/ reassurance if you need it.
Good luck!

coffeeandcream Fri 07-Dec-12 20:35:41

Hmm, no period type pains, just lots of tightenings. Will see what happens... smile

PPPop Fri 07-Dec-12 20:15:42

Good luck though, won't be long soon whatever happens!

PPPop Fri 07-Dec-12 20:15:09

Mine started like a period pain too. More of an ache than my BH which I had quite strong and persistently.

OohMrDarcy Fri 07-Dec-12 20:14:04

well at 40+5 I would guess something is happening.... is it period pain type ache? Thats how my early labours were

coffeeandcream Fri 07-Dec-12 20:12:52

Hi all, I'm 40+5 and no signs of labour as such (no show, no waters etc). However, this evening I've been getting quite strong Braxton Hicks, much stronger than usual but not painful, just uncomfortable, but they are only on one side.

Could these be my actual contractions starting?!

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