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Newmum2013 Thu 04-Apr-13 21:01:44

Hi all. I'll try to keep this short. I'm 40+10 and started with contractions yesterday afternoon. They haven't stopped all through night and at one point were averaging every 8 mins.

Throughout the day the same has happened and pains got stronger. However went in the bath and had some tea and now lucky if I get one every 15 mins

Just wondering if anyone has had any experience of this and whether they will progress or just stop?!

Thanks in advance

StitchAteMySleep Fri 05-Apr-13 18:16:40

Good luck newmum, soon you will meet your baby grin

Welovegrapes Fri 05-Apr-13 18:47:09

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glorious Fri 05-Apr-13 18:49:38


Newmum2013 Fri 05-Apr-13 23:15:31

Well I wish I could say my baby haa arrived but instead im back at home. Went to hospital with strong contractions but was only 2cm. Sent home and an hour later they calmed right down. No idea what's going on but im shattered. Going to try get some sleep but typically getting a few more strong ones coming through x

Welovegrapes Fri 05-Apr-13 23:30:43

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glorious Sat 06-Apr-13 07:31:50

oh no sad Hope you've had a good night. It will end and you will have your lovely baby.

fuckwittery Sat 06-Apr-13 09:25:17

Oh newmum, poor poor you, this is exactly what happened with my first labour. I second the trying to nest in a dark room. Although you have "only" got to 2cm this is actually a brilliant start, you cervix will have been thinning as well, and with mine, DD was in a bad position and all the "useless" cotnractions that I thought were doing nothing (what, 48 hours and only 3cm), were actually her trying to get into a better position. Hope things got going overnight.

HPsauceonbaconbuttiesmmm Sat 06-Apr-13 13:16:38

Assume from the silence you're now in hospital having your baby, hope so anyway! Wishing you a speedy end to this hard work and lots of newborn cuddles very soon.

glorious Sat 06-Apr-13 17:40:22

thinking of you OP smile

Newmum2013 Sun 07-Apr-13 20:41:26

Well I finally have gorgeous boy after a horrendous labour!! But looking at him now makes it all worth while. He was born Sunday morning at 215. Thanks again for all your words of wisdom xx

Rookiebfcounsellor Sun 07-Apr-13 21:29:17

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MrsHoolie Sun 07-Apr-13 22:59:06


fuckwittery Mon 08-Apr-13 00:55:20

Well done! It's amazing that all that pain is so worth it at the end! Come back and tell us more if you want to write it down later on, but enjoy your lovely newborn cuddles for now!

glorious Mon 08-Apr-13 03:54:37

Hooray, congratulations! thanks

HPsauceonbaconbuttiesmmm Mon 08-Apr-13 08:14:53

Congratulations! Hope you get home soon.

StitchAteMySleep Mon 08-Apr-13 10:07:19

Congratulations thanks

wedontplaywithelectrics Mon 08-Apr-13 23:07:51

Ahh,huge congrats on the birth of your son. Reading this post brought back so many memories of my son's birth two years was a 4 day marathon! Enjoy all the snuggles now he's finally here,little pickle x

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