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Where did you go into labour??

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CityDweller Mon 08-Apr-13 10:52:22

I'm 6 days past EDD and go stir crazy (or rather, more stir crazy) if I sit around the house all day - so I'm trying to get out and about every day. But that brings with it the slight worry that I might go into labour somewhere inopportune!

Where, and at what time of day, did you go into labour??

With both DS1 and DD I was woken by contractions at around 1.30am - waters were broken by MW later in hospital with DS1, DD's popped about 5.30am iirc.

Poor old DS2 was induced - just as overdue as the other two but with a crappier placenta so didn't get the chance to wake me up in the early hours grin

notcitrus Mon 08-Apr-13 23:58:33

Home, round midnight both times. First time waters broke as I got out the bath...kept on drying and drying! Second time waters went somewhere between the car and the hospital entrance, by process of elimination.

ShootingStarsss Mon 08-Apr-13 23:58:35

First in bed in early hours - 11 days over, waters didn't go.

Second at my 40 week midwife appointment grin no waters again.

Whatalotofpiffle Tue 09-Apr-13 00:08:06

At home in bed, 5am breaking waters, 3 days overdue

janji Tue 09-Apr-13 00:22:23

At home though both times waters never broke and were broken at hospital when labour refused to progress!!

UnrequitedSkink Tue 09-Apr-13 00:28:31

I've just realised that with both my DSs I woke up in the early hours, felt odd, went to loo and my waters broke and labour started. Only difference was that DS1 was born in hospital 13 hours later, and DS2 was born at home 3 hours later. Def recommend the quick homebirth out of the two!

VisualiseAHorse Tue 09-Apr-13 10:33:17

So many labours starting in the early hours!

cathers Tue 09-Apr-13 10:37:27

Dc1 (13 days overdue), labour started whilst out walking to try and speed things up, about 4 miles from our car! By time I had walked back to the car, labour was established and went straight to hospital
Dc2 (12 days overdue), started at home, breakfast time and born before lunch.

ben5 Tue 09-Apr-13 10:42:46

ds1 woke up around 3 am needing to go to the toilet but my waters broke while I was on the toilet. I was lucky and he was born 4 hours later.
ds2 woke up at 2.26am went to local hospital and midwife broke my waters( most awful thing in the world) and he was born at .4.54am

flounderscominghome Tue 09-Apr-13 10:45:03

My waters broke in the middle of a funeral mass a complete surprise at 37+3. the priest was very nice about it and blessed me as I left. 3hrs later I gave birth in unknown hospital.

Meringue33 Tue 09-Apr-13 10:46:31

Waters broke at 9pm at my local community centre where I go to a regular group. DS born 4 hours later! 17 days early.

MyDaydream Tue 09-Apr-13 10:57:56

My contractions started in bed about six hours after my second sweep, I was 10 days over. I was induced the next day so my waters went in hospital. I was out and about as much as possible in the weeks before, the most worried I got about inappropriate labour was when I got a crippling pain while cooking dinner for friends, DP greeted them at the door saying "well, Daydream might be in labour she's just having a sit down". It was another week after than.

booboomonster Tue 09-Apr-13 13:40:04

first DC - contractions started 8pm, baby born next morning at 8am, on the due date. Waters broke about 5 hours before she arrived. (this following false labour pains the previous night).

second DC - slow contractions for a whole day whilst I was being monitored (was 9 days overdue), baby born at 3am next morning, in the amniotic sac (so waters came out with baby!).

almostanotherday Tue 09-Apr-13 13:48:14

I got told most labours start at the time you are most relaxed hence late evening/early morning labours.

Longdistance Tue 09-Apr-13 13:51:03

With dd1, at home watching crappy evening tv.
With dd2, at my mum and dads, which was really convenient as had given them a night bag for dd1 to stay over when I was in labour grin and dd2 was with us, and off we popped to hossy.

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