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In labour with 1st buba

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Piercy Wed 10-Apr-13 02:12:53


Anyone up? Had a sweep on Monday, lost my plug this afternoon, contractions started at about 2100!

OH grabbing some sleep I'm timing contaections on app they r all over the place so we need some consistency!!

I also feel sick!

Any words of encouragement?


whitewineintherain Wed 10-Apr-13 02:14:45

I love a live birth thread, have you tried to grab some sleep though? you'll need the energy.

Sunnywithshowers Wed 10-Apr-13 02:41:15

You're having a baby! Squeee!


Congratulations and best of luck OP, hope you get some rest.

Piercy Wed 10-Apr-13 03:14:28


Little chance of sleep contractions coming about every 5-6 mins lasting over a minute.

Paracetamol not touching this!!!


scratchandsniff Wed 10-Apr-13 03:16:01

Ooh exciting!

Sorry to say but your contractions could be all over the place for a while. Easier said than done but try and get some rest tonight. Take paracetamol to help with pain. If still not regular tomorrow try bouncing on excersise/birthing ball and walking about the house.

Good luck. Let us know what you have.

scratchandsniff Wed 10-Apr-13 03:17:36

X posted - might not be too long after all.

butterflyexperience Wed 10-Apr-13 04:00:52

Good luck!

How are you getting on?

Have you tried having a shower or bath to ease pain?

Take a phone in with you in case you need help x

Piercy Wed 10-Apr-13 04:51:41

Currently in the bath - bliss

Contractions still coming but back and leg ache gone n contractions are more manageable

HopefullA Wed 10-Apr-13 05:31:39

Best of luck xxxx

BlueSkySoftSand Wed 10-Apr-13 12:17:57

Ooooh, exciting! How are you doing? Hope it is all going well for you! x

Piercy Wed 10-Apr-13 16:17:22


Just an update so this morning contractions were coming every couple of mins and lasting over a minute to 2 minutes each time.

Hospital advised to come in - only find 2cm dilated so sent back home - car journey slowed contractions so managed to get a little bit of sleep - contractions now picking back up again and I'm about to go for a walk to help things along.

Waters still not gone and they say that is what is causing the incredible pressure I'm feeling as they could feel the babies head this morning.

I'll let you know what happens


butterflyexperience Wed 10-Apr-13 16:49:26

Early labour can be so long and boring
Have u a ball to bounce on?

Piercy Wed 10-Apr-13 20:17:35

Been bouncing on ball and been for a walk contractions at 8-9 mins apart they slowed today but the pain is now getting worse MW suggested a bath but it will either speed contractions up or slow them down - I don't want to slow down!!!!

What she i do?


YonirockandrollbutIlikeit Fri 12-Apr-13 22:41:02

How are you lovely? Hope you're okay and bubba has arrived? x

woopsidaisy Fri 12-Apr-13 22:51:56

Any news? Hope you are snuggling a wee bundle now...mmmm. Sniff that soft head!

Piercy Sat 13-Apr-13 22:41:20


After a complicated labour I was rushed off for a c section as only 4cm n things were going wrong after 20 mins of prep in theatre they discovered I had gone from 4cm to 10cm in 20mins!!!!

So delivery done by foreceps and we welcomed baby boy Hayden in to the world weighing 8lb 4oz he is in SBCU at the mo due to complicated labour but is doing well.

Whilst still in theatre my OH pulled a ring out of his pocket and proposed to me - what a day I've had (said yes of course)

Not sure why I wrote a birth plan as I wanted water birth n no foreceps!! But at the time I just wanted him out the quickest and best way possible for him

Sunnywithshowers Sun 14-Apr-13 01:39:18

Congratulations Piercy, I'm glad that Hayden arrived safely. And congratulations on your engagement, how lovely smile


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