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Is backpain (constant) a sign of labour!?

(33 Posts)
aufaniae Wed 17-Apr-13 04:58:27

I'm 40+6.

I've had no signs of imminent labour so far.

Then, last night on my way to bed I started feeling back pain. It's still there now. It's not coming and going, it's just there. It's low down and feels achey.

Could this be a sign that today's the day? Or is it just back pain?! (I w

This is DC2, but my last labour started 2 days before my due date with waters going, so this one is different already!

aufaniae Wed 17-Apr-13 04:59:19

Oops, I was going to say, I wonder if the pain could be because she seems to have changed position a bit?

aufaniae Wed 17-Apr-13 05:26:22

Hopeful bump!
(No pun intended grin )

shushpenfold Wed 17-Apr-13 05:36:16

Hi A ....... It could be! I didn't have this but several friends had theirs start at the back and then it moved to the front as labour progressed. Exciting stuff! Xxx

aufaniae Wed 17-Apr-13 05:47:31

Thanks for the reply smile It feels very tight around my sides and tummy too, (where my waist would be if i still had one!) but as it's constant it's not contractions, is it?

Am meant to be seeing the MW later today to discuss induction. I would love to avoid induction!

shushpenfold Wed 17-Apr-13 05:55:36

Good timing on the midwife I think......hopefully she'll be able to advise. Fingers crossed for you! X

Chottie Wed 17-Apr-13 05:56:37

My first labour started with consistent back ache at the base of my spine. I didn't realise it was labour either.

stella1w Wed 17-Apr-13 06:02:30

Yes, i haad back ache for 12 hours

LovesBeingWokenEveryNight Wed 17-Apr-13 06:15:05

Yep was there for me

wellieboots Wed 17-Apr-13 06:18:22

Yes, I started with backache, good luck!

aufaniae Wed 17-Apr-13 06:46:40

Ooh that sounds promising, thanks for the replies!

Hope it's less than 12 hours till it kicks off properly though! 12 hours of pain before you've even started is just unfair!

aufaniae Wed 17-Apr-13 06:47:28

Now what did I do with the hot water bottle ...

Imnotaslimjim Wed 17-Apr-13 06:48:50

another one that started with constant backache - it was so sore I had to crawl to the toilet. That slowly faded, then built up into proper contractions. Took me 26 hours from the backache starting to delivery

getmeoutofthismadhouse Wed 17-Apr-13 06:52:00

I had to go to hospital the day before I had my ds . I waddled down the corridors of the hospital coz I had so much backache , I had him my 10.30am the next morning smile good luck !

aufaniae Wed 17-Apr-13 08:28:48

Fingers crossed, this might be the start of labour!

Having mild contractions now, every 3 minutes but only lasting 20 seconds and not what you'd call intense yet.

I felt a pop! shock (Didn't hear it)

And I think my waters might have started coming out, either that or I weed myself a tiny bit! (Sorry TMI!) No gush like last time yet ...

Spoke to a MW at the hospital, she says all very encouraging smile

MortifiedAdams Wed 17-Apr-13 08:30:48

Very exciting Op, all the best for the next fw hours.

My bet - 3.45pm today, 7lb 4

Fragglewump Wed 17-Apr-13 08:33:30

My bet 11.17 am 8lb 2oz. Good luck xx

aufaniae Wed 17-Apr-13 08:34:38

Thanks smile

Love the prediction, should I be running a book on this? grin

7lb 4 would be great. DS was a day early and 9lb 4 (ouch!)

I was augmented last time (induced after labour has begun naturally) so all this build up to labour is new to me. Much better than than the Syntocinon drip - so far at least!

aufaniae Wed 17-Apr-13 08:35:16

Cross posts, I see you're raising the stakes Fragglewump wink

aufaniae Wed 17-Apr-13 08:39:26

My lovely lodger reckons 8lb 6 and 3:55pm. She's looking after DS when we go into hospital, that'll totally scupper her afternoon plans today!

aufaniae Wed 17-Apr-13 08:59:40

This could go on for ages, right? No need to ask DP to cancel his 10am meeting, or is there? (He'll only be 20 minutes away).

MooMooSkit Wed 17-Apr-13 09:07:08

Ooh good luck OP just read the update! FWIW, my labour started ALL in my back, I was walking round Greggs (shocker) and complained i had back ache, was due for a hospital appointment later, got there and was 5cm dilated!

cupcake78 Wed 17-Apr-13 09:16:37

Tell your dp to take a phone into the meeting with him. In fact not to go anywhere without it! Good luck sounds like baby's coming grin

aufaniae Wed 17-Apr-13 09:34:51

Oh yes, his phone is going everywhere with him! He's actually recording audio and switched on phones are usually an absolute no no. But not today!

aufaniae Wed 17-Apr-13 09:57:03

Aarg! We've managed to send DS off to nursery without his lunch box! DP could deliver after his meeting but it's an hour round trip. (DS goes to nursery at my uni campus).

How annoying! Must have my mind on other things today grin

I bet I go into labour proper then!

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