I've had a lot of minor shows and stop start pains in the last two weeks so am worried I have become complacent.
40 + 2 with second child. I felt good today compared to other days, not very uncomfy and more energy. I made a big spag Bol for dinner and during it developed a killer backache. Since then I have had sharp pains in cervix area, minor show and lots of BH. I went to sleep about 11-ish then woke up at 1. 30 am to the strangest feeling as though I had been booted in the vagina area. since then I have had waves of quite sharp intense pain radiating from cervix area up and around my back. Lasting about 40 secs, approx nine mins apart.
Are these contractions? They feel nothing like last time although I was induced and the pain was all in my back. They are not how I envisaged at all.
What do I do? I am 45 mins away from hospital, need to wake up family and drop dd off at Grans house. When do I go in? Scared about waking everyone up for a false alarm.
Hi Thingiebob, don't be shitting yourself, this is exciting, what you've been waiting for!
With DS who was my second I didn't think I was in labour as wasn't having bump tightening contractions, they were more like pains up my noonie, sort of like I needed to physically hold it. Probably doesn't make sense but needed to put hands between legs to hold there like when you hold something that is paining you. I was deffo in labour too.
There is no harm in waking people up if you are concerned, your dp wouldn't want you up worrying on your own. Good luck.
It's been a long time since I was in labour but I don't remember any vaginal or cervical pain. It was all in my back, like you with no. 1.
I would do as Fairy suggested and call the labour/maternity ward for advice. I understand why you don't want to get everyone going if it's not the real deal, but seeing as you're 45 minutes from the hospital, I'd urge you to err on the side of caution.
Mine started and stopped , blamed the hot bath for that, about 6 hour's later the pain's started up again really strong and dd was born a few hour's later. So you may find when you start and stop it could happen very quick. Good luck.