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Needing to pee every 15 mins. Is this a sign of labour?.

(11 Posts)
Artichook Wed 08-May-13 21:37:48

I had a sweep this morning and ever since have had lower stomach and back ache but no contractions. I have also gone from an average of 4 hours between pees to needing to go every 15 mins and I mean really needing to go. Has anyone else experienced this in the run up to labour?

katkoala Wed 08-May-13 22:25:03

watching with interest...hopeful of a sweep tomo, my first also...

FrustratedSycamoresRocks Wed 08-May-13 22:30:21

I had this on Sunday & Monday just without the sweep had a false alarm Monday evening.
Not saying you'll have a false alarm, just that mine was, but I'm only 37wks so im not expecting the real thing yet

but it could well be the start of things is baby has moved down to sitting on your bladder. And the back ache is a good sign.

Artichook Thu 09-May-13 05:56:59

Thanks both. I had to pee 6 times in the night and need to again now but am too scared that I will wake my other kids who sleep rather lightly after 5am. I also have sciatic pain shooting down by leg but that is all symptom wise. I'm rather regretting the sweep really, it's just made me feel horrid but not bought on labour. I'm booked for another tomorrow but I am seriously considering cancelling.

CreatureRetorts Thu 09-May-13 06:01:53

Are you sure it's not your waters?

Artichook Thu 09-May-13 06:07:19

I don't think it's my waters because its bit leaking, I can hold it in until I get to the loo. Could that happen with waters? Previously my waters have been broken manually v late in labour so I'm not really sure what a leak would be like.

Artichook Thu 09-May-13 06:07:49

That should say " it's not leaking". Sorry.

HollyMadison Thu 09-May-13 06:20:18

I suddenly found I needed to pee every 10 mins and when I got back from the loo it felt like I hadn't even been. I was 9 days overdue. Turns out it was my waters breaking. Good luck! X

Artichook Thu 09-May-13 09:30:57

It's calmed down this morning so I think maybe my bladder was just irritated by the sweep. I have just lost my plus though but last time that happened a week before labour so I doubt it means much.

BlueSkySoftSand Thu 09-May-13 13:44:26

I had this earlier this week, plus loose bowel movements. Saw my consultant who thought I may be showing signs if labour . . . and now nothing!! 37 weeks with DC3, head is engaged. Feel so in limbo.

Consultant wants me in early next week (will be 38 weeks) for a sweep. Not had one before, how was it Artichook?

Hope you're ok!

katkoala Thu 09-May-13 17:22:21

No sweep for me, cervix too posterior. Will try again next Thursday, failing that I'll be taken in on the 18th...will keep watching to see ehat happens with you ladies wink

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