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Is this early labour or am I fooling myself?

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bigkidsdidit Sat 22-Jun-13 12:15:40


Last labour I was induced (DS born 40+15) and went straight for epidural as it was agony so have no idea what natural labour feels like. Planning a home birth this time and am 40 + 8 today. I need to go into labour before 40 + 14 to keep my home birth without a fight so am on high alert and not sure if I am now psyching myself into imagining labour symptoms ...

Had sweep on Wednesday. Lost the plug on Thursday but it wasn't bloody which I think is more indicative of labour to follow soon? Yesterday incredibly intense pelvic pressure all day.

This morning have intermittent dull back pain which hasn't gone after a hot bath.

But no pain on bump, no tightenings...

What do you think?

ShinyBabyOfficialNosePicker Mon 24-Jun-13 08:02:07

Congratulations and welcome to the world BasbyKid!

Imnotaslimjim Mon 24-Jun-13 08:04:47

awwww congratulations!!!

dinkystinky Mon 24-Jun-13 08:06:17

Congratulations - what a great sized baby!

OnTheNingNangNong Mon 24-Jun-13 08:14:56


WhispersOfWickedness Mon 24-Jun-13 08:22:04

Congratulations grin I love getting to a live birth thread late when the baby is already here grin
I know it's a bit late, but my second labour was all in my pelvis too, I didn't really realise I was properly in labour until about 45 mins before she was born confused

Jenijena Mon 24-Jun-13 09:52:44


HoppinMad Mon 24-Jun-13 21:07:55

Gosh just checked your thread. Wow kids, I am speechless!! The thought of a labour back to back with a big baby brings me out in a cold sweat, you deserve an award grin seriously that is pretty awesome.

Congratulations to you and family anyway, and enjoy the cuddles and dirty nappies and all the rest! X

MummyAbroad Tue 25-Jun-13 01:53:04

This was my first live birth thread by the way ladies grin

<passes out cigars like a proud dad>

bigkidsdidit Tue 25-Jun-13 02:43:41

I'm sorry, if I'd known it was a real live birth thread I'd've updated more often!

Haven't slept since the birth yet, I had forgotten how excruciating bf a newborn is until you wear your nipples in! Looking forward to doing nothing but napping tomorrow smile

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