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Anyone up? Do these sound like contractions?

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MrsHoratioNelson Sat 12-Oct-13 02:32:05

I am 41+2 with DC1 and getting what I think are regular contractions - pain radiating up through my bottom and pelvis and bump hardening. They're coming every 3-5 minutes but they're bearable at the moment. Just a bit confused because there hasn't been much build up and I don't want to be sent away and told its just wind. I lost my plug around lunchtime on Friday.

Just called MLU and got the answer phone - told to call mobile if in Labour. Any thoughts as to whether I should go ahead or just sit it out?

gotadifferentnamenow Sat 12-Oct-13 02:35:44

Sounds like labour to me! At 3-5 mins apart I would call the mobile number. When my contractions started (12 hours before baby popped out) they were ten mins apart.

Good luck!

Angie1978 Sat 12-Oct-13 02:36:28

I'm up! Dh hogging the bed buts that's another story

I would say just sit it out for another 30 mins but because you've lost you plug and your over I'd give the mobile number a call and if get down there if your sent home your sent home.

Better to get looked at than sit and panic

Apparently babies are predetermined to arrive the middle of the night so this could very well be it

MrsHoratioNelson Sat 12-Oct-13 02:43:30

Thanks both - I cracked and called any way and she didn't tell me I clearly wasn't in labour. She's advised that since I seem to be coping pain wise I'm fine to stay at home but to call back anytime.

Thanks again - fingers crossed this is it as I'm more than ready to get this baby out now!

Greenkit Sat 12-Oct-13 02:47:14

OOo good luck xxxx grin

BrianTheMole Sat 12-Oct-13 02:49:59

Is it bearable when you are actually having the contractions? I found it almost felt like wave of food poisoning, hard to bear but then suddenly gone. I just wasn't sure if I was in labour the first time, nor was the hosp. But they told me to come in anyway just in case. Dc1 was born just a few hours later.

LittleRedDinosaur Sat 12-Oct-13 02:50:11

Good luck! smilesmilesmile

LittleRedDinosaur Sat 12-Oct-13 02:52:10

God that looked sarcastic for some reason! Wasn't meant that way! Exciting times, update when the baby's here please! x

gotadifferentnamenow Sat 12-Oct-13 02:52:41

Mine were bearable for so long I only asked the midwife to come out 90 mins before DS was born - and clearly they sounded very bearable to her over the phone because she took an hour to arrive. grin

So exciting OP!

gotadifferentnamenow Sat 12-Oct-13 02:54:10

Oops, that wasn't supposed to sound so smug - I just meant, don't set too much store by bearable-ness. smile

MrsHoratioNelson Sat 12-Oct-13 02:56:41

Yes bearable, just sitting on ball and breathing - to be honest that's what made me doubt it was actual contractions given the frequency of them. MW said frequency is fine but intensity suggests too early to come in so best to stay at home if I'm happy to do so. We're max 10 mins from MLU at this time of night so I'm not particularly concerned about having to rush in.

SecretWitch Sat 12-Oct-13 02:58:14

You are going to have a baby soon! How exciting! You must be so happy your time has come and you will get to hold your little one soon smile

MrsHoratioNelson Sat 12-Oct-13 03:04:42

To be honest after all the sodding waiting I'd rather lost sight of the prize at the end - meeting baby was quite low down my list of "things I am looking forward to about not being pregnant any more" blush

Angie1978 Sat 12-Oct-13 03:13:08

You'll have graduated from the being pregnant to the mommy stage soon.

Just concentrate on the job in hand and soon you'll be holding a lovely baby and you'll be able to see your feet! Bonus

GaryBuseysTeeth Sat 12-Oct-13 03:28:41

Good luck! Can I be irritating and say REST and EAT! Both at the same time grin


DeathMetalMum Sat 12-Oct-13 03:34:17

Sounds promising to me, how long have the pains been coming? Good luck!

Libertine73 Sat 12-Oct-13 03:44:43

Yay! Keep us updated won't you? Do you know what you're having? (Started getting broody now dps had the snip hmm )

ethlinn Sat 12-Oct-13 03:56:43

sounds very promising. I had very bearable contractions for the first couple of hours. my mum was staying with us then and I remember asking her if it can really be it after every contraction. I was holding my baby the following afternoon. good luck thanks

MrsHoratioNelson Sat 12-Oct-13 04:10:31

Have lain down again but getting much more intense now. Might run a bath in a mo. Had plenty to eat yesterday and was super organised so have flapjacks, fruit and all sorts in labour bag.

Pains since about 12:30, v regular since 1;30, more intense in last half hour.

We don't know what we're having but the troublesome late little wotsit is clearly a boy that takes after his father wink

Libertine73 Sat 12-Oct-13 04:16:36

When they get proper painful go in won't you?

MrsHoratioNelson Sat 12-Oct-13 04:22:06

Will do don't worry - I'm not turning down gas and air for anyone smile

weblette Sat 12-Oct-13 04:47:26

How far apart are they now OP?

MrsHoratioNelson Sat 12-Oct-13 04:57:49

A bit patchy. Some lesser ones v close together and then a gap before a bigger one. Am in the bath. Had some blood when I went to the loo (fresh, red). Should I worry about that?

weblette Sat 12-Oct-13 05:01:25

I wouldn't worry but give the midwife a quick ring

phantomhairpuller Sat 12-Oct-13 05:02:23

Good luck grin

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