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Contractions starting...and then stopping

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SpoonfulOfJam Mon 21-Oct-13 13:31:44

Can I ask..... have you lost your mucus plug/ has a bloody show. Do the contractions feel like period pains?

Looking at the dates you may already be cuddling your babies, but if I do get a response that would be great.

Crawling Tue 15-Oct-13 14:04:00

I had this I made dh dtd blush and Labour started within a few hours could be coincidence mind.

MiaowTheCat Tue 15-Oct-13 13:03:25

I had a fortnight of it - DD2 then arrived in under 15 minutes when she decided to finally get her arse in gear and appear.

fairypangolin Tue 15-Oct-13 12:06:13

I'm 40+1 now and the same thing has happened to me for the last 3 days, although usually earlier in the day and then they tail off in the evening. Yesterday they were becoming really sharp and I thought 'this is it!' Ha. This is my second pg, with DS I didn't have any real forewarning, my waters burst and then unmistakeable contractions started within a couple of hours.

I have an appointment with the MW tomorrow and she will do a sweep if things look favourable. I also saw a consultant yesterday to agree a plan if I go significantly overdue (eg 10 days). I really don't want to have to go along with it!

Good luck to the rest of you!

AnythingNotEverything Tue 15-Oct-13 12:04:33

Snap! I'm now 39+5 and have had two evenings of regular contractions, coming to nothing. I've had the energy bursts, I've had the upset stomach, now I'm grouchy and miserable.

Really hope this baby comes soon. Fingers crossed for us all.

Chacha23 Tue 15-Oct-13 12:00:30

thanks Nearlythere, hope something is happening for you!

my midwife says that evening contractions are a classic sign that the body is gearing up, but that it doesn't mean anything is happening imminently. Sigh.

honey86 Mon 14-Oct-13 22:17:28

ditto nearlythere.
ive had this for 2 weeks n im still 37+4 sad

Nearlythere123 Mon 14-Oct-13 21:16:51

It's happening to me again tonight...

One night it'll be real! I had no idea it could be like this though.

I'm just not sure how I'll know when it does start for real. Some people have said that I'll know when it starts, but I'm haven't found that very helpful so far to be honest.

Good luck Chacha!

Chacha23 Mon 14-Oct-13 19:35:58

will be watching this thread!

I'm 40+6, exact same thing is happening to me. On Sunday afternoon I had contractions every 10min or so, went to bed thinking I'd never be able to go to sleep.

Slept like a baby, woke up rested and contractions-free this morning. Now (Monday afternoon) they're starting again, but only every 15 minutes or so. I actually feel like I took a step back! So frustrating... starting to feel like it's never going to happen angry

Nearlythere123 Mon 14-Oct-13 10:31:13

I'm 40+5 today. 3 evenings in a row now I've started mild contractions, got all excited, gone to bed convinced this could be it and woken up in the morning with no contractions.

My midwife said it can happens a few times as my body gets ready. I'm 2 cm dilated.

I'm getting impatient now.

Has this happened to others, and if so... will it be soon?! smile xxx

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