Second baby signs(12 Posts)
I'm new to here, so hello! Due with second baby on the 15th of dec, I was induced with my first DS so feel like it's my first time all over again!
Been having some niggles for the past week, just to get me excited thinking oh maybe this is it! Then for them to stop completely
Anyone else nearing their date going through the same?
Hello, I'm due on 15th as well with ds2 and was induced last time round. I'm seeing my midwife this afternoon and I've got a list of questions to ask her, feel like an idiot because I've done it before but I'm still not sure what's going to happen or when I'll know I'm in labour. Had some mild period type pains on Monday but haven't felt anything since.
I'm the same at all my appointments, have the same midwife too and pretty sure I asked all the same questions first time around
Ah same as me, been having all these false contractions, usually at night, go to bed and wake up to nothing! It's so frustrating isn't it!
Me too! I'm due 11 dec and have a feeling the sleepless nights of random contractions with no joy will continue until past my due date! I keep thinking every night, this is it then nothing! So annoying - just had spicy Thai food to see if I can push things along a little
I was induced with DS so had no idea either!
5 days before I was due with DD (a Friday) my plug started to go (after a vigorous session chasing DS at soft play the day before!). Bloody show on Friday eve, all day Saturday and on the Sunday. Had period type pains from the Friday (all below belly button), but they would stop when I rested and overnight. Waters went on 9pm Sunday night, pains gradually got much stronger, DD born at 7am the following morning.
MUCH MUCH MUCH less painful than my prostin induction with DS. However I was still absolutely relieved when the anaesthetist turned up to do the epidural!
Ah I'm so glad it's not just me!
Jenni, let me know if spicy food helps anything along, I have ibs so too scared to try anything too spicy But if helps baby out I may be persuaded! I've been on a very uphill walk with DH and DS but hasn't done much, just gave me a sore back, so currently bouncing on ball to see if I can push this baby down!
Oh good Zara! So it's true that natural births aren't as painful? This is the best news I've heard today!
Absolutely Emma. During my induction I would have gladly taken death over the pain I was in. My natural labour was still fucking awfully painful but it wasn't a patch on the induction. Pushing was much easier too.
My top tip - even if you have epidural, ask the midwife if they can put bed into upright/birth stool position for pushing. Made it soooooo much easier than pushing on my back with DS.
7 weeks on my recovery is so much better too.
Good luck ladies! Think positive!
I know what you mean. I went as long as I could with no epidural,DH said it was like id completely swapped personalities as soon as the drugs kicked in, I dread to think what I was like before that!
Glad it went smoother for you this time round. Gives me hope I'll keep that in mind, anything to make the pushing a bit easier.
Due on 11th December here too! My pfb was born at 37+4 so this feels like it's taking forever. Been having bits of the show for the last 2.5 weeks but it's stepped up a notch today. I've got back ache, a spot (first one all pregnancy) and he's really low down. Please tell me these are signs!? Good luck OP and others due this month, keep us updated and fingers crossed for a baby far enough away from Christmas!
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Hi Impatient oh so you've already went past the weeks that your pfb was born? That must be frustrating! I went to 42+1 with my ds1 so I shouldn't really be complaining yet.
All sound like good signs to me, but every ache I get I think is a sign, but atleast you've been having bits of show, I always go to the loo hoping to see something never thought the day would come Id be disappointed to see clean pants!
Keep us updated, and fingers crossed for before Christmas babies!
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