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When do you get a "show"?

(14 Posts)
Guyropes Fri 31-Jul-15 22:43:16

Just that really . I am aware that once it happens it doesn't mean LabourC is necessarily imminent, but can you just not have one?Can you be in early Labour without one?

Wolfiefan Fri 31-Jul-15 22:44:13

Had 2 babies. Never seen a show!

LibrariesGaveUsPower Fri 31-Jul-15 22:45:07


I had a bit of one with DD1 - but only because I was obsessively looking for signs of labour.

Nothing with 2 or 3.

Hassled Fri 31-Jul-15 22:45:51

With all 4 DC it was a good couple of days plus before anything actually happened.

But if you think you're in early labour then you may well be in early labour - don't get bogged down with a lack of show.

mangoespadrille Fri 31-Jul-15 22:47:20

No show, just my waters breaking spectacularly all over the kitchen floor.

FindingNormal Fri 31-Jul-15 22:52:56

I had my show throughout the day I went into labour. Kind of gross x

Guyropes Fri 31-Jul-15 22:59:34

Thanks for the replies!
Glad to hear it's not compulsory!
hassled sadly I don't think I am. I thought I might be earlier, because the busier I was the more painful bh were, but nothing now sad

Bustherb Sat 01-Aug-15 03:41:03

I had a show 2 weeks before I went into labour! My waters didn't break but I just started with contractions x

LMonkey Sat 01-Aug-15 03:55:29

Also had 2 babies and never seen a show!

Eatscones Sat 01-Aug-15 09:26:26

I have had 2 babies and saw a slight show before going into labor with the first but mostly happened in established labor. The second baby I didn't have a show before hand at all.

Hopelass Sat 01-Aug-15 09:30:45

I had one in the morning then had aches and pains throughout the day then waters went at 10.30pm and DS was born the following day at 5.01pm

Topsy34 Sat 01-Aug-15 22:10:39

I had a bit more mucus in the days leading uo to labour, but no bloody show.

weebairn Tue 04-Aug-15 19:05:39

Dd1 - 3 days before going into labour.
Dd2 - 1 minute before delivering. Into the birthing pool with my waters. Followed promptly by baby!

BlueChampagne Sat 08-Aug-15 23:14:15

2 kids, no show

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