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I think I might be in labour

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Scoopmuckdizzy Fri 01-Jul-16 19:48:07

I'm not sure what to do! This is my 3rd baby - you'd think I'd know by now.

I stayed at home for as long as I could manage with DC2 and no one would believe me when I did go in and he was nearly born on the floor.

I'm panicking that this will be another fast one but I don't know when to go in. Birth centre is about 5 miles away.

Contractions started at around 5pm and are now every 10 mins. They're bearable but definitely labour contractions rather than BH.

Do you think I've got time to watch the football? I've taken paracetamol and have a hot water bottle.

Horehound Fri 01-Jul-16 19:49:44

Hehe I have no idea as I don't have kids but I'm really excited for you! Wishing you well! Xx

Scoopmuckdizzy Fri 01-Jul-16 19:51:53

Thank you.

MyBreadIsEggy Fri 01-Jul-16 19:53:15

Ooo!!! Exciting!!
Considering how fast your last baby arrived, and your contractions are regular, I would go just to be on the safe side and avoid a road side delivery!! My Dd arrived in 3hrs from the first contraction, and I'm half an hour from the hospital, so planning a home birth this time round!
Good luck OP, and keep us posted grin

AFingerofFudge Fri 01-Jul-16 19:53:39

Well I'd sit and try and get distracted by the football and go in when you're contracting every 3 mins lasting 45 secs or longer. (My unprofessional view!)
Best of luck!!!

sunnydayinmay Fri 01-Jul-16 19:57:02

I'd watch the football, and go in if they get to 3 mins apart. Do you have childcare etc sorted out?

Scoopmuckdizzy Fri 01-Jul-16 20:51:32

Childcare is sorted- the DC are staying at grandparents tonight so at least I don't have that to worry about.

Contractions are getting much stronger, the paracetamol isn't really doing much for me now. Still just under 10 mins apart though so not too close together.

Let's see how the second half goes!

sunnydayinmay Fri 01-Jul-16 21:02:11

At least it's a cracking game. When I was in early labour with DS1, I watched Ceefax!

Scoopmuckdizzy Sat 02-Jul-16 08:49:14

It was labour! DS3 was born at 3:15am. Great result for the football and a baby in one night smile

Alwaysworryingaboutsomething Sat 02-Jul-16 08:51:07

Congratulations! Squeeeeee tiny baby!flowers

Hulababy Sat 02-Jul-16 09:08:08


billabye Sat 02-Jul-16 13:05:08

Congrats flowers

AFingerofFudge Sat 02-Jul-16 14:47:44

Brilliant!! Congratulations flowers

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