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Strong period pain type pain

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Peopleplease Tue 27-Dec-16 18:02:17

My first labour was kickstarted because I had a urine infection. So wasn't quite standard.

I'm 40+4 and am having strong period pain type pains. 5 minutes apart.

Could this be it?

pinguina16 Tue 27-Dec-16 18:07:58

I think so!

Put your TENS machine on if that's what you've chosen. I didn't like it at first but after 30 minutes, didn't want to take it off wink

Good luck!

Watto1 Tue 27-Dec-16 18:09:08

Sounds like things are happening! Good luckflowers

Anyhoooo Tue 27-Dec-16 18:10:22

Sounds like it! How exciting! Good luck.

EscapeFromHubby Tue 27-Dec-16 18:11:00

Sounds like it to me. Good luck!

Peopleplease Tue 27-Dec-16 18:12:20

No TENS machine. Just wondering when to call hospital/PIL to mind DD.

Anyhoooo Tue 27-Dec-16 18:16:25

You could call the hospital now and they'll tell you whether you should go in now or wait a bit longer.

pinguina16 Tue 27-Dec-16 18:18:13

I'd call your PIL now. Labour can be unpredictable (and suddenly ramp up for example).

Call the hospital when you can't string a conversation / thought together anymore and the contractions are the only thing you can deal with.


Peopleplease Tue 27-Dec-16 18:20:37

The dog and cat keep looking at me. The dog in particular seems quite worried!

Jennie1978 Tue 27-Dec-16 18:22:40

I'd call PIL so they are prepared just in case. I wouldn't call the labour suit until the pains get a little stronger. Also be aware that second labours can be much quicker. Good luck x

Peopleplease Tue 27-Dec-16 18:44:52

I need to give the hospital an hours notice if possible so they can pull my file.

PIL have been warned they might be needed. But DH told MIL to take the car keys off of FIL till we call again.

Jennie1978 Tue 27-Dec-16 19:13:42

If that's the case then I'd ring the hospital and they will advise you. Exciting times!

Heirhelp Tue 27-Dec-16 19:21:50

Our hospital advised to call when you have 3 contractions in 10 minutes but give them a ring and ask.

Peopleplease Tue 27-Dec-16 19:50:19

Called the hospital - they said to hang at home for now.

BaggyCheeks Tue 27-Dec-16 19:53:36

Good luck op!

Peopleplease Wed 28-Dec-16 03:17:35

Something WAS happening. Baby Leah was born at 1.45am!

Chipscheesentomatosauce Wed 28-Dec-16 03:20:44

Aw, congratulations! Glad she didn't keep you waiting too long!

Sukitakeitoff Wed 28-Dec-16 03:33:15

Awww congratulations! That must be the shortest labour thread ever fgrinflowers

BellaGoth Wed 28-Dec-16 07:48:58

Congratulations OP! Did you make it to hospital OK?

allegretto Wed 28-Dec-16 07:50:32


Yesitsmeagain Wed 28-Dec-16 07:51:16

Lovely news!!

Peopleplease Wed 28-Dec-16 07:52:46

I did make it to hospital ok. Got there about 9 and baby born at 1.40am.

TheLivingAsheth Wed 28-Dec-16 08:02:43

What a lovely name. Congratulations!

pinguina16 Wed 28-Dec-16 08:29:55

Congratulations! 🎊 [hug]

Jennie1978 Wed 28-Dec-16 08:37:43

Congratulations. Welcome to the world baby Leah x x x

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