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Early labour? Irregular contractions.

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ListenToYourHeart Sat 07-Jan-17 16:23:56

In a bit of a panic and trying to stay calm however I'm not the best with pain and already struggling.

Currently 41 weeks pregnant with DD2, but was induced with DD1 so don't know what a spontaneous labour would feel like.

Woke up this morning with what felt like contractions every 10 mins, this then went to every 8 mins and then 6 mins, lasting around 30 seconds to a minute, however they then got irregular and didn't seem to follow a pattern at all.

I already had a midwife appointment at 9:40 so rang them and asked if I should attend that or go hospital, they advised I attended the appointment, contractions seemed to stop on the way there, only had 1 whilst there, they done all normal checks and listened to babies heartbeat and said she was down low and once labour started it shouldn't be too long so to go home and rest, and to go to hospital if contractions get to every 5 minutes.

So I managed to lay down for a couple of hours, but contractions still being irregular but they seem so painful, I'm trying to breathe through them when they come but I just had a meltdown and started crying to DP about how I can't do this. All the positive thoughts and breathing techniques have gone out the window sad

I've had a tiny bit of creamy/pink discharge but no show or any other signs.

The last 2 hours have been a constant back ache and irregular contractions, I already feel exhausted and like I can't take much more.

Any advice appreciated, is this just what early labour is like? Or could it be false labour?

If contractions stay irregular but get more painful should I plan to go to the hospital?

Jesterstolehisthornycrown1 Sun 08-Jan-17 01:00:28

Sounds like the start of something alright. Very exciting.
Mine were a bit erratic like that stopping and starting.
Best of luck. Hope you come back with good news soon.

TwoDogs9 Mon 09-Jan-17 14:22:37

I'd get yourself to the hospital! My baby came two weeks early and labour started with waters breaking. My contractions started shortly afterwards but never came regularly or faster than two every ten minutes. This continued for about twenty hours until I was fully dilated but still not having textbook contractions so I was put on an oxytocin drip which did eventually speed things up. But I really think you should be at the hospital. Good luck!

Letsgetreadytorumbleagain Mon 09-Jan-17 19:29:22

Have you tried a bath to see if it eases the pain?

firawla Mon 09-Jan-17 19:34:43

If you're in a lot of pain I would just go back to the hospital, they're not always so regular! I went in with painful but irregular contractions with dd4 couple of weeks ago. After putting me on the monitor the midwife said oh they're not that regular so might not be in labour, but once she checked she changed her tune as I was 5cm! And dd was born 3 hrs later. If you're in pain and having contractions I would say likely you're in labour, as for an internal so you know what the situation is. Good luck!!!

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