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Lushybunny Sat 04-Nov-17 16:31:05

I'm 39+4days im not sure weather they are contractions but I get this pain rising up from inside me to under my bump and my bump goes solid my cervix hurts and my ovarie sides hurt when this happens when I'm on all fours I've got a pressure down below and in my bum ? I researched that contractions start from the back and work there way round I'm not experiencing that ? They stopped last night and have started again now I was getting them all yesterday evening and my mucus plug came out yesterday morning x
Any advice on how to keep them flowing ? And are these even real contractions its baby number two and I've forgotten what they felt like.

Lushybunny Sat 04-Nov-17 16:48:36

Went toilet just now and lost some more plug ?

SexAndAllThatJunk Sat 04-Nov-17 17:07:03

Contractions can feel like loads of different things. The hardening of the bump certainly sounds like it! Have you tried timing them? Call the maternity unit if you're unsure, they might bring you in to put you on a monitor to tell if they're contractions. Good luck 🤞

Lushybunny Sat 04-Nov-17 17:10:16

Yeah some times they are every 5mins every 20mins then they just stop ... So annoying and painful its like a rise in pain just had 3 and now more plug has came out ... I just want to make them regular

mummarosie1 Sat 04-Nov-17 17:20:21

Sounds like labour to me! Go for a slow walk if you can to keep things moving and try and eat a decent bulky meal now while you still can. Good luck!! X

Lushybunny Sat 04-Nov-17 17:32:10

I think it maybe slow labour cause they are not together I slept all last night and just had three whilst I was sleeping.

Lushybunny Sat 04-Nov-17 17:38:28

How can I bring them closer?

Lushybunny Sat 04-Nov-17 18:10:54

Im going for a walk now hope that works x

Spam88 Sat 04-Nov-17 18:16:49

Yeah I was advised to go for a walk (although I was in too much pain, but the contractions started coming thick and fast on their own 😂). Good luck OP, sounds like it won’t be long until you’re holding your baby 😍

Lushybunny Sat 04-Nov-17 19:36:24

I went on the walk got some food and I just had two mild contractions whilst on the walk I had a go up down up down on a small steep hill ... And that it I had this feeling like I needed to poo the whole time x ... Any thing else I can do for now ?

Lushybunny Sat 04-Nov-17 20:51:56

Anyone? How do I regulate these contractions xx

readyforapummelling Sat 04-Nov-17 20:58:13

A birthing ball helped me however there is nothing you can do except wait.

Mine was back to back so I spent a loooonnngg time in early labour. I started on the Friday morning with mild contractions, Saturday they was coming every 4 minutes and took my breath away but triage told me they had to be every 3 minutes before I could be admitted. I had a sweep on the Saturday night to help me along. Sunday was a day of contracting hell on the birthing ball. At 4am Monday morning I was in established labour. She was born 6:48pm Monday evening.

Your baby sounds like they want to come out soon! Good luck and congratulations flowers

Lushybunny Sat 04-Nov-17 21:42:11

So I just have to wait for them to get regular x the pain

Stressyseller Sat 04-Nov-17 21:44:08

Best advice I can give is sleep whenever you can, with paracetamol if you need to. I had a stop start labour and then was tired when labour started properly.

In hindsight I really wish I had slept in between the patches of contractions, including daytime napping

YouCantArgueWithStupid Sat 04-Nov-17 21:59:33

Sleep as much as you can now and drink lots of water. I found early labour was worse when dehydrated

Lushybunny Sat 04-Nov-17 22:14:05

Dehydrated did you have more or less contractions

YouCantArgueWithStupid Sat 04-Nov-17 22:16:00

They were less painful I found. But that could just be a coincidence

Lushybunny Sat 04-Nov-17 22:19:48

So I should drink lots of water n it will bring more on

readyforapummelling Sat 04-Nov-17 22:24:52

You need to get your cervix dilating. Walking, bouncing gently on your bed with your bottom. With all the will in the world nothing will make it happen until your body is ready. Just rest in between as you are going to need ALOT of energy when it kicks in properly.

Lushybunny Sat 04-Nov-17 22:31:37

I'm being active walking around and swaying hips and they are bringing some on

Lj8893 Sat 04-Nov-17 22:33:58

Sounds like early labour. Possible back to back which can prolong things. Have a look at for ideas and tips to get your baby into the optimum position.

Keep mobile, but also get rest, and keep hydrated.

Lushybunny Sat 04-Nov-17 22:39:22

Thankyou Im going to look on spinning baby's. Com

Hullabaloo31 Sat 04-Nov-17 22:47:49

My second was like this, and yes she was back to back. It got to the point I called into the MLU a couple of times to say I was heading in as they were 2 mins apart and I felt push-y and then they'd just completely stop again. Very strange after a pretty fast first labour!

I had to keep moving to keep it going, tons of pacing. Try and keep eating and drinking, you might be going a while.

I think my daughter kept turning as I'd feel a massive shift and then contractions would ramp right up again.

Good Luck!

Lushybunny Sat 04-Nov-17 23:36:32

I think she's back to back cause my bumb disappears when I lay on my back

MaryPoppinsPenguins Sat 04-Nov-17 23:40:37

Try to get some sleep while you can!

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