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Are these contractions?

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Pondlife87 Sun 19-May-19 13:07:54

I am 40w+1 and last night started having low down period like pain which came every 8 to 12 minutes and lasted about 20 seconds. It was like a wave that would peak and then decrease. Then i woke up this morning and nothing for a few hours.
They have now started again and are lasting about 40 seconds and 8 minutes apart. I have no pain in my back, no pain in my upper uterus and my whole uterus isn't going hard.
I had a sweep on Thursday at 11am and since then have had 3 episodes of losing what i think is my mucous plug.
This is my first baby and i have no idea what to expect. Does it sounds like it could be the beginning of something?

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firstimemamma Sun 19-May-19 13:16:11

You need to contact your midwife / hospital/ birth centre and ask them! Better to get a professional opinion than use mumsnet. Good luck thanks

WillowB Sun 19-May-19 13:17:33

My contractions felt like mild period pain at first. Definitely contact your midwife. Good luck!

Nuttyaboutnutella Sun 19-May-19 13:18:23

Sounds like it's the start. I was expecting pain all throughout with my first baby, but it was all in the lower uterus. Good luck!

MrsMozartMkII Sun 19-May-19 13:18:32

It sounds like it could be the start lass!

Contact your midwife.

Look forward to hearing of your new baby flowers

Pondlife87 Sun 19-May-19 13:19:56

I've just walked around and everything has stopped again....

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GlamGiraffe Sun 19-May-19 13:19:58

I'd say yes. You should ring the midwife to discuss.good luck.

Furble Sun 19-May-19 14:46:55

Sounds like early labour! Congrats OP! My advice would be to rest whilst the pain is manageable and try and eat something as well, you’ll need your energy later on! Good luck!

MrsMozartMkII Mon 20-May-19 11:24:00

How's it going OP?

Pondlife87 Mon 20-May-19 23:31:14

Had our beautiful girl Lucy today at 7.04pm. They induced me as i wasn't dilated and then i went from 2cm to 9cm in 2 hours lol. She is an angel. Thanks for all your support x

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MrsMozartMkII Tue 21-May-19 04:58:59


Welcome to the world sweet Lucy flowers

TheBabyAteMyBrain Tue 21-May-19 05:02:13

Congratulations op. Enjoy those lovely new born snuggles flowers

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