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2nd time birth - is this labour

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georgiebs Fri 27-Jul-07 22:00:53

hi, i am 40 weeks today with my 2nd baby. had a lot of downward pressure and twinges over the last week and today more pronounced. my ds1 was born 1,5 hours after i got to hospital ( was already 10 cm when i got there, had no idea) so i guess i imagine this delivery will be similar. now getting very painful twinges right in my ahem - front bottom.... but baby is still moving, doesn't seem to have slowed down and i thought that was supposed to happen before labour.

can't remember what happened first time round as had no build up. any advice ladies, gratefully received.

Spidermama Fri 27-Jul-07 22:04:10

Hi. Wow! What an amazing first labour.

Usually you'll get some kind of sign like a show, or the plug of mucous coming out of the cervix or the waters breaking.

My babies were all pretty still by the time labout came but I always assumed that's because they had no room to move.

georgiebs Fri 27-Jul-07 22:06:59

thanks spidermama.. you have reminded me i did have a show the day i had my ds1, but early in the morning and nothing in between that and delivering him in the evening. thanks.x

Spidermama Fri 27-Jul-07 22:08:01

Good luck with it.

Klaw Fri 27-Jul-07 22:08:19

OMG, are you one of these people who has a practically 'silent' labour? IE painless contractions?

In view of your previous history I might consider calling the hospital or your cmw if you can get them at this time of night.

But every labour is different so it may just be pre labour.....

I always advise listening to your instincts so what do your say to you now?

Sorry, I'm not much more help! If you didn't tell us about ds I'd say have a nice warm soak in the bath and get a good night's sleep... if it's not real contractions you will be able to get to sleep as they should tail off.

Keep posting, the ladies love a live labour thread!

Beauregard Fri 27-Jul-07 22:09:32

Warning to you this happened to me with both of mine and dd2 was delivered by dp!

georgiebs Sat 28-Jul-07 19:07:57

hi ladies. thanks SO much. i have an 8lb second DS in my arms now!! think it must have been a 'silent' beginning of labour because i went to bed, woke up at 5 and he was out with very few contractions 1hr and 45 mins later. dh almost had to deliver him as midwife was late getting to us. blimey. thanks for your help xxxxxx

pooka Sat 28-Jul-07 19:19:57

Oh Congratulations. You lucky thing - a baby and a quick and safe delivery.

ChasingSquirrels Sat 28-Jul-07 19:23:09

Congratulations, just read the OP and was going to say it sounds like it, and to be aware it could be quick (your first sounded similar to mine and my 2nd was v quick) but I was too late Enjoy your new born.

fawkeoff Sat 28-Jul-07 19:25:31

awwwwwwwwwwwww wow congrats

MarsLady Sat 28-Jul-07 19:30:42

lulumama will be gutted that she missed this.

Congratulations

Klaw Sat 28-Jul-07 20:19:46

Congratulations Georgiebs!!! Fantastic news!

Welcome to lovely DS, will be looking forward to the offical BA with full story, shouldn't take too long!

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