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Contractions 10 mins apart and stop / start 4 nights

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Idroppedthescrewinthetuna Mon 27-Jan-20 19:02:48

Congratulations op

Crazydiamond106 Mon 27-Jan-20 17:15:21

Thanks for the replies! Turned out it was early stop / start labour which started again mildly on Friday afternoon, then ramping up to dilating from 3 to 10cm in 4 hours early Saturday morning! Baby has now arrived after very quick labour with no time for pain relief 😁😱 couldn’t be happier though!!

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Almostmumofthree Sun 26-Jan-20 12:34:47

I went through similar with my first baby. I had on/off contractions where they would last 4-5 hours then disappear for a few hours then come back again, this happened for an entire week before I actually went into labour. Braxton hicks can feel just like labour contractions. If they go away when you move then that’s a sign it’s not labour yet. labour will be really distinctively progressive pain that doesn’t stop if you move and will be consistent and get closer together in time. Defo speak to your midwife and try to rest as much as you can! Best of luck x

Waterloosunsets Sun 26-Jan-20 11:27:58

Hi Op, how are you doing now? If you haven't already, I'd contact your midwife unit. My cramps started last night!

Crazydiamond106 Sat 25-Jan-20 04:59:22

The last 4 nights I’ve been woken up with initially mild early labour contractions, the first 2 nights I could just about sleep through them they were more on the level of period cramps. The last 2 nights I was waking up for each one which were between 10-20 mins apart for hours. Last night they’ve progressed to being really painful and I can’t talk / move through them but they’re still only 10 mins apart!

I’m so exhausted and also now have a really bad cold so scared I’m not going to have the energy if / when things do ramp up. They tail off during the day and come around every 30 min or stop completely for a few hours.

I haven’t contacted the midwife yet, is it worth getting checked out or just hang on until they’re closer together? I’m really tearful and exhausted I had no idea it could be dragged out so much for days and just want it to stop so I can rest a bit! No sign of waters breaking but plug has been coming away since it started.

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