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Is this so-called 'false labour'?

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laa Thu 17-Feb-05 19:12:15

I'm 2 days overdue with baby no.3. No.1 was induced and with my second I woke up in pretty full-on labour. Last night I had contractions 25mins apart. Got a couple of hours sleep and woke up and they were 7 mins apart for an hour. Then they stopped. This a'noon I had another hour when they were 6 mins apart. They are def. proper contractions and I'm feeling odd - sick, indigestion, hard to get around etc. Could this go on for days or do I have hope to believe that labour is truly imminent?

vict17 Thu 17-Feb-05 19:13:07

I think it could mean both - it can go on for days or labour can be imminet!!

dancer77 Thu 17-Feb-05 23:33:45

Iwas having contractions 6 - 7 mins apart for nearly 4 days and they hurt, then one morning they really hurt. Not sure if the 1st few days were real labour or not. At the time I didn't know because everyone kept talking about contractions in the tummy and I had absolutely none they were all in my back even in established labour right up to when he was born

elliesmoomoo Thu 17-Feb-05 23:37:59

All my contractions centred in my back too, Which confused me as PPL also told me they would be in tummy

dancer77 Fri 18-Feb-05 00:40:36

my mum had all contractions in her back when she was pregnant with me. I don't think mil really believed I was in labour as she said she had never heard of contractions in the back. Only cause her and her daughter never had them

Chandra Fri 18-Feb-05 00:51:21

In the tummy??? mine were only in the back. Anyways, I would suggest you check with your midwife, even if the labour is going to be long and you are still days away from delivering the baby, I believe it is a good idea to have some kind of monitoring just to be sure that you both are OK.

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