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does everyone get a show?

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GirlWithTheMouseyHair Fri 24-Oct-08 08:49:46

am now 3 days overdue - does everyone get a show before contraction start? I know your waters can break at any time...

wem Fri 24-Oct-08 08:57:55

I don't know, but will be watching the thread with interest - I'm due today and haven't had a show yet.

ChopsTheDuck Fri 24-Oct-08 08:59:59

I only noticed one with dd, don't remember seeing anything with ds or the dts.

backache was my first indicator.

Steala Fri 24-Oct-08 09:06:27

No. Don't wait for a show if you think you are in labour. I had shows with my first two and expected one with my third. I spent hours thinking it must be a false alarm because I hadn't had one. Luckily I went to hospital to be checked. Lucky, I say, because 9 minutes after I did have the show, my baby was in my arms!

waitingtogivebirth Fri 24-Oct-08 11:34:44

I am three days overdue too. No show for me yetsad.

wearymum200 Fri 24-Oct-08 12:14:24

Never had a show. Waters didn't go till well after labour established either.

FrankenSoph73 Fri 24-Oct-08 12:36:46

DS1 - waters broke, no contractions, no show.
DS2 - contractions, waters didn't break till labour very well established & no show.

FrankenSoph73 Fri 24-Oct-08 12:38:09

Sorry, should also have said best of luck to you girlwiththemouseyhair & waitingtogivebirth & hope you don't have to wait much longer

NoMatterWhoIAmJustType Fri 24-Oct-08 12:38:52

Not at all.

thumblesswitch Fri 24-Oct-08 12:41:07

I didn't; and was only 3 hours off delivery before my waters broke.

Best of luck, you overdue ladies! My DS was 16 days late (and induced)

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Fri 24-Oct-08 14:51:06

ah good...not that I have any other signs of impending labour, just I suppose at least a show means it'll happen sooner rather than later in theory and I'm just getting jealous of other girls due now who've had theirs!

have such a boring weekend ahead fullof accountancy and tax returns, could do with the baby showing up so I can put it all off!

nigglewiggle Fri 24-Oct-08 14:56:05

DD1 no show until contractions were well underway. Coincided with body clearing itself out (TMI?)

DD2 - show at 9pm waters broke 6hrs later.

Good luck!

ilovetochat Fri 24-Oct-08 15:02:18

i had show when i reached established labour (also as body cleared out) and waters were broken just before dd was born,
good luck smile

Playdough Fri 24-Oct-08 17:08:04

DD: no show, no waters breaking, just backache, backache, backache, worse backache, epidural. Whole thing took about 24 hours during which time I didn't feel a single, distinct contraction.

DS: show mid afternoon, six hours later waters broke, two hours later baby arrived.

I have read that one can have a show more than a week or so before labour starts ... Hope all goes well.

GirlWithTheMouseyHair Fri 24-Oct-08 17:23:09

why is the start of labour so drastically different for everyone?! am so bored of symptom spotting!

thanks for the luck everyone - good luck wem and waitingtogivebirth

ObsidianBlackbirdMcNight Fri 24-Oct-08 17:36:22

i didn't - and waters didn't break til pushing stage!

Mercy Fri 24-Oct-08 17:38:37

No show with either of mine.

Waters went first in both labours.

Flum Sun 26-Oct-08 18:55:17

No show with either of mine - praps never noticed?????

DumbledoresGirl Sun 26-Oct-08 18:56:33

Only had one show in 4 labours.

expatinscotland Sun 26-Oct-08 18:58:20

never had a show or waters break.

my only indication of labour was regular contractions.

had ARM with DD1 at 8cm and DD2's waters went as she was being born.

MegBusset Sun 26-Oct-08 19:00:09

I did have a show but not til I'd already been in labour for at least 24 hours (can't remember exactly). I thought it was my waters breaking when it did happen, as it was a big gush... in fact I had to have my waters broken after another 12 hours or so.

findtheriver Sun 26-Oct-08 19:52:10

Never had a show with either of my VB's

ARM with dc1 at about 8cm, and waters broke at start with dc3

I always wondered what happened to the show - friends of mine who had them said it was a massive great lump of gunk so difficult to miss!

pucca Sun 26-Oct-08 19:53:33

I got 1 with dd but after my waters had gone (waters went first then pains).

Ds i had a show 6 days before going into labour.

bythepowerofgreyskull Sun 26-Oct-08 19:54:23

No show with either, waters broke about 15 minutes before baby born.
only indication was contractions and there was no mistaking them smile

chocbiscuits Sun 26-Oct-08 21:43:23

Oh crikey its a bit like waiting for a balloon to pop which could happen basically any second for about 3 weeks to a month...

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