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Is this a show???

(13 Posts)
bonym Sun 20-Mar-05 06:01:39

I'm 39 weeks pg and have been up for an hour as I had low backache and period-type pains. I think I have just had a show but am not sure as I didn't have one with dd1. I thought a show was supposed to be like a thick mucus plug but this was more watery although definitely blood-tinged. Backache has eased now but should I start preparing for labour?

whimsy Sun 20-Mar-05 06:56:28

Im not sure as I had ds early by c section, just wanted to send my best wishes if it is

SeaShells Sun 20-Mar-05 07:27:16

I had similar on the sunday and then contractions started, like dull pains at first, on and off then I finally had dd on the tuesday night. So get some rest and eat well because you never know, good luck

Twiglett Sun 20-Mar-05 07:30:02

I've never had one but always heard they were 'jelly-like'

does sound like you might be in early labour though .. good luck

at 39 weeks I think the 'should I start preparing for labour?' question is fairly obvious.. of course you should .. good luck

franke Sun 20-Mar-05 07:30:26

When I had a show it was a like pink jelly so it doesn't sound like that. But I've only had one show, so I don't know how/if they can vary. Hopefully someone will be along who really knows what they're talking about soon Good luck

franke Sun 20-Mar-05 07:32:32

(I didn't mean that whimsy, Seashells and Twiglett don't know what they're talking about I'll shut up now)

Twiglett Sun 20-Mar-05 07:35:28

I don't know what I'm talking about though

bonym Sun 20-Mar-05 07:49:29

Waters have now gone so I guess it must have been!

bathmummy Sun 20-Mar-05 07:53:32

good luck, sounds like things are moving along. xxxx

misdee Sun 20-Mar-05 07:56:53


good luck bonym!!

tiny01 Sun 20-Mar-05 08:02:33

oh lucky you, that exciting good luck to you? I was induced with ds and will probabably have elective on the 29th if nothing happens. I always felt I was done out of the "honey I think I am in labour" statement. So I will be thinking of you hope it goes well.

SeaShells Sun 20-Mar-05 08:03:25

Best of luck bonym, will be thinking of you

Pidge Mon 21-Mar-05 11:22:41

Good luck boneym .... you'll be joining us so soon with your March baby ... can't wait to hear your news.

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