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40 weeks - bloody discharge - Consultant today said I am 2cm and cervix very thin! I hope this is my LABOUR THREAD!

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pgwithnumber3 Mon 02-Feb-09 19:13:25

Been getting pains all evening, just been to loo and wiped and there was bloody discharge (aware could be because of internal) - Consultant was convinced I would be going soon when he did internal today - I am praying that tonight is the night as I am fed up!

Did anyone else have bloody discharge (not a show) pre-labour?

pgwithnumber3 Mon 02-Feb-09 19:14:43

Hmm, that title looks like I was discharged and not happy!

ScorpiowithabigS Mon 02-Feb-09 19:15:44

yes, i did after my sweep. Had baby 51 hours later - sex will help! grin

Are you having a hospital birth?

detoxdiva Mon 02-Feb-09 19:17:52

This could be my birth story.....I went to see my consultant at 41 weeks, was examined and told I was 2cm. That was at 2pm. Had a dischage at 5pm, the aches started at 7pm and dd was born 5am the next morning - good luck, sounds like it's your

pgwithnumber3 Mon 02-Feb-09 19:18:02

I think consultant did a sweep, he didn't tell me but has written "sweep" in my notes. Lulumama (who I have text) says I must have a stretchy cervix if I didn't notice he did a sweep!

pgwithnumber3 Mon 02-Feb-09 19:18:41

Ohhh detox! How strange, let's see if I follow suit.

Scorpio, yes a hospital birth.

me23 Mon 02-Feb-09 19:58:54

didn't he get your consent before doing a sweep?
good luck hope things kick off tonight.

pgwithnumber3 Mon 02-Feb-09 20:07:05

me23, I am not sure if he did one, he has just wrote SWEEP in my notes. Would a Consultant do one par of the course?

MKG Mon 02-Feb-09 20:41:16

I had a bloody discharge (bloody show less than 24 hours before ds was born). Was it brown or bright red? Mine started brown and trned bright red he was born about 7 hours after the bright red discharge.

Good luck!!!

pgwithnumber3 Mon 02-Feb-09 20:43:30

It was red MKG. Not brown at all. I think it may have been because of the examination. Nothing else much happening here. Not to say it won't but I don't feel any worse iykwim?

MKG Mon 02-Feb-09 20:47:33

I hadn't had any pain when mine turned bright red, so maybe everything's starting to happen for you. I got the blood, an hour later or so painless contractions like braxton hicks that lasted for about 3 hours and then BOOM everything at once.

I have to tell you as I'm sitting here 35 weeks I'm extremely envy right now.

Sending you labor vibes.

pgwithnumber3 Mon 02-Feb-09 20:50:50

My legs feel very numb and I haven't waddled whatsoever during the last few weeks of this pg (not a big bump) but this afternoon, I feel like something is happening down below and I can't close my legs properly. grin

You would think with this being number 3 I would be well rehearsed but it is comforting to hear of other people's similar experiences although it won't make mine happen any quicker. wink

Good luck MKG, it will be you soon enough.

Beccatheboo Mon 02-Feb-09 21:14:12

Sending you labour vibes! I have had my second sweep today at 40 + 10. The midwife was very surprised to see me as she was convinced the first would work. After the first I had quite a show (plus real dragging feeling), and have had a bloody discharge since then. My first show was nearly 4 weeks ago! The midwife today said the baby's just sitting there and she can stretch my cervix to 4 cm. Apparently my waters are bulging! Please let tonight be the night as I am seriously fed up now, especially as my son arrived 6 days early. I have an induction booked for Thursday - just hoping I can avoid that.

Keep us posted with your news!

Beccatheboo Tue 03-Feb-09 11:07:01

Any news prgwithnumber3? I'm getting some real pains 'down below' but my tummy or back don't hurt. Could this be it?

ShowOfHands Tue 03-Feb-09 11:09:58

Ever woman and every labour is different. I had no back pain at all, even when dd was op (apart from the spinal needle) and pains were always low down.

Good luck to you both. How exciting.

pgwithnumber3 Tue 03-Feb-09 12:52:26

Becca - nothing! Had a bit more bloody discharge and feel very achy underneath so assume things are starting to happen but it will probably be days! Fingers crossed you go soon, you deserve to before me! I hope you don't have to be induced. How are you feeling now?

Lulumama Tue 03-Feb-09 13:11:21

oi, madam ! you are supposed to be resting !

pgwithnumber3 Tue 03-Feb-09 13:18:49

You are supposed to be working! grin

Lulumama Tue 03-Feb-09 13:20:25

grin touché, my dear... !

pgwithnumber3 Tue 03-Feb-09 13:21:35


I am going to have a kip in a minute but the baby has gone into overdrive...

SnowlightMcKenzie Tue 03-Feb-09 14:39:55

Ah. just wriggling into position....grin

good luck.

MKG Tue 03-Feb-09 15:20:02

Still very envy

PinkTulips Tue 03-Feb-09 15:46:40

am 40 weeks tomorrow and very envy

my lo has been threatening for weeks to make an appearance but nothing comes of it.

even more annoyed as i've never gone past 39+4 before so actually hitting my due date is a shock to the system!

pgwithnumber3 Tue 03-Feb-09 16:15:07

Pink Tulips, I was early with DD1 and late with DD2 so was expecting to go bang on time with this one. grin It is so frustrating waiting. Especially as I don't feel like going out far with the weather being so cold and DD2 has a nap for a couple of hours during the day and by the time she has been fed etc, it is time for the school run. The days are just turning into Groundhog Day. I need some action!

MKG - 5 weeks is not far! It will soon be you. smile

PinkTulips Tue 03-Feb-09 16:19:46

we're 5 miles from our closest town and it's getting to the point where i'm actualy terrified of having to pop to the shops sad

not to mention the hospital is an hours drive away so i'd bloody better have this baby before my next hosp appointment next week or i'm going to refuse to go on my own which means dragging dp and 2 toddlers with me blush

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