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I really should know this second time arround, but, when do tightenings count as contractions and not BH?

(7 Posts)
norktasticninja Sun 31-May-09 17:47:22

I feel silly for asking but I'm doing it anywaygrin Anyone care to define the difference for me? I slept right through the early stages last time...

I'm 38+5 and I've been having slightly painful tightenings every 5, 10 or 15 minutes (ish) all afternoon. No show yet (but then I didn't see one with DD either). TBH I'd be happy just to sit it out and see if it develops or not. But, when the time comes I need to let PIL know as early as possible and preferably give them a 'possibly maybe' warning.

PIL need to come and get DD - they live about 1 1/2 hours away so will take 2 - 2 1/2 hours to get here.

Trying not to get excited!

nelix2000 Sun 31-May-09 17:58:50

Hi there, I am sort of in the same boat! 2nd child and I thought I would "know" lol!!!....I have been having small contractions all day and they are slightly more painful now than they were this morning but still 30 mins apart and not really progressing. This baby has given me so many false starts I refuse to beleive its real!! I am 40+4 btw.

If I were you I would wait and see if they become more regular, tighter, more painful over the next hour or two and then make your decision to call the PIL's.

Goodluck and I hope this is it for you this heat is awful when you are pregnant!!!smile

norktasticninja Sun 31-May-09 20:11:38

Thanks nelix! Good luck to you too smile

It seems like things might really be happening here - the tigtenings are now every 3 - 4 minutes and feel a bit 'heavy' or like period pain. More convincingly I'm feeling quite hyper and have just had to clean and tidy up... I think I'm going to try and have a nap now though hmm

Hopefully we'll both be posting birth announcements in the not too distant future!

MrsHappy Sun 31-May-09 21:23:31

I think if they are every 3-4 minutes I would be calling the PILs now...

norktasticninja Sun 31-May-09 21:27:11

FIL has just arrived! MIL wasn't haapy to wait any longer. Quite wise really as they are just starting to get very slighly sore. The Doula is on her way too (also a long-ish journey).

If anyone's got any spare 'home waterbirth for norktasticninja' vibes going spare they would be gratefully received!

Blimey I'm excited grin

MrsHappy Sun 31-May-09 22:05:01

That is exciting.

Good luck and I am looking forward to seeing your birth story on here in a day or two. smile

norktasticninja Sun 31-May-09 22:17:35

Thanks smile

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