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Am I in labour?!

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operababe Mon 16-May-05 13:32:31

Hello. I'm a first time mum-to-be, due a week on Wednesday.
This weekend had some BD with my darling partner and straight afterwards started to have a brown discharge with a small amount jelly'ish stuff. About 2 hrs later started to have contractions - I have been used to Braxton Hicks but these had a sort of period pain under my bump so thought I was in labour. Continued Saturday night every 30 mins or so but gradually during yesterday they became more irregular and now have stopped completely. Phoned hosp yesterday and (very nice) midwife said I was probably having a show and as long as it wasn't blood red all was well. BUT I'm still worried that the sex has hurt something. Why would I have contractions every 30 mins and then just stop?? I'm feeling really flat now cos I was so excited on Saturday. Am I being paranoid about the sex thing??

sparklymieow Mon 16-May-05 13:34:40

sex can trigger labour, did BD with DH when I was 36 weeks with Ds, and when we finished I lost lots of blood and jellylike stuff, went into labour that night...

almostanangel Mon 16-May-05 13:35:23

ooh how exiting! def sounds like a show may have dislodged it your waters havent broke yet so you are fine hunny when is your next checkup?

almostanangel Mon 16-May-05 13:36:06

what is bd?

sparklymieow Mon 16-May-05 13:36:46


sparklymieow Mon 16-May-05 13:37:56

I think the reason I lost lots of blood was my waters went at the same time as the show and watered it down..... DH wasn't impressed!!!

hamster Mon 16-May-05 13:38:10

Don't worry, it's a sign things are definitely going to happen very soon!

A friend of mine had the same experience, had light contractions, only to find it was a false alarm. Just over a week later she went into labour.

I think that the sex probably helped to move things along! They always tell you it's the best way to get things moving.

If you are really worried, call your midwife, or book an appointment with her and just get her to check what's going on in there. She'll put your mind at rest.

Good luck anyway! xxx

almostanangel Mon 16-May-05 13:40:01

oh sorry bit behind my bd days are gone now just d!

sparklymieow Mon 16-May-05 13:40:48

lol AAA

eldestgirl Mon 16-May-05 13:42:32

If you are overdue, MWs sometimes tell you to do a bit of BD to start things off. Sperm contains a little of the hormone that gets labour going (sorry, can't remember the name of it). It sounds as if you had a show, ie dislodged a little of the mucus sealing up the cervix. Don't worry. Sex won't hurt anything. Maybe try again and start serious labour this time?

almostanangel Mon 16-May-05 13:43:31

loadsa d though so you never know may turn into bd

sparklymieow Mon 16-May-05 13:44:20

loads of Dancing here too, not BD!!

almostanangel Mon 16-May-05 13:45:39

pmsl...oops! now forget bd and do pelvic floor d[blush

sparklymieow Mon 16-May-05 13:47:15

hehe PMSL!!!!! AAA, what you like???

almostanangel Mon 16-May-05 13:49:13

[me] perfect wonderful stunning friendly helpful..modest and taking over important thread sorry you belly now thread owner

sparklymieow Mon 16-May-05 13:51:11

I had an iritable womb when I was pg with Dd2 I couldnt have sex, walk too far, carry DD1 or run up and down the stairs as it started contractions and I was admitted many times for bed rest.

almostanangel Mon 16-May-05 14:02:15

i never had an irritable womb thankfully have irritable dh though!

almostanangel Mon 16-May-05 14:03:18

could i get addmitted for bed rest with irritable dh?? if this thread doesnt start your labour off nuffin will

sparklymieow Mon 16-May-05 14:03:51

maybe ring your local hospital!!!

almostanangel Mon 16-May-05 14:04:52

already did...they said they are overrun with sahms at the mo bugg*r!

sparklymieow Mon 16-May-05 14:05:56


almostanangel Mon 16-May-05 14:09:31

said i might be able to go private phoned bupa! they said yes we have room but have to share with mums who have pulled there hair out and ..babies with blue poo..

sparklymieow Mon 16-May-05 14:10:08

almostanangel Mon 16-May-05 14:10:18

its called the mn hopital,,in outa mongolia for people with stiff fingers !! if nuffin else

sparklymieow Mon 16-May-05 14:11:53

oh dear!!! youa re terrible

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