ok so i posted earlier trying to get this baby out before my induction on the 8th and now for past 2 hours nearly have had a dull ache in my back that peaks every 6-7 mins....im thinking i might be in labour!! haven't had a show or lost water yet though. should i monitor and notify hospital when they r 4-5 mins apart? btw im 37+2 now!!
Could be braxton hicks. Has the baby's head engaged, or has it dropped down in the last few days? As NA says, I think that 3-5 minutes apart is supposed to be when you notify, unless your labour last time was very fast.
been having braxton hicks for a week now and these r defo not braxton hicks, coming about every 5-6 mins now and very painful, babies head was only 4/5ths engaged this morning and woke up with a very dull ache this morning. didnt have a fast labour last time was induced at 36+6 cos waters went 2 days previous and nothing was happening.
If you feel you need to ring the labour ward, then do it! Only a midwife will be able to tell if you are in labour. If they are getting progressively closer together, it's rather more likely to be labour. The labour ward will be able to advise you. Don't worry, it's staffed around the clock- they'll have someone there who can talk to you. Good luck.
Sounds like labour to me but you could have a while yet. My MW believed it was better to do the majority of labouring at home in your own comforts so told us not to go in until contractions were 1-2 minutes apart. My friend went in when they were 2 minutes apart and the baby still wasn't born for another 13 hours and she wished she'd stayed at home a bit longer.
i was being induced cos i have GD but they said today 'if baby comes earlier then it comes earlier' havent been told to tell them if i go into labour, will give them a ring in a min though to double check!
well looks like last night was nothing, it all stopped at 6am this morning after 5 hours of 'contractions'...defo wasnt bad braxton hicks. im thinking a false labour cos havent had a show or anything but certainly feel icky today, got a dull back ache again and feel quite sick...hopefully its a sign of things to come!!!
Ah, the same thing happens to me with every baby. It is not for nothing though, your body is probably gearing up for the birth, and the baby is trying to get into a good position. It s all for the best, and you will probably have a fast labour once you are in established labour. I had pre-labour contractions for 2 days with my last birth, and after I arrived in hospital ds was born after 15 minutes! Try to get some sleep today, and keep yourself well nourished. Good luck!
well back ache is getting worse now so think the contractions are on the way again...its driving me nuts, i just wanna know if im in labour or not!!! i havent got a clue what its like cos my ds was induced at 36+6 due to waters going and nothing happened so i dont know what normal labuor is like!!! packed the last few bits in my hospital bag last night (well this morning) so im all ready just incase!!!