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How much warning did you have when you went into labour with DC1?

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octanegirl Mon 17-Dec-12 11:39:46 much time did you have from "I think I might be in labour" to "ow, I am definitely in labour" to "waaahhhhhhh" new baby???

TooManyQualityStreet Mon 17-Dec-12 11:52:46

Midnight - first twinge
1am - on the phone to the hospital
2am - arrive at the hospital
9.30am - baby arrives

DeckTheHallsWithBartimaeus Mon 17-Dec-12 11:58:21

5am - gave up trying to sleep as had been having twinges most of the night
6am - starting timing contractions and they were every 3 minutes but didn't hurt
11am - starting thinking "ow! this is definitely labour"
12.30 - got to hospital
3pm - epidural (which may or may not have slowed things down)
8.20pm - baby arrives

I kinda knew I was in labour even with the twinges as I'd never had them so much before. The morning before the birth I saw the midwife for a standard checkup and she said I'd go to my due date (2.5 weeks later).

Couldn't feel baby move most of the day so went to A&E to be monitored. (different) midwife said I was having lots of contractions (that I couldn't feel!) and to expect the baby the next day shock

So when I did start feeling the regular contractions in the night I was mostly prepared.

BuntysFestiveCollocks Mon 17-Dec-12 13:53:12

2am day 1 - first twinge
9am day 1 - regular contractions
5pm day 1 - tens on, phoning hospital
1am day 2 - waters broke
2 am day 2 - arrival at hospital
2pm day 2 - emcs

MrsMarigold Mon 17-Dec-12 13:55:21

My waters broke at 10am then I went into labour the next day and had a baby by 4pm.

BahSaidPaschaHumbug Mon 17-Dec-12 13:58:53

12.30pm sweep at antenatal clinic, advised 3cm dilated already (no symptoms)

Nothing til later that night, then:

10pm first contraction
12.55am ring hospital, advised could be hours, take 2 paracetamol and a bath
01.05am ring hospital back as contractions stepped up massively
01.15am arrive at hospital examined, 7cm dilated.
05.11am DS born.

kikid Mon 17-Dec-12 14:12:56

woke 5am with needing a wee, had a 'show'

back to sleep

12 noon back ache,

3pm very uncomfortable, vomited lunch

5pm arrived at hosp 10cm !!

7pm baby arrived. ( i was 2 weeks overdue)

BoraBora Mon 17-Dec-12 14:16:12

My waters broke at 11pm, contractions started half an hour later. Baby arrived at 9:30am.

Hermionewastherealhero Mon 17-Dec-12 14:17:28

I was having braxton hicks for weeks so ignored twinges all day.
Waters went at 3am, contractions started at 4, arrived at hospital 5.39 (knew baby was breech), arrived by cs at 7.20.
Baby was 2 weeks early

first twinge at about 12:30am
rang hospital at 2am
Went in at 6am
DD1 born at 12:53pm

waters broke 5:30am on 20/12/11
Went to hospital for induction at 7:30am 21/12/11, given pessary at 10:30am and told to wait 6hrs on ante-natal ward. Still no contractions. On ante-natal ward over night and small niggly contractions start.
22/12/11 taken to labour ward at 7:30am and connected to a drip at 9:30am.
Active labour kicks in 11:10am DD2 born 1:45pm on her due date. smile

mrscogon34thstreet Mon 17-Dec-12 16:57:53

The whole thing was about 12 hours start to finish - I went to bed about 11pm and it was once I lay down in bed that I realised that the 'twinges' I'd felt were pretty regular, I then snoozed for an hour or so and woke up to find waters gushing everywhere and hugely painful contractions. DS born 11am ish the next morning.

gemdrop84 Mon 17-Dec-12 17:05:35

I woke up in a wet patch at 1am, thought I'd wet myself but it was my waters.

Noticed I was having irregular contractions,waters trickled out with each one, coming every 10-15mins, couldn't get back to sleep as they were quite painful.

Rang Labour ward, advised to ring back once regular and between 5mins

Started getting more intense and frequent, laboured at home until 6am, rang back and adv to go in.

Fully dilated at about 11.30am then dd arrived at 15.42 at 38+6wks, pushing stage was ages!!

EarnestDullard Mon 17-Dec-12 17:26:04

5am back pain
7am mild contractions
1.30pm stronger contractions, waters broke, headed into hospital
10.45pm DD1 born

PunkyPod Mon 17-Dec-12 18:14:51

7pm - 1st contraction
8pm - contracting regularly, painful, vomitting
9pm - TENS, breathing, ringing hospital
3am - went to hospital, 3cm
8am - gas & air, pool, 5cm
2pm - pushing
5:30pm - transferred from birthing unit, dd born via ventouse.

I didn't get a build up or warning. 0-60 in an hour.

Good luck, just don't be scared of it smile

cbeebiesatemybrain Mon 17-Dec-12 18:15:13

No warning at all for me. Waters broke at midnight followed by strong ctx straightaway, arrived at hospital at 3am, baby born at 3.30am!

octanegirl Mon 17-Dec-12 18:34:24

Oh my goodness cbeebies!!!

SledsImOn Mon 17-Dec-12 18:41:08

Not much...! Waters went at about 8pm, got to hospital at 9, first just went from there really and he was born at 5am.

second, ctx started at 7am, straight away every few minutes and he was born at home at 10.30am. (waters went during pushing bit)

This time I am getting a lot of niggles but nothing is happening yet.

SusieSausages Mon 17-Dec-12 18:48:42

Mild back discomfort on and off throughout the night. Not painful as such, but enough to wake me up now and then.

Mild contractions around 5 mins apart started around 10am. Again, more uncomfortable than painful. Contractions stopped around 2pm, so I washed up bouncing on my heels and erm, helped things start again in a different way.

6pm - contractions stronger and more frequent.

3am - pain severe so off to hospital.

12:30pm - DS born after gas and air and epidural and lots of mooing like a cow

Hormonalhell Mon 17-Dec-12 19:52:11

Waters broke Saturday at 33 weeks kept in hospital crampy pains, following Thursday pains started 3.00pm and sh

Hormonalhell Mon 17-Dec-12 19:53:05

..and she was born at 4.20pm an hour later!!

BabyBellasMumma Mon 17-Dec-12 19:54:42

Waters went at 3pm
Contractions started 6pm
Went to birthing centre 11.45pm 10cm dilated!
Baby born 12.35am
Baby was 2 weeks and 2 days early

stargirl1701 Mon 17-Dec-12 19:57:30

2am - hmmm, what's this?
6am - god, I'm starving (cue 20 slices of toast)
11am - right, this is real
4pm - hmmm, so close but no show or waters
8pm - baby grin

With DS1 I went to bed at Midnight, very very irritated that I was still pregnant (8 days overdue) woke up at 1.30am with contractions every 5 minutes - painful, but not 'oh god I'm about to give birth' painful. Put up with that until 7am then went into hospital for the gas and air Had him around 6.30pm.

DS2 was induced but DD was exactly the same - went to bed at 12, woke up with contractions at 1.30am, went into hospital slightly earlier (around 6ish) as my waters actually broke (first time ever, they were manually broken with the DSs) except she was born just before 10am.

OscarPistoriusBitontheside Mon 17-Dec-12 20:16:37

7:30 am contractions woke me. Strong and hard and 3/10.
8:30 am called hospital.
10am arrived hospital.
Kept in and still long, strong contractions.
0256 emcs.

Jayne266 Mon 17-Dec-12 20:27:18

1am waters broke and tummy discomfort

In between tens machine at home having contractions all day until 3.15pm

10.07pm baby born

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