I am 36 weeks and had a show yesterday and the day before. Today am feeling very out of sorts with crampy pains in tummy and back ache that seems to come in waves, nothing too horrendous yet but very different to my first. It's nothing I can start timing or anything. Anyone think I should put MIL on standby that I might need her later?!
Have you got in touch with your MW? i know a few ladies that complained of backache all day, then only laboured for an hour - the backache was the start of their labour. Maybe it would be best to get in touch and request a checkover, just to be sure. And I'm assuming you need MIL for babysitting duties? I would let her know she could well be needed
I don't have a number for midwife, only one to phone delivery suite advice thing. With my first it was all quite easy as my waters broke and bang! Sure that if I phone they will tell me to go in to be on the safe side and it's really not an easy night for such a thing as DH is doing a farm tour at 6!
I did this at 36+4 and delivered at 36+6.....I only had contractions for 2hrs in total so I would phone MIL and Midwife to be on the safe side.
I happened to be in the hospital for a check as had began to swell up and they feared pre-eclampsia had set in, when the contractions began the examined me after 15min and I was 5-6cm. By the time I made my way from daycare to delivery I was 8cm and arrived with very little time to spare. My waters did not break (DD was delivered with them still in place).
Oh it's hard isn't it? My dh is currently in London (3hrs away) 4 nights a week so I'm very grateful I've had no false alarms or issues which need monitoring. See how you feel after the farm tour. If you've been swift in the past I'd be cautious TBH.