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Is this the onset of labour or am I being a wimp?

(9 Posts)
Newmummytobe79 Fri 12-Aug-11 15:44:24

I'm 37+5 (nearly 38 by my dates smile ) and for the last two days I've been having really bad pains up to my cervix which feel like I'm being stabbed with a knife and that I'm 'stretching'. I also have backache and uncomfortable BH's.

I've had the feelings I've discribed above on and off for the past three weeks, but they seem to be getting worse now. Last night we even started timing them (around every 15-30 minutes) but they didnt wake me last night I've been fine today - up until the last hour.

Is this normal and I'm being a wimp? It's just that all the books/magazines I've read say it's damn obvious when labour starts - so I really don't think it has ... but I thought I had a really good pain threshold ... yet by 10pm last night I was in tears sad

If anyone can help this first time mummy-to-be I'd really appreciate it!

Valiant1 Fri 12-Aug-11 15:48:36

If i was you i would take a bath, go for a walk and order a take out for tea and relax this is how i was with my last ds and he was born the next day how exciting (33 weeks with number 4) marking my spot and watching smile smile

Newmummytobe79 Fri 12-Aug-11 15:52:40

Ooooh Valiant1! Really? I just thought I was being a wuss!

Hot water is on ready for bath

DH meantioned ordering a take out this morning (surprise surprise!) smile

and walking around the house seems to help!

Better finish packing my hospital bag! (even if I am weeks off ... I guess my bag should be packed already - woops!)

Valiant1 Fri 12-Aug-11 16:15:27

lol my dd was born at 37+4 my waters went the week before xx smile you may have a few days but sounds like the wheels are a turning xxxxxx now is the best time to get the car seat in the car and do any last minuet jobs like the sterilizer (if you not b/f) smile i'm all excited for you and thinking about how good a bath sounds right now smile

georgethecat Fri 12-Aug-11 20:43:59

These posts are my favourite smile lady usually appears 2 days later and says yup it was it smile Good Luck and keep us updated xxx

Valiant1 Sat 13-Aug-11 14:43:23

Is no news good news ? Hope you ok xxx

hayesgirl Sat 13-Aug-11 15:15:06

Have been getting this for the last 2 weeks. I am due tomorrow, also my first baby. Some days they are really bad and I think "this must be it" and then the next day I get none! I have a sweep booked for monday so hoping that will move things along!

Newmummytobe79 Mon 15-Aug-11 08:56:53

Sorry Valiant1! Nothing yet ... I am officially a wimp! wink

Good luck hayesgirl!

Catsu Mon 15-Aug-11 09:16:48

I've been getting this for about 2 weeks too. I'm now 39+5 with dc3 and still no baby!
Even though the discomfort has been keeping me awake at night it's still not bad enough to know I'm in labour.
With my experience of the first 2 dcs, when it actually turns into labour there will be no doubt!

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