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anyone had a really long pre-labour?

(7 Posts)
Ilovekittyelise Sun 04-Sep-11 20:16:57

Hi guys

So many 'am i in labour/how do i know im going into labour' threads at the mo. can see why! im not. im pretty much 100% sure of that. however, cramps started at night 2 weeks ago gradually becoming more frequent and intense. this weekend i have had quite painful menstrual like cramps and still not in labour. am due to be induced tuesday. dont get me wrong, im not really after re-assurance that im going to beat the clock, im pretty much resigned to that, but just wondering if anyone else has had a similarly long and frustrating few weeks of cramps and whether at any point it became actual labour?!

Thanks...

Sariska Sun 04-Sep-11 20:34:13

Yes, me - twice.

Periody style cramps from 36 weeks with both pregnancies. DC1 born at 41+1 after 2 sweeps. Had a show a few hours after the second sweep and contractions started the following evening. I think the start of the contractions was technically what is known as pre-labour. Anyway, regardless, it was 18 hours before they were established enough to go into birthing centre and another 12 before DC was born.

DC2 born at 40 weeks after a similar crampy few weeks. As with DC1, a show became pre-labour (about 24 hours - almost painless this time) and DC2 born after 2 hours active labour, almost in the hospital car park.

So, you never know! But good luck. It is very frustrating, I know.

magicmelons Sun 04-Sep-11 20:58:13

Yes both times niggled for a week on and off where i thought this is it then nothing and then for 2 days constant discomfort until my waters went then things hotted up about 6 hours after that. My advice is your in labour properly when your having to breathe through your contractions and can't really focus on anything else. I called the MW to early last time and they sent me hospital with failure to progress dh was born normally about 4 hours later and i would have preferred to stay home. Its exhausting, Mentally and physically. I feel for you.

GeneralDisarray Sun 04-Sep-11 21:00:15

Yep mines on going..such a pain in the arse - just get going already!

Ilovekittyelise Sun 04-Sep-11 21:18:14

so annoying. hope they at least manage a sweep tomorrow (last time cervix short and soft but closed and disinterested). so sick of it all. and hate everybody and everything as well. just for the record!

GeneralDisarray Sun 04-Sep-11 22:29:07

Yep seconded! can't speak for my cervix but I feel both closed and disinterested in everything!!

CompactDisc Mon 05-Sep-11 14:58:41

Hi y'all,

These are from plug coming out, till baby was out. 32 hours from start to finish for daughter while nullipar. They said I was 42 weeks, but nope I was bang on at 39 weeks.

12 hours from start to finish for son while multipar. They said 41 weeks, nope 39 again.

Later CD

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