my second started like that and he was back to back, so maybe the same for you? or maybe just one of those things.
if baby is back to back you may be in for a lot of pushing (if s/he doesn't turn durring labour). try and keep upright and active, and if it feels good to labour kneeling up and leaning forward then do it! those are all things that helped me
aaaaanyway, enough of all that and a bit more of hurrah hurrah! hope it all goes well and you have a squishy little baby to snuggle soon
I no people have said it but it sounds like labour, u could do with getting checked. Bloody mucas is the show. Which is a symptom that the cervix is opening. And the errm 'spending too much time on toilet' is also a symptom of labour as your body tries to empty your bowels. Due to pushing. And backache was where my contractions where. ( Everything u described is how I was at begining of labour) although I was induced. Good luck and keep us posted, if I was you I would go to the hospital
interestingly, with ds2 i didn't think i had progressed much as I was having really intense contractions, ut they were not regular. sometimes they were every 2-3 minutes, then I'd have a 5-10 min gap. some were over a minute long, others were only 30 seconds,
anyway, dp phoned midwives cos i was having a HB, and when she came out I was 8cm already!
so don't be put off if it's not all regular. if it's feeling really intense and if you are having some long contractions I would def say it's worth calling again and seeing if ytou can go in to get checked over.
Thisisyesterday That is exactly what mines are like! Some could be seconds apart, others 15 mins. That's why they don't want me in. I haven't even to phone back until they are every 5 mins and 1 min apart regular.
yeah bath and a rest is a good idea. try walking around too so that baby can get into a nice position, or leaning over something to encourage good position. if it feels "wrong" do something else... listen to your body