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katefirsttimer Thu 06-Oct-11 02:19:14

Hi, first time mum, 3 days over due now. Been having cramps on and off from lunch time, and now getting tightening cramps that are bearable ever 10 - 15 mins apart.

Or am i wishing labour on ??

Thanks in advance

sleepevader Thu 06-Oct-11 02:32:45

It possibly labour. Can you sleep/rest through them? Conserve your energy?

They will become stronger as the morning comes and become unmissable if they are contractions.

MoonFaceMamaaaaargh Thu 06-Oct-11 05:09:31

could be but you could be like this for days tbh. I was with my first. Get as much rest as possible! I'm around (also contracting) if you want company. smile

KellyKettle Thu 06-Oct-11 05:19:39

Ooh exciting! My labour with DD started like this. I agree that rest, if possible, is the best thing.

moonface you're contracting? Eek! smile

KellyKettle Thu 06-Oct-11 05:23:08

Kate the best advice I had was, in early labour, to do whatever you would normally do at that time (within reason).

So middle of the night - sleep, rest, stay calm & in dimly lit room.

Daytime - cook, tidy (sorry, not trying to be sexist - just thinking of how my own mat leave is panning out!) or go for a walk, supermarket for some bits if bearable.

MoonFaceMamaaaaargh Thu 06-Oct-11 06:33:15

yes...every five mins or so for a minute...not quite regular yet mind...

flimflammery Thu 06-Oct-11 06:54:08

OOOOOH! two live labours in one thread!
Good luck Kate and MoonFace whether it's imminent or not. Trust your body. Breathe. Relax.

KellyKettle Thu 06-Oct-11 07:04:14

Oh it is exciting! I'll lurk for you both.

<<Warms towels>>

<<lights candles>>

<<gets birth pool ready>>

MoonFaceMamaaaaargh Thu 06-Oct-11 07:31:53

thanks flim and kelly. smile

Just gonna walk dog and drop ds at mil's...then can fill pool. Think i've a while to go but it's heated so will keep it ticking over while i get a bath and crack open the tens...

How are you doing katie?

KellyKettle Thu 06-Oct-11 13:56:13

Thinking of you both...

MoonFaceMamaaaaargh Thu 06-Oct-11 14:33:17

baby girl! 8lb 5oz born in pool. Sticker and easier than i imagined would be. She is beautifull! grin

MoonFaceMamaaaaargh Thu 06-Oct-11 14:35:42

quicker not sticker!

PamBeesly Thu 06-Oct-11 14:38:34

Well done Moon, that was quick! yeah to you! grin welcome baby girl smile

MixedBerries Thu 06-Oct-11 14:50:23

Oh my goodness, Moon! Congratulations! I hope mine's that fast. I wonder how Kate is getting on. Very interested as I'm wondering if I'm just starting labour myself. Stay well and congrats again!!!!

KellyKettle Thu 06-Oct-11 15:07:40

Oh moon that's fantastic! Congratulations.

Looking forward to some tips on speedy labours smile


Hope Katie is doing well too.

MoonFaceMamaaaaargh Thu 06-Oct-11 17:58:13

thankyou everyone! smile

Went for a walk when ctx were 5min, that got them to four mins...called out mw who examined me and said i was 7-8 cm! [Shock]
Had only just put on tens so ditched that and got in pool...which was amazing! Gas arrived about 12 ctx before waters broke, 2 ctx later she was here!
Think natal hypnotherapy helped.
No stitches. No pushing!
Sorry if i round smug...ds took 3 days of ctx and much pushing to get here!

Hope you are ok katie, sorry for hijack. blush

How are you doing mixedberries?

RickGhastley Thu 06-Oct-11 18:06:50

Wow moonface that was the quickest live labour thread I've ever seen, I din't even have time to put the kettle!

Congratulations on your new arrival smile

Now where's that katie got to?

Oeisha Thu 06-Oct-11 18:12:49

moonface Congratulations on your baby girl! thanks bear
You give me hope that childbirth isn't a nightmare!

MixedBerries Thu 06-Oct-11 21:03:43

Thank you very much for asking Moonface. I'm disappointed to announce that it was a false alarm! Only due today so there's lots of wishful thinking involved. Hope it's soon and that you've set the example for all post-Oct 6th babies!

katefirsttimer Fri 07-Oct-11 01:23:19

Moonface - MASSIVE congratulations to you. xx
Im still here! had pains through out the day, not much sleep either. Pains been getting stronger as the evening as gone on but still not regular sad
Trying to rest but its easier said than done when the pains come on.
Thanks everyone and again huge congratulations to Moonface smile

katefirsttimer Fri 07-Oct-11 01:34:15

MixedBerries - how are you doing? is this your 1st? it is for me! Im now officially 4 days over. I imagined the baby coming early and having a very quick and easy labour, so much for wishful thinking lol. Good luck hun xx

katefirsttimer Fri 07-Oct-11 05:30:34

We have lift off! Every 5 - 6 mins apart now. Just had a bloody show. Rang mat unit, had a bath and now playing the waiting game. Just wish i could sleep tho!! xx

KellyKettle Fri 07-Oct-11 09:02:45

Yay! Excellent news Kate!

Can't wait to hear your birth announcement smile

MoonFaceMamaaaaargh Fri 07-Oct-11 09:05:14

ooh katie i'm so excited for you! How are things going? (if you can answer!) Wishing you all the best and thinking of you. smile

Mixedberries don't lose heart! Stay positive and it'll happen. smile

katefirsttimer Tue 11-Oct-11 15:21:12

Hi everyone, sorry for the delay in my reply.
I had a beautiful baby boy early hours of saturday morning, 8th oct.

We went to hospital at 1pm on the friday because i thought my pains were bad - the midwife there told me i was only 1cm and she sent me home with a painkiller and told me it'lll take another 24 to 48 hours!!
I went to bed when i got home and stuck it out till 1am saturday morning when my boyfriend rang the mat unit and told them we was coming back.
on the way there i thought i needed a number 2 and i really didnt care at the point if i made a mess of my pants !!
We got in the labour room at 01:20, i went straight to the toilet where the midwife pulled me saying saying 'its not a poo, its your baby'. The next thing im on the bed pushing ... Alexandros arrived at 01:39 ...... with not even a pain killer in my system!!!!!
We was in total shock at how quick it all happened.

We are now settling into parenthood and i cant beleive how amazing it is.

How are you mixedberries???

Moonface how you doing with your baby girl??


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