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Did you notice the show before you go into labour?

(21 Posts)
DizzyDizzy Tue 23-Apr-13 20:24:51

Been reading about the first sign of labour is the show, but does EVERYONE notice it? Or can it come away and you not even know? I only ask, because the past 2 days I've been getting a little discharge, but I know you can towards the end of pregnancy. I'm 37w3d, but she's been engaged for about 2 weeks now. Could this be the start of labour? It's my first, so every little twinge is making me think now... ARKK!!! xxx

MoreBoober Tue 23-Apr-13 20:27:35

No show for me, had some twinges whilst walking the dog at about 10pm then waters broke at 4.30am next morning shock

ShadowStorm Tue 23-Apr-13 20:35:10

I didn't notice a show at all.

But my waters broke a week before I went into labour, so I may have been more focussed on that.

FoofFighter Tue 23-Apr-13 20:37:12

I was induced for dc2 so only have dc1 to go on and yes there was no missing it or mistaking my show, huge amount of pale green tinged lumpy snotty mucus in my pants! Cx started 2 days after.

MyNameIsAnAnagram Tue 23-Apr-13 20:37:29

No, I didn't notice a show. Never got braxton hicks either.

LadyKinbote Tue 23-Apr-13 20:37:47

Didn't notice a show with either pregnancy. Maybe it's not real..? shock

whilewildeisonmine Tue 23-Apr-13 20:39:00

I didn't have one either!

CitizenOscar Tue 23-Apr-13 20:42:44

Me neither. Waters didn't break either.

EverybodysSootyEyed Tue 23-Apr-13 20:45:04

i did with my first - a few hours later my waters went and a few hours later my contractions started

second time round i don't remember noticing a show and my waters broke 5 mins before delivery

Racheld33 Tue 23-Apr-13 20:59:39

I didn't have a show or braxton hicks, just got a sharp pain in my stomach and then contractions started

GlitterySkulls Tue 23-Apr-13 21:24:05

i had a show with DS, but not with DD.

abigboydidit Tue 23-Apr-13 21:39:54

I had a sweep and then the show started to come away gradually but once it properly started, you couldn't miss it!

NoTeaForMe Tue 23-Apr-13 22:01:10

I noticed the mucus plug (never quite sure if that's different to a show?!) it was a big blobby bit of discharge! Quite easy to miss I guess but it was quite big and noticeably not just normal discharge! please ignore that total contradiction!

jamtoast12 Tue 23-Apr-13 22:13:43

I had a show about a week before each birth.

looneytune Tue 23-Apr-13 22:15:33

Yes with ds1, no with ds2. Both times had to have my waters broken when in labour, never experienced BH

Myliferocks Tue 23-Apr-13 22:18:05

Didn't notice a show with any of my 5 DC.

themilkmonster Tue 23-Apr-13 22:44:41

I didn't get any show at all until I was in labour in hospital after being induced.

KatOD Tue 23-Apr-13 22:52:20

Don't think so!

beckie90 Wed 24-Apr-13 11:23:21

Ds1 mine started to come away after my sweep. Ds2 started loosing my plug weeks and weeks before I gave birth but it changed to more and slightly blood streaked in the few days before I had him. The actual bloody show come away around 2-3cm with them both

polkadotsrock Wed 24-Apr-13 19:22:18

God you couldn't have missed the rank fist sized blob of the stickiest material known to man that plopped into my pants a few hours before my waters went and contractions started. Gross.

Fragglewump Wed 24-Apr-13 19:28:00

Nope no pants snot here!

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