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If this is prelabour it's ****** painful!!!!

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daholster Sat 27-Apr-13 11:03:29

39+5, last couple of days getting some vaginal stabbing pain and more Braxton Hicks, a couple of hours of which were uncomfortable.

Woke at 6.15 this am with a contraction, painful, thought going to the loo would sort it. Didn't! Happened every 5 mins, able to talk through them. Day on ball, walked around, had a bath, getting more painful and moving into my back. Sometimes some mini contractions for 5-10secs in between too. Now they are in my back I can't talk through them, have to breathe and screw up my face and have cried with them a couple of times.

I rang the labour suite and asked if they might be the real thing, they say it sounds like prelabour and were more worried about baby's movements (not really felt it this morning - though have been distracted!!!) So now doing the eat, drink and lie on my side thing. I've felt the baby, I'm not worried.

But these contractions are incessant and make me cry!!! It's so awful in my back! Does this really sound like prelabour? Not sure I can cope with it let alone "real" labour?!! Waters intact (a bit of wee with contractions, oops) and no bloody show. Tiny bit of mucous plug yesterday and day before.

I'm so frightened of this pain coming (I thought I wouldn't be but it's awful) but I think it's because I'm scared the midwife is wrong and everything will suddenly happen.

Anyone have any thoughts? Hubby is on way home from work. I only rang the midwife half an hour ago sad

brettgirl2 Sat 27-Apr-13 11:09:27

It sounds like early labour to me, time the contractions. Don't stress about not coping that's what epidurals are for. Happy days baby is on way grin

missnevermind Sat 27-Apr-13 11:15:37

if you are worried or uncomfortable or in pain, pop up to the labour ward and tell them. They will check you over and send you home or keep you in as they see fit.
Don't worry about bothering them.

YokoUhOh Sat 27-Apr-13 11:17:02

Early labour. A couple of bits of 'show' could be all there is (it was for me). Your waters might break when they give you a sweep (to check how dilated you are). Good luck, very excited for you! smile

MarvellousYou Sat 27-Apr-13 11:22:09

<holds hand> sounds like my first labour pains, was all to do with babies lie. It hurt to wee so much and I was scared I wouldn't cope with the pain but I did and I eventually had an epidural. Don't panic, baby is on it's way and labour is different for everyone. Do what you need to do (crying is acceptable!)

Exciting that you get to meet baby very soon! x

wonderstuff Sat 27-Apr-13 11:22:31

My waters didn't break until I was at pushing stage, don't wait for them!

Paracetamol genuinely will take edge off. Time contractions, if pain gets too much call ward and go in. Bath might help in early stages. Good luck x

wonderstuff Sat 27-Apr-13 11:25:36

Also I found timing contractions helped with pain, I knew it was only going to last x seconds then I'd get a break.

daholster Sat 27-Apr-13 11:30:02

Thank you everyone, husband is home and contractions now every 2 mins! And lots of weeing... I'm going to ring them and tell them I can't cope, because I can't, whatever it is! Will take some paracetamol. Thanks for the hand holding, it means a lot and hubby v impressed you all responded so fast! xx

daholster Sat 27-Apr-13 11:52:10

Rang the delivery suite again, told them what is going on, she said stay at home and have a bath and aim for worse pain I've ever felt, not able to talk, and come at least every 3 mins and last a whole minute. OMG! Told her I will do my best... And I already had a bath and used up the hot water!!! hmm

brettgirl2 Sat 27-Apr-13 11:55:16

If you feel you want to go in then ring them and tell them that.

brettgirl2 Sat 27-Apr-13 11:56:22

and all of this contractions lasting for a minute thing, mine were shorter but quicker, not everyone labours in the same way.

daholster Sat 27-Apr-13 12:08:57

They come really often but only last 30 secs, I just don't get much reprieve... I know I'm a FTM and don't want to make a fuss too early! When I really can't cope I'll ring again and tell them I'm coming... They have a 3 calls and they don't turn you away policy anyway. Lost a bit more mucus too so something is happening!

Thanks for all the help!

narmada Sat 27-Apr-13 13:13:18

Go in. The weeing on contractions coukd be your waters goung. It 's not always a gush and first labours are not always long.

RJM17 Sat 27-Apr-13 14:05:17

Just wanted to say good luck as didn't want to read and run. Hope all goes well and u have baby soon x

FoofFighter Sat 27-Apr-13 14:16:41

Good luck! thanks

I agree, stuff what they say about when they want you in, if you cannot cope with the pain then tell them you are coming in.

LandsN Sat 27-Apr-13 14:29:04

Go in Hun sounds like I felt with my dd and I got to the hospital and she was born 20 mins later do not let them turn you away if you feel you need help that is what they are there for!!! Good luck keep us posted how exciting xxx

Fakebook Sat 27-Apr-13 14:29:26

Sounds like pre labour I had with DS! The contractions built up over the day and although weren't regular, definitely got more intense. Good luck!

Shylepite Sat 27-Apr-13 14:39:04

It sounds like you are well on your way. Don't let them frighten you with making you think you have ages to go yet and the pain will get worse etc, they did this to me with my first and after demanding they let me in I gave birth 30 minutes after arriving. It makes me so cross that they do this!

Good luck and keep us updated smile

xigris Sat 27-Apr-13 14:44:46

If you feel that you need more for the pain and you're getting stressed then just go in. I was told that I was "definitely not in labour with my first. One of the Midwife's rationales was that I had lipstick on (??!). I was 6cm......Listen to your instincts. Best of luck! How exciting smile

UniqueAndAmazing Sat 27-Apr-13 14:47:27

my waters didn't break till the end either.

it does sound like the real thing.

have you got a tens machine?
it's a good idea to start using it now.

or you could get into a bath to calm it down a bit.

UniqueAndAmazing Sat 27-Apr-13 14:47:52

and <<Klaxon>>

Live birth thread! grin


Runningblue Sat 27-Apr-13 14:53:08

Just try to keep breathing really calmly (as you can!) through the contractions, and though it sounds incredibly insulting dose yourself up on 2 paracetamol, take 2 more 4 hours ahead and so on,
An increbibly hot hot water bottle can really help with that horrid back pain.
On the positive you have progress, the contractions arent all over the place!
Good luck xx

UniqueAndAmazing Sat 27-Apr-13 14:54:58

sorry, just re-read your later posts.

have they get a trainee on staff or something?! shockhmm

my contractions were about 4-5 minutes apart all the way through, and they never lasted as long as a minute.
and they went between horrible painful ones and really quite mild ones.

if you think you need to go in, then tell them that.

UniqueAndAmazing Sat 27-Apr-13 14:55:40

oh, and i found that when i weed, my contractions lessened a bit.

xigris Sat 27-Apr-13 15:00:53

That's a good point from Unique - make sure you keep weeing. Also, try to keep eating and drinking as you're going to need plenty of energy!

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