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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

Kickarsequeen Mon 29-Apr-13 22:13:33

Congratulations!! Enjoy your lovely baby!!

Pour water when you pee, it stops the stinging! smile

everythinghippie29 Mon 29-Apr-13 10:40:00

Oh thank you, the whole name is lovely but I really do love Meadow, unusual and hippie but not too much! Congratulations again!

daholster Sun 28-Apr-13 23:38:21

Thanks everyone! smile

everything Meadow is middle name. Nearly had it as first name... Hubby not quite as keen though it is beautiful.

Just doing the EBM... Night all x

Gobbolinothewitchscat Sun 28-Apr-13 20:50:38

Woweeee! Well done thanks

Runningblue Sun 28-Apr-13 20:46:20

Fantastic news, well done!

Thinkingof4 Sun 28-Apr-13 20:40:06

Love the name! Congratulations flowers

dottypyjamas Sun 28-Apr-13 20:35:31

Ahh lovely, congratulations!

YokoUhOh Sun 28-Apr-13 20:33:26

DaHolster congratulations!! She sounds perfect!!! Glad we were right about early labour smile

DS was also 6lb7oz back in November <eyes 18lbs of chub in bed next to me> and turned as he came out, giving me an eye-watering 3a tear. You'll recover really quickly, I promise smile

Enjoy your gorgeous girl, what a beautiful name xx

rowtunda Sun 28-Apr-13 20:25:29


StitchAteMySleep Sun 28-Apr-13 20:17:50

Congratulations thanks

UniqueAndAmazing Sun 28-Apr-13 20:03:47

congratulations grin

nice and quick, sorry about the meconium.
but yy keep offering boob and she'll get the hang of it. they have a bit of a food reserve to take them over the first day.
and lovely lovely name smile

everythinghippie29 Sun 28-Apr-13 19:54:45

OP, I realise you have bigger things going on now and congratulations! Can I ask is Meadow a surname or middlename, because I think I just fell in love!?

RJM17 Sun 28-Apr-13 19:47:23

Congratulations!!! Been checking back when I can waiting to hear.
Sending u hugs and flowers

beginnings Sun 28-Apr-13 19:35:11

So many congratulations! Well done smile DD arrived in a river of meconium, was a bit grunty for a couple of days and was then EBF until weaning and BF until he gave up at nine months when I got knocked up again.

Enjoy your lovely newborn cuddles!

spiderlight Sun 28-Apr-13 19:30:15

Congratrulations!! Beautiful name thanks

chattychattyboomba Sun 28-Apr-13 19:26:11

Awww. I'm all teary! Just came across this! Congrats OP! And well done! Xxthanks

Jojo3737 Sun 28-Apr-13 19:20:48

What a lovely thread! Congratulations on the birth of your beautiful baby girl smile

FoofFighter Sun 28-Apr-13 19:13:29

welcome to the world little girl thanks

OneMoreThenNoMore Sun 28-Apr-13 18:54:03

Congratulations, and well done! flowers

Yy to mucousy baby after a meconium delivery, both of mine were meconium births but were feeding well within 24-48hours, keep offering and she'll soon get the hang of it.


xigris Sun 28-Apr-13 18:45:16

Oh well done and congratulations! Beautiful name as well flowersflowerssmile

brettgirl2 Sun 28-Apr-13 18:34:06

congratulations, the early labour sounded like my back to back one but I didn't want to scare you. Enjoy lovely baby smile

UnderwaterBasketWeaving Sun 28-Apr-13 18:08:18

Sorry, phone issues

Till he'd coughed/puked the mucous out. His was also a hand-up meconium birth!

Ask for help expressing and syringe feeding colostrum if you want.

Enjoy your little baby! x

daholster Sun 28-Apr-13 18:07:00

Ps For all FTMs... Pay attention to your instincts, try not to panic and stay as relaxed as you can. I had one dose of paracetamol and used gas and air on the delivery suite. The end with gas and air was ok really, it was the preceding bit with no analgesia that was the worst... No one offered the gas and air, only pethidine which I declined, so ask for it! I think I would have coped better with the whole thing if I had it.

Your gut instinct is often the right one so keep asking if you are not sure. Good luck to all those expecting and thank you all! xx

UnderwaterBasketWeaving Sun 28-Apr-13 18:06:16


From my single experience mucousy is normal. DS didn't feed properly till ed

plinkyplonks Sun 28-Apr-13 18:05:52

Aww!! Congratulations OP!! Well done! Beautiful name too x

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