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39+1 and period type pains?!

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Repeatedlydoingthetwist Mon 24-Jun-13 13:15:32

Just that really! Started last night, feels like awful period pain type cramp. Seems to come in waves and then go again.

2 questions - firstly, what can I do to help ease it? Secondly, is it time to get excited?!!!! smile

BoysRule Mon 24-Jun-13 13:18:29

Time to get excited I reckon. That's what my contractions felt like - although I did have pains for a few days before my waters broke. Take some paracetamol, have a bath and keep moving if you want to go into labour.


Repeatedlydoingthetwist Mon 24-Jun-13 13:18:41

Oh also wanted to say stomach is rock hard and I've got a really dodgy stomach blush

mumofone25 Mon 24-Jun-13 13:23:31

Sounds like the start of labour! Take some paracetamol and a bath, will help ease the pain in early labour.

Good luck! Time to get excited!

1944girl Mon 24-Jun-13 13:27:34

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TinkyPeet Mon 24-Jun-13 13:31:06

Sounds promising, I'm having a bit of the same at the minute but I'm 36 weeks, nothing regular though so I may have just overdone it with the cleaning and decorating haha, keep active fingers crossed for you xx

Repeatedlydoingthetwist Mon 24-Jun-13 13:31:12

Eeeeek! I'm not sure I'm ready for this! Ha ha!

Longdistance Mon 24-Jun-13 13:32:38

Oooo, I had a dodgy tummy just before dd2 was born, and ad those period type pains as a precursor to labour kicking off properly.

Good Luck x

Apparentlychilled Mon 24-Jun-13 13:33:36

Sounds like labour to me too! Good luck!

cupcake78 Mon 24-Jun-13 13:34:32

Wow big orange! Fingers crossed for you. As to what to do, take paracetamol, make sure your ready to go to hospital. Keep a note of frequency, length and intensity of pains.

If they get too sore try a bath or hot water bottle. Once they are coming regularly and are established phone the labour ward and ask when they think you should go in.

If your on your own consider how long it will take for your birthing partner/dp to get to you.

Good luck

Repeatedlydoingthetwist Mon 24-Jun-13 14:26:39

Thank you ladies. Bath it is! x

pebbles1234 Mon 24-Jun-13 14:31:59

I'm 39+3 and have been having cramps/lower back pain and a bit of a dodgy tummy for a few you hoping its the start of something soon though it doesn't sound as imminent as yours! about to wash down the kitchen cupboards and clean out the fridge so lets see if that gets things going at all...

good luck with everything!

amazingmumof6 Mon 24-Jun-13 14:34:55

baby time soon I reckon!

I love that excitement of going into labour, then the utter and sheer exhaustion but indescribable happiness of holding a tiny weeny baby (mine were ranging between 8lb 3 and 9lb 14, so not that tiny..)

How I envy you! I really do!

I'm so broody!

(fuck being broody, I'm going for another one)

good luck BigOrange, enjoy mini satsuma grin soon!

lockie1983 Mon 24-Jun-13 15:05:42

Ooooh how exciting ! Do keep us all posted grin

I'm 37 weeks exactly and have been having a bit of period cramping on and off for about a week and a half (actually woke me up in a panic on Sunday night)

Wondering if it's a bit early for me yet though ...

rockybalboa Mon 24-Jun-13 15:07:25

Oooh, that sounds like labour to me! Good luck!

ChunkyChicken Mon 24-Jun-13 15:13:41

That's how my labour with DD started (no dodgy tummy though, just the period pains).

Hope things get going soon & you're not left in an anxious/excited state for ages. Good luck!!

Repeatedlydoingthetwist Tue 25-Jun-13 12:24:52

Just to report back that you were all indeed correct, baby orange arrived last night! You ladies are so wise grin xx

MrFranklyShankly Tue 25-Jun-13 12:34:46

Wow congrats that's the kind of labour I want! Well done you, was baby orange he or she???

Repeatedlydoingthetwist Tue 25-Jun-13 13:56:59

She's a baby girl orange. I am in total love with her smile x

amazingmumof6 Tue 25-Jun-13 14:26:47

aahhh, congratulations! well done, so happy for you!

give satsuma a kiss from me please! (not too creepy, I hopegrin)

TinkyPeet Tue 25-Jun-13 16:18:23

Congratulations orange!!
Insanely jealous over here!!

lockie1983 Wed 26-Jun-13 11:47:49

awww congratulations Orange grin wonderful news !

Christelle2207 Wed 26-Jun-13 12:19:25

wonderful news Congrats.

mumofone25 Wed 26-Jun-13 12:56:43


Longdistance Wed 26-Jun-13 13:18:50

Congratulations. Sounded quick smile

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