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Time between bloody show and labour (poss TMI!)

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AnythingNotEverything Wed 25-Sep-13 09:41:58

Morning all!

I had a pink tinged show last night, and a heavier brown tinged show this morning. I think this might be the "bloody show" they talk about, rather than just a bit of plug.

I'm only 37 weeks and DS1 was pretty much on time. A quick google tells me that this show indicates labour will start in the next few days. I'm not quite ready!

What's your experience? Could it still be weeks until we meet baby? I'm happy with that, but would like some indication. Hospital bag isn't packed yet!


roweeena Wed 25-Sep-13 09:49:34

Pack the bag - 24hrs for me x

Accidentallyquirky Wed 25-Sep-13 09:50:56

I lost some a week before then around 2.5 days before I lost some more so I think it total depends on the person

SummerRain Wed 25-Sep-13 09:52:30

12 hours til labour started with dd
less than 2 days with ds1
5 minutes before his head came out with ds2.

PACK! grin

and good luck flowers

AnythingNotEverything Wed 25-Sep-13 10:25:56

AARRRGGGHHHH! We're not ready!

I just know it's going to be another month and I'll drive myself crazy in the meantime.

polkadotsrock Wed 25-Sep-13 11:26:08

I lost mine late morning and had him early hours of next morning. PACK IMMEDIATELY!!!

FairyTrain Wed 25-Sep-13 12:20:38

20hrs between show and birth for dc1 (enough time for DH to fly down south for work & back & enough time for lunch with the girls & tesco shop!) but be prepared for quicker as its not your first! Good luck!

Mrsc020987 Wed 25-Sep-13 12:21:54

Ten minutes!! Good luck!

cantthinkofagoodone Wed 25-Sep-13 12:23:32

5 hours after my bloody show my waters went.

AnythingNotEverything Wed 25-Sep-13 12:32:44

So for all except one of you, it was pretty much the start?

Wowsers. I'd best crack on ...

Jade1818 Wed 25-Sep-13 12:34:58

Well I had my show about a week ago and I am still here sad so I think it just depends on your body and baby x

plentyofsoap Wed 25-Sep-13 12:44:58

Two weeks.

AnythingNotEverything Wed 25-Sep-13 12:47:46

That's more like it. A more balanced view!

Beckmum4 Wed 25-Sep-13 12:57:05

Iv been losing my plug for 2weeks then had a sweep on 39+1 and lost a lot of bloody show but I'm now 40+1 and being induced tomorrow.

Thewhingingdefective Wed 25-Sep-13 13:11:27

Bloody show 9am
Gave birth 6pm

Ditsydebs Wed 25-Sep-13 14:29:34

12 hours for me with both children.
Good luck x

HDino Wed 25-Sep-13 14:39:51

Had a pink tinged discharge in the morning and then lost my plug 12 hours later, waters broke 30 mins after that and baby born 1.5 hours later.

I would get your bag packed to be safe. Doesn't necessarily mean you will end up going into labour as others have said each person is different. But I also didn't think it would happen so quickly x

PinkApple86 Wed 25-Sep-13 18:20:36

Had a bloody show 6 days ago and have been gradually losing plug for about 3 days. I'm 6 day's overdue and have no labour signs. First dc. It could still be a while for u.

Imnotaslimjim Wed 25-Sep-13 19:12:38

Bloody show at 6am, Ds arrived 6.14am (was already in labour and pushing, DS arrived when waters were broken, 2nd stage 2 secs!)

princesscupcakemummyb Wed 25-Sep-13 19:33:21

with dc2

had show at 10am
baby born 10.40pm that evening

Iwish Wed 25-Sep-13 19:59:08

Had a show at 8-9pm Friday night. Waters went 10pm Friday night and baby arrived 2:41 Sunday morning xx

Claire5517 Wed 25-Sep-13 20:42:23

Had show on the Wednesday but labour started early hours Sunday morning

lilstar Wed 25-Sep-13 20:44:34

I had a show around 11am, had baby following morning 9am.

Dolallytats Wed 25-Sep-13 20:49:04

About 10mins for me too. Show at around 4am, DD born at almost 1pm. I'd make sure you have you're hospital bags to hand if I were you!! Good luck.

LamaDrama Wed 25-Sep-13 20:53:10

About 8 hours.

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