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Contractions 8 minutes apart lasting 1 minute, go to bed or stay up?

(26 Posts)
littlecloud Thu 21-Nov-13 23:48:52

So 39+5 with dc 3, I've been having on off irregular contractions for 11 days now! Not every day and some days worse than others. Tonight has been the most regular it has been and most painful. I lost my mucus plug Saturday morning. On Tuesday I was woken up at 1 am with very bad period type continual cramping lasted Agee hours but managed to go back to sleep as dh was working nights and an hour away. When I woke up in the morning Nothing!! I'm so over this on off labour as never experience for with boys. So what shall I do put on a film and keep bouncing or go to bed? I'm hoping for a home birth & live 15 minutes away from our local hospital.

littlecloud Thu 21-Nov-13 23:50:14

Apologies for copious typos on my phone.

MrsHoratioNelson Thu 21-Nov-13 23:50:36

Go to bed if you can - you don't know how long its going to go on for and you'll need your energy.

Good luck!

Bluecarrot Thu 21-Nov-13 23:51:38

No experience but in your shoes I'd call whoever is attending the birth and let them know you might need them at short notice (they might decide to come check you?) and then go to sleep and get as much in as you can. smile

V excited for you!

ScariestFairyByFar Thu 21-Nov-13 23:56:24

Sleep if you can smile good luck x

GingerbreadMoomin Thu 21-Nov-13 23:59:58

Sleep if you can, you'll wake up when you need to. Good luck smile

littlecloud Fri 22-Nov-13 00:02:39

I guessing should sleep then. I just have the fear that I'll wake up not contracting once again!! I just want this baby out! My nerves are in tatters from this stalled labour. But I could stay up another few hours and it could all stall regardless. Keep sending those labour vibes.... Come on baby! Right off to bed

MrsHoratioNelson Fri 22-Nov-13 00:18:50

My "stay up through contractions" from 5.5 weeks ago is currently asleep on my chest smile

They stopped again. He wasn't born for another 2.5 days. I was knackered...

Shellywelly1973 Fri 22-Nov-13 00:26:03

Hope your getting some sleep op.

Update asap! Good luck...

LackingNicknameInspiration Fri 22-Nov-13 00:34:31

Hope you're sleeping now. My
DC3 was the only stop/start one, though nowhere near as drawn out as yours ( tho he was 9 days late...).

Rest where you can, I remember feeling really tired towards the end of the labour. Apparently third ones are frequently like this and different from the others. Oh, and he was also a HB, as wasDD2 - walking sideways up & downstairs seemed to get him going again each time he stopped.

Best of luck and do keep us posted!

ruralreynard Fri 22-Nov-13 00:35:20

I usually had a bath if I thought I was in labour at night. Usually knew after that whether to go to bed or hospital smile

EXTERMINATEpeppa Fri 22-Nov-13 07:27:21

good luck op

Shellywelly1973 Fri 22-Nov-13 09:27:39

How are you this morning little cloud?

I know this might sound a bit mad but when I went into labour with all mine- I ignored it. I carried on as normal. My logic being if im in labour it won't go away!

Take care & update us when you can...:-)

Mogz Fri 22-Nov-13 11:08:45

Hope things are progressing for you OP, how exciting!

fryingpantoface Fri 22-Nov-13 12:01:04

How are you doing today?

littlecloud Fri 22-Nov-13 23:48:55

I wrote a long reply but it didn't post this morninghmm!

Dd arrived this a.m at 9.28 at home 3.5 hours of established labour and she was born back to back!! Hence the stop start labour. Think I only got about 3 hours sleep last night despite my best intentions!wink Thanks all

Newlywed2013 Sat 23-Nov-13 00:53:28


MrsHoratioNelson Sat 23-Nov-13 02:24:20

Well done and congratulations!

Mogz Sat 23-Nov-13 07:32:05

Congratulations! Welcome to the world little one smile

elfycat Sat 23-Nov-13 07:40:50


I hope you've managed to catch up on a little sleep but I suspect you've been busy

EXTERMINATEpeppa Sat 23-Nov-13 07:58:41


elQuintoConyo Sat 23-Nov-13 08:02:35

Congratulations! And welcome, little one thanks

moobaloo Sat 23-Nov-13 09:30:25

Congratulations! thanks

terilou87 Sat 23-Nov-13 11:29:49


youarewinning Sat 23-Nov-13 11:33:51

Congratulations thanks

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