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time of day that contractions started?

(20 Posts)
DizzyKipper Wed 03-Sep-14 09:53:50

Hi, I was just wondering what time of the day it was when your contractions first started, and whether you woke up to find you were having contractions or if they started whilst you were awake?
With both my early miscarriage and DD I woke up at 4am to find I was having contractions, I was wondering if with DC2 that means it's likely to be the same sort of time again?

weebairn Wed 03-Sep-14 10:00:26

I woke up because I thought I needed a wee, went to the loo, my waters went (dramatically) and contractions started a few minutes later. It was midnight.

allisgood1 Wed 03-Sep-14 10:09:48

10am waters broke in bed. Contractions followed shortly after.

ThinkIveBeenHacked Wed 03-Sep-14 10:12:05

3/4am having had not a single indication that labour was even close (no BH, no Show, no Waters).

DD dragged out with the salad tongs 24 hours later.

strawberryshoes Wed 03-Sep-14 10:14:40

DD1 9pm after waters going at 7am.

DD2 7pm after waters going at 5pm.

KatharineClover Wed 03-Sep-14 19:20:13


insancerre Wed 03-Sep-14 19:29:26

Mine both started in the morning about 9 fish
Both were very quick labours
Ds I did the weekly shop , had a couple of contractions and he was born at 3pm
Dd I took ds to school , had a couple of contractions and she was born at 1pm

Madcatgirl Wed 03-Sep-14 19:29:53

7:30 am.

MrsPear Wed 03-Sep-14 19:31:56

Ds1 3pm at work. Didn't realise til later as early but the hospital did manage to halt things for a couple days for drugs to work. I woke up at 3 am 2 days ish later with cramps Ds2 5am ish. Didn't bother rushing despite being early again as I had the drugs. Ds1 and dh woke around 7 and had breakfast and off we went.

Rikalaily Wed 03-Sep-14 19:32:33

Dc1 - Waters broke which woke me up at 1.30am, contractions started at 3.30am.

Dc2 - Contractions started at 11am.

Dc3 - Contractions started at 11am again.

Dc4 - Woke up with contractions at 3.30am (again)... Seeing a pattern, lol. Also two were born on a Monday and two on a Friday!

chocolatedonut Wed 03-Sep-14 19:37:53

Woke up at 3am with them. Nothing when I had went to bed just a few hours earlier smile

LightUpLightUp Wed 03-Sep-14 20:08:24

I was awake at 5am as I couldn't sleep I was having contractions but hadn't realised as they weren't painful, I stood up about 5:30am and my waters broke

imisssleepandwine Wed 03-Sep-14 20:19:37

contractions started at 7:30pm and I had a show at the same time. DD was born at 11:57te same night.

I am 40 + 3 t the moment and hoping they will start soon.

FTRsGotAShinyNewNN Wed 03-Sep-14 20:34:06

12.30pm Monday contractions started, DS born 7.55pm Tuesday!
Hoping this time for a weekend baby as DH works 6.5hrs drive away during the week hmm

sunnyrosegarden Wed 03-Sep-14 20:45:55

Ds1, 4.30am.

Ds2, waters went at 2pm. Felt first contraction at 7pm.

beccajoh Wed 03-Sep-14 20:46:20

Late afternoon with both of mine.

workingtitle Wed 03-Sep-14 20:47:27

Work up at 3am with contractions (didn't realise that was what they were), went to the loo, waters broke en route and contractions started coming faster/harder

MaryRaeMikey Thu 04-Sep-14 01:42:48

dd1 - built up steadily through evening
dd2 - 6pm
ds - 10pmish (I was ready for bed but noticed my tightenings were coming every 5 mins)

MrsPatMustard Thu 04-Sep-14 06:53:58

Waters broke at midnight. Contractions started about an hour later.

Ducky23 Thu 04-Sep-14 07:15:59

Contractions started around 9.30pm, waters went around 4.45 am and dd was born at 5.08am

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