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What's people's experiences of the onset of labour?

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ralv Sun 28-Dec-14 21:44:43

Hi ladies..
I'm 38+5 and have been experiencing some synptoms and wanted to see if anyone else had had the same.. And if it could mean my little one is on his way...?
Last night I managed to get 8.5 hours sleep (albeit broken but for the last couple of months I've been averaging 5 hours) and had bags of energy today until this evening when I'm utterly exhausted and feel like I've been run over by a steam roller!
I also feel a little fluey and like I'm burning up.
Had some tightenings this afternoon like cramps but also into my hips.. They didn't seem to follow much of a pattern and after I took a bath I didnt feel them again.. Just some mild cramping.

Apologies for the essay but just wanted to see of anyone else had these symptoms before labour or if I shouldnt read too much into it..

Thank you x

ralv Sun 28-Dec-14 22:02:25

Oh and awful heartburn this evening too ... Which is strange as the gp told me he was engaged which up to now had meant a relief from it...

Squtternutbaush Sun 28-Dec-14 22:06:15

My first sign was a dull ache in my lower back and the constant feeling of needing a poo which wouldn't shift.

After that it was contractions across the middle of my bump.

blackwidow74 Mon 29-Dec-14 12:23:48

I start off feeling all prickly ams can't stand anyone stood too close ... like it sets my skin on edge
then I go loo .. a lot ..
huge urge to scrub things (I threw people out so I could mop all the floors one night ... A few hours later and my daughter arrived!)

rubyboo2 Mon 29-Dec-14 12:43:18

My 1st I went into having contractions , and not like braxton hicks or period pains . My 2nd my waters went . So different each time . The mild cramping may build up into contractions , good luck x

Number3cometome Mon 29-Dec-14 12:45:08

I felt the need to cook loads, but couldn't eat it. I felt periody, but felt the need to clean and shop.

I had my show the day before, and from that moment I felt a lot of braxton hicks and achey and horrible.

I didn't feel tired at all that day and I knew despite it being baby 1 what was going to happen!

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