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One of those 'please tell me it's it' threads

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coneywonder Tue 23-Jun-15 07:32:57

Hi ladies,

I am 38 weeks tomorrow and have been having on and off cramping for a few days now but nothing painful as such just there like mild period pains.

The last 2 nights I have managed about 3 hours sleep and I have been up since 3:30 this morning again with the pains although they have died off now but I have had to go to the loo 3 times to empty my bowels. 3 times in 4 hours!!

I'm also increasingly wet down there. Not enough to wear a pad or anything but I can feel it but don't think it's waters as it's not leaking when I stand or anything.

Any of you start labour in a similar way?


Cherryblossomsinspring Tue 23-Jun-15 07:36:23

If its not, I can promise you it will happen soon. I always try to assume baby isn't due till 41wks. Easier on the mind. Good luck? Hope this is it.

coneywonder Tue 23-Jun-15 07:42:08

Thank you cherryblossom I never thought id be this ready at 38 weeks but I really really am.

Ill take your advice and try and relax and not expect too much! Thank you again

TreeSparrow Tue 23-Jun-15 09:38:34

coneywonder, best of luck! Will you come back and let us know how you got on in a few days?

Roseybee10 Tue 23-Jun-15 10:03:32

Hate to tell you but this happened to me both times around the 38-39 weeks mark.
The bad news is my first was born at 40+4 and second was 39+ 6 but all the cramping and pains and stuff definitely did something as I wasn't very overdue and had very short active labours with them.

coneywonder Tue 23-Jun-15 12:21:00

I will do treesparrow thank you.

Ah thanks roseybee Im not going to get my hopes up too much as I felt a bit like this last week too but hopefully like you he aches and pains are doing something!!

u32ng Tue 23-Jun-15 12:24:00

I'm sure I read somewhere the first time I was pregnant that emptying your bowels is a way of the body preparing for labour....

atticusfinchatemybaby Tue 23-Jun-15 12:24:02

Yep. Sounds just like it to me. Rest up while you can. Good luck!

coneywonder Tue 23-Jun-15 12:54:45

Thank you. Nervous as hell now and I bet it doesn't amount to anything haha x

BadgerFace Tue 23-Jun-15 13:17:18

My labour started with bowel evacuation around 9/10pm (not helpful as we were out for one last posh dinner at 37 weeks!), getting home, throwing up posh dinner, mild cramps, quick lie down and then into the hospital at 1am. DD was out by 4.20am by EMCS for various reasons!

Good luck and I hope it happens quickly for you!

coneywonder Tue 23-Jun-15 15:13:13

Just on a mega walk with oh to see if we can get things moving but cramps have gone but I still think I may be leaking but I really don't know. I've put a pad on just incase. Will I just know when my waters have gone?

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