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What were doing when you went into labour?

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hbk4894 Mon 06-Jul-15 21:17:25


DanyStormborn Mon 06-Jul-15 21:30:07

At home watching TV on second day of maternity leave but didn't take the regular contractions (every 5 mins but not very painful) very seriously and got the bus to my haircut, went to hospital 5 hours later and was 5cms.

willnotbetamed Mon 06-Jul-15 21:36:07

DC1 I was, um, busy blush in bed with my DH. He fell asleep, and I started getting contractions. I woke him up when I realized what was happening! DC2 I was also in bed, but asleep that time - contractions woke me up at about 4am; went to hospital at about 7:30am and was holding DC2 at 11:30am. I'm 36 weeks with DC3 on Wednesday and since the other two were early, the waiting game is about to begin...

RoganJosh Mon 06-Jul-15 21:37:40

Asleep in bed each time.

SweepTheHalls Mon 06-Jul-15 21:38:34

Sleeping for DS1, and out for a walk trying to get things going for DS2. I was overdue with both!

JontyDoggle37 Mon 06-Jul-15 21:39:16

Walking a horse up for the equine physio. Didn't realise they were contractions until five hours later when they got regular and five minutes apart....

RatOnnaStick Mon 06-Jul-15 21:40:33

DS1 I went to bed and couldn't get comfy so I got back up and wandered around downstairs for 3 hours before phoning the hospital. DS2 I sort of knew it was starting late morning after a slow breakfast on the saturday morning. I was just pottering about with my toddler and husband.

SaulGood Mon 06-Jul-15 21:41:41

1. Eating dinner. Waters went spectacularly
2. Asleep. Waters went spectacularly

MyNameIsSuz Mon 06-Jul-15 21:41:50

I was asleep, I got up in the middle of the night to go to the toilet and my waters went in the bathroom - so lucky I woke up!

MrsHenryCrawford Mon 06-Jul-15 21:42:14

Trying to sleep

WhenMarnieWasThere Mon 06-Jul-15 21:42:24

DD1 - sleeping. Woke with the first contraction.

DD2 - eating out at a restaurant with DH and DD1.

DustWitch Mon 06-Jul-15 21:47:51

With DD, I was visiting relatives over Christmas. Managed a good Xmas dinner before going into hospital though grin

ButEmilylovedhim Mon 06-Jul-15 21:53:58

I was sitting in the bath at nine in the morning when my waters went pop! I then did some ironing (what was I thinking?!) and rang DH. I went to the hospital to have it confirmed that it was my waters and then I went to my parents' where I ate fish and chips and contracted, much to my dad's horror. I think he thought that the baby would shoot out at any moment!

I went home and met DH as my BIL had picked that day to deliver a fridge freezer (lovely of him but he really did pick the day!) and I was worried it would get nicked from outside our house. DH manoeurved it in nearly coming a cropper over the old one and I unloaded the dishwasher round him, contracting all the while (Really, did that need to be done right then?!) DS went off with my parents late afternoon and I contracted merrily, hanging on to the doors and watching gardeners' world - the colours of the flowers were very beautiful and calming I thought.

We went to the hospital around nine at night (scaring the male NDN on the way) and lovely, lovely DD arrived at half six the next morning! Twas a really lovely birth, notwithstanding the third degree tear but oh, well! I love that story!

Dogsmom Mon 06-Jul-15 21:56:04

I was asleep with both, they both started at 5.30am.

seastargirl Mon 06-Jul-15 21:57:59

Waters went spectacularly in work for ds, very embarrassing!

ThatsNotEvenAWord Mon 06-Jul-15 21:58:40

Asleep, got up with upset tummy at 1am and realised waters were dripping onto bathroom floor

Heleng1982 Mon 06-Jul-15 22:02:59

on my hands and knees cleaning my carpets and skirting boards smile

BlueBananas Mon 06-Jul-15 22:03:22

DS I was asleep in bed
DD I was at a friends big birthday party (at 9 days overdue - why!?!) I tried to discreetly tell him I was leaving because it was 'time' without stealing his thunder when he did a very loud dramatic "oh my god!" And announced it to the whole room hmm

FusionChefGeoff Mon 06-Jul-15 22:04:19

DS1 re-arranging furniture with DH in the nursery and sorting out cot linen - he was 3 weeks early.

DD I was in hospital getting extreme headache checked out - monitored baby for 20 mins and saw faint contractions starting. Went home to pack bag and get DS sorted - mentioned getting a takeaway at 6ish as DS had taken bloody ages but DD was swimming into the pool 3hrs later!

cogitosum Mon 06-Jul-15 22:04:19

Out having breakfast with dh when had show. Then out having dinner that evening when contractions started. Was 2 weeks late so waiting for it constantly

TheRachel Mon 06-Jul-15 22:05:25

Dd1 - in bed, asleep when waters broke. Contractions started after that - went to hospital and dd was born quickly!

Ds - niggly pains at 3pm when I collected dd from nursery. Made dinner, ran up the road after Ice. cream van etc at 5pm - pains still niggly. Waters broke at 6.30pm - called midwife to come- baby born (at home) at 8.30pm.

Dd2 - Baby felt very low and decided to call my friend to collect Dd from school. They arrived at my house at 5.30pm - at that exact moment the baby wriggled and my waters went pop dramatically! Contractions started and baby born (at home) at 9.30pm.

TreadSoftlyOnMyDreams Mon 06-Jul-15 22:06:48

Got up for the loo at 5am. Kept leaking after a wee so wondered about my continence for about 30 mins before the penny dropped
Got up for the loo at 9am (lie in!)

Orangebutterfly Mon 06-Jul-15 22:08:17

With DS1: watching the last Samuri whilst trying to clean the house but was a bit distracted by Tom Cruise and a niggling discomfort around my abdominal area!

With DS2: fast asleep until at 5am I was woken up by labour pains!

calilark Mon 06-Jul-15 22:09:09

Had watched a film, declared I wasn't tired so watched another one. Went to bed at midnight, hollywood splashdown at 12.10.

HarryLimeFoxtrot Mon 06-Jul-15 22:10:17

Baking biscuits (DD) and trying to sleep (DS)

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