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First signs of labour

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SomewhereovertheRainbow02 Tue 04-Aug-15 11:28:48

I'm due in 5 weeks with my 2nd baby.
DD1 was induced at 38 weeks so I'm starting to worry now about how i will know if im going into labour?
What were your first signs and what did you do? TIA

sarah00001 Tue 04-Aug-15 12:24:41

Hi, for me I experienced the same sensation that I had with braxton hicks contractions but they were a lot more painful. I would describe it as my whole abdomen would seize up for a few seconds which really hurt, then the pain would go away. The pains were at regular intervals and became more frequent and stronger. This was my first child and I worried I wouldn't recognise labour pains, but I just knew. As to what I did, I called the maternity assessment line at my local hospital and spoke to a midwife. I was advised to time the contractions and to go to hospital when they were 5 mins apart. Best wishes, Sarah

SomewhereovertheRainbow02 Tue 04-Aug-15 12:26:22

Thanks Sarah.
I know i will probably know when its time i suppose its just the fear of the unknown!

worriedmum100 Tue 04-Aug-15 18:42:16

I'm sitting here at 33.2 weeks and have been having really quite strong tightenings all afternoon coupled with what I can only describe as a "burrowing" feeling I'm my pelvic area. Bit scared this might be something....eek. Not supposed to stop work for two more weeks . With DS 1 contractions came on pretty obviously on my due date so not sure what to make of this afternoons goings on!

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