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Time between show and labour starting?

(12 Posts)
Bumbler16 Thu 30-Jun-16 14:01:01

Hi all

I went in for a stretch & sweep yesterday only to be told my cervix was too high still for the midwife to reach, which was disappointing and left me thinking I'd be ages yet.

But this morning I've had a show.

So I was wondering how long there was in between you having your show and labour starting?

When I had my first baby (14 years ago!) I had a show, my waters broke and contractions started all pretty quickly.

But as yet there's been nothing since the show about 4 hours ago.
I know it can be a while but am obviously hoping it won't be!

Thanks all smile

EvansAndThePrince Thu 30-Jun-16 14:08:47

I've a friend who went at least two weeks between I'm afraid sad

Absy Thu 30-Jun-16 14:13:00

IIRC, I had a sweep midday Monday, and then some of the mucus plug (I had no idea there was so much of it!) came out Tuesday day, and I went into labour at midnight

DesignedForLife Thu 30-Jun-16 14:15:51

A week for me!

IamChipmunk Thu 30-Jun-16 16:37:02

3 days for me!

DramaAlpaca Thu 30-Jun-16 16:39:04

A few hours for me with DC1.

Bumbler16 Thu 30-Jun-16 17:37:35

Thanks all. Still nothing happening .. The waiting game is tough hey?!

Absy Thu 30-Jun-16 18:04:01

It's the worst. Are you overdue?

Bumbler16 Thu 30-Jun-16 18:05:33

No .. Just ridiculously impatient.
My daughter came on her due date so for some stupid reason I'd convinced myself this one would be early.
I'm 39+6 at the moment.

Absy Thu 30-Jun-16 18:07:14

Haha! I did the same thing, based on nothing. I was 40+10 and going nuts. I knew it wasn't possible to be pregnant forever, but somehow it seems like you're going to be

kimlo Thu 30-Jun-16 18:11:54

Dd1 i was in labour.
Dd2 2 weeks.

Bumbler16 Thu 30-Jun-16 18:19:31

I just want to have this baby at our local hospital, if I have to be induced I can't.

That said .. I am leaping a bit ahead of myself, he's not even actually late yet alone at the point of induction!

Pregnancy can drive you a little crazy hey?!

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