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Cold/flu before labour

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Courts10 Fri 22-Jul-16 08:47:15

Hi just putting the question out there as a few people have told me and seen abit online about coming down with cold/flu like symptoms to let you know labour is on it way?

I'm 37 + 4 weeks, and the day before yesterday felt abit ergh, yesterday woke up with a stinking head and runny nose, tight chest etc, in the afternoon was having mild period pains on and off for a couple of hours, thought it could be the start so had a bath and they stopped. This morning woke up feeling the same as yesterday, my whole body aches, back is pulsing, hips and down there feel like they are going to fall off my body.

At my midwife app Wednesday before last baby was 3/5 engaged.

It's my 2nd and my DD was 8 days late and can't remember how I felt before having her, all I can't remember is having a lot of energy between leaving work and having her which has not happened this time!

Any pre labour symptoms? Or colds turning into labour stories? Would help me pass the time even if it's not. smile

Highlove Fri 22-Jul-16 13:56:24

Oh I hope so because I've got a really sore throat! Only 37+2 but feeling hugely uncomfortable and I've just had enough today. I've never actually heard of this as a sign, though...back to bouncing on my ball while DC1 naps.

Courts10 Sat 23-Jul-16 07:12:16

I hadn't heard of it either until I got one, now everyone is tell me it won't be long its bodies way of getting ready!
Saying that last night 10.30pm I was straight up out of bed cleaning for a good couple of hours (by no choice of my own how tired I am lately) and I had to go to the toilet a lot, I woke DH telling him to be prepared as I'd just had my 7th clearout in a matter of hours. But woke up this morning with nothing. hmm

flumpybear Sat 23-Jul-16 07:25:04

I had a chest infection with my second - had a planned section and anaesthetist said it was fine to have the spinal etc - it wasn't pleasant but it was ok.
I doubt it's flu you've got though

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