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Is this labour or do I just need to trump?!

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emmabrown123 Thu 28-Jul-16 19:24:19

37+4. Been so uncomfortable all day. Trapped wind type pains constantly but alongside regular Braxton Hicks which makes the pain worse. Pain is also worse when I move or bend down, feels like the baby is falling out of me!!

Doesn't feel like labour, don't know what I expected (this is DS2 but DS1 was an elcs). Is it possible I just have really bad trapped wind?!! Or need a poo?!!

SillyQu Thu 28-Jul-16 19:28:01

You could be getting the early signs? Have you had the runs?

emmabrown123 Thu 28-Jul-16 19:38:45

No, haven't 'been' all day actually. Don't feel the need to. Weirdly indigestion has also come back, haven't had any for a week before today.

kiki22 Thu 28-Jul-16 20:26:46

I've had the same symptoms since the baby engaged could your be engaged now? This is my second baby he engaged at 34/5 weeks.

ShatnersBassoon Thu 28-Jul-16 20:29:18

It's worth a trip to the loo. Whether you just deflate or fully evacuate, the baby won't fall out of you are in labour. Take a book and use it as an excuse for a lovely sit down.

divadee Thu 28-Jul-16 20:53:37

My first symptom for labour was a feeling of trapped wind and like I was getting the shits. That grumbly belly thing. Told the midwife that day I thought I was going to have an upset stomach and she said I bet I am at your house Friday morning checking on you and baby. And she was!!! I went into labour that night!

emmabrown123 Thu 28-Jul-16 22:38:05

Update: been to the loo (TMI I know). Feeling a bit better, still some tightenings but much less than previously. Guess it was wind after all blush

SillyQu Thu 28-Jul-16 22:51:53

Don't worry. At 39 weeks I pissed myself in Tesco and thought my waters had broken.

Apparently weeing without knowing is common hmm I'm sure the Dr was just trying to make me feel better

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