Advanced search

Would you like to be a member of our research panel? Join here - there's (nearly) always a great incentive offered for your views.

Did you have any symptoms leading up to your labour?

(25 Posts)
charlottexox Sat 20-Aug-16 22:21:55

Hiya ladies!
I am currently 39W+2D and I am so ready to have my little bub in my arms now. Just wondering if any of you had any symptoms leading up to your labour with your first baby?
I cried this morning for 20 minutes just because I accidentally got porridge in my hair! Have been getting an occasional sharp pain in my bladder too. So not sure if they're anything to get excited about? Also how many weeks+days was your first babe born at?!

peaceloveandtwirlywoos Sat 20-Aug-16 22:28:04

Get used to the porridge in the hair.

m33r Sun 21-Aug-16 07:47:44

My LB was 5 days early. Night before I was sitting merrily eating a curry and had to run to loo and my bowels emptied. The day before I had regular sharp pains in my thighs (I'd had this before but not so regular). Hope your little one arrives soon xx

GipsyDanger Sun 21-Aug-16 07:51:01

I was 41+2
No signs at all, my 2nd sweep done it for me though, my waters went the next day

NickyEds Sun 21-Aug-16 07:55:59

With ds, my first I had no warning at all. He was due over Christmas and I was desperate for him to come a little bit early but was completely resigned to him being late as I didn't even get bh. First sign was my waters going in a Hollywood gush. He was born at 39+5.

Dd was completely different, 4 sodding weeks of strong bh, then stop start contractions, up all night with intermittent back pain....She was born at 40+5.

FirstTimeMummy25 Sun 21-Aug-16 07:57:12

Severe lower back pain in the run up and I was 40+6 when went into labour and 41 when he was born.
Good luck

UnicornPee Sun 21-Aug-16 08:21:05

Woke up early on 39+6 with severe dioriah!! It never crossed my mind it was the start so I never woke my OH I just got on with it.
Then the pain started and I clicked on. Born 6 hours later

sentia Sun 21-Aug-16 08:23:39

Well the six days of pre-labour was a bit of a giveaway! But prior to that nothing obvious really.

pinkieandperkie Sun 21-Aug-16 08:26:23

No symptoms as such just a serious urge to clean everything in the house including the walls. I was like a thing possessed! This happened with all three dc and went into labour the following day.

SomeonesRealName Sun 21-Aug-16 08:28:32

No sign or symptoms whatsoever the first indication I was about to go into labour was when my waters broke; contractions started within 15 minutes.

bleedingnora Sun 21-Aug-16 08:34:37

Yes both times two nights before labour started I had a horrible night of dull ache in lower abdomen, nausea and feeling really out of sorts and unwell.
Next night fine then the day labour started in the evening I felt really tired in the day but no other symptoms.

LariyahSpen Sun 21-Aug-16 08:44:26

Yes to the emptying of the bowels but I had that the morning I went into labour. But the day before I just felt absolutely felt up like almost temporarily depressed, I felt like my body had just had enough basically, aching sore under carriage and just a feeling of heaviness. I went to bed at 7pm the night before I had my daughter and by 6.45pm the following evening she was tucked up in my arms grin

When you start feeling like your baby will never come that's usually when they do! Good luck!

LariyahSpen Sun 21-Aug-16 08:45:10

Fed *

AprilShowers16 Sun 21-Aug-16 08:50:12

Had discharge for about a week before hand and a few twinges, was 41+3 and just starting to feel like it wouldn't happen - followed midwifes advice to have sex and sure enough woke up next morning with strong period pain and he was born 12 hours later smile

DixieNormas Sun 21-Aug-16 09:18:10

43 + and then induction with the first but all.the other's were early and I felt really ill the night before labour started

spnfan Sun 21-Aug-16 11:08:53

I lost my plug 5 days before my due date and had what I assume to be BH but in my back.

Then nothing for 15 days! Woke up having waves of period type pains and had a bloody show which somehow ended up on the outside of the toilet bowl!

DD was born 26 hours later. smile

Nikki2ol6 Sun 21-Aug-16 16:23:17

Yes!! I kept wanting to clean in the days leading up, but one night I could not sleep and not get comfortable at all! I had no pains though. The next morning I felt sick!! Very sick!!! I felt sick all day long and didn't want to eat. That night I was so tired and fell asleep. Woke up at 5am with a pain in my lower back and something gushing out!! That was the start lol

KayTee87 Sun 21-Aug-16 16:25:21

Had very upset tummy a couple of hours before my contractions started.

Womenareliketeabags Sun 21-Aug-16 16:38:03

Watching. 38 weeks today.

WigelsPigels Sun 21-Aug-16 16:50:16

DS1 born 39+2. Plug came away. Slow 3 day labour water only broke just before was born.

DS2 born 37+4. No signs at all. Waters broke at 3am and a bit of mucus plug was seen. Think the the rest came out with water. He was born 19 hours later.

Ruthiesj Sun 21-Aug-16 16:56:28

Period-like pain began on due date and bloody show early next morning, followed by two days of gradually increasing in intensity and frequency contractions. Born at 40+3.

Good luck with it all!

MiniAlphaBravo Sun 21-Aug-16 17:00:47

I lost some of the mucus plug in the days before. But otherwise for me it was just that contractions started while out shopping. DD was born at 41+3. You may have a while to wait! Good luck!

Kmoggy Sun 21-Aug-16 18:09:08

I feel your pain! I'm 40+2 and today has been awful.. I can't stop crying, so irritable, extreme fatigue, feel sick and clammy all the time plus got a terrible mucas cough so pee myself every time I cough( on my 4th pair of bottoms today 😁😂)Just about had enough today. Doesn't help that my partner isn't picking up in my crankiness and helping with my twins more or telling me to put feet up and just taking over the running of the day!

anonnnnnn3366 Sun 21-Aug-16 18:41:02

I'm in a fucking foul mood and really snappy and gobby apparently, I was with my best friend the day before I had all 4 of my children blush

RedCrab Mon 22-Aug-16 10:11:14

Absolutely nothing before DS and he was induced (and took fucking forever to come too - 40 hours plus forceps!) Clearly was not ready to come out.

DD - a stomach virus type thing of vomiting and diarrhoea a week before. DH was away and MIL was staying with me and DS because I was so heavily pregnant (38 weeks). She came down in the morning to find me on the loo and vomiting into a bucket on my lap. No one else got it and I was fine within a few hours. I'd heard about the clearing out thing before labour but was worried DH was away. DD was born the day after he came home about four days later.

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now