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Is this the beginning

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Symmplythebest Sun 13-Nov-16 22:49:11


I am 39 + 1 and for the last couple of hours have had mild/moderate mid back pain and some mild period cramps. I'm also having hot flushes and have a blocked stuffy nose.

I am in bed now after taking a couple of paracetamol and drinking a load of water.

Past week or so baby has been very active from early evening with a lot of pressure and movement.

Is this the beginning of labour? FTM so not sure what to expect!

Thank you!

WickerHearts Mon 14-Nov-16 10:05:04

I'm also 39 weeks and been wondering if things are starting for 3 days now...
I've had lots of braxton hicks (or actual contractions, I'm not sure!) period pain type feeling on and off and feeling a fair amount of I need to poo/pass wind- sorry, TMI blush

Sorry I'm no help in answering your question as this is my first too, but can sympathise with the not knowing xx

Rubberduck2 Mon 14-Nov-16 10:14:51

How you getting on OP? I hope it's the start for you, I am sat her getting desperate now and still have a week and a half till due date!

Raines100 Mon 14-Nov-16 10:18:32

Sounds more like a cold tbh!

Hang in there, OP. If the cramping is labour, it will get a whole lot worse and come and go every few minutes, you'll have a show, etc, etc- you know the drill.

The waiting is torturous, I know. My last DC was late, and I turned temporarily bat shit after my due date grin

symmslilbump Mon 14-Nov-16 11:00:38

No it's all stopped, even the blocked nose! confused

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