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Sorry if tmi need some advice please

(24 Posts)
Melmam Thu 02-Mar-17 21:15:14

Hi guys, looking for some advice please im 38+4 today and ive been having lots and lots of pressure the past few days second baby was induced on my first so have never went into labour naturally I got a sweep today at my hospital appointment since then I've still been feeing pressure on and off but I seem to have diarrhea now too and not sure if it means the start of something or its normal. Thanks in advance for any replies

ILikeSalmon Thu 02-Mar-17 23:11:19

Pressure isn't really a sign (I've been having this for weeks now and midwife said it's normal)

However dioriah IS a sign. It's very common for your body to 'clear itself out' just before labour begins. This happened with my first baby at 39 weeks. I had bad dioriah then once it was all out labour begun.

Good luck if it's the start smile

Melmam Thu 02-Mar-17 23:16:53

My midwife said that his head is fully engaged and my cervix is also open does this mean it could happen soon sorry if I sound silly asking these questions just dont know what to be looking out for blush

thecoldnever Thu 02-Mar-17 23:19:41

Is it just pressure and diarrhoea? No pain?

Melmam Fri 03-Mar-17 06:57:58

Just a back ache and a few period like cramps ive had a bloody show this morning ?

SmellySphinx Fri 03-Mar-17 07:00:39

Sounds like things are definitely moving along, could be slow could be quick! Did the midwife say how many cm you are dilated?

SmellySphinx Fri 03-Mar-17 07:04:50

I say if the pains get quite bad but tolerable, take some paracetamol or coco cocodamol if they are that bad. If that bad and wait it out, see if you get any tightening along with the pain, say 20/10 mins apart. Give triage a call and tell them the situation. Once the pains become too much then go to the hospital so you can get checked by a midwife, and for more pain relief!

SmellySphinx Fri 03-Mar-17 07:05:22

Bloody autocorrect!

SmellySphinx Fri 03-Mar-17 07:08:19

Cocodamol if the pains are quite bad but still tolerable*
Are there contractions with the pain*

phoebe2016 Fri 03-Mar-17 07:13:39

Hi Mel, diarrhoea can definitely be a sign that things are starting to progress, i had it the day before i went in to labour with my Son. It is your body's way of clearing everything out in preparation. Hope you don't have too long to wait. Best of luck!

Melmam Fri 03-Mar-17 08:12:17

Definitely getting tightening and pains in my legs but not really regular.

Melmam Fri 03-Mar-17 09:50:47

Getting contractions every 7-10 minutes hopefully this is it now

SmellySphinx Fri 03-Mar-17 10:09:19

Oh how exciting and painful!!!! 😣 If they're coming that often I would get on the phone and see what they say. Good luck x

iwadeboxmonster Fri 03-Mar-17 10:15:44

Good luck x

Melmam Fri 03-Mar-17 11:04:12

Called tragic they said to come in when they are every 3-4 minutes

ILikeSalmon Fri 03-Mar-17 11:06:31

Good luck!!!

phoebe2016 Fri 03-Mar-17 15:51:46

Hi mel, hope things are progressing for you. Look forward to seeing your update!

Melmam Fri 03-Mar-17 16:26:25

Hey phoebe, Ive just being admitted to hospital im 3cm dilated so hopefully he arrives tonight

haveacupoftea Fri 03-Mar-17 19:37:30

Good luck!!

LessThanJacob Fri 03-Mar-17 19:47:18

Good luck OP!

phoebe2016 Fri 03-Mar-17 19:49:29

Hi Mel, aww great news! That's exciting! Hope it's not too much of a long labour for you flowers

purpleviolet1 Sat 04-Mar-17 16:27:36

Hope your baby arrived safely!

Melmam Sun 05-Mar-17 17:32:16

Baby born born yesterday morning he is just perfect got home today.. Thanks guys smile

purpleviolet1 Sun 05-Mar-17 20:55:27

Awww lovely news smile

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