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Am I in labour ?

(28 Posts)
Bethany0903 Mon 15-May-17 00:47:46

I feel so stupid asking as it's my second but I keep getting these horrible pains it starts in my back and goes round the front of my belly I just can't remember what contractions feel like, I've been getting them all day and now I can't sleep not sure what to do ?

meladeso Mon 15-May-17 00:49:21

ring your maternity ward?

BillyButtfuck Mon 15-May-17 01:00:14

I second ringing and having a chat. No harm in having a conversation with them.

CherriesInTheSnow Mon 15-May-17 01:00:30

If they are regular lower abdominal pains, you may well be smile

You don't have to leap out of bed right now, just try and relax as much as you can and monitor their progress. You could ring but as it's the first twinge, they will most likely only advise you about how close together etc they need to be before they expect you to come in.

How far along are you?

Bethany0903 Mon 15-May-17 01:03:05

There like every 20 minutes, I'm 39 weeks today xx

CherriesInTheSnow Mon 15-May-17 08:32:21

How are you this morning OP? tbusmile

It does sound like you could be, but they can also stop and start in the meantime building up to the main event flowers xx

Bethany0903 Mon 15-May-17 08:49:52

Managed to get a couple of hours sleep but they have calmed down now so must just be building up to the main event but going to get my induction day this week due to medical reasons was hoping he might come
On his own and I wouldn't have to be induced xx

CherriesInTheSnow Mon 15-May-17 11:40:29

Awhhh :/ have you tried nipple stimulation? That's anecdotally very effective and has a couple of studies to back up its effectiveness; you have to do it for like half an hour at a time though! And better if you can do it while bouncing on a birthing ball smile

Bethany0903 Mon 15-May-17 12:03:47

Oh really! Someone else told me about that but said to use my breast pump haha, I might give it a try when I get home xx

HowCanThatNameAlreadyBeTaken Mon 15-May-17 12:26:20

I remember spending weeks with pains and thinking I was in labour it drove me mad, just try to relax and bounce on our ball, go for a walk etc and if it hots up then ring labour ward but no point getting ahead of yourself until it really kicks in! When you're at that stage you'll know!!

Bethany0903 Mon 15-May-17 14:32:57

Looks like it was labour currently 3 cms having contractions every 10 minutes 🤗

Wonderflonium Mon 15-May-17 14:35:25

yay, good luck!

FuckADuckk Mon 15-May-17 14:36:21

Good luck OP!

BillyButtfuck Mon 15-May-17 14:58:55

Good luck OP grin

lockie1983 Mon 15-May-17 15:12:31

but what we really want to know is did you use the breast pump?!? grin

good luck OP!

Badgerbird Mon 15-May-17 15:32:38

Good luck beth!! smile

Bethany0903 Mon 15-May-17 16:04:55

Thank you everyone, no I didn't get chance to haha 😂

TheRealCurlySue Mon 15-May-17 16:45:41

Good Luck OP!

MissMooMoo Mon 15-May-17 18:01:44

Goodluck OP!
Very jealous as I sit here on my ball at 39+5 smile

CherriesInTheSnow Mon 15-May-17 19:31:24

Ooooooohhhh yayy good luck!! How exciting flowers

Dammit still 24 weeks to go for me :,(

BillyButtfuck Tue 16-May-17 09:13:25

Hope you're all ok

Bethany0903 Fri 19-May-17 07:54:49

Sorry for not replying had a beautiful baby boy on the 17th of may at 8:13pm weighing 7lb 9oz called him Ezra ❤️

confusedat23 Fri 19-May-17 08:15:53

OP he is gorgeous! And such a lovely name too!

Massive congratulations! ❤

meladeso Fri 19-May-17 08:24:22

hooray!! congratulations to you!

MaidenMotherCrone Fri 19-May-17 08:33:04


Welcome to the world baby Ezra. May your life be long, happy, healthy and filled with love.

Love and light

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