Hi guys! I'm due tomorrow and getting anxious about knowing when I'm going into labour. I've had a few signs e.g.: bloody show, period like pains, a few tightenings but I've not 'felt' like I'll be going into labour soon.
Did anyone else have a feeling that they would go into labour that day/night? I've always been fairly intuitive but with this being my first pregnancy I'm totally clueless!
My labour was a long one to be honest. They started off at 2am, became regular at 6am (4-5 mins apart) I went to the hospital and was only 2cm so went home. Went back in at 6pm and I was 6cm, by this point I couldn't talk during a contraction. He was then born the following morning at half 11. I managed on gas and air until the end when it went a bit belly up and needed a bit of assistance. It was jolly exciting and the happiest moment of my life when they placed him on my chest.
My waters broke first, contractions started within about half an hour. To begin with I was wrapping Christmas presents and just breathing through them. I knew I was in full-on labour when I couldn’t wrap any more! Mine was really quick: waters went at 3pm, at 9pm when I got to the maternity unit I was 5cm dilated.
No indication either time that labour was about to begin-first inkling was when waters broke! DC1 contractions started a few mins later and gave birth 5 hours after waters went DC2 waters went then contractions started 15 mins later, gave birth 4 hours later
I didn't know until the midwives at the hospital told me (and I was 9cm by that point!), so you might not know straight away. Just watch out for signs of labour and call the midwives if you're wondering. They'll be able to advise what's best. Good luck
I woke up with contractions. Quite mild and about 20 mins apart but I hadn’t had any painful Braxton hicks and I just knew. No one can really answer how long it will take, i was at home with contractions for 40 hours before going to hospital.
Everyone said oh you'll know when it's for real but I genuinely didn't and it was my second! I had been suffering bad Braxton Hicks since 22 weeks so just thought it was those . They were irregular , but getting stronger although I hadn't noticed that much , had appointment for a sweep at 4pm so just held up for that I had an inkling at 2pm ish maybe this is the start of things and got into hosp for my " appointment " And was 9cm dilated . Didn't have a clue . Baby was born 20 mins later . Lol.