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Could this be the very start of labour?

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GinGeum Wed 02-Jan-19 02:52:36

Please say yes!

39+1 and as of yesterday afternoon I’ve had a sort of heavy pressure in my bum. Period type pain for the last week or so too. Then from yesterday evening I’ve had a very sharp pain over my bump that lasts maybe 10 seconds or so, although only once every 2 hours ish. Also quite tender lower back ache.

So keen to get things moving now - could this be the slightest hint that things might start to happen soon?!

W0MANlikeME Wed 02-Jan-19 07:42:20

It could!

How are you doing now?

GinGeum Wed 02-Jan-19 08:18:14

Hmm, disappointedly not in enough pain grin

Got some pretty intense period pain but haven’t had anymore sharp bump pains since posting unless I slept through them!

W0MANlikeME Wed 02-Jan-19 08:44:16

Ah well it may still be your body warming up. Is this dc1?

GinGeum Wed 02-Jan-19 09:04:16

Yes first DC, so hard to know what to look for! I think I lost my mucus plug this morning though, fingers crossed.

W0MANlikeME Wed 02-Jan-19 09:10:27

Thats good!

First dc often it takes a while to get going

rainbowstardrops Wed 02-Jan-19 09:15:46

Ooh how exciting! It could definitely be fairly soon if you're plug's gone!
Good luck!

GinGeum Wed 02-Jan-19 09:22:21

I think I might give the house a good clean today just incase wink

BabyNameBook Wed 02-Jan-19 09:23:53

Ooooo good luck OP it sounds like your body's getting ready!!

AwdBovril Wed 02-Jan-19 09:37:03

Sounds hopeful. Good luck!

rainbowstardrops Wed 02-Jan-19 14:41:46

Is no news good news I wonder?!!!

GinGeum Wed 02-Jan-19 14:53:25

Sadly not, still nothing much happening! Hope this doesn’t drag on for weeks...

rainbowstardrops Thu 03-Jan-19 07:34:42

Any further developments *@GinGeum*?

Magpiefeather Thu 03-Jan-19 07:42:52

Are you booked in for any sweeps?

All the usual things worked for me - long walk every day, scrubbing the kitchen floor, sex

Good luck!

GinGeum Thu 03-Jan-19 08:10:09

Nothing at all! I really thought it was imminent. Baby feels so low as if he’s just going to pop right onto the floor if I open my legs too much grin

I have a midwife appointment on Tuesday and she said she would book me in for a sweep after that if nothing has happened.

W0MANlikeME Thu 03-Jan-19 08:12:42

Op i advise you book a hair appointment for tomorrow, sods law baby will appear if you do

Ragaroo Thu 03-Jan-19 08:35:37

I ate a whole raw pineapple over a 24 hour period with my first DC and my waters went, albeit very slowly (and had a 3 day wait til baby) but I'm sure it worked lol. The only thing that got the contractions going was being examined at the hospital, followed by two inductions!!

GinGeum Thu 03-Jan-19 08:43:36

W0MAN grin I am supposed to be having a Home birth and we’ve got builders here from today until next Thursday. You know baby is going to pick a time when they’ve just set up all their tools to begin work.

Really trying to avoid an induction Rag, hope I don’t get to that stage!

W0MANlikeME Thu 03-Jan-19 08:47:04

A sweep worked a treat for me last time. Dc4 was born the following day.

GinGeum Thu 03-Jan-19 17:20:58

Just been for a long walk with dog. Come on baby!

GinGeum Sat 05-Jan-19 06:32:16

Having quite strong period cramps every 10 mins now, this seems a bit more promising?!

PeachMelba78 Sat 05-Jan-19 06:38:26

Keep timing them, this is my second pregnancy and I started my last labour with my waters breaking. This time I have had loads of ‘practice contractions’ which means I am already 1-2 cms dialated and my cervix is ready.
I had contractions for 1 hour last night which calmed down but I am sure they are dialating me more.

MyOtherProfile Sat 05-Jan-19 06:42:37

Exciting! Sounds like baby is coming...

W0MANlikeME Sat 05-Jan-19 06:54:40

Good luck op!

rainbowstardrops Sat 05-Jan-19 07:40:04

Good luck!

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