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Did you have a 'show'?

(20 Posts)
dabihp Thu 05-May-05 19:02:17

If so, when?

Am 37 weeks, didnt have one with dd last pregnancy, so not sure what to expect, or when to expect it, but am havign strong braxton hicks (def not contractions though, doh...)

When did u have one, when did labour start?

tiffini Thu 05-May-05 19:03:43

i had one with my 2nd pregnancy 12hrs before they were delivered (twins)

Blossomhill Thu 05-May-05 19:06:17

Yes I did with my ds . He was 2 weeks early and I woke up at 5am with a show. My mum told me to go back to bed as it was almost unheard of for a first baby to be early. Ds arrived the next day He is 7 now!

QueenEagle Thu 05-May-05 19:06:26

I had a show the day after I had a membrane sweep with my 4th. Had him 4 days later.

hunkermunker Thu 05-May-05 19:14:36

Didn't have a show at all. Waters broke at the start of labour and no show. I have no idea what happened to it. I'm absent-minded, but I'd been looking forward to it (I'm odd...!) and I still feel cheated...

velcrobott Thu 05-May-05 19:18:34

As I understand it you can loose your plug/show days before with a 1st baby but usually the delay isn't so long between show and labour with a 2nd baby.
I had both my shows in labour.

hunkermunker Thu 05-May-05 19:30:08

Nothing at all, VB, in the weeks before DS was born.

Frizbe Thu 05-May-05 19:46:53

Yes when I was 6cm dilated! I remember thinking, oh a show, about time too, as I doubled over with the next contraction.....

Louise1980 Thu 05-May-05 19:50:58

I had one at 38 weekson friday. I went into hosp as I had braxton hicks and wasnt sure if I was in labour or not. Told it could be early labour but as Id has sex the night before they said it could have caused a show. Labour started on the following wednesday.

Lonelymum Thu 05-May-05 19:53:30

I only had a show once, with the third of my four babies. It happened twice, once the night before and once in the morning that dd was born - she came along in the evening.

Rachey1969 Fri 06-May-05 10:43:20

I've only ever had a show with my 3rd. It appeared the day I woke up to be induced! I had dilated a little when they examined me but they induced me anyway and I went from 3 to 8 com in about 40mins! Unfortunately I then had to wait about 6 hrs because she was a face presentation and we had to take it slowly - the epidural was lovely though! I am a convert.

bubbles2904 Fri 06-May-05 18:02:28

hi,i had a show at the start of my labour and the mw had to break my waters for me 1 hour later, my daughter was born 6 hours later

Flossam Fri 06-May-05 18:09:14

I had a few. I thought I might have had one at about 36 weeks I think. Went to ante natal day and learnt all about them at 37 weeks, that they can happen up to a couple of weeks before labour, decided I must have got it wrong. Also was a bit suspicious when she talked about the bowel movements, I was going about 5 times a day at that point! Wasn't wrong though, DS arrived the next week!

Tommy Fri 06-May-05 19:33:33

I had one all day with DS2 from getting up (about 7am) He was born at 11.10pm. Contractions didn't start until 9pm though.

janeybops Fri 06-May-05 19:47:10

none with either of mine

Heathcliffscathy Fri 06-May-05 19:54:48

yes. was like a cross between eggwhite and light period (sorry for tmi) and went into labour that night.

Socci Fri 06-May-05 19:56:33

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Nimme Fri 06-May-05 20:34:20

Yes - 2nd pg. Show at noon, contractions at 7pm, baby born 3.40am.

Good luck

lilsmum Fri 06-May-05 20:58:30

yes i did, AFTER my waters popped! work that one out

mumfor1sttime Sat 07-May-05 00:41:34

I had show 3 days before I went into labour, looks jellyish and light pink. I was told it doesnt always mean onset of labour.

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