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When did you go into labour with your first baby?

75 replies

mouse1234567 · 29/05/2020 17:58

Hi all,
I’m currently 37 + 5 and starting to think about the next few weeks and when labour will come. In my understanding most first time mums go past their due date. Just wondering -when did you go into labour with your first baby? Thanks all.

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river12 · 29/05/2020 18:10

Hi, I was 40+6 when I went into labour with my first

thebearwentoverthebumble · 29/05/2020 18:17

My waters broke at 37 weeks exactly and I had ds the next day after being induced the evening before.

userabcname · 29/05/2020 18:19

40+3 waters broke. Labour didn't start and I passed meconium so I was induced and had him the next day at 40+4.

Pleasenodont · 29/05/2020 18:27

40+3. I had a sweep at 40+1 and contractions started the following day, 24 hour labour ensued. My next two were also born at 40+3.

Littlepoppet1 · 29/05/2020 18:27

Waters went at 40+5, DD was born via EMCS at 41 weeks.

becca3210 · 29/05/2020 18:29

Went into labour during the night at 42 weeks - night before booked in for induction.

GS124 · 29/05/2020 18:31

I went in to labour at 41 + 2 Smile

Whitelighttrainwreck · 29/05/2020 18:31

Contractions started (were explained away as braxton hicks) at 36+4 he arrived bang on 37 weeks.

YesItsMeIDontCare · 29/05/2020 18:32

Waters broke at 37+6, DS was born 27hrs later.

And having been told that alllllll first borns are late I was not expecting that!

Soubriquet · 29/05/2020 18:33


I had threatened pre term labour at 28 weeks which required a lot of medical treatment. After that I had contractions every couple of weeks

Finally went into proper labour at 38 weeks

BigusBumus · 29/05/2020 18:34

I was 38 weeks exactly when waters broke (all over bedroom floor wgilst getting ready to go to Morrisons) and i had DS1 12 hours later.

GlennRheeismyfavourite · 29/05/2020 18:37

38 + 4

Vikkiyoga · 29/05/2020 18:38

My first was about 4 weeks early, went into Labour the day she was supposed to be turned (breech) So ended up with an emergency section. Hoping I don't go over this time, patience isn't my virtue 😂

MeadowHay · 29/05/2020 18:39

39+6 and she was born the next day on her due date!

edin16 · 29/05/2020 18:42

Now! Grin
39+5. Although I'm 24 hours in and don't feel I'm getting any closer to actually giving birth!

PrincessButtockUp · 29/05/2020 18:45

I went into labour on my due date and baby actually arrived the following day.

crazycatlady7 · 29/05/2020 18:51

DS was born at 39+6, went into labour and he was here 2.5hrs later (and a lot of drama as he was breech but we found out too late). He's my 1st

firstimemamma · 29/05/2020 18:53

41 weeks (went into labour spontaneously)

Hellohello2020 · 29/05/2020 18:54

36+3 waters broke, baby born 30 hours later

WhatsHappeningCaroleBaskin · 29/05/2020 18:54

The day before my due date, she arrived 14 minutes into due date.

Szalinski · 29/05/2020 19:02

I had stop start contraction during the week before and was stuck at 2cm, but I was 40+4 when my waters went and I finally went into labour!

YouBoggleMyMind · 29/05/2020 19:06


Justjoshin22 · 29/05/2020 19:08

41 +1, so 8 days over. Was spontaneous after I’d tried everything I could do bring it on! Including 2 sweeps

Londongirl03 · 29/05/2020 19:08


newtb · 29/05/2020 19:15

5am due date
DD born just before 2pm

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