How was your early labour?

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  1. Chrissi

    Chrissi Well-Known Member

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    Since around 8/9pm last night I've had tightening/contractions. They've been about 5-20 minutes apart lasting 25 seconds to a minute.
    I managed to sleep for 3 or 4 hours, but started getting a light period type ache around 2/3am and have been awake since. Had a bath and breakfast etc. Still having tightening, they aren't painful just noticeable.
    Does this sound like early labour or is it just wishful thinking?
    I thought I'd ring the MAU at 9am if I'm still getting tightening.
     
  2. kkheartsbaby

    kkheartsbaby Well-Known Member

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    What has the hospital said.... fx its the start Chrissi :)
     
  3. flexilexi394

    flexilexi394 Well-Known Member

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    Ooh exciting! I had funny contractions for nearly a week with m my DD, every 10 minutes on the dot! Good luck I hope it's labour xxx
     
  4. Chrissi

    Chrissi Well-Known Member

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    I haven't yet called the hospital, I might call them later. The tightenings tapered off for a couple of hours this morning (or I just didn't feel them when I finally got back to sleep), but started again once I got up and about again. Been out shopping with mum and nan today and going to walk the dog. I think they're about every 10-15 mins. Feeling more heavy down there and more period pain and legs ache.
    I hope it's it! Xx
     
  5. kkheartsbaby

    kkheartsbaby Well-Known Member

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    Exciting stuff :) are you feeling calm about it? I still can't get my head round that one day soon I may go to sleep all fine and next thing wake up in early labour so surreal!
     
  6. Birdie

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    This sounds very similar to my early labour Chrissi! Not painful at all just frequent tightenings from about 7am. I had no idea I was in labour (just thought Brixton hicks) & just got on with my day & spent early evening doing relaxation exercises.

    I had my first proper unmistakable contraction at 10:30pm which is when I called the hospital, they told me it was very early stages & to go to bed. As soon as I lay down it kicked off, waters went and I could feel baby moving down. I arrived at hospital at 11pm and was 10cms dilated... I had him at 2am. I realise it is rare to go through those stage quite so quick, but obviously what you are feeling could be early labour :) wishing you all the best, it's a very exciting time!!
     
  7. Chrissi

    Chrissi Well-Known Member

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    Yeah I feel weird. Back and legs aching now and tightenings happenning every 8-10 minutes now. Just packed the last minute bits in our bags and just bouncing on my ball, the dog thinks it's great fun!
    That sounds reassuring birdie, I hope I start to feel it a bit more soon cause I don't quite believe it at the moment.x
     
  8. flexilexi394

    flexilexi394 Well-Known Member

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    Eek good luck! Xxxx
     
  9. Chrissi

    Chrissi Well-Known Member

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    Contracting stopped when I got in bed last night. Was wide awake again at 6am which is super early for me, yesterday I was awake at 2ish, but got up at 5.
    Something has to be happening surely. I've been uncomfortable again today with more noticeable tightening but nothing regular :( x
     
  10. JennyS85

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    How exciting Chrissi!! Definitely think you are next for April mummies! Hope things get going properly for you soon, the stop/starting must be a bit frustrating! X
     

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