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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 02:28 AM   11
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I had a sweep as I was 6 days over. Hadn't had any contraction pain but turned out I was 5cm. I start with irregular contractions that night... Became regular about 2am. From 4am they were 4-5 mins apart, went to the hospital at about 8.30am as they were intense and on top of each other. Gutted to find I hasn't dilated further! babies hb was causing concern so they broke my waters and I was put on the monitors throughout so unfortunately could not stay active!

Like a pp said don't get your hopes up it will start that day, just be prepared! It's an incredibly exciting time. For me the pain was intense, but when you hold your baba!!! Wow!!

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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 02:50 AM   12
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My waters went 8 days before I was due but I didn't go into labour. The hospital said I had 48 hours to go into labour or they would induce.

The night before I was to be induced I got back ache around 10pm. Then by 12 I knew I was in labour. By 4am I was in agony. At 5am we got to hospital.
At 6am they said I was only 3cm and wanted to send me home. I said NO!

LO was born at 8am!

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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 03:17 AM   13
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With my first my hind waters went and then I had 24 hours of latent labour and then about 4 hours of active labour. With my 2nd I woke up at 2am to pee, and had a bloody show - went in to get checked out and was 1cm dilated and she said to go home but it was the start. By the time I got home at 4am I was contracting every 8 minutes and 9am was in hospital - 5cms dilated.

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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 03:21 AM   14
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Mild contractions at 7-11pm then boom
Waters broke at 2.30am an hour before i was getting the induction drip up. The 9 hours later Peanut was born . 5 weeks early!

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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 04:13 AM   15
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mine started with 3 days of braxtons, that regulated and lasted for 12 hours before they got stronger, then my plug went and they turned into contractions.

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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 04:16 AM   16
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I woke up at 37+6 at 1.30am because i could feel water pulsing out of me big time! i jumped up and waddled to the loo and saw it was a browny green colour so went to the hospital and they induced me which started contractions straight away. 18 hours later after 3 hours of pushing my little bundle of joy arrived.
Good luck with yours it is an amazing experience. xx

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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 04:21 AM   17
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Woke up feeling a bit off colour but couldn't put my finger on why, had a bit of reduced movement so went to the hospital, had a ctg and it showed regular contractions...I had no idea.

Stood up, waters went. Painful contractions every 3 minutes from then on. Went home as they thought it would be a long time as I was 3cm. Went back in 2 hours later as I needed pain relief. 5 hours later willow was born, gas and air in a lovely water birth.

7 hours start to finish with absolutely no per warning, I was 39 weeks.

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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 04:25 AM   18
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I had my bloody show at 40+1 and irregular contractions for 6 days, Christmas morning 40+7 at about 7.30am i went downstairs to open presents etc & proper contractions started lasting 45 secs every 3 minutes. My contractions never really built up and where close together throughout the whole of my labour so was never any doubt that it had started. My dd was born boxing day morning 05:51am 40+8 x

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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 04:35 AM   19
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Went into labour at 39 + 4 without any labour signs or baby dropping. Got up to use the bathroom at 3:30am and felt a pop and water broke. Was a steady trickle. Mild contractions (strong period pains) started immediately, laboured at home until about 11 am then made my way to the hospital. Was 4 cms on arrival. Got on gas & air and in bathtub, then into birthing pool. Checked at 4 pm, was still 4 cms. So got out and back to my room. Asked for some remifentanil (sp?) around 7pm, was given it around 8 I think--it's all a blur. Delivered at 10:45 pm that night after pushing for 45 mins or so. 19 1/2 hrs after waters going.

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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 04:40 AM   20
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I woke at 5am with what i thought was BH and waved OH off to work. They got worse over the morning and I phoned my sister who told me to get to hospital so I got hold of OH and got there about 12pm, I was 4cm!

LO didnt make an appearance till 5:10am the following morning tho so long labour of 24hrs and almost forceps as we were both so tired by the end of it.

My waters were broken 23hrs in too, you will KNOW as the pain is unlike any other, good luck!

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