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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 08:55 AM   31
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I was scheduled to be induced at 37 weeks. At 35 + 5 I was at the doctor for a routine visit, ultrasound and non-stress test. The doctor checked me - I was 2-3 cm dilated. He sent me to the hospital and by the time I got there I was 5 cm.

Honestly, I never had really any pain or strong contractions with this delivery. Had I been at home I don't think I would have know I was in labor until the very end. It was a good thing I had an appointment that day!!

Wishing you the best....

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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 10:10 AM   32
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I woke up at about 10am (it was a Sunday!) on the day I was 40+6, and must have had my show at some point overnight as I found it when I woke up. I wasn't having any contractions or anything so I had a bath, made hubby breakfast in bed then pottered around the house for a while. I wasn't having contractions but I just felt a bit funny and kind of realised it was going to be that day.

Contractions then started at about midday and immediately they were every 3 to 4 minutes apart lasting about a minute, so we went to hospital and got there at around 2pm. I wasn't examined until 3pm, and was only 2cms dilated so they tried to send me home (I refused). The contractions continued being every couple of minutes apart and were extremely intense, but by 6pm I was still only just 4cm but thankfully that meant I could finally get some pain relief (it had all been refused until that point, even gas and air).

55 minutes later they were setting up for the epidural and realised that baby was on his way out - I went from 4cm to fully dilated in under an hour. 12 minutes of pushing later
he appeared!

I had absolutely no signs of early labour prior to the day I gave birth, even though I was nearly a week overdue. Apparently I was having braxton hicks (during a check up around my due date a midwife could feel them) but I never felt them.

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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 10:17 AM   33
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With both I had back pain really bad, achy down to my bum. Later in the day I felt (and I am sure heard) a pop, went to the toilet and my waters had broken. With Lou it was an almighty contraction that made my waters break, so strong it made me cry. They were so bad I threw the phone at Ollie's head when I was supposed to be talking to the hospital

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Old Mar 20th, 2012, 10:25 AM   34
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I had a few false starts where I wondered if I could be. But honestly when the first real contraction hit I knew it. Also the consistancy of the contractions gave it away! I got my first one on dec 23 at 22.00 and he was born christmas morning at 03.30.

They started off about 20 mins apart and got to 5 mins apart by midday christmas eve.

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