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Old Oct 9th, 2013, 11:30 AM   1
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Labor with Little or No Warning?


I'm 38 weeks today, and up to now have not been really feeling Braxton-Hicks or had any other possible signs of impending labor. I really want my mom to be here for the birth, and, since I've been feeling pretty normal so far, she made her plane ticket for next Tuesday, when I'll be one day shy of 39 weeks.

Last night and this morning I've had mild period-like cramping all night, which I assume are my version of BH. This happened a bit over a week ago too, then went away till now.

Just wondering, if I really want her there, how safe it is to have her wait nearly a whole week to come. She can always change her ticket and get here within 24 hours if something starts happening, but I'm just wondering how likely it is that I'll go from nothing, to full labor, to baby, in under 24 hours.



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Old Oct 9th, 2013, 14:09 PM   2
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With my second I went from nothing (although in retrospect I dis have alot of painless bh all day) to delivered in less than 4 hours. With your first it's likely to be longer but no one can predict. If she can cone and stay for along as you need then get her there. Plus be nice for you two to have time before baby arrives.



 
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Old Oct 9th, 2013, 14:14 PM   3
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I had period pains a lot the week before my ds came along but the day I actually went into labour I had gas pains all day and then suddenly out of no where contractions instantly 3 mins apart

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Old Oct 9th, 2013, 14:29 PM   4
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I went from period pains to baby out in just over 12 hours, with hindsight I was probably in labour the day before too as my back was killing me

Forgot to say she was also 3 days early



 
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Old Oct 9th, 2013, 14:37 PM   5
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I had no signs at all..
With my first, my first pain was at 1am and he arrived at 9:52am
With my second, first pain was at 5am and he arrived at 11:08am so both very fast!

It's so hard to tell both of mine were overdue and I'd had 2 sweeps, both arrived 2 days after second sweep at 41+3



 
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Old Oct 9th, 2013, 16:49 PM   6
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With my first I had no signs leading up to the day. Woke up at 6am with back ache, contractions started at 10am and ended up giving birth at 12pm on the floor outside the toilet lol. Almost down the toilet!! Not to scared you but anything can happen xx



 
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Old Oct 10th, 2013, 14:18 PM   7
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With my first I had no signs at all until my waters broke at 7am, contractions started shortly after and by 9am I was 9cm dilated and rushed to theatre for an emcs (bradycardic breech baby). She was born 11 days before my due date, I was quite surprised !



 
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Old Oct 10th, 2013, 15:07 PM   8
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I went from period like pains to baby in less than 24 hours with my first (and only) baby. My active labour was just about 4 hours. But everyone is different, it's just to say anything is possible



 
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Old Oct 10th, 2013, 15:18 PM   9
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Thanks, ladies! We decided to just have her come tonight. It wasn't what she planned, but she is retired, so it's not a huge deal, and much better than having to rush here at the last minute if something does happen.

I feel kind of silly because I know it could be another 3 or 4 weeks, but I was getting really freaked out about the idea of going to the hospital alone. Well, not exactly alone because my husband is here, but he doesn't know much about birth, so if decisions have to be made, I feel like I would be kind of alone without my mom or someone like her there.

It will be nice to have the extra time with her anyway



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Old Oct 12th, 2013, 12:53 PM   10
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I think that's a good call. I had zero signs of labor at almost 41 weeks. I started contracting 5 minutes apart about 9:30 or 10:00am and by noon I was pushing. This was my first baby. It came out of nowhere!



 
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