Early labour - How long did your latent phase last?
Ive been having various signs/symptoms for a couple of days (ongoing menstrual cramps, backache, diarrhea, increased discharge etc etc) and since 2am this morning the cramps have increased in intensity and my MW has confirmed I'm probably in the latent phase of early labour. She did say it can vary between women and that it could last 24 hours or more
Im wondering, for those ladies who are already moms, how long were you in this latent phase before either your waters broke or full on contractions started??
I was having contractions for 30 hours before my waters broke. I went to the hospital 6 hours later and I was 4cm dialted, which I believe is what is considered active labour. So 36 hours in early labour. LO was born 2 hours later.
I think mine was about 28 hours and then 9 hours of active labour, quite tiring but still very do-able. I think it was so long as he was my first! I was quite glad it was long, as I had37 hours of contractions in total but the build up was so slow it wasn't quite as shocking towards the end x
Started to have noticeable contraction at 4am on the monday morning and was admitted to the birth suite at 4cm dilated at 12:45am on the Tuesday morning. My waters didn't till just after this Sam was here in under 3hours of water going and after only 4 pushes.
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