Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jul 1st, 2012, 04:51 AM   1
babydust1990
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Leicestershire, UK
Posts: 2,334

How the hell am I sposed to know?


Will I just 'know' when I go into labour? I have so many different aches and pains these days I'm not sure if I'll even know if I'm in actual labour or not lol! Last night I was getting period like cramps, the night before on/off back ache, I've even had quite painful tightening (I assume those were just strong braxton hicks)

Knowing me I'll just put it down to 'normal' pregnancy aches and pains and ignore it until it really gets bad haha!



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jul 1st, 2012, 05:42 AM   2
AC1987
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: USA
Posts: 8,147
I feel the SAME way! No one will tell me exactly what to look out for. So I keep getting random pain and I don't know if its even BH or anything.



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jul 1st, 2012, 05:49 AM   3
babydust1990
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Leicestershire, UK
Posts: 2,334
Glad I'm not the only one haha! It's sposed to be different for everyone, so how the hell do you know when it's actually time?!



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jul 1st, 2012, 06:06 AM   4
hopeforamirac
Pregnant (Expecting)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: uk
Posts: 6,989
its such a crap thing to say but you will just know



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jul 1st, 2012, 06:14 AM   5
kmbabycrazy
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Scarborough, UK
Posts: 5,770
When I was in labour with my son I wasn't convinced I was in actual labour lol. But you'll know the difference between real contractions and BH!!! I knew I was having contractions but my stomach didn't go completely hard all over and when I got up to get ready to go to hospital they started slowing down and being less painful. We went to the hospital anyway and I was 9cm dilated. xx



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jul 1st, 2012, 07:03 AM   6
Allyson11
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Cornwall, UK
Posts: 841
I've got no hope, I can't even tell when I'm having BH



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jul 1st, 2012, 08:38 AM   7
lovelylaura
Mum (Mom)
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: uk
Posts: 2,976
you will know, but the only way i can describe my early contractions is like being extremely constipated and needing to push because of strong pains in your bum i ddint realise untill they became regular and i was shouting with each one haha i started getting them every 20 minutes from about 4 in the morning which woke me up but i still didnt put 2 and 2 together untill i woke up my OH with my shouting lol (he worked nights so was sleeping) x



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jul 1st, 2012, 08:47 AM   8
Jemma0717
Other
BnB Addict
 
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: My Own World
Posts: 5,122
Since everyones bodies are different, there is no real easy answer for this. For me I just knew it. I had very very very strong period like cramps in my back and abdomen and felt like I needed to bounce up and down to help with pain. It was pretty damn painful....worse than any BH that's for sure!



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jul 1st, 2012, 08:54 AM   9
geordielass21
Pregnant (Expecting)
Active BnB Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 329
in my opinion - you might not know when you are in early labour. For me i didnt know. The day before i had a midwife appointment and she asked me if i was in labour and i said "well wouldnt it hurt?" and her response was "yes, i suppose it will"

That night i sat on the sofa feeling the usual braxton hicks (they didnt hurt, they were almost comforting feeling the tightenings) - however i also got them at the top of my bump. i went to bed, woke up at 2am and it hurt (every 10 mins or so - it did hurt and i think i knew it must be labour then, but i was still half asleep and couldnt work out how often they were). They seemed to be 10 mins but it was more like:
10 mins - hurt
10 mins - hurt
10 mins - a little one, where i wasnt sure if it was one or not
10 mins - hurt
etc

As i dismissed the little ones i thought they werent regular, eg they seemed to be 10, 10, 20, 10, 10, 20 etc

However after 2 hours it was hurting (so about 4am) and i woke my husband up saying (i think this is it). He told me to go back to sleep! I went to the toilet and wiped and there was a streak of blood in some mucas so i called the hospital. they said take paracetamol and maybe have a bath. After a bath, done my hair etc it hurt A LOT so we went to hospital (about 6am) and i was already 5cms.

By 8am (and there was no denying it was labour by then - it killed) i was 9cms.

So you would think as i done it before i would know what i am looking for wouldnt you? wrong - every twinge i think this is it. i am concerned that this first stage of labour i will miss again and it goes fast again (they say its normally a lot quicker with your 2nd) and i have to get someone to look after my daughter!! So every twinge i think this could be it and am disappointed its not.

Today had twinges all day!! So this is something like 5 days out of 7 or 8 where i think "i think it might be today/ tonight" lol



 
Status: Offline
 
Old Jul 1st, 2012, 09:00 AM   10
kim'sbump
Mum (Mom)
Active BnB Member
 
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Wakefield West Yorkshire, England
Posts: 313
I think everyone is different, for me I was having regular braxton hicks all day Sat & kept thinking is this it of not but there wasn't really any pain just tightening- I kept thinking tis doesn't hurt enough to be labour. I went to bed & woke up to my waters breaking at 5am & the contractions were def real then at 2 mins apart & I knew that was def labour! 5 hours later I was 10cm and my baby girl arrived!



 
Status: Offline
 
Reply



Bookmarks

Tags
hell , sposed

featured articles


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search






SEO by vBSEO