Early Labour

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  1. beccaknapp

    beccaknapp Active Member

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    So I guessed something was happening yesterday, but didn't quite believe it could be the start of labour!

    Woke up this morning at 4.15am with contractions about every 8 minutes; rang hospital at 5.00am and went in at 7.00am. Contractions about 4 mins apart at this point; baby is happy - the midwife monitored her for a bit, and checked her size and was happy. I'm somewhere between 2 and 3 cm dilated and need the contractions to carry on!!

    They've sent us home pending an event!! My waters still haven't gone, but have had a show/lost my plug, but the contractions have slowed down to 1 in 8 minutes. Anyone have any ideas how I can speed these up again - I really don't want them to stop, and want to meet my little girl sooner rather than later!!!

    Also if they stop, is there any indication when labour may happen, or could I still sit at 2 - 3cm for the next four weeks and end up being induced? (am 38 weeks currently!)?

    So am excited, but terrified!!!!
     
  2. Donna26

    Donna26 Well-Known Member

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    get walking around- gravity will help you and it'll put more pressure on your cervix- have you a birthing ball? If so start bouncing on it.

    You're so lucky, you'll hopefully going to meet your little girl soon (mine started to make an appearance but has decided that hse's happier where she is!)
    D
    x
     
  3. o0oCharlieo0o

    o0oCharlieo0o Well-Known Member

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    maybe go for a nice long walk, hope your LO decides to come out sooner rather than later xxx
     
  4. v2007

    v2007 Well-Known Member

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    Kepp on ur feet as much as u can, my contractions with my last 1 were every 7 mins and i got to 7cm in 12 hours and that was just walking round delvery suite.

    Hope you LO is here soooooooooon.

    V x x
     
  5. Hevz

    Hevz 4 beautiful children

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    Oh sweetie, how exciting. Only 1 more cm and your in "established" labour:happydance::happydance::happydance::happydance:

    As the others have said....get walking. Don't worry about your waters, with all of my births my waters haven't broken until the very end but everyone's different.


    Good luck, be sure to update:happydance::happydance::happydance:
     
  6. bex

    bex Our little princess

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    Stay as active as you can, try not to lie down to much. Go for a walk, do some cleaning or anything that will keep you active. Good luck xx
     
  7. PeanutBean

    PeanutBean Mumma to Byron & Indigo

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  8. Blob

    Blob Sarah :)

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    Good Luck!!! :happydance:

    Like others have said keep active bounce on a ball or walk LOADS!!!
     
  9. XKatX

    XKatX Well-Known Member

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    Good luck hun. Get bouncing on your birthing ball and walking round lots. Hope this is it for you! I'm not jealous at all - honest!!:hug:
     
  10. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    Good luck! Get walking lots...

    Still cant believe your hospitals make you wait until you are 2 weeks past due date to induce.
     
  11. bambikate

    bambikate Mummy of 2 gorgeous girls

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    good luck x x
     
  12. cuddles314

    cuddles314 Proud Mummy to Bobby

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    Keep walking/bouncing as much as possible hun. Good luck! Hope things happen soon for you!
    xx
     
  13. Jemma_x

    Jemma_x Mummy and Engaged

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    Good luck
     
  14. MrsP

    MrsP Mummy to Eleanor & Henry

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    Good luck hon x x
     
  15. ANGYPANGY

    ANGYPANGY pregnant-2nd tri

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  16. Hevz

    Hevz 4 beautiful children

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    anything further to report????:blush:
     
  17. Jem

    Jem Mummy of 2

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    Good luck! Keep active! x
     

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