Pre-labour - what is it?

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  1. Faerie

    Faerie Proud Mummy

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    What's "pre-labour"? Because one of my friends said she thinks she's in pre-labour and I have no idea what she's talking about! Does she just mean braxton hicks? Ta!
     
  2. enigma

    enigma mum of 3 nearly 4.

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    Its the pressure feelings and backache you get before the contractions kick in.
     
  3. Faerie

    Faerie Proud Mummy

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    Does it mean she'll be going into labour really soon?? She mentioned it via email and I'm like "whaaat" she's 36 weeks.
     
  4. XKatX

    XKatX Well-Known Member

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    No it doesn't. You can feel this for weeks - I have. The midwife said yesterday that I have all the classic signs of labour - then said it could happen today, or it could happen in 2 weeks.
     
  5. Faerie

    Faerie Proud Mummy

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    Oh gawd how frustrating!! Guess I haven't got to this part in my pregnancy book yet!
     
  6. ryder

    ryder Mum to Jasmine & Peyton

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    Ditto to what Kat said... it can last weeks, your body does alot of things in prep for labor...
     

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