... how long did your ACTUAL labour end up going for?
I have been in `pre-labour' for about four weeks now. I have had one false labour where I was in hospital overnight but my contractions just stopped, but now I am five days away from my due date and it's all happening.
I have contractions every single day, many of them, strong and mildly painful.
I have dull cramps in my lower abdomen, lower back and upper thighs.
The baby is fully engaged, anterior and perfectly positioned.
I haven't lost my plug but I know not everyone does.
I am expecting this bub some time in the next ten days even though he's `technically' due next Tuesday.
I have heard LOTS of people say that if you have strong, lengthy pre-labours you often have a reasonably quick, easy labour.
I didn't labour spontaneously with my DD so this is all new to me.
What have your experiences been?