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    Question Pre-labour?

    Hi, Just a little question. When you talk about pre-labour, what does that mean? Is this different than BH?

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    With DS2 I had regular BH from 18 weeks, which felt like strong tightenings - uncomfortable, but not painful. I went about my day as usual and slept well. When pre-labour started for me, the feeling noticeably changed, they become more regular and painful and I couldn't sleep through them, nor did painkillers dull them. There was pain in my back as well. I had a show during that time, but you could lose it at any time, even during active labour. I also had an upset tummy and vomited a few times. So that's how I knew it was game on! It was a long pre-labour - 48 hours or so - but once my waters broke I had my DS in my arms in 5 hours, so all that pre-labour prepped my body well for the task ahead.


    Good luck with the wait (it can be the hardest part) and birth. Not long now till you meet your little one - so exciting.

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    Angiebear...are you serious?! I started feeling really off yesterday, cramping more than usual and strong ones, in my back too. This morning i had a runny tum a few times but been really crampy and my tummy is very sensitive even when bubs move...i thought it was a bug...it probably still is. No vommiting just a little nauseaus...i dont vommit easily, and no plug. I see my OB tomorrow, atleast I know to be aware..thank you.

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    Yep, totally serious! In saying that, I experienced some of these things from 35 weeks (I then went on to have DS at 40+6). I started losing my plug at 35 weeks, had backache and period like pains, but on and off. e.g. I would have period pain for a few days then it would go away and come back in a week. I had a runny tummy a few times in that period and some vomiting, but all of these things came and went and not necessarily all at the same time.

    When pre-labour really started for me all of these things hit at once and I had contraction pains I could not sleep through every 3-15min constantly for 2 days. It felt very different to what I had experienced in the 5 weeks prior.

    I remember my DH and I being on high alert so much during that 5-6 week period, because pre-labour is so confusing and all consuming! At each of my hospital visits I would tell them what was happening, but they just kept saying 'that is great news, you are moving in the right direction, BUT you could still go 11 days over!'.

    Good luck with it all!

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    Jeepers, i feel exactly the same. At least i am now 36 weeks and most of the preemie threat is over. I ams tarting to relax now, hard after having a previous preemie.


 

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