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    My hind-waters broke 4 weeks early. I called the nursing hotline and they had me call the hospital, who told me to come in. They did that check where if the qtip dipped in your fluid turns black its amniotic fluid. Then they did an ultrasound cos they thought he was breech but he wasn't. A couple hours later the contractions started. I'd say my pre-labour lasted around 5 hours and my labour itself 11 hours maybe

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    I'm subbing to this. I wanna know how long it takes you!
    I am 38 + 3 and have been having 'Braxton hicks' all day every day and night for 5-6 days now, 15 minutes apart lasting 60 seconds about. Mainly just uncomfortable really. Occasionally the head to my back.

    So I'm wondering if this is kinda what you are experiencing too?

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    A bit of an update! By about 9pm last night the contractions were painful enough that I had to concentrate to get through them- they would stop me doing whatever I was doing at the time. By about 11 they were about 3-4 mins apart and quite painful. We called the hospy and went in with the knowledge we would probably end up home but hopefully not.
    Of course by the time we got into the hospy they went back out to about 15minutes and not very painful. My OB was there delivering so he did an internal and I was only 2cm, after being 1-2cm the week before.
    They couldn't get a nice looking CTG so we ended up there until 5am till they got one they wanted- and in that time the contractions got super painful and about 5mins apart. Having confirmed I was just in prelabour they gave me some panadeine forte and ordered me home to rest at 5am.

    After 37 hours of contractions I finally got some decent sleep and have woken contraction free- thank goodness! I need a break now and am happy to wait until induction on Friday for this bubba to come! Also struggling to know how I will get through labour as by the time we were leaving the hospy I was struggling through the pain then! Can't imagine established labour....

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    I've been thinking of you, you poor thing...it feels like it goes on forever but you'll get there.

    By the time my established labour was in full swing my uterus was termed as 'lazy' ;o( (poor uterus ha) apparently it had been tired out from all the doing nothing contractions, so when it came time to hold for long enough to push the baby down it was giving up part way through grrrr. (bit like its owner doing a spin class to be honest)!
    I ended up with an epidural (bliss) and forceps to help her out.
    At the end of the day I just gave myself to the experts and said do whatever you have to to get this stubborn baby out safely.
    Dont be hard on yourself, you obviously have one very comfy baby in there x

    My DH said I suprised him and handled proper labour better than pre-labour....i think it cause I knew there was an end was close.

    You'll get to meet you little one by the weekend

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    I woke up with moderate period like pain coming and going in a regular fashion about 4am on the Monday morning. The cramps became more frequent (started out about 10 mins apart and went down to about 4 mins apart by 9pm). The pain didn't really increase beyond anything other than annoying (still went for my walk around the block, went to the shops etc lol) until about 10pm.

    We called the hospital at 9pm and were told that until the cramps were 1.5 to 2 mins apart that I should stay at home. My contractions never made it to less than about 2-3 mins apart lol. About 10:30pm I lost my plug, 11:30 arrived at the hospital, had my waters broken by the midwives at some point and welcomed bub at 4am Tuesday morning.

    My official labour time was 7 hours so I guess that leaves 17 hours of pre labour

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    Good luck tomorrow if you haven't met bub yet!

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    Thank ladies.

    After we arrived home from hospy Wednesday morning I managed to have a day free of contractions and got some well earned rest. At 1am Thursday I woke with some more contractions, which started at about 10 mins apart, and thought here we go again! dH went to work at 7.30am only for me to call him at about 10am and tell him they had shortened to 3-4mins and what did he want to do.
    He came home, and I called the hospy who said to head in when we wanted.
    Fearing another false alarm we waited at home as long as we can (MIL dropped round with takeaway coffees!), and they were getting very very painful so at about 11.30 we were just about to walk out the door when my waters broke.

    At 4.43pm Amelia Jennifer arrived!

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    Congrats!!! Well done to you, long but worth it huh What a lovely name. Enjoy her x

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    Naw how Exciting!!! Congratulations!!


    I think my contractions have started this morning!

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    Congratulations!! It's great to see am ending


 

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