Mine woke me up at 3am.. tight, very obvious pain that I'd describe as a cross between a cramp and a dull ache in both my lower back and lower belly. I started timing and they were coming every 15 minutes and lasting about 30 seconds. It was totally different to what I had previously felt with Braxton Hicks.. I knew it was the real deal because the pains were so consistent.
I kept timing until around 8am, woke hubby, showered and was checked in to the hospital at 11am. My labour seemed slow to progress, I can't remember how long it took to really amp up but I gave birth at 2:47am the next day; so, from the time I started feeling the first contractions to the time i actually had him, it was almost exactly 24 hours, but my hospital records state that the official "true" labour only lasted for 7 hours.
Hope this helps
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20-07-2012 23:32 #13
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21-07-2012 04:01 #14
The day before DD was born (labor started just before 1 am), I anti-nested. I was hoping for nesting to kick in so I would get an overwhelming desire to clean and organize but that just didn't happen. Instead, I just had the urge to do absolutely nothing that day. I lounged around on the couch, napping with DS and reading a book. I didn't have any Braxton Hicks or anything that day, before going to bed that night I told DH that I was going to be pregant forever.
I think my body was just resting up, getting ready for that night.
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21-07-2012 05:29 #15
I know everyone says its like period pains but I didn't think that at all.
I woke at about 7am after a friend had stayed the night and at 7:30 I started getting these little cramps but they felt nothing like period pains or Braxton hicks and they were all over my belly, they were very mild for about 6 hours and not uncomfortable. I also noticed a bloody show which I had never had before. Then at about 3pm they started to hurt and DS was born at 9:10pm.
21-07-2012 06:33 #16
My waters broke a while before contractions started. When they did start it was all in my lower back, nothing like BH. More like someone pounding a hammer into my spine! DD was posterior so I didn't get any of those period cramp style contractions.
21-07-2012 07:45 #17
I woke up early one morning bleeding so we went into hospital and I was monitored. I was having contractions (I had no idea!), but they just felt like strong braxton hicks contractions. It wasn't until my waters were broken that they changed - the pain was very low and they felt just like strong period pain.
21-07-2012 08:36 #18
Over the last few days since Wednesday. I've had them twice this morning in space of half hr. Will keep a eye on it now i know I'm not the only one, I thought it was just the start of a tummy bug.
21-07-2012 16:00 #19
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