+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    1,345
    Thanks
    421
    Thanked
    86
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Going into labour at 36 weeks?

    Hi, I will be 36 weeks tomorrow. These two days I have short sharp pains down in my vagina. Baby is moving fine. Then today I had these tummy pains that are not the normal digestive stomachache. I feel breathless when they come. I saw my OB last Friday he said baby's head is down but never said about engaging. My first one, I went into labour exactly 40 weeks. Can it be possible that I am going into labour so soon? Or has anyone of you have had this for weeks before the real thing? Thanks.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Brisbane North
    Posts
    4,459
    Thanks
    1,581
    Thanked
    1,803
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    it isn't the braxton hicks contractions are they? i went into labour at 36 weeks, i had absolutely no symptoms at all... i'd had my 36 week antinatal appt that morning and my ob had said head was down, definately not engaged but then i went into labour! maybe give your dr a ring see what they think?

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Posts
    58
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    10
    Reviews
    0
    I experienced similar pains from 35 weeks and went on to have DS at 40+6. The sharp pain - as my midwife explained to me - is bubs head pressing on nerves etc. I had pre-labour symptoms from then as well - backache, strong BH and some vomiting, the runs etc on and off. I too wondered whether I was going to go into labour early, but it wasn't to be. He just wanted to keep me guessing!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Posts
    1,345
    Thanks
    421
    Thanked
    86
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Thanks ladies. The tummyaches and very achy right leg went away after a night's sleep. I was all ok yesterday...then they came in the evening again but this time round achy left leg. DH had to massage my leg, I was really feeling uncomfortable.

    Had a warm bath thinking I had better call my midwife and possibly go to the hospital...but well, slept and then I am ok today again. Hilarious....

    Never had this with DS1...contractions started the day he was born and he was born 40 weeks. I am only 36 weeks. So rather confused. I know second baby can come earlier, but this early?

    I guess I just have to wait and see.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    494
    Thanks
    37
    Thanked
    91
    Reviews
    0
    I was the same as Minchi. I had my DD2 at 36 weeks, I really had no signs either.
    I went for a check up that morning because I was worried the baby had stopped moving. Everything was fine, and that night I went into labour.
    She was fine though, and had no issues.


 

Similar Threads

  1. Sex to bring on labour before 40 weeks
    By tiny2011 in forum Birth & Labour Questions
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 06-12-2012, 20:48
  2. Early labour 34 weeks?
    By happymum3 in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-08-2012, 18:21
  3. Labour prep from 36 weeks
    By loop in forum Birth & Labour Questions
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 31-01-2012, 00:56

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
FEATURED SUPPORTER
The Fix Program Sydney CBD and BroadwayPregnancy and women's health physio, pregnancy and new mum Pilates classes taught by our physios for you and bub. ...
REVIEWS
"Pigeon teats rule!"
by Alex
Pigeon PP Wide Neck reviews ›
"Wonderful natural Aussie made product!"
by Mrstwr
Baby U Goat Milk Moisturiser reviews ›
"Replaced good quality with cheap tight nappies"
by Kris
Coles Comfy Bots Nappies reviews ›