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Is this the start of labour?!

(14 Posts)
Mumtobe26 Fri 19-Apr-13 20:40:28

Hi everyone!

I'm currently 40 weeks today! Whoop! Finally! I've been getting period type pains around my front and back all day. Sometimes for a minute or so then only for 30 seconds and they are really irratic. Sometimes I'll get a few in one hour then nothing for a few hours!! Am I just being hopeful something is going to happen or could this be the start of something?

Any advice please!! Xx

justhayley Fri 19-Apr-13 20:53:00

gringringrin thats exactly how my contractions started - sounds to me like your having a baby tonight. If I were you I'd have a bath, paint your toes, read a magazine and have an early night.
Good Luck xxxxx

Mumtobe26 Fri 19-Apr-13 20:55:17

Thanks for getting back to me! I don't want to get my hopes up as I haven't had one now for a couple of hours.. But they keep coming and going.. Fingers crossed!!

LandsN Fri 19-Apr-13 20:59:35

Just wanted to say good luck mine was like that then was regular after a while smile x

Rowboat Fri 19-Apr-13 21:27:54

Could be Braxton Hicks ramping up, but given that you're 40 weeks there's a good chance it's the real thing. Good luck.

Guntie Fri 19-Apr-13 22:18:50

Ohh love a labour thread! Good luck thanks

rachywhite83 Fri 19-Apr-13 22:19:27

I have been like this since Monday. Come on baby !!!!!!!

Mumtobe26 Fri 19-Apr-13 22:39:00

Oh RachyWhite it's frustrating isn't it?! How far along are you? I've just eaten a whole pineapple to see if that helps! My midwife has me booked in for a sweep at the beginning of next week so I really hope this is it as I've heard they're really uncomfortable!

butterflyexperience Fri 19-Apr-13 22:43:32

Good luck! Love a live labour thread smile

How are the pains now?

Mumtobe26 Fri 19-Apr-13 22:59:50

I've had a few little twinges but nothing like before.. Maybe I was getting my hopes up sad

scarlettsmummy2 Fri 19-Apr-13 23:13:22

I was like this with both babies for a couple of days. With baby 2 I went to bed totally deflated and woke up at 5.30 to my waters breaking, baby born 5 hours later! Fingers crossed

YummyMummy17 Sat 20-Apr-13 00:29:08

I started like this! How exciting! smile But my labour lasted forever! Hope your not too long, you may even wake up to broken waters, fingers crossed and good luck x

mildred37 Sat 20-Apr-13 10:18:21

How are you this morning OP?

Mumtobe26 Sat 20-Apr-13 11:30:27

I'm still here!! I woke up to more cramps and had a couple this morning but it still hasn't advanced any further. I've booked myself in for some reflexology this afternoon, has anyone heard of it doing any good?

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