I know it wasnât that long ago since I had Ava but I really cannot remember what labour was like . I know it hurt a hell of a lot and I just wanted it to be over . But for the life of me I cannot remember what the run up to it was like. Iâm sure when it happens in a few weeks time it will all come flooding back to me .
As I like to be prepared for any occasion I thought I would ask some fellow parent bloggers about their labour . So how did they know they were in labour ? What signs did they have. Also how was it for them and this is what they said.
Back ache.. serious back ache..oh and a serious need to stay at homeÂ dancinginmywellies.com
I didn’t have any signs before my waters broke at 40+4. Finished my tea and went to the hospital to get checked. I was told to go home and wait until my contractions were at a certain intensity and frequency. I nipped to Asda for some more disposible knickers (the glamours of pregnancy!) as the ones I had bought didnt fit and had my first contraction at the till. I wasn’t sure if that was what it was until a couple of minutes later I had another. It was like a seriously intense period pain. 2 hours 9 minutes later I was holding my son. My first, and last baby though… definitely one and done! www.misadventurousmummy.com
I had contractions sporadically for several days before I actually went into labor, which was confusing and also stressful. And at the risk of sharing TMI, I also had a bad stomach! www.tinyfry.com
I was mad because my labour was not as you see on the films or I had read about in books as he went back to back so it went on for about 3 days with totally unpredictable contractions and my waters did not break with either my first or second. How did I know? Because it hurt a lot and when the Tens machine stopped providing relief, I reckoned we must be in business.Â http://kateonthinice.com
With my first I knew very quickly because my waters broke in a huge gush. With my second my waters had start trickling throughout the day and the odd uncomfortable twinges Iâd been getting Â much much worse. But both my labours were very quick.http://mrshsfavouritethings.com
The night before I properly went into labour I had the most awful pains in my hips and thighs. I couldn’t get comfortable and I couldn’t sleep through the pain. I couldn’t lay down and found the pain most bearable if I propped myself half sitting up with three pillows. I eventually managed to get 1.5-2 hours sleep like that. I was still in pain during the day so couldn’t nap and then that night I was busy giving birth…and very tired!www.autumnsmummyblog.com
My water broke in bed. That was how I knew I was in labour! livinglifeourway.com
I only went into labour with my second. I had been having period like pains and said to my partner about it. He looked worried and said maybe you should call the midwife. I was all âNooo, this canât be it itâs way too mild.â Little did I know it didnât stay like that!! My waters didnât break until I was pushing, 30 hours later.Now though, I was due yesterday and for the past 2 months every small twinge I have been thinking (hoping) THIS IS IT! No such joy! indigowilderness.co.uk
With my first son I had a really easy pregnancy and the start of labour was really obvious. I had spent the day back and forth to the toilet which is a sign your body is getting ready, I lost my mucus plug in the evening and woke with mild contractions the next morning. The only trouble I had was that my waters didnât break. With this one I lost my mucus plug at 24 weeks, my waters broke at 30 weeks and now each day is a waiting game to see if anything starts early. You just canât predict each labour can you?! Https://emmareed.net
It is true when they say that every pregnancy and labour is different as you can see from above .
What indicators did have to know you were in labour ?
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