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What Did You Feel Before You Went Into Labor? Mother of Broccoli. 1 child; California 12595 posts
6th Jul '11

I'm almost 38 weeks and for the past few days I've been feeling really weird. I get some random, sharp pains kind of in my vagina throughout the day and night. And if I walk around for a little bit my belly gets really hard and I have period like cramps until I sit or lay down, then my baby starts ninja kicking. I also get really nauseous throughout the day, and I constantly feel hungry.




What did your contractions feel like and did you know they were contractions?
What did you feel before you went into labor??



TIA

MacBeth75 Due February 17 (girl); 33 kids; Kure Beach, North Carolina 2857 posts
6th Jul '11

**Watching** I'm feeling the exact same way.....guess that means we're on the home stretch fo real..... :shock:

Proud_MaMa_ Toms River, New Jersey 12390 posts
6th Jul '11

I also had Braxton Hicks as well as the nausea.... but I have to say I had Braxton Hicks from 32 weeks pregnant, but they just became more and more frequent the final days.
Diarrhea (sorry TMI) the day before I went into labor as well. And my mucus plug partially came out 4 days before labor.

Rhyker♥Reagan 82 kids; Montrose, Colorado 19586 posts
6th Jul '11

Like death! LOL. I couldn't keep anything in my body the day before.

♥ lacee. 1 child; Ohio 2348 posts
6th Jul '11

I was trying to go to bed around 3/4 am but every time I'd fall asleep I'd get woken up by burning sensations in my back and hip area. I had a lot of back labor though. I kind of shrugged it off, I knew but was in denial, lol. Plus I had a doctors appointment later that day, so I figured I'd just wait it out. Sure enough when I went to the doctor he told me to go to labor and delivery. The day before I also had been bleeding a little all day [bloody show]



A week before that when I'd walk I'd get cramps too. And I had shooting pains down my vagina throughout pregnancy. I also had no appetite at all, but everyone is different. :)

Mother of Broccoli. 1 child; California 12595 posts
6th Jul '11
Quoting Proud_MaMa_:" I also had Braxton Hicks as well as the nausea.... but I have to say I had Braxton Hicks from 32 weeks ... [snip!] ... days. Diarrhea (sorry TMI) the day before I went into labor as well. And my mucus plug partially came out 4 days before labor."


I've lost a little bit of my mucus plug & I'm taking iron pills (which made me kinda constipated) but the past few days I'm pretty frequent in that department lol.

CeCe! 2 kids; Portage, Michigan 1140 posts
6th Jul '11

I didn't have any contractions [just cramps, but nothing horrible] the day before I went into labor. I remember waking up at 1 in the morning, feeling really sick to my stomach and felt like I just had to go to the bathroom and then go lay back down. But I know that as soon as I lay down, I would feel all these horrible contractions again, no matter what way I would lay, they would continue. I just thought it was the spicy food I had the day before, lol, who knew that and walking for two hours at 39 weeks pregnant would send me right into labor at 3:45 AM and then had my daughter four hours later, lol! :)

Mother of Broccoli. 1 child; California 12595 posts
6th Jul '11
Quoting auspicious ♥:" I was trying to go to bed around 3/4 am but every time I'd fall asleep I'd get woken up by burning sensations ... [snip!] ... too. And I had shooting pains down my vagina throughout pregnancy. I also had no appetite at all, but everyone is different. :)"


I think I might be having some sort of back labor too...I get shooting pains in my lower back at night when I'm trying to sleep.

Monique and Dominic's mom 2 kids; Wyoming 2769 posts
6th Jul '11

I slept like a baby the night before and I woke up hyper, I felt as if my house wasn't clean enough.
The Wednesday before I had her I had Braxton Hicks and my sex drive was suddenly gone. Lol

Mother of Broccoli. 1 child; California 12595 posts
6th Jul '11
Quoting CeCe!:" I didn't have any contractions [just cramps, but nothing horrible] the day before I went into labor. ... [snip!] ... for two hours at 39 weeks pregnant would send me right into labor at 3:45 AM and then had my daughter four hours later, lol! :)"


Aww haha. This weekend I was staying at a rental beach house four blocks from the beach and I walked 4 blocks uphill twice and swore I was gonna die!!

MsJennyB 2 kids; Texas 366 posts
6th Jul '11

I'm 37 weeks and feeling the same thing!



I've been constipated my whole pregnancy but for the past few days I'm running to the bathroom!! :shock: they always talk about how in month 9 you don't gain weigh or gain very little and now I now why....

♥ lacee. 1 child; Ohio 2348 posts
6th Jul '11
Quoting MsJennyB:" I'm 37 weeks and feeling the same thing! I've been constipated my whole pregnancy but for the past few ... [snip!] ... to the bathroom!! :shock: they always talk about how in month 9 you don't gain weigh or gain very little and now I now why...."

lol, yeah. I stopped gaining weight altogether in my 9th month. I was at a stand still. :)

Hot Mamma In Training 2 kids; Colorado 5078 posts
6th Jul '11

M belly was rock hard, i was exhausted, and all i wanted to do was walk and sleep, I couldnt focus on a damn thing...with my first I had explosive GI issues, and I was puking, with my second I just puked

Mother of Broccoli. 1 child; California 12595 posts
6th Jul '11
Quoting Hot Mamma In Training:" M belly was rock hard, i was exhausted, and all i wanted to do was walk and sleep, I couldnt focus on ... [snip!] ... sleep, I couldnt focus on a damn thing...with my first I had explosive GI issues, and I was puking, with my second I just puked"


This is me too!! I'm still organizing LO's room and I start one thing then halfway through I move onto another thing lol

Proud_MaMa_ Toms River, New Jersey 12390 posts
6th Jul '11
Quoting Brooklyn's Mommy (37wks):" I've lost a little bit of my mucus plug & I'm taking iron pills (which made me kinda constipated) but the past few days I'm pretty frequent in that department lol."


oh yes iron pills can do that! I didn't take it my last 2 weeks because everything was making me nauseous... stopped my prenatal vitamins and iron pills and basically eating just crackers for the final two weeks yet still quite the opposite from constipation lol



I remember when my plug partially came out with cramping and all my bd's mother was like you will have the baby tomorrow! And it was 4 days later... I was dying because I was a week late! Actually went into labor the day I was supposed to get induced!