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It can go either way? Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
11th Feb '13

I hear some women talk about the few days before they give birth feel good the sleep well, baby calms down with movements a little. They nest a little more, and then they start getting signs of true labor. I've also read of women where they're completely miserable. Can't sleep, don't want to eat, get sick, want to do nothing but sleep, and then start getting contractions and cramps to boot.



How was it for you?

r a b b i t ™ 1 child; Wildcat stuck in the Cards-nation, KY, United States 27518 posts
11th Feb '13

With my second I was miserable but couldn't really sit still. I had a major increase in anxiety and I felt'like my intestines hated me.

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
11th Feb '13
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Ella Minnow Pea Delight, Arkansas 3904 posts
11th Feb '13

I felt normal until the day I went into labor. Both times, I'd just feel "off"--not necessarily bad, just different. I usually lost my mucous plug and had a bloody show in the morning (sorry if TMI), and then eventually lost my appetite by late afternoon/evening. I went into labor at night with both of mine.

~*~HeatherC~*~ 1 child; Ontario 1579 posts
11th Feb '13

Just like any other day for me. I was only miserable because she was overdue and I wanted to meet her soooooo bad! My system "cleaned out" that day though, that was my only indication that hopefully soon I was going to give birth :)

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting Dahling:" I felt normal until the day I went into labor. Both times, I'd just feel "off"--not necessarily bad, ... [snip!] ... (sorry if TMI), and then eventually lost my appetite by late afternoon/evening. I went into labor at night with both of mine."


Not TMI :) Details are appreciated.
I'm definitely ready for labor. but it just surprised me how well I feel today. Definitely not complaining and totally going to take advantage of it. Lots of cleaning to get done! Thank you for sharing though :) all women are different, But hearing other peoples experiences can sometimes help me figure myself out.

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting ~*~HeatherC~*~:" Just like any other day for me. I was only miserable because she was overdue and I wanted to meet her ... [snip!] ... bad! My system "cleaned out" that day though, that was my only indication that hopefully soon I was going to give birth :)"


I'm on two different medications that constipate me right now. So I've only been getting really bad IBS attacks. Like my body's trying but can't do it... Lol TMI. I'm not even grumpy about being over due/due today.

[Shelly&Dexter&Felix] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 4616 posts
status 11th Feb '13
Quoting Chels :3:" I hear some women talk about the few days before they give birth feel good the sleep well, baby calms ... [snip!] ... to eat, get sick, want to do nothing but sleep, and then start getting contractions and cramps to boot. How was it for you? "


i had no signs at all. i had an awfull cold for a week before but didn't feel misserable or uncomfy, i REALLY enjoyed being pregnant :) he was still moving like a maniac and i was preparing to have the induction talk with my midwives at my 40 week appointment. lol. then at 3am on my due date my waters broke and then started my 4days of labour ending in C-section.

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting [Shelly] Dexter's Mummy!:" i had no signs at all. i had an awfull cold for a week before but didn't feel misserable or uncomfy, ... [snip!] ... 40 week appointment. lol. then at 3am on my due date my waters broke and then started my 4days of labour ending in C-section."



DEAR GOD WOMEN... 4 days? That's insane :(! Sorry to hear that. It ended well I hope?

[Shelly&Dexter&Felix] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 4616 posts
status 11th Feb '13
Quoting Chels :3:" DEAR GOD WOMEN... 4 days? That's insane :(! Sorry to hear that. It ended well I hope? "


haha, well the first day was early labour so it weren't bad really. just bounced about on my ball and the next 2 they wouldn't let me go in cause they had no bed for me even though my waters were broke and i was contraction 2 in 10.... then they finally induced me on the 4th day to help me progress and dilate more but it didn't work and i jjust stayed at 1 and a half cm so had a c-section. all ended great, Dexter was a perfect 7lb5oz and we were out the next day :D even though it was longgggg it was worth it, totally :) x

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting [Shelly] Dexter's Mummy!:" haha, well the first day was early labour so it weren't bad really. just bounced about on my ball and ... [snip!] ... great, Dexter was a perfect 7lb5oz and we were out the next day :D even though it was longgggg it was worth it, totally :) x"


I can't wait for my baby girl <3

[Shelly&Dexter&Felix] 2 kids; 1 angel baby; London, United Kingdom 4616 posts
status 11th Feb '13
Quoting Chels :3:" I can't wait for my baby girl <3"


:) Good luck for when she decides to show herself! :) xx

Ella Minnow Pea Delight, Arkansas 3904 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting Chels :3:" Not TMI :) Details are appreciated. I'm definitely ready for labor. but it just surprised me how well ... [snip!] ... for sharing though :) all women are different, But hearing other peoples experiences can sometimes help me figure myself out."


You never know! Your feeling good and urge to do some last-minute nesting might be a sign. :) Hope it all goes well for you whenever the big day does arrive!

Chels :3 Florida 2017 posts
11th Feb '13
Quoting Dahling:" You never know! Your feeling good and urge to do some last-minute nesting might be a sign. :) Hope it all goes well for you whenever the big day does arrive!"


Thank you :)!