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Early labor Heaven blessed 3 kids; 6 angel babies; Seaside, Oregon 6242 posts
status 12th Jun

What was yours like? 
With ds my entire labor even with pitocin was irregular 
and with dd I just had extremely uncomfortable bh than my water broke and my contractions still never got stronger until I got a dose of the pill. 
So I'm at a loss as to what early labor can feel like 

wish she you could pee on a stick and see if you were in labor!! That would make everything so much easier lol 

Just Emily :) 2 kids; Casa grande, Az, United States 9780 posts
status 12th Jun

I always get told mine didn't count. My water broke. We went to l&d and they told me I was having contractions cause I hardly felt them. Few hours later I was dilated to where they asked if I wanted my epi. I took it and honestly hardly felt anything worse than mild cramping from beginning to end.

Heaven blessed 3 kids; 6 angel babies; Seaside, Oregon 6242 posts
status 12th Jun

Quoting Just Emily :):
I always get told mine didn't count. My water broke. We went to l&d and they told me I was having contractions cause I hardly felt them. Few hours later I was dilated to where they asked if I wanted my epi. I took it and honestly hardly felt anything worse than mild cramping from beginning to end.


Ya with ds my water broke and was informed I was having contractions one minute long every 3 minutes! Didn't feel a thing than they stopped after about two hours. I stalled so much! Ended up having to be fully induced 

Just Emily :) 2 kids; Casa grande, Az, United States 9780 posts
status 12th Jun

Quoting Say What?:

Ya with ds my water broke and was informed I was having contractions one minute long every 3 minutes! Didn't feel a thing than they stopped after about two hours. I stalled so much! Ended up having to be fully induced 


I keep hoping to avoid induction this time although for some reason I have this gut feeling the baby isn't going to come on her own before July.

Squid Kid Unavailable, NA, United States 32450 posts
12th Jun

I had my membranes swept with DD1.

I woke up with bloody mucous all down my legs and light contractions. They were like gas pains that came in waves. But completely tolerable. Then they just got stronger and longer, so I went in and was 6cm dilated.

Heaven blessed 3 kids; 6 angel babies; Seaside, Oregon 6242 posts
status 12th Jun

Ds water broke do noticeably 
but dd I had a gut feeling it was my water but ignored it and woke up to a bloody show and my mucus plug. It lasted my entire labor!!

i am trying to avoid the L&D. So I am waiting for my water to break or my bloody show! 

3boys &1girl 4 kids; 2 angel babies; not saying, wi, United States 4380 posts
status 12th Jun

I was induced with my first two. My last son I went into labor on my own I started having contractions like 10 min apart but they weren't painful so I slept woke up the next morning they were about 5 minutes apart, after dinner they were 2 minutes apart but not painful so I went in and I was 4.5 cm and 85 effaced and they were actually 1 minute apart. The nurse thought I was crazy because to me they were not painful. But with all my kids the contractions weren't painful until 9cm.

3boys &1girl 4 kids; 2 angel babies; not saying, wi, United States 4380 posts
status 12th Jun

Quoting Say What?:
Ds water broke do noticeably 
but dd I had a gut feeling it was my water but ignored it and woke up to a bloody show and my mucus plug. It lasted my entire labor!!

i am trying to avoid the L&D. So I am waiting for my water to break or my bloody show! 


My water never broke on its own ever they always had to break it for me. So I'm doubtful it will this time.

Heaven blessed 3 kids; 6 angel babies; Seaside, Oregon 6242 posts
status 12th Jun

Quoting 3boys &1girl:

My water never broke on its own ever they always had to break it for me. So I'm doubtful it will this time.


Ds I had my first bag break naturally and than they discovered that part of the reason I wasn't progressing was that I had another full bag of water so they broke that one 

Thread Killa 3 kids; Ocala, Florida 9768 posts
12th Jun

With my first two I started having contractions 5 mins apart immediately. No early labor or anything hinting I was going to go into labor. With my third by time I realized I was actually in labor I had her 20 mins later on my couch. Lol