Is this the start of Labour ?

Charley - posted on 11/14/2012 ( 70 moms have responded )

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heya I'm 38+4 weeks and have woken up this morning with tightnings and pains in my tummy, they are irregular at the momment but becoming more intense, do you think this is the start of labour ? thankyou from Charlie age 18

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Shawna - posted on 12/17/2012

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Our deepest sympathies for you at this time. You are not alone. I have been there myself. Please talk to someone soon, not just us here. We are good but we are not professionals. A counselor helped me get through the pain. *hugs*

Lola - posted on 12/02/2012

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I know it must be hard I can't even begin to understand what your going through,I hope Ollie gets out just a little bit more and copes with his grieve better,I know it must be hard in you as well but stay strong the best you can it's okay to cry and say goodbye to her,you can't help but miss her I know that but just understand that I'm sure Faith would want her mommy and daddy to be strong and to move on with their lives and to try and live there lives in time I hope it gets better I can't promise it will get easier but I can promise you will get stronger.This isn't the end so much as the beginning to something else,its sad she was taken so young but I believe she is watching over you up there with the rest of the angels.And no problem hunni!! Me love kisses and strength from Audrinna and I ♥

Charley - posted on 12/02/2012

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Ollies not doing too well if im honest, still won't talk to anyone or leave the house just spends eachday sitting by her cot, so today is the first time since we've lost her we've left the house we hope we can be strong to get through today but each day we just miss our Faithy more, thankyou Lola for letting people know, your very supportive it means alot x

Lola - posted on 12/02/2012

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Aww stay strong I know it must be hard how's Ollie doing? And I'm sorry every time I type in "Faith" without a capital it autocorrects it to hope I look like a idiot lol.

Lola - posted on 12/02/2012

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@Sarah,hope (her daughter) sadly passed away about a week ago she was one week old.Charley and Ollie are having a hard time as expected dealing with this tragic loss,this is why I am passing on the devistating new.

Sarah - posted on 12/02/2012

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I know that it will be painful, but try to let gravity help you progress and walk around. Around the house, inside or out, around a mall, around a park. It will help. I was in your shoes 11 months ago. I was having contractions 7 minutes apart. By the time I got to the hospital they were 5 minutes apart. They kept me for 3 hours to see if I would progress, but I didn't. Was only like 2 to 3 cm. I chose to go home. 2 days later, after walking a hospital's halls (my cousin had her baby the day before me) and running after my year and a half old in the house, I finally started to move in the right direction. Good luck and keep us all posted.

Lola - posted on 11/26/2012

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Unfortunately Little hope has passed away,Charlie and her boyfriend are devastated of course and are finding this hard to deal withmy thoughts are with you Charlie,keep your head up stay strong although it's hard.faiths with the angels now.My prairies are with you xoxo

Megan - posted on 11/18/2012

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Just read the rest of the posts congrats on Baby Faith and no thank you I wouldn't have liked to be sent home from Hospital with my water's broken! I travelled and had my first and hour from home and my second 30 mins from home. Congrats again on Baby Faith and enjoy parenthood

Megan - posted on 11/18/2012

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It could be have you contacted your Midwife???? If this is your first baby and only being young yourself it wouldn't hurt to have it checked

Shawna - posted on 11/18/2012

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Go to the hospital. I was in active labour when I was 1cm dilated. Fortunately I was at the hospital already.

Delia - posted on 11/17/2012

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It's good to be sent home with your bag of water broken if the baby's head is engaged (no risk of cord prolapse when head is engaged) and you're not in active labor (active labor is not until 4cm or more!). The risk of infection comes from putting things up inside (this includes gloved fingers for internal exams). Your better off being upright and active in a place that is not full of infectious organisms (hospital) where you can continue normally until active labor begins. That's what the research indicates.

Lola - posted on 11/17/2012

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Awh good i speak for all of us i think when i say we wld love to sre a pic!!!

Terra - posted on 11/16/2012

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It sounds like labour. It is different for everyone. Go to the hospital, the worst that could happen is Ur not in labour and they send u home.

Kerissa - posted on 11/16/2012

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I am a nurse and that is just scary!!!! So thankful you are both ok! Where did you have your baby? That would never happen where I live

Charley - posted on 11/16/2012

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That was yesterday I had her last night and we are both fine, yh they did send me home cause I was only 2cm but I dilated so quickly at home and went back to hospital few hours later and had her x

Kerissa - posted on 11/16/2012

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they sent you home with your water broken? That's dangerous! You could end up with an infection or cord prolapse!

Nicole - posted on 11/16/2012

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Yes give the hospital maternity ward a call. Good luck......happy delivery!!!

Charley - posted on 11/15/2012

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Thanku I'm proud of myself for having no pain relief, the pushing was definatley the hardest bit was pushing for 70 minutes and her head got stuck so I ended up being cut to get her out, but so glad she's here, she is big, 8lb 6oz =) but worth it all, first time I've seen her daddy cry when she came out, he's completely in love with her, we are finally the family we dreamed of being and going to show people that age don't matter and at 18 we are going to be the best parents we can be =)

Kayla - posted on 11/15/2012

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AWE!!!!! Congratulations!!! I hope the rest of your pushing went well! Enjoy every moment of her young life, they really do grow up so fast!!!!! Good job

Charley - posted on 11/15/2012

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My beautiful daughter is an hour old, mummy loves you Faith, thanku every one for thier advice and support x

Wendolyn - posted on 11/15/2012

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Yay! You did it!!! Congrats! Enjoy loving on the baby girl. She is a perfect blessing from above and you were made to be her mother.

Wendolyn - posted on 11/15/2012

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Try and keep hydrated- keep sipping water. I also felt better with a wash cloth drenched in ice water to be placed on my forehead. keep the lights dimmed and focus on your strength, which you were born with enough to push out your little girl, and pray for God to help you push. I had to breath through every other pushing contraction at the end of my labor just to gain enough strength to push really hard. YOU CAn DO IT! YOUR baby girl WILL be in your arms today! You WILL be a mommy at the end of today! So excited for you. You are almost to the end, honey.

Charley - posted on 11/15/2012

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thanku so much still pushing it's been over an hour now just don't seem to be getting any closer to getting her out, just losing it now cause hurts so much and so tiring

Wendolyn - posted on 11/15/2012

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Keep breathing and pushing through them!!! You are doing great! Soon you will have that little one in your arms to cuddles and kiss!! I pushed for 2 hours with my first, 2.5 with my second, no epidurals. It helps to keep changing positions. The one position that worked for me was on my bum, leaning back toward the headboard then hooking my arms by my elbows up under my knees, legs open outward from my body and curling forward with the contraction. Moving toward your body with each push and pulling forward under my knees-moving with the contraction instead of leaning backward away from it. I totally hope this helps you!

Charley - posted on 11/15/2012

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Been pushing for nearly 40 minutes now, really can't do this anymore so tired

Charley - posted on 11/15/2012

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has anyone else been through that where you really want to push but been told to wait til u get to 10, do I listen to my body or the Midwifes ? X

Charley - posted on 11/15/2012

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I'm 8cm, really want to push but been told not to yet which is really hard, stil no pain relief which I'm proud about, contractions stil every 2 minutes, but much worse than this morning, don't think it wil be long to go now

AnnMarie - posted on 11/15/2012

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Good luck Charley! Hope you and Faith have a wonderful first day together.

Charley - posted on 11/15/2012

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At hospital and I'm 7 cm don't think I'm going home now lol they tell me not long to go now, haven't had any pain relief yet and am going to try not to have any, hopefully I wil be able to share the news faith is here soon x

Charley - posted on 11/15/2012

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They are regular now every 2 minutes lasting about a minute they were irregular this morning but they r not now, already been checked at hospital and told I was 2-3 this morning but that's wen they were 7 minutes apart an now they are 2 I'm going back again x

Kayla - posted on 11/15/2012

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Sorry I meant 2nd.... Your labour will progress at its owns rate, but you can help it go fasted by standing and walking and moving those hips, gravity really does help! Can't wait to hear how your labour and birth went!!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/15/2012

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If they try to send you home, don't go. Just walk the corridors, or stay in the waiting room. Good luck!

Charley - posted on 11/15/2012

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Now going to hospital cause in having contractions every 2 minutes, if i can actually get up fro. the floor lol, hospital is 20 minutes away so not far just hope I don't get sent home again, can't cope with this pain don't have time to recover before I get another one, just want faith out now

Kayla - posted on 11/15/2012

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Very well could be! I had my lil man on the 22nd and that is how my labour started with him... Try standing up and see if they 'get worse'

~♥Little Miss - posted on 11/15/2012

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Your labor will start moving along swiftly now that it broke. And yes, it is very painful. Really keep track of those contractions, and if you are far from the hospital, don't wait until they are 2-3 minutes apart.

Charley - posted on 11/15/2012

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thanku because my waters have broken I have to go in hospital tonight regardless of if they get worse as faith has to be out within 24 hours as she's at risk of infection, but hopefully I will be in before that just want her to hurry up I can't distract myself from the pain as its the worst pain I've ever felt don't know how people can do this more than once

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