Labour signs 2nd pregnancy

AnnMarie - posted on 07/22/2010 ( 20 moms have responded )

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Hi all i'm 38 weeks along with my second pregnancy my 1st child Hayley is 14 months old and just gorgeous and we are expecting our son in a few weeks yay im just wondering what signs of labour may be approaching others have had
currently i have an aching back braxton hicks usually at night and quite painful and last no longer that an hour which gets me all excited then lets me down lol my pelvic area aches constantly have been having loose BMs on and off for the last few weeks and nausea in the mornings been happening for the last few days only enough to make me vomit and for the last two days ive been having white and yellow mucus type discharge im pretty sure thats it really her it was full on as soon as they gave me the drip but all these things make me think it can't be too far away now but im not sure as i was induced with my first baby so i didnt get the joy of expieriancing early labour with sorry for the extra saucy details lol what signs have u all had ?

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AnnMarie - posted on 07/28/2010

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well this afternoon i was stressing big time and started having irregular pains and then started dry reaching have still been getting pains but so unsure as to if its labour or not havent had my waters break or anything and the pains are so irregular im thinking it cant be labour but who knows the pain is in my pelvic area and and back to the baby seems quite active considering hes normally not like this at all im up now because i cant get comfortable or sleep but im so tired so well c what happens

AnnMarie - posted on 07/31/2010

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hi all just me again still no baby yet had more of the yellow thick discharge yesterday ii mean heaps not just a little bit had bad braxton hicks all arvo too but then nothing im so over it just want him hear :)

Amanda - posted on 07/29/2010

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turns out my little man has dropped. and not just a bit. he's waaaay down. i still have 4 weeks to go and this is baby #4. all the reading i've done indicates that his dropping means it could happen anytime now. certainly explains the pain, but not the hot and cold flashes. i feel horrible. :(

he's probably going to be early.

Lori - posted on 07/28/2010

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i still have a week but last night and today ive been more comfortable then i have been in a long time. just when i finally want to be uncomfortable the opposite happens, lol.

Lori - posted on 08/03/2010

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ive been in "mild labor" since friday but my cervix wont dialate. im having a csection tomorrow morning :) since i cant be induced due to my previous csection. good luck to all you guys!!!

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AnnMarie - posted on 07/28/2010

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oh cool let me know how u go :) my next appointment isn't till 5 days after my due date so ill def be calling my midwife if it continues good luck

Amanda - posted on 07/28/2010

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i was having pains and had difficulty sleeping last night myself. see my ob in a little over an hour. i'll be mentioning this to him. see what he says. still getting cramping and sharp pains in my sides now. not fun at all.

AnnMarie - posted on 07/27/2010

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hi all just an update really i have 8 days to go till my edd 5th of aug and had an appointment yesterday all is looking well how ever the little man isnt engaged he is head down tho which is good he has been for a while now tho since about 20 weeks or so the doctor i had yesterday said not to worry that he hasnt engaged as with bub no 2 this can generally happen when labour is commencing so i guess now its just a waiting game :)

Amanda - posted on 07/27/2010

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funny, did some reading the yesterday and they say the pressure of the baby actually makes going #2 harder not easier. hrm. well i see my OB tomorrow so i can ask him.

Felicia Neikolle - posted on 07/26/2010

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Loose bowels is a symptom because it occurs due to baby shifting further down on the intestines. It "typically" starts about 2-3 weeks prior to labor/delivery as the baby begins the descent into the birthing canal.

Amanda - posted on 07/25/2010

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this is my fourth and nothing really so far. braxton hicks like mad however. i do still have 5 weeks to go but i have this odd feeling my little man will decide to come early. i work on my feet all day and walk 8 blocks to work and 8 blocks home. really hoping this kickstarts things somewhat. can't hurt right?

are loose bowel movements a symptom? i don't recall if that happened with my last 3 to be honest.......but lately i'm getting those too. it's always a mad dash to the toilet. :/

Kelle - posted on 07/25/2010

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I've had sore backs with all three pregnancy's don't think it means too much.Maybe wait until your last appointment with your doctor when you get the internal they try to push hardish to check if your dilated and to get the process started, i had my appointment about 9 am ish, then at 8.51am the next day i had my boy. My labour pains were like really bad period like pains but all in my lower back. If your worried and your getting bad pains remember the time and try to keep note if it keeps happening & of the time, just incase! Good luck, hope it goes well!!

Cassie - posted on 07/24/2010

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Still waiting here too, we r 7 days over now but good to know that come Monday morning things will be under way with an induction.

AnnMarie - posted on 07/23/2010

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I went for a big walk yesterday with my little girl in her stroller and all that did was make me ache so bad i can hardly walk so won't be doing that again for a while lol oh well just have to be patient i'm sure he'll be hear in now time :)

Lori - posted on 07/23/2010

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im in the same boat..my first son was 10 days early and im 37 weeks and 5 days now. lost my plug, having braxton hicks like crazy and i started dialting...but no baby yet!

AnnMarie - posted on 07/22/2010

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hi all thanks for ur comments so far have been very helpful and nice to hear what everyone else is going through as well still nothing as yet just aching i keep expecting my water to break lol but nothing yet i have an appt on tues so will post more then :)

Cassie - posted on 07/22/2010

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I was 5 days over with my first and am going on 6 days over with my 2nd lost my plug yesterday after a stretch and sweep the day before, but nothing else is happening atm. Booked to be induced on Monday if nothing is still going on. Hope you have better luck and don't go over it's very frustrating every day that nothing is happening . : (

Felicia Neikolle - posted on 07/22/2010

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Sounds like you may have lost your mucus plug which means within the next cpl wks she should be here. After losing my mucus plug with my son (1st delivery) it was right at 10 days later when my water broke. Sounds like you have a lot of the "symptoms" of labor onset. I would recommend going for walks (not too far from home) and doing things around the house to get ready for her (even if its just vacuuming 6 times a day) because these will help your labor progress into full early labor. Good luck!!! So excited for you and a little jealous since I still have 5 weeks!!

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