What were you doing when you went into labor?

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Priscilla - posted on 05/03/2013

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I was at a Christmas eve dinner, got there around noon, around 1:00 I started feeling crampy and it seemed every 15-20 mins I would get a contraction, I didn't realize that they were contractions until 11pm. Went to l&d they sent me home cause I wasn't progressing, labored all Christmas day at home, went in on the morning of the 26th, found out I was dilated to a 6, I progressed to a 8 had an hour and a half, they broke my water and it took from 1pm until 9pm to dilate fully, had her 12:22am on the 27th. Her birth was even more amazing cause she was born on my deceased grandpas birthday and she wasn't due until January 14th.

Veronica - posted on 04/26/2013

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I was asleep and it was 3:30 in the morning I woke up because I felt this big push on my belly I rolled off the bed was on all fours and my water just started coming. (im a first time mom) so of course I screamed im leaking everywhere ran to the restroom sat on the toilet yelling at my husband to help me clean up the mess. I then rent up stairs and took a shower and then went to the hospital...

Marie - posted on 04/26/2013

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I was having tea at the Ritz, on a Friday night, celebrating my last week-end of 'freedom' as I had a c-section planned on the following Monday because of a breech position. I had only just come from handing in my maternity leave papers, on my last day of work...
Lo and Behold a child is born ahead of time! (I was technically only due two weeks later). It's been go, go, go ever since ;)

Stephanie - posted on 04/24/2013

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My niece's high school orchestra concert the Thursday before Christmas.

Jam - posted on 04/23/2013

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I had a scheduled induction the night before. Next morning, in the hospital, the nurse said it was going to take the whole day since I was dilated to only one cm.

Within the next half hour, I dilated till 10cm, completely unaware. I was having bowel movements (sorry TMI!) and then, realized I was actually pushing baby out! Yelled for the nurse, was rushed to the bed and my LO was born in the next 20 minutes. So I guess my labor started on the hosptal bed and on the toilet!

Yup, it was like a movie scene. No IV, no epidural (I had planned fo one!) and no OB lol My OB was at home having breakfast because I was only dilated to one cm.

Everything turned out well. Phew.

Jam

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Dr Leonaura - posted on 04/22/2013

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I went into labor, with my 2 boys, two years apart at a BBQ at the same house! I don't know what was in the water!

Jessica - posted on 04/19/2013

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with my first i was sleeping...with my second my water broke but i had no contractions so they had to induce me 2 days later

Cristyanna - posted on 04/18/2013

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i had a schedule secarian so i went in at 5 am n they did surgery around 8 so i didnt get to feel him being born or n e thing

Cristyanna - posted on 04/18/2013

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i had a schedule secarian so i went in at 5 am n they did surgery around 8 so i didnt get to feel him being born or n e thing

Nicole - posted on 04/18/2013

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With my first, I was laying on the couch and my water broke at about 10:00pm. With my second I knew I was going into labor, it was at night and I need up getting sick and going in. Both kids. Had labor throughout the night and had both 6 am.

Nicole - posted on 04/18/2013

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With my first, I was laying on the couch and my water broke at about 10:00pm. With my second I knew I was going into labor, it was at night and I need up getting sick and going in. Both kids. Had labor throughout the night and had both 6 am.

Alicia - posted on 04/16/2013

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with my oldest and my youngest i was induced. with my oldest i had the stuff put in then was sent home and couldnt sleep so i was between bed and the bath tub then i made pancakes for breakfast for my friend and husband. then we went to the hospital. Ayla was born at 9:25pm and was 8lbs 13oz. for my youngest i went to the hospital at 9am and stayed there. Lena was born at 2:22am the next morning weighing in a whopping 10lbs 5.7oz. with my middle child i was in bed and at 3am i had just woken up to turn over. as i got settled again i felt like i was peeing and when i checked there was fluid every where.... my husband was swimming :) after we cleaned up the bed and i called someone to watch my oldest we hit the hospital. and Enya was born at 9:15 am same day at 7lb 12oz

Valeri - posted on 04/15/2013

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I was sleeping! Woke up to contractions and couldn't sleep so I baked cookies! :-0

Hannah - posted on 04/03/2013

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I had the same thing happen to me. I will definitely not be waiting for my water to break with the next one just in case I go that quickly again.

Sabrina - posted on 04/03/2013

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I was having braxton hicks contractions since i was four months pregnant back in 2011, the doctor said it was normal seeing i was having twins. but when i was 34.5 weeks i was getting ready for bed the night before which was a wednesday and i started having some contractions. i thought they were just braxton hicks because they werent really painful just tight. so the next morning i was up getting ready for work and i noticed i was still having contractions. i started to time them and to me they were about 45 minutes apart so i wasnt worried. considering the doctor wanted me to get to 36 or 37 weeks. well when i got to work i was still having them so i let my supervisor know and she sent me to OB, i am a CMA so i worked in the clinic across the parking lot from our hospital, well when i got there they hooked me up to all the monitors. you know its funny i didnt have morning sickness till i found out i was pregnant by the doctor and i wasnt having any real painful contractions till they hooked me up to the monitors and we found out that my contractions were a minute to two minutes apart. NICE right? well the doctors got worried because i wasnt ready to have the babies and they didnt want me to give birth right then either so needless to say they gave me an awful medication to stop my pre term labor and put me on bedrest. this medication was awful i had every side effect that came with it except for headaches. well after being on bedrest for two weeks i made it to 37.5 weeks weighing in at 171 with twin boys. i had my c-section on 3/4/11 and was blessed with Keenan and Liam. Keenan was born at 750 am and wieghed 6.6 lbs and was 20 inches long and Liam was born at 751am and wighed in at 6.5 lbs and 20 inches long. they are two now and are so sweet and super smart. i just love my boys and couldnt have asked for anything more. NO MORE KIDS THOUGH! after the doctor said i had an increased chance, a 60% increased chance of having multiples again we decided that my husband would have a vasectomy. but we were blessed with two very handsome boys a 6 nieces. my boys are the only grandsons in both sides of our families.

Lisa - posted on 04/02/2013

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I was having erratic contractions all afternoon while out with my hubby, mom and dad. So my mom dropped us off at at home because I was tired and cranky. We sat around reading all of the questions to a trivia game while timing contractions. Finally we called it a night and went to bed. I slept then woke for a contraction then slept and woke and slept all night. Then at 5 am I had this crazy dream that someone hit me with a water balloon right between the legs and I woke up and nearly hit the roof and realized that my waters had literally just popped! I ran to the bathroom and stood in the tub dubbled over in pain as the labour had really kicked into full gear shouting at my hubby to run a load of laundry because I didn't want to come home to a mess in the bedroom lol!

Hannah - posted on 03/22/2013

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I was decorating my Christmas tree! It helped keep my mind off of my discomfort until I realized my contractions had jumped from 6-7 minutes apart to about 3 minutes! So glad I decorated beforehand though.

Mel - posted on 03/19/2013

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With my 1st I was eating an ice cream no one believed me because I was crying in pain yet still eating the ice cream haha.. With my second I was telling my little girl off for doin something naughty and my waters broke my little girl was jus turnin 3 at the time she looked down and said "mommy u wee'd" haha. But because of that she got away with sitting on the naughty step because I was a tad distracted. I'm now due to give birth in 8 weeks and I'm absolutely crapping myself this time round. Gulppppppppp! X

Michelle - posted on 03/15/2013

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I have six kids. With the first five, I was induced or in the case of number three, had a c-section, so my water broke or was broken at the hospital. This past summer my sixth child was scheduled to be induced on his due date. My husband had taken my oldest son and a friend to a baseball game for his birthday on a Wednesday evening, in a city 2 hours from our house. I was home with the other four with dinner in the oven, treating laundry and getting ready to take our six year old to his game. He was dressed 2 hours early, cleats and all, and ran through the living room. The two year old ran into him and crumpled to the floor screaming. His little toe was red, swelling and bleeding from a cut right where the toe joins the foot. I ended up having the (greatest ever) neighbor watch the eight, six and four year old while I took the little guy to the ER. After waiting in the Peds. ER for about an hour and a half, I felt a little pop, but nothing happened. A minute later we were called back to be seen. When I stood up to push the stroller, I felt a trickle. I told the nurse, texted my husband, called my parents to come watch the kids, and we got fast tracked through the ER. Then my neighbor came to get my little guy and bring my bag. She, her husband, and teenage daughter watched the kids until my parents could get to our home. Thankfully I did not go into crazy labor until after my 2 year old was all taken care of, I just got wetter and wetter as we waited around!

SaraH - posted on 03/15/2013

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Some of you might find this funny, others might think its insane, but for me it was relaxing. You see when i went into labour with my third child ( jan 2013) i knew that i didnt want to make the same mistake of lying in bed complaining about Labour pains. So instead i booked myself a hair appointment and a manicure/pedicure.
While my contractions where getting more frequent I was being pampered.
Lets just say that when my hair and nails where done. I went to the hospital and sure enough my water broke and I delivered within 2 hours.
To top it off I look really good for pictures :p

Tameka - posted on 03/15/2013

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With my first my midwife broke my waters after being in labour for 26hrs and I was 9cm dialated. An hour later I help my precious little girl. My second time my waters broke on their own at 1:15am Christmas morning. When that happens you know that you're getting the best present that year! I had a very traumatic pregnancy and there was an emergency team standing outside my room as it was touch and go whether we were both strong enough to go through childbirth. When my little Christmas miracle arrived I was flooded with so many hugs and kisses and photo memories from the hospital staff welcoming my new baby in the world. I was home by 5pm Christmas Day as I had family who travelled two days to be here and I just wanted to be home with them. Christmas 2009 was the greatest day of my life!

Vanessa - posted on 03/13/2013

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With my first I was sleeping, around 3 am. With my second I was napping. Nothing like relaxing to get labor started.

WolfMoon - posted on 03/12/2013

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Oddly enough, I was reading about what happens when your water breaks, when mine broke.

Terri - posted on 03/12/2013

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I walking to the truck when my water broke outside the front door. lol I had to change my clothes & everything. I have such a great husband.

Mary Kathryn - posted on 03/12/2013

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...lying in bed with my two broken legs in casts propped up on a pillow trying to go back to sleep after visiting my bedside commode for the second time that night. Bag of water broke, and contractions started quickly, got to the hospital, and in order for me to push to deliver, hubby had to hold up the leg with the blue cast, and a nurse had to hold up the one in pink (we didn't know what we were having).

Yes, I broke both my legs when I was 8 months pregnant. Fun times.

Morgan - posted on 03/11/2013

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me and my hubby were about to have sex...before that all day i was feelin what i thought were B.H and then right before i started to take off my pants (tmi sorry) i felt this horrible pain!! then we stoped waited an hour and my contractions got down to 4 mins went to the e.r at 11 and got my epadural about 3 am had an my booboos heart beat got super slow so i had to have an emergency csection at 7:42am he was born!!:)

Tara - posted on 03/10/2013

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My first, i was induced..so i was already in the hospital and within 8 hours, my first born boy!! and my second... i woke up at 7am having werd pains, went to the dr, wasnt active labour, but storta..stage 1 or w/e they call it.. by the time i was in active labour, i was shopping in walmart, last minute baby things lol. didnt realize i was in active labour till i got to the hospital, 5 cms lol. 4 hrs later, my 2nd baby boy came into the world :)

Christina - posted on 03/08/2013

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I woke up at 7:30 in the morning thinking I had to pee really bad and sat up and it just went EVERYWHERE! My fiancé didn't believe me and thought I peed my pants so I went to the hospital alone! He showed up like 2 hours later and I had my daughter at 3:30 that afternoon!

Katie - posted on 03/07/2013

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I went out to dinner with the husband after he'd gotten back early from military training...went to bed and woke up at 3am to contractions every 3 minutes. Our little girl showed up a few hours later! I slept through most of it!

Ashley - posted on 03/05/2013

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with my first i had my 3d picture scheduled at 9am we went to the dr to get it done so i could see what my little girl looked like & my dr said honey im not giving u a pic of the baby today lol your 5 cm dialated you need to go to the hospital now! so i did and i had a beautiful baby girl♥ for the 2nd baby the dr told me over & over shes gonna come early shes gonna come early she ended up comng late lol i had to get induced cuz she was already at 9 lbs and not wanting to come out lol♥

Ann - posted on 03/04/2013

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With my first I was in the middle of a corn maze and my water broke, I thought i accidentally peed myself, nope baby's coming (54 hrs later though T_T ) haha and with my 2nd I was shopping with my Mother when i started getting the worst contractions and had to get my water broken to actually start getting that show on the road.

Elfrieda - posted on 03/02/2013

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Neither of my labours had a definite starting point. I had DAYS of warning contractions each time, 2 or 3 an hour. My water breaks just before the head comes out.

Kealohilani - posted on 03/01/2013

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I was laying down watching t.v thinking I was having a sore stomach but it was actually small contractions! Gave birth 3am the next morning

Jennifer - posted on 03/01/2013

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My first, I was sitting down eating, and felt like I had to pee. I stood up and thought I peed myself. Took me a few min to realize it wasn't pee. With my second child, I was working as an STNA in a nursing home. I was taking care of one of my residents when I felt a little trickle. Wasn't sure if it was my water, so I finished out my shift then went home. The next day I had a reg doc appt anyway, so I told them about what happened. It turned out it was my water, and I was already 5cm dialated and hadn't felt a thing! With my third, I had to be induced. I was 10 days over and the baby was very large (10lbs 3oz at birth). My fourth child, I was bending over tieing my daughter's shoe to get her ready for school and felt the now familiar gush. I got her and my oldest on the school bus, before heading to the hosp. I never did start contractions on my own, even after 12hrs, so I was induced.

Jodi - posted on 02/28/2013

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With my first, I was sitting at my desk at my desk sending emails and faxes to finish off work - my waters had broken an hour before and I needs to notify certain people I'd be out of touch for a few days, LOL (I was working at home). Five days later, I visited work on the way home from hospital to pick up my mail.

User - posted on 02/28/2013

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I was trying to lift a 50 pound bag of dog food for my dog. I was having a schedul delivery on Monday so I attempted to get everything prepared. Well that didn't go as i had thought. I thought I was having a horrible bladder infection but after about 16 hours of pain I decided i had had enough and would get checked out. I was dilated to a 4 and contractions every 3 mins.

Danicia - posted on 02/28/2013

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just finished having sex with the hubs lol that wivestale proved true for us kicking labor into gear!

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