Can someone talk me through this? NWR

posted 2 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 2
96 posts
Worker bee

Fingers crossed for you that you are close! I’m 41 weeks and have had braxton hicks (some really strong ones that kept me up at night), cramps, and diarrhea every day for several weeks now. You’re body is definitely getting ready but there’s no way of knowing if you are going to have that baby today or in a few weeks. 

It sounds like you’re doing everything you can with walking and bouncing on your ball. Hopefully your baby will come before mine does (I’m being induced on Thursday and it’s expected to be a long process due to my lack of progress). 

Post # 3
11858 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

I don’t know anything about birthing babies but I’m super excited for you! Hang in there mama! 

Post # 4
2021 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Sounds like early labor. 

Post # 5
780 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

I felt like I needed to go, but nothing and less than an hour later my water broke and I went into labour, so it is possible. I think you’re on your way, but babies come when they want to. I’m excited for you already, good

Post # 6
9815 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Could be early labor.  Mine always started off like menstrual cramps.  When they started they were very faint, I could only feel them in bed in the quiet.  Mine started at about 5:30am.  They were about 8min apart.  I was only paying attention because I had the tiniest little leak of fluid and I was also 40+5.  It took some time for them to strengthen up but they never stopped just strengthened and got closer together.  But on the other hand, people can have “early labor”/contractions on and off for weeks (prodromal labor).  So sorry, doesn’t necessarily mean that labor is imminent.  But I hope you don’t have to go through prodromal labor because I imagine it’s awful.

Post # 8
2171 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

These are early or “false labor” as some refer to it signs. If you were contracting they would be closer together and consistent and you wouldn’t be able to do much other than sit and breathe through it. Your baby is growing rapidly until they are born at this point so your discomfort level is going to be very, very high at this point until delivery. I would take your time on your walks, I think it’s great that you’re up and moving but don’t over exert yourself if you don’t have to. If you start to contract start timing and paying attention to how long they last and how far apart. The feeling of needing to poop is your baby moving down into position, all very normal things. Hang in there mama!

Post # 9
3010 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

snowflake8 :  It could be very very early labor. Mine started at 39 weeks exactly as some cramping, light bleeding, and feeling restless and irritable. I went to bed that night but only slept until 3:30 am, I was wide awake and having minor sporadic contraction. We went to the birth center at 9:45 am and my son was born at 8 pm that evening. We didn’t bother leaving home until I was having regular contractions that I had to breathe through (I was 5 cm dilated when we arrived so they admitted me). Good luck! Could be soon, could be another week or more….

Post # 10
1549 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

You could be in very early labor! The sudden burst of energy and then the change in bowels happened to me right before both my births. I cleaned and put away Christmas decorations for 9 hours before the birth of my daughter. That evening took a shower and 3 hours later in the hospital. Went from 0 cm dialted to 10 within 45 minutes. About 30 minutes after that I was holding our daughter. It can all happen very fast, even with the first child. Be ready!

Post # 11
2169 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

Do you have an app or something to track the “twinges” (and later, contractions)? That could help you figure out how regualr they really are, let you know when you should call your doctor, etc.

Sounds like you’re getting close, so exciting! 

Post # 13
755 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Sounds like pre-labour. I had this allllll day Sunday, waited for things to get going and nothing. Still pregnant now on Wednesday. Ugh. Fingers crossed it’s the real thing for you!! 

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