(Closed) What was your first sign of labor for baby #1?

posted 11 years ago in Babies
  • poll: What was your first sign of labor for baby #1?


    Water broke


    My doctor...I went in for my weekly exam & Dr. sent me to the hospital

    What signs?


  • Post # 3
    306 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @ShellyT: Well I had never had a Braxton Hicks or contractions until 24 hrs before I had her!

    I woke up at 3 am with back pain that wrapped around to my belly and thought that was a braxton hick since I had never experienced one before.

    I then woke up at 7 am and lost the mucus plug, ” bleeding”.  This was my indicator of “O s*** I am having a baby SOON! “

    The doctor told me it could be any time or still up til a week, so I went to work.

    The “cramps” got worse traveling down my legs to the point of barely being able to stand. I went to the hospital around 4 pm and had her at 250 am 😀

    Post # 4
    3686 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2009

    My water had to break in order for me to know for sure.  I’d been having contractions for weeks, I’d lost my mucus plug, and I’d been dilating/effacing for weeks before I went into active labor.

    Post # 5
    3683 posts
    Sugar bee

    My water broke a few hours before I had contractions.

    Post # 6
    1141 posts
    Bumble bee

    I was in obvious labor before my water broke.  Since it was daytime, the OB had me go to her office, first.  As soon as the nurse saw me, she was like “oh yah, you are in labor”.  They still made me pee in a cup, which was quite the challenge at that point.  Too Much Information, but I lost the plug right after.  Then, while waiting for the OB, my water broke in the exam room!  She checked me, I was @ 5cm, and I walked to the hospital and was 6 when they checked me in.  I think anyone who saw me would be able to tell, lol.

    Post # 7
    1475 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I said other because it was too early for Moose to come really; I mean 34 weeks isn’t the whole pregnancy. Anyway, I was having contractions that were 20 minutes apart, so we called the birthing center. I drank water and ate, like they said, and they went away. The next day, same thing, so I went to take a shower and there was my mucas plug. After that, we went to the birthing center.

    Post # 8
    1557 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    cramps & contractions — I thought they were Braxton Hicks (started about 24hrs before delivery at 1am no less) but by 8am the next morning I could tell for certain that they were getting stronger/closer together.

    we still waited a while before heading in to the hospital & I didn’t lose my mucus plug until late in the afternoon.

    Post # 9
    6414 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I woke up and my back hurt I moved a few times but couldn’t get comfortable then as soon as I found a good position a deep dull pain ripped through my back and stomach and I realized this might be time… I got another one and then another before I finally decided this was it and just tried to relax a few more hours (since it was 2 am) and I finally decided to wake everyone up at 8 (when the pain was so bad I could no longer walk), got to the hospital by 9am and he was born at 8:54pm… what a long day heheh

    And they had to break my water, which they did about 4pm =)

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