: How Did Your Labour Start?

145.
  • Contractions

    55 37.93%
  • Water Broke

    42 28.97%
  • Induced

    42 28.97%
  • Elective Caesarean

    1 0.69%
  • Other (please specify if you like!)

    5 3.45%

thread: How Did Your Labour Start?

  1. #37
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jun 2005
    Blue Mountains
    5,086

    wow.. this thread goes back a bit Kelly!

    Mine was contractions (after a day & a half of diarrhoea, massive 'show' and ouchy braxton hicks!.. sorry tmi ) and when my waters broke everything stopped! I was then augmented with the drip and it all got going again.


  2. #38
    Registered User

    Jan 2005
    Mooroolbark, VIC
    1,154

    My labour started with bleeding at 28.6 wks then contractions - I thought it was back pain!

  3. #39
    Kirsty77 Guest

    I was induced at one week overdue as my bp was getting high, one lot of gel, waters broke.

  4. #40
    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Aug 2005
    Melbourne, Victoria
    1,635

    Hi,

    I was also induced (+11 days) as there was a concern about placenta function due to low amounts of amniotic fluid.

    I only had my waters broken, refused the drip!! (but they kept pestering me anyway!), and i didn't need gels as i was already 4cm when i was induced.

    Just wanted to add that I had started having contractions by myself at 10pm the night before, so if i wasn't induced the next day i think i would have done it myself by day 12....

  5. #41
    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2005
    665

    I was admitted into the hospital to be induced 10 days over my due date, it was a thursday... went into official labour at 7:30pm on the Saturday, and Ben was born 10:47pm Saturday night (12 days overdue). Long induction process, short but intense labour.

  6. #42
    cazoraz Guest

    DD - induced with 3 doses of gel (stubborn baby!)

    DS - waters broke spontaneously at home day before my due date, born right on time!

  7. #43
    BellyBelly Member

    Oct 2004
    Back in Brisvegas :)
    2,048

    Waters broke, augmented with a drip 8hrs later when I'd only dilated 1cm, Madeline was born almost 7hrs later.

  8. #44
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    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Australia
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    I'm really shocked that inductions are almost as popular as labour starting with contractions What is happening?!?
    Kelly xx

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  9. #45
    skyelar Guest

    I was given one lots of gel at 41+ weeks due to high bp. I was 4cm dialated at time gel was given.

  10. #46
    BellyBelly Member

    Sep 2004
    WA
    959

    At 9:30 my waters broke (well dribbled really) two days before scheduled c/s, I was 4cm dilated when I presented at the hospital two hours later with no contraction pain.

  11. #47
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    *bump*
    Kelly xx

    Creator of BellyBelly.com.au, doula, writer and mother of three amazing children
    Author of Want To Be A Doula? Everything You Need To Know
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  12. #48
    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2006
    Apparently in about 7 months I will be a qualified midwife - yikes!
    1,248

    I started with intense contractions and an immediate show, then had him 90 mins later!

  13. #49
    Life Subscriber

    Jul 2006
    Brisbane
    6,683

    Contractions both times. The first time they started 8 mins apart and were 5 mins apart within an hour and getting more intense. Second time I didn't time them - they were coming thick and fast and started intense (3 hour labour). First time my membranes were ruptured on arrival at hossy, second time I got my show when I felt the need to push (was fully dilated) and then had my membranes ruptured. I'm wondering if they ever would have broken themsleves LOL!

  14. #50
    Phoenix and Nugget have both risen!

    Apr 2007
    in lactation land
    3,776

    *bumping this thread*

    we have lots of new members that haven't had a chance to add to this. feel free to describe how your labour started.

    also was how it started how you had hoped it would be?

    xx

  15. #51
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2008
    Down Under
    1,617

    little contrctions from 5pm - 9pm then very ouchy contractions from 9pm - 4:04am

  16. #52
    BellyBelly Member

    Jun 2005
    USA
    3,991

    Contractions for me and they just got stronger and better- no augmentation.

  17. #53
    BellyBelly Member

    Jul 2006
    Melbourne
    3,715

    PROM at 35 weeks, had a couple of very mild contractions after about 30 minutes, left for the hospital after one hour exactly and contractions hit very hard every four minutes all the way there. They stayed pretty much 4 minutes apart my whole labour, which was 14 hours. No augmentation.

  18. #54
    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2006
    Eastern 'Burbs
    716

    Contractions woke me up me both times (4am and 2.40am respectively)! They say we run around full of adrenalin during the day so labour sneaks upon us unawares when we're sleeping!

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