View Poll Results: How Did Your Labour Start?

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  • 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%
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Thread: How Did Your Labour Start?

  1. #55

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    I answered other. They were all different.

    DD1 - Show on Thursday & Friday, then waters broke 12.30 Friday night/Sat morn.
    Contractions started about 2am On the way to hossy.
    Born at 6.56 Sat night.

    DD2 - Pre labour contractions started at 2.15 Sat morn. All day long.
    reg 30min apart at 10.30pm
    Off to hossy at 1.30
    ARM about 7am??
    Born at 7.08am Sunday

    DS - Contractions started 5.15 Sat morn
    Waters broke around 6
    Waters brown so off to hossy at 7.30
    DH got there at 8.45
    Born at 10.15 am Sat morn.


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    Waters broke at 1am - I'd gotten up to go to the loo and the way it gushed, I initially thought my pelvic floor had finally given up LOL. This was followed by very mild contractions about 11 minutes apart. Lay awake for about an hour and a half timing them till I woke DH who promptly sprung into action, he was so excited. Went to hospital about lunchtime, didn't give birth till 10.30pm. Long day.

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    waters broke all over my bed at 2am, half an hour after we got home from a 21st

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    My waters broke each time before labour started.
    DD1 & DD2 contractions started within 10 mins of waters breaking
    DD3 contractions started about 2hrs after waters broke.

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    Waters broke at 5am. Then nothing. Had accupunture to move it along, contrax started approx 4pm, regular at 10pm, birthed at 4:49am next morning.

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    Both times my waters broke and regular quick contractions started within minutes.

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    Number 1- my waters broke at midnight just as it ticked over to my duedate I went into hospital an hour or so later after ringing them and being told to come in , labour didn't start so I was induced at 9am and labour started straight away and bub was born at 1.30pm on his duedate

    Number 2- I had BH 3-8 mins apart the day before from 1-4pm after a s&s they died Down and started up again at 1pm the next day 5-8 mins apart I thought they would go the same way and fizzle out again and do that for a week or so but at about 4 I was still only getting BH no pain at all just tightenings and6- 8 mins apart so I thought they would fizzle out but all off a sudden it felt like a switch flicked and I was pacing back and forward and felt I was in labour and had to pee frequently so I rang hosp and was told to come in just in case I got there at 5pm still 8mins apart no pain joked at the desk at how bad I needed to pee had a VE at 530 was 6cm that's when I started having really painful contractions and baby was born at 6pm so I have no idea when labour started that time

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    My first DD was induced as her heart had stopped beating at 41 weeks. I had resisted being induced for a day too long it seems. I had a pretty fast labour about 3.5 hours
    My DS was a failed early induction and ended up as an emergency c/s. As there was no reason for his sisters passing the recommendation was to induce at 38 weeks.......
    Both less than ideal birth stories.

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    My waters broke resulting in some mild cramps. Drip put in 8 hours later as nothing was happening and my waters were mec stained. DD here 4 hours later.

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    DD and DS1 - contractions, 10pm and midnight respectively. DS2 - hind water leak at midnight, followed by contractions not long after.

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    5:30pm - My waters broke
    6:30pm - Got to the hospital and I was already 4cm (still hadn't felt any contractions at this point).
    7:30pm - I was 7cm and contractions were coming fast and hard.
    9:17pm - I had a baby boy!

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    My waters broke at home with both DD1 and DD2.

    With DD1 I'd had mild period type pain for an hour then my waters broke. Contractions started immediately at around 5 mins apart. They quickly increased to 3 mins. DD1 was born 8 hours after my waters broke.

    With DD2, my waters broke while vacuuming. I had no niggles at all beforehand. I only had a couple of minor contractions and some dull back pain in the following 2.5 hours before labour really started. Once it started, contractions were instantly 2 minute apart then quickly on top of each other. DD was born 37 minutes later.

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    For pretty much all of my pregnancies, contractions were the first indication of labour.
    With DD1, my water broke at home, about 2 hr after contractions started. With DD4, I had a hind water leak with a fair bit of blood the night before the "real thing" started. (Full moon that night....) Scared me a bit and we went in to L&D to see what was up. They said all was well and sent us back home again. (They were totally full over there that night - not a bed to spare! We got sent down to the maternity ward to be checked over.)
    With my later babies, I've had a fair bit of prelabour, and so distinguishing the real thing can be a little tricky, but I usually get some bloody show which is the big clue that things are truly about to start.

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    DS - elective c-section
    DD1 - c-section
    DD2 - contractions started at 5am, waters didn't break until I was 7-8cm.
    DD3 - contractions started at 5am, waters were broken for me while pushing.

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    DD4-induced 3 weeks early due to lack of fluid

    DD2- vomitting like gastro..a few contractions- 3 weeks early

    DD- 22 weeks pregnant......c-section due to other 2 sections

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    I voted for contractions as I could only select one however my labours started completely differently.
    DS - Contractions at 1.30am
    DD - waters broke about 7pm, contractions began half an hour later.

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    Mine were both different too, but I voted for induced.

    First - induced at 13 days "over" with one lot of gels, kicked off mild contractions, 12 hours later waters broke, resisted drip, had great upright drug free birth.

    Second - 15 days over, had a S&S (so still induced, really) then contractions started 12 hours later. Waters didn't go until first push of five - one for the waters, three for the head, one for the body.

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