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Slow labour?

Hi ladies bit unsure if I’m in slow labour or not- I’ve got constant back ache, been sick a few times today and have the urge to go to the toilet...

Any advice would be appreciated please?

Thank you in advance xx

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How far are you? It could be but maybe you have a bug too... try take a bath and relax, try some paracetamol... vomiting is not typical of labour tho

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38 weeks, and this is my first child so I’m a bit unsure. And I was sick 3 times earlier so didn’t know if it was a sign xx

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Sounds more like a bug really x

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Not been feeling under the weather though.... ahh hope it’s not x

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I hope it’s not too, hope it’s the start of something for you. I’m fed up now too. I lost my plug Monday morning and had cramps and loose stools today but all settled again. Let us know if things progress x

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I’m hoping it is the start, this restless nights are driving me bonkers. And will do, thanks chick cx

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I know, me too, tossing and turning, loo trips or just laid there awake 😂 may as well be up with baby 👶🏻 x

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I’ve been thinking the same, he might as well just be here now 😂 seen as I’ve got all this lol xx

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Hun just have a nice soak in the bath and a hot water bottle! Are they in the front too or just back ? Have you had loose stools ? Keep an eye out for the mucus plug too , if you get pains that are unbearable ring maternity ward! Xx

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Will do, and just in my back a lot at the moment. Had loose stools for two days. And the mucus plug is coming away in parts too. And I will do, thank you x

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Sounds like your little one is on the way and it may be slow labour as your body seems to be preparing now , non of your waters have gone have they ? Maybe your have your little one by Sunday Hunni ! I hope the pains not too bad it sounds like a bit of back labour! Best of luck . Xx

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My waters haven’t gone yet, the pains aren’t too bad at the moment.... little like period pain. I rang the hospital so going to be checked over and little one hasn’t moved either. And thank you very much for your advice xx

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I’m glad the pains not too bad and hopefully when you get checked over your know more. Have they called you in today ? Xx

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I rang my midwife yesterday and she said to go up to the hospital as precaution and they will be expecting me as she rang them on my behalf. I had check ups done, they did a growth scan yesterday. Got to go back next week if he hasn’t arrived by then and they will induce me next week xx

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Aw that’s good news, glad all is ok and hopefully he will arrive very soon ! Enjoy your last feed days of pampering yourself. Xz

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Waters doesn't necessarily go.. mine went in hospital both times whilst in active labour

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My waters didn’t break twice til I gave birth but once my back waters went a week before my other child was due but was told it was ok as it wasn’t obviously the main one !

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Ahh, yeah I was told about that you could have one go before the other

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Yes it happened to me and I panicked but it was only a bit of water and a week later I went into labour and they broke when I gave birth !

How are you feeling? Xx

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It’s going to be so hard not to panick when they break... I’m okay, just tired thank you for asking chick- how are you doing?? Xx

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It’s not too bad I had to have mine broken with my last daughter to induce me it’s a weird feeling like a balloon 🎈 bursting full of water ! I’m ok Hun I lost my twins in August and now seeing if AF turns up as I’m two days late so got my fingers crossed this is my time again! Xx

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I’ll soon know what that feeling will be like. Can’t wait to have my little boy here now- each day feels like a week. Glad your okay. I’m sorry to hear about you loss back in August, fingers are crossed for you, let me know when you know! I’m hoping it’s a possitive result for you! Xx

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Aw thanks my lovely haven’t tested yet , I’m holding out and scared too! Aw he will be here very soon and it’s the best gift ! How are you today on this lovely day xx

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I bet you are, but you’ll soon know.... do it when you’re ready chick. I hope it’s positive for you! And I’ve been struggling a little bit with the heat- although it’s been alright in places. How are you?? Xx

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Yes I’ll probably do it Monday Hunni just trying not to stress about it! Aw it has been hot it’s even hotter the next two days. I hope your doing ok and hopefully not long now !! Xx

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Sisi I so hope it’s + for you lovely xx

Chels, any more cramps or anything? xx

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Fingers crossed for you sisi. Xxx

And yes Lyndsay been woken up with cramp this morning and now it’s gone into period pain- started at 4.30 this morning.... fingers crossed there will soon be a little boy here xxx

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Let’s hope it’s not long now Chels before you hold your beautiful boy 😍 xx

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Thankyou Lyndsay 😍 x

How are you feeling? Xx

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HOT! 😂 I’m kinda hiding inside from the heat haha! Never had a summer baby my other 2 are winter babies so it’s different. But in general good and looking forward to meeting her xxxx

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Aw I bet you can’t await as you won’t have to wrap her up lol. I have two in December and one is May so I enjoyed not wrapping them away lol. It’s even hotter tomorrow so I think your be hiding then too lol ! Hopefully not long now xx

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