4:20am lost mucus plugmild contractions, slight water leakage8:00am water fully broke, contractions got 3 times worsewouldn't know...
Mine have been a mixture of tightening and menstrual cramp feelings. However, I have always been able to walk and talk through them. Which got me comments from the nurses that I couldn't really be in labor. But I was, see birth stories below. With my first I wasn't sure they were true contractions or I would have called the dr sooner. With my second I knew what I had already experienced so I was telling/calling dr sooner and he was more cautious the closer we got to 30 weeks.
This pg I have been having contractions (real ones) since about 20 weeks. At 30 weeks they did an exam and I was 3 cm dilated, 100% effaced and engaged. I was put on bedrest at home and then finally just spent a week in the hospital because there was question over whether my water at broke or not. I had a high leak and was kept. At 4 am on Monday morning I had a huge gush (I consider thats when it broke), assumed to still be 3 cm, about 45 minutes to 1 hour later I was at 7 cm. About another 30 minutes and his head was in the birth canal and at 6:17 am he was born. I was 33 weeks 3 days.
With my first I had been having contractions (thought to be bh because they were described as a tightening) for 3 days, actually was 4 cm dilated, 100% effaced on Monday at 10 am, water broke around midnight and my daughter was born at 2:29 am Tuesday morning at 30 weeks.
Mommy to Savannah Rae-Alexis born 4-20-08 at 9:07 a.m. 7 lbs 7.75 oz 20.75 inches long. Fiance to James Samuel.
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