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8th-Dec-2012 11:38 pm [bloody show, labor, mucus plug]
kickedback
Quick question for opinions:

Pregnant with third kidlet. First, induced. Second, natural, but 5 days late. Neither had mucus plug or bloody show or water breakage, till hospital. Tonight, my plug started to come out (38 weeks today), and getting a touch of bloody show. Feeling a bit of cramping, pressure, and aching (right leg, back, etc).

Second kidlet's labor went pretty fast. From the start of contractions till birth was -maybe- 7 hours. 5 hours at home laboring, 2 at hospital. First was induced and ran 1 minute under 8 hours total.

I'm kinda getting the feeling that this is actually labor starting, but just curious about what you think. Third pregnancy and all. Since I live 45 minutes from the hospital, I'm just really paying attention to the signs.

Also, forgot to mention, was dilated to 1 the other day at the dr, baby has dropped, and they were planning on inducing Tuesday/Wednesday due to High bp and possible pre-e. Also, 9 years since my last pregnancy, so a bit foggy in remembering last time!

Thanks in advance!
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9th-Dec-2012 04:43 am (UTC)
Well labor is on its way, but it could be tonight or in five days. Good luck!
9th-Dec-2012 07:09 am (UTC)
Could be a few days yet - could be a few hours.
I will say with my first no bloody show. With my second I started losing my mucus plug a few days before labor - the day of the birth I woke up with bloody show and he was born less then 12 hours later (3 hours of active labor only, DH was 8 hrs of active labor). Just time your contractions if they start and you might want to head in a little sooner if the contractions get consistent.
9th-Dec-2012 08:23 am (UTC)
Usually labor starts withing 24-48 hrs of bloody show, if I recall correctly. It was true for me.

Just saw that you mention cramping, pressure, and back ache. I would pay attention to that and if it gets worse, or regular at all, maybe go in and get checked. With back labor you might not feel the contractions the same, from what I understand, and that's what it sounds like.

Edited at 2012-12-09 08:25 am (UTC)
9th-Dec-2012 09:47 am (UTC)
I came here to say something similar. With kid 2 I lost the plug/had a bloody show and I had some mild symptoms for approx 8 hours. Then my water broke, active labour commenced and my daughter was born 2.5 hours later.
9th-Dec-2012 09:26 pm (UTC)
only twice have I had bloody show before labor started (5 births) once was 2 hours before contractions started, but the other was four days before labor. my MW said it's usually within 5 days, though before hand she told me up to 2 weeks, just to not get my hopes up.
9th-Dec-2012 11:20 am (UTC)
My first sign was a bloody show, then irregular contractions began building throughout the day, then by night-time they were more in a pattern.

By the symptoms you mentioned, I would just start paying attention to things now! :) Good luck!
9th-Dec-2012 11:50 am (UTC)
I wish you good luck
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