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post #21 of 25
I felt the way I did every day for at least the week leading up to it.... so there really was nothing to tip me off. I may have had a little more crampiness but I'd been feeling that off and on for weeks. My first was pretty much the same although I did lose some of my mucous plug two days prior.
post #22 of 25
honestly, i didn't feel anything physically different before early labor started. no contractions or cramps, nothing.

i did feel physically heavier (afterall, it was late in pregnancy), and i also had some small swelling in my feet which was uncomfortable (my husband rubbed it out for me at night), but otherwise, i just felt happy and normal and ready to go!

it's weird, i wasn't nervous about the birth or anything at all. i just did it.
post #23 of 25
I had about 10 hrs of prodromal labor before the "real deal" kicked in. During the prodromal stuff, I tried walking to get it to intensify - it didn't work - so I just went about my day like I normally would. Real labor hit me like a freight train at about 9:30 PM and there was no mistaking what it was. I starte having a lot of bloody show when real labor started. Prior to the prodromal stuff, I felt absolutely no change. I thought the prodromal labor was just normal BH-type ctx, which is why I didn't pay much attention to it.
post #24 of 25
I didn't have any signs before labor. I was taking a nap, and then right at noon I woke up with contractions and a bloody show.
post #25 of 25
When I went in to labor with both of my pregnancies I had a strange gassy feeling in the beginning. I remember having it with both of them. I thought both times it must have been something I had eaten. But the gas-like pains quickly turned in to contraction pains and progressed from there. I remember going to the doctor the day I was in labor with my first child. I was having the gas pains all morning and had an appt and the doc told me I was fine and could go home and he would see me in another week. I was at the hospital within a few hours!

And I also had nesting before both of my kids were born. When pregnant with my first I was outside doing yard work in 45 degree weather. And with my second I went out and bought a huge area rug and some other furnishings to fix up areas in our livingroom and did it all by myself. I had so much energy both times and they were both within 24 hours of when I started to see signs of labor.
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