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#1 of 7 Old 12-30-2003, 07:35 PM - Thread Starter
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Last time, I went into labor spontaneously at 38 weeks. One day the head was engaged and the next day I was having contractions.

But I never had any of those other signs that labor is approaching. I never got a nesting urge, or a burst of energy, and I never had diarrhea. I also never had a BH contraction.

Does this mean that I wasn't ready, and the baby just decided to get out because the uterine enviromment was not good? Do people sometimes just not have the signs?
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#2 of 7 Old 12-30-2003, 08:03 PM
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I think those Signs are like nausea in early pg: not everybody gets them. The only real sign of being ready for labor is... uh... well... labor, I guess
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I never had any of those signs either.
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yep...I never got that stuff either...the only "symptom" of labor I got was some diareah early early that morning. I'm a neat freak so I ALWAYS run around cleaning and preparing....nothin' new there!!!
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I didn't really have aby nesting urge. The night I did go into labor, I called my mother and told her my house was a mess. She cleaned it for me while I tried to sleep. I never got any diarreha either. I just didn't want to eat for two days, a piece of toast filled me up.
I never had any braxton hicks with my first, but I had them with my second. The midwife told me that usually first time mothers don't feel them as much if at all.
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This is what my midwife told me, "how do you know your in labor? the baby comes out". It made me want to smack her. Not everyone has every sign.

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I never had the nesting urge with ds...I'm kinda glad. Think of all the work it saved me!!

This time I'm only half nesting. I have the urge just no desire to do it!

Single Mom to 2 amazing little men. T(7) and B(5)
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