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Old 04-20-2006, 02:39 PM - Thread Starter
 
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i have been having contractions for months - but these one are different. definitely more painful, and low, crampy, vaginal rather than the tightening kind. i just can't decide if they are the real deal or not....i was induced with my first so i have never gone into labor on my own and don't know what it feels like. these are between 1 -5 minutes apart and about 45 sec. long. part of me feels like this is it and the other part is like, nope - this is going to go on for weeks... any thoughts?
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Old 04-20-2006, 03:00 PM
 
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I've been reading & reading all the threads from April etc. about when mamas know they are in labor. It seems like everyone is different.

I'm so scared that I won't know... My first labor, my water broke and contractions didn't start for hours & hours.

I'm know that I'm no help, but I'm interested in finding out what others think.

Good Luck... if this is it!
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I don't know if it's the real thing or not. Possibly. I'll certainly be checking in to see!

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They probably are "real" contractions (and not BH) but it doesn't necessarily mean that you will go into active labour soon. I had 3 weeks of intermittent prodromal labour last time but the good news is that my labour was pretty short for a first-timer (7.5 hours).

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What she said, except it was my second baby and a 4hr labor. I've had a bit of prodromal labor this time too...
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i'm doing great. my contractions were legit, our baby is beautiful!
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That's exactly what happened when I got to your last post EmPaige! I wasn't expecting that! OMG, Congratulations!!! Happy, Happy birthday little baby! : : Enjoy your sweet baby!

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Me too mcb!

CONGRATS EmPaige and welcome Oliver Everett!!
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Oh wow!! Congrats and Happy Birthday Oliver!!
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Congratulations!!!!!!!!
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congrats!! I was reading down the posts-I was surprised to see your update-HUrray! Congratulations.

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