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How long after bloody show does labor usually start?<br><br>
I was checked by my mw yesterday and my cervix is 3-4cm and 80% effaced. I had strong contractions for about 2 hours last night, but they fizzled out. Then I had gobs of bloody show this morning at 6am. My lower back is killing me and I'm nauseous, but my ctx are pretty much gone. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">:<br><br>
I didn't even have any bloody show until mid-labor with dd1. I'm so confused! Anyone have this and not go into labor soon after?
 

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I have no clue, I never had any blood show with ds. I hope that your contractions pick back up!
 

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Sounds like maybe you dilated some more? I don't know, I've only had bloody show when in active labor. Hopefully it won't be long for you!!
 

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I had my bloody show last Thurs... Still pregnant, lol.
 

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I had bloody show a week and a half ago. Still preggars!<br><br>
I hope this is it for you!
 

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In my CBE class materials, it lists bloody show as a "preliminary" sign of labor (vs. "possible" and "definite"). As in, it could be very soon, but it's not a guarantee. I think it basically means dilation is happening when you get bloody show, so either way I think it's good news!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I had my bloody show last Thurs... Still pregnant, lol.</div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I had bloody show a week and a half ago. Still preggars!<br><br>
I hope this is it for you!</div>
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Oh no, over a week??! That's insane!<br><br>
I'm starting to get ctx again, so I have hope maybe labor is just around the corner.
 

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Good luck! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
(I never had any bloody show at all... not even during labor lol.)
 

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I had mine last Monday after an exam, too... it's very common then because your cervix is so sensitive... but I don't know if I will have more before labor starts or not.
 

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^I always have bleeding after exams, and did again last night. What I had this morning was very, very different- I literally thought my water had broken, there was so much bloody show. I really thought it was something starting, but I'm not any closer to having a baby, so I guess not. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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nak<br><br>
my bloody show was the morning labor started. it all began with a back ache at 7:30am, bloody show when i got up to pee (uterus so tight that it made me have to pee immediately) and i didnt feel what i considered ctx at all until about noon. hope something happens for you soon!
 

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I had bloody show only the day I went into labor. It sounds like you are incredibly close.
 

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my IRL friend called me with news of her bloody show on last sunday at 1pm ish. her son was born at 4:30 <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">:
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">^I always have bleeding after exams, and did again last night. What I had this morning was very, very different- I literally thought my water had broken, there was so much bloody show. I really thought it was something starting, but I'm not any closer to having a baby, so I guess not. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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Ahh, sounds like your body is definitely gearing up then <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/joy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="joy">: Hope it happens soon mama!
 

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I've been having bloody show since Sunday...still no labor to speak of...supposedly, you're likely to go into labour within 3 days but of course could be weeks away too <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/blahblah.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="blah blah">:
 
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