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02/02/2008 at 17:24

Hello all -

I've just joined this forum.  I'm due 7th Feb 08 and getting really nervous about the labour (this is my first).  My husbands cousin has been in labour for 3 days now (we think) is this possible? 

Am so scared

04/02/2008 at 12:02

Hi Laurie,

Some women are in labour for longer than others. The average time to be in labour is down to the individual. Some will give birth in 3 hours others 7 hours or longer. I was induced after being two weeks overdue. I had to be given gel to start contractions. I got Epidural four hours before I gave birth and it was very effective. The best thing to do is read up on all the options on pain relief so you know what to ask for. Knowledge is power. If you have any questions just ask 

04/02/2008 at 18:44

I was in labour for 25 hours after being induced and was pushing for 8 hours straight!

Good luck to you, hopefully you will be quicker than me!

Sorry if I scared you!

x claire x

04/02/2008 at 19:26

Thanx so much for your replies ladies-

Suzie: its so funny that you have said Knowledge is power as I was visited by a friend today who is also a Doula who said exactly the same thing!!!!

I asked her the same question about how long labour can last and she explained the difference between labour and established labour... that was very helpful

I'm feeling much more confident about the whole thing now

04/02/2008 at 22:02
Thats good that you know about these things. I was going to explain that but thought you may have already been told. Good luck to you and let me know what happens
05/02/2008 at 07:51

Hi Laurie ,

i am new here , and wanted to wish you easy labour , just be relaxed

you have just 2 days remaining for your due date , looking to hear from you , good news soon. my baby came on the due date , by the way

05/02/2008 at 12:16

Hello Star Star!!!

Thanks for your well wishes.

Checked your thread -  your baby was born in September?

Was it your 1st?

How is motherhood?

05/02/2008 at 12:19
Suzie - you sound like a pro
05/02/2008 at 15:35

yes it was my first , it is something that can not be described !!

so nice  , u will feel soon , and let me know

05/02/2008 at 15:38
yummymummy wrote (see)
Suzie - you sound like a pro

do u mean me ??

06/02/2008 at 10:45

No (dont take that the wrong way)

Suzie gave some very good advice at the beginning of the discussion.

Well, my due date is tomorrow!!!! this does not seem real

Last night I went to bed and thought- is tonight gonna be the night?

Glad not though as my Husband was working overnight and so was my mum!!!!

Cannot wait to meet my baby -

We dont know if its a boy or a girl but I feel like its a boy.....

By the way I started off as Laurie Mayor but now use the nickname Yummymummy coz thats what I want to be!!!!!

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