Labor & Birth

Giving birth is wild. From contractions to water births, hospital bags to c-sections, here’s what you need to know. Read real stories from real mamas and explore expert advice on what to expect during labor and birth.

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Early Labour question…

Sorry for the early question but I am 37 weeks and 6 days, I have just went to the toilet and noticed what I think is the muscous plug. I think it is quite light but I am not sure what to do. I was just wondering if anyone had this, how quickly did labour follow? I’m still working and currently have no cramping or c...

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C section in 2 weeks

I have my C-section this will be my second one in two weeks and a 2 year old me and my husband don’t have anyone to keep him overnight so he will be at home with my husband which I’m not worried about just wondering how he will handle it because he hasn’t spent a night alone with him since he was born he he works a ...

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Tw mucus plug

I lost my mucus plug at 38 weeks and am experiencing back pains and upset stomach, could this be early labour? Its been shedding for days but today two big clumps

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Period pains

With my first I woke up with period pains and then my waters broke pretty soon after and everything gradually got quicker and more intense .. so no question it was contractions. Been awake since 2, had a good 2 hours of "period pains" every 10-15mins so got up and started to potter downstairs .. now things have sta...

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Would you consider this good news?

I just found out I can't deliver naturally ever cause of a complication from the c section I had last year. I know this sounds bad but my sister says she'd be happy cause she would never have to go through the pain of a natural birth. I'm afraid of giving birth naturally but I know c sections have more post partum r...

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How long after Mucus Plug did labour start?

Hi ladies, I'm due Wednesday and I have a second sweep booked for Thursday but I'm really hoping baby will come before that 🤞 Lost my plug yesterday and I'm just wondering how long it took for others before your waters broke or contractions started?

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Help

Anyone else losing their mucus plug in bits like this? Some was in the toilet and couldn’t catch it all. I had sex with my husband this morning and am wondering if I may have accidentally induced labor. Happened with my first baby, had sex and went into labor shortly after.

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Wound opening 4 weeks post c section?!

I’m 4 weeks post c section & my wound seems like it’s opening or that it has an infection. I have got some antibiotics from the doctor but can’t get a physical appointment with a doctor to actually take a look at it! Did this happen to anyone else and if so how did you deal with it?!

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C section or natural?

Hey, wondering if people could share their stories of natural birth/c section? I’m considering opting for a c section. I’m not scared of giving birth as such but I’m terrified that something bad could happen to my baby (my niece was stillborn) and I think it’s given me such bad anxiety. I think I would rather plan a...

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Shakes 4 days after c section

Anyone had shakes, nausea, hot and cold a few days after c section?

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Being induced today

41 weeks today and going in to be induced this morning. It wasn’t what I originally planned but after careful consideration, we decided it’s the best plan for both me and baby boy now. Wish us luck, we will see you all on the other side! 🥰

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How to tell if labor near ? I’m 36 weeks 2 days

How to know when labor is near ? Last night I was like super “wet” like I had to change my underwear but wasn’t sure if I lost my mucous plug for example I was so wet I thought my water broke. It was like an off white color and had no smell it was kind of sticky but today it hasn’t been that way I’ve jus had an incr...

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3rd baby 38+4

I have been having strong contractions since 5.30pm, but the timing is completely all over the place. At first, they were irregular and short in length them got stronger, longer about 9 mins apart for a bit, then 7 mins for a bit. I was finding that when I stood up, it was bringing them on. After a while, I sat do...

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C section scar irritation

So I’ll be 11weeks pp tomorrow and my c section scar is healed but my underwear are rubbing like hell on it. It’s mainly at night time and I’m on my period also 🥲it’s so uncomfortable

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Inductions

Hi! I’m being induced on Thursday and just wanted to know your guys stories and what to expect? Like when I arrive at the time they told me to will it be straight to my room to get started off or will it not be til later in the day? Just have no idea what to expect when I first show up so would be great to know (:

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When did this heal for you?

It’s been 5 weeks since c-section. The area down there inside still feels like a giant achey bruise with pricking, pushing & pulling sensations. I thought it would be healed by now! How long did it take to feel absolutely no aches at all? I’m panicking thinking what if it never gets better

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