BTDT Ladies: How did you know you were in labor?

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BTDT Ladies: How did you know you were in labor?
Wed, 04-04-2012 - 9:55am

Nature has designed birth simply and elegantly. Although every labor and birth is unique, and your labor will unfold in a very special way, the process is remarkably and beautifully constant. What follows are the typical changes that occur throughout the stages and phases of labor.

Your Labor Guide-

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Registered: 09-27-2011
Mon, 04-09-2012 - 12:11pm

With my first, i had no clue, i was about 3 days past my EDD, and it was the day after easter, i woke up feeling just awful, kinda sick to my stomach. I thought i ate something bad but it wouldnt go away, so my mom drove me to the hospital, they checked me and i was 5 cm already, but nothing painful like i though contractions would be. they broke my water, and then the contractions atarted about 20 min later, very fast and very painful :(

Lilypie Maternity tickers
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Registered: 03-09-2004
Sat, 04-07-2012 - 4:45pm
I never knew... had plenty of false alarms, and one potential false alarm turned out to be it.

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Registered: 12-05-2011
Wed, 04-04-2012 - 4:42pm

With my first I DIDN'T go into labor, I walked in two weeks overdue and they broke my water to get things going.

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Registered: 03-09-2009
Wed, 04-04-2012 - 2:35pm



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