What Time Of The Day Did You Start Your Labour

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lori - May 30

My husband and I have been debating when it is most likely I will go into labour. Most of the people I know started contractions which progressed into full labour some time during the night. I was just wondering from those who have been there, and were not induced, what time of the day did your water break or contractions first start which led into labour?


torbman - May 30

Hey Lori, With my first my water broke at 2:30am, and then my second it broke around 7pm then had her at 4am. I really haven't had alot of friends that didn't have theirs mostly at night. Or rather I should say I haven't had alot of friends that it broke in the morning.


^lucy^ - May 30

hi lori.. i gave borth on May 16 to my first baby girl.. i went to the hospital first time at 7 pm but they sent me back home saying i wasn't in labor.. but the same night at 2 am exactly they admitted me in the hospital and 8:38 am next day i gave birth.. we were debating me and hubby about the same thing and he said i will go late night and he was right :)


Steph - May 30

My water broke at 3:30 p.m. with my first and we'll see with this one! :o)


Alycia - May 30

I've read that your uterus is more sensitive to oxytocin at night, which is why most women go into labor then. (Oxytocin causes uterine contractions). I had bloody show and started early labor contractions at 1:00 AM.


starr - May 30

Hi.With both my babies, I started contracting around midmorning with #1 and midafternoon with #2.One was born at 10:52pm,the other 12:50am.I'm thinking this one will be some time at night as well.I've also noticed with this baby that I tend to feel more of my contractions at night.


Cabbie - May 30

With #2 my water broke at 12:30am.


Trina_ - May 30

I just had my first baby girl on May 22nd. I had minor pressure/cramps most of the day on Sunday the 21st. That night....around 1am...my water broke....and then I had my girl at 4:58am. It was relatively fast and a dream come true kind of labor for me. And I was too far along for pain meds so it was all natural. I'd do it again in a heartbeat! Best of luck!


Tillie - May 31

I recently learned--as Alycia said--that early labor is more common in the night, as your uterus is more sensitive to oxytocin in the dark. This is in part because your body is calm and relaxed. The doula I talked to about this said that wherever you labor through the second stage (hospital, home), keep the lights really low--it will keep you moving along, apparently!


iakram - May 31

Hi with my first it hit me like a tonne of bricks right at 6am! My water didn't break but my contractions were very strong, the Dr's actually had to break my water when I was just about ready to delivery him. A whole 12 hours later! Good Luck


lori - May 31

Thanks for the info re: keeping things dark. Maybe that's the problem my room is always pretty bright. I'm 9 days past my due date today and every morning I wake up really depressed that I didn't go into labour during the night. I have no signs at all of anything happening and I'm starting to think there is no way I'm going to go into labour natually. I wish I would have something happen, even a BH contraction, just to feel that my body has some idea that this baby has to come out. I'm loosing hope .


junemommytobe - June 1

My water broke at 4:30 a.m. and my contractions started at 7:00 a.m. However I started cramping really bad at 5:30 a.m. It was just my body starting labour.


falafal0 - June 2

contractions started with my 1st at 5:30am born at 11:02am that day, second baby was at 2:30am and born at 4:43am that morning, My third baby's contractions started just a few minutes after midnight and was born 45 minutes later. My husband says I'm working backwards and is counting on about 8 or 9pm this time! I'm planning a homebirth, needless to say why! :-)



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