On Saturday the 27th of October at 1:30am I woke up from light contractions, at first I thought they may have been ‘Braxton Hicks’ contractions (false labor pains), at this stage I was 40+2 and had been experiencing light contractions that hadn’t eventuated to anything for at least the final two weeks of my pregnancy. I nudged my hubby to tell him I was having contractions, but the typical male he is, rolled over and went back to sleep….He later argued that he thought they were ‘Braxton Hicks’ again, but something felt different this time!
At my last Dr’s appointment I was told that if labor hadn’t started spontaneously by the 30th of October, I was going to be induced, which I absolutely did not want. So the day before I went into labor I went on two massive walks, I did squats in the park, vacuumed my entire house, and not to mention made my husband have sex with me every day that week, haha! I don’t know if any of these activities triggered labor, however I do believe that staying active did help.