About 9am on Good Friday morning 25th March 2016, I noticed I was experiencing cramps, they kind of felt like period cramps but heavier. So I spent the day doing fencing in the yard, as you do, and going about my general business. I had a feeling this may be ‘it’ but wasn’t sure as the pains weren’t too intense or unmanageable. I also hadn’t lost my mucous plug and there were no signs of my waters breaking.
As a first time mum these were the things people told me to look out for as indicators of impending labour. I had my hospital bag packed for weeks, because I’m an organiser, and I also had an induction booked for March 30. I tried everything in the lead up to the induction date to get my labour going naturally (raspberry leaf tea, sex, curry, bouncing on the gym ball) be