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How did you know you were going into labour? What were your first signs?

I felt crabby and short tempered all throughout the day and just felt not 100%. I didn’t feel ill but just didn’t feel right. And I remember my mum being on the phone and the whole time she was talking I just didn’t have the energy or concentration to listen to her. Then later on that night the pains started in my back and I knew it was different to Braxton Hicks and it didn’t feel like period pains at all. I measured the contractions on an app and the pains got progressively stronger and more painful. Not everyone’s experience is the same but that’s what happened for me. Hope this helps!

Mum of 1