35 Weeks Pregnant and a False Alarm!

35-36 weeks pregnant, Health advice, Testimonials

To read the previous part of Charlotte’s story, go to I’m Finally 34 Weeks Pregnant!

Dear Mothers,

This week (yes, the 35th!) we had our first false alarm! Photo - Prendre un bain pour calmer les fausses contractions

In the night between Monday and Tuesday, well, actually at 4:30 in the morning, I started to have severe contractions similar to ones I had for my daughter the day she was born.

Since I have been having regular and painful contractions for several months (I’m bedridden), I am not sure what to think. However, these contractions were different, and I had only felt them once before, the day my beautiful daughter arrived. Very long, deep, intense, in the pelvis, coccyx, down to my knees, like a vice.

At 5:30 I rolled over and whispered to my husband that I think it’s started.

Even if we were both scared, because it was early (we have been trying to delay the birth for three months…), we were caught up in the magic.

He got up, washed and shaved. He said he wanted to look good for the baby. I felt calm and remembered the day my daughter was born. She was with me for every contraction that day. I told my husband I would take the famous hot bath.

Finally, around 6, it stopped.

However, this false alarm will be with me to the magic of your birth. I know it will be amazing. I know we will both be happy to welcome you.

It’s even better to know that FINALLY, you will be a bit bigger (than we thought). This magic, this secret, the happiness that I share with your father makes me smile.

Read the next part of the story – I am slowly getting back into society, at my pace (in french).

Charlotte

The opinions found in this article are those of the author.

 

Photo - Avatar de Charlotte, maman collaboratrice au journal d'une maman

Discover our videos

Subscribe to a monthly or quarterly package now to access full videos.

Osteopathy and baby

Osteopathy and baby

Osteopathy can help babies release tensions and strains after childbirth. Did you know you can do this in the water
Baby Massages

Baby Massages

Do you want to massage your baby but don’t know where to start? In this video, Suzanne Boily, baby massage
Contractions

Contractions

Contractions scare many pregnant women. If you understand why they occur, how to identify and calculate them and when you
Breaking Your Water

Breaking Your Water

One of a pregnant woman’s greatest fears is breaking their water in public. It can happen, but breaking your water

Discover other articles

Weight Gain and Pregnancy

Weight Gain and Pregnancy

Oh, how many times have I seen women concerned about their weight gain from their very first visit? Of course, you have to be aware
Do you have any references for choosing a name for a baby?

Do you have any references for choosing a name for a baby?

Marie, I know you are in contact with many families and babies, and I was wondering if Adeline is a name frequently given to a
Pacifiers and Bottle Nipples: Questions and Answers

Pacifiers and Bottle Nipples: Questions and Answers

The choice of using a pacifier or not leads to many questions. What is the best mode adapted to my baby? Should I use latex
RESP Contributions - A Life-Long Gift!

RESP Contributions – A Life-Long Gift!

Are you about to give birth or recently welcomed your baby? Do your friends and family want to give a gift for the arrival of