URGENT HELP PLEASE!! am I in labour? I am SERIOUSLY snowed in and need advice

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stellamel Tue 05-Jan-10 09:45:08

Am 40Wks +9, had sweep yesterday, been having period like cramps since about 4am, across the lower part of my belly. Waters haven't gone. Cramps last about 15-30 secs, every 5-15mins.

Is this the onset of labour? I haven't rang midwife yet, as snow is so bad they won't be able to send someone to assess me, if anyone is coming out it will be a one trip job where midwife will have to come to me via our local mountain rescue team and stay till the job is done.

Any advice on what to do now or when to ring midwife etc would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!!

I have just read this now. You are one very brave lady!

What a lovely picture with the Manchester Evening News article! Jimi is adorable - and the rest of the family look so happy.

<wipes away a misty tear>

Attenborough Thu 14-Jan-10 21:40:36

Boo to the Manchester Evening News getting the story a bit wrong, but do say thank you to your team, Mr P - I'm sure the stranded patients are full of gratitude for the good work that you do.

kinderneale Thu 14-Jan-10 21:02:42

hi,
I would like to take the opportunity to congratulate you on your new delivery and also to clear up an element of your story in order to get it factually correct.

Kinder MRT did not come to the aid of this lady, though we were operating that night and all of the following week to assist the local ambulance services who were unable to get to stranded patients (indeed we are still doing this!). She was actually assisted by a neighbour of hers who is a member of our team. He used his own Land Rover to fetch the Mid Wife when needed. If things had got problematic, then we would have responded if asked. I am sure you can appreciate that it is important to get facts correct when dealing in cases of medical treatment and care.

Thank you
Neale Pinkerton
Deputy Leader

Attenborough Thu 14-Jan-10 20:55:26
PotPourri Thu 14-Jan-10 13:32:35

Aw, he is tooooootallllly gorgeous Mel. Congratulations!

sockmonkey Thu 14-Jan-10 08:19:36

What a cutie. Squeee.

GreenMonkies Wed 13-Jan-10 22:00:48

Yes, nice mention for booby, excellent! grin

nappyaddict Wed 13-Jan-10 21:42:55

I see you made sure you got breastmilk in there grin

Wow - thanks lowrib and GreenMonkies. My mum gets the Guardian, and I told her about this thread, so I expect she'll have noticed this story. Perhaps if I ask nicely, she'll clip it out and post it to me.

GreenMonkies Wed 13-Jan-10 20:23:38

Here's the story, no picture on-line though sad

lowrib Wed 13-Jan-10 18:45:01
GirlWiththeMouseyHair Wed 13-Jan-10 18:38:17

amazing thread - and amazing story!! congrats stellamel and all your family, homebirths rock at the best of times - what a story for Jimi in years to come!

carocaro Wed 13-Jan-10 17:41:33

Just seen and read it, so cute and you look so glam and glowing - just brilliant!

mrsasp Wed 13-Jan-10 17:00:55

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HerHonesty Wed 13-Jan-10 16:02:55

oh so cute!!

What a scrummy baby!

alyonor Wed 13-Jan-10 13:51:15

For all the avid readers of mumsnet that followed this story, here is the link on the local newspaper with a beautiful picture of stellamel and her adorable Jimi
Once again congratulations!!!

PotPourri Tue 12-Jan-10 13:33:30

Great stuff. WEll done Stellamel and welcome baby Jimi Ray! Great thread, and thanks for sharing! Glad everything settling now

Am 35 weeks and snowed in (although hopefully will be gone by the time I deliver) - has made me very excited about what is coming!

decafgirl Tue 12-Jan-10 11:24:02

So thrilled for you, can't believe you walked the last bit home!

Pleased things are getting better. I wish you and all the family a very happy and healthy life together! smile

xxx decaf

Doodleydoo Tue 12-Jan-10 10:31:05

Congrats Stella - glad you are back home, well done!

Wonderful. You've made me want to do it all again. Mumsnet has such great power to comfort and reassure. Hope you have a really lovely year!

lorrycat Tue 12-Jan-10 09:12:07

Wow what a story...you had us all hanging on tenterhooks.

Congratulations Stella, you've had quite a journey. Well done on the much awaited arrival of your little boy.

Defo agreed you should print this thread and show little Jimi the hype he caused.

Wishing your family every happiness xx

LoveBeingAMummy Tue 12-Jan-10 09:00:09

Well done and congrats x x x

babbi Tue 12-Jan-10 01:44:54

Congratulations !
Take care x

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