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Help req before I have a wasted trip to labour ward

(47 Posts)
Belle2808 Sun 16-Feb-14 22:13:40

Ok so I'm 40+9! I am having lower back pain and have been for the last 30 or so hours, managed to sleep last night but woke up every hour or so with pain. Tonight it's coming at the front aswell! It's painful but not yet what I would say regular. I've been trickling water since last night (this could potentially be pee I am not sure) lol I totally don't trust my judgement at the moment oh and my lady bits feel like someone has kicked her with steel toe boots on??? Any advice greatly appreciated dont want to phone and feel silly if it's nothing x

Twighlightsparkle Sun 16-Feb-14 22:15:13

Worth a phone call, best to check if it is your waters I'd say. Hope all goes well

VivaLeBeaver Sun 16-Feb-14 22:16:35

Put a pad on and see if it smells like wee. If still unsure you need to be checked as you should be induced after your waters have gone, normally after 24 hours.

The pains at the minute don't sound like you're in established labour as they'd be more frequent and regular. But it sounds like things are hitting up which is good.

Belle2808 Sun 16-Feb-14 22:18:35

It smells quite sweet, dh could smell it in the car? Guess I'm holding off incase they make me go in and I end up there for days in half labour! X

VivaLeBeaver Sun 16-Feb-14 22:21:01

Sounds like your waters. You need to be seen as the risk of infection raises once they've gone.

daisywaisydoo Sun 16-Feb-14 22:21:20

If it's your waters they'll need to induce you within 24 hours to prevent infection, I'd go in if I was you!

Bornin1984 Sun 16-Feb-14 22:21:24

Sweet smell tends to be waters! I think you should go be
Checked
Out! As pp said if it is u will need
Inducing if labour doesn't establish and potentially anti biotics as u are
At a higher risk of infection if it is waters!!

Good luck

Belle2808 Sun 16-Feb-14 22:23:25

Ok I shall phone them now!! Urghhhh scary thought I may actually now give birth lol!! Thanks xx

SomethingOnce Sun 16-Feb-14 22:25:10

My notes say to contact labour ward if you think your waters have broken.

So, if you think it's been as long as 24 hours you should def call right away and expect to go in.

Good luck!

SaucyJack Sun 16-Feb-14 22:30:23

Sounds promising to me.

Good luck. You can't have too much longer either way xx

Whereisegg Sun 16-Feb-14 22:32:40

Yes just give them a call, and good luck!

CristaBell Sun 16-Feb-14 22:37:49

Good luck Belle smile x

Belle2808 Sun 16-Feb-14 23:15:29

Oh god got the pissiest midwife ever!!!! I've to take a hot bath and paracetamol and phone if my pains become at all regular! Why do they have the ability to make u feel like a silly 5 year old! Urghhhh x

Bornin1984 Sun 16-Feb-14 23:17:59

In all honesty I wouldn't accept that
From her !!! Especially if u think waters have broken! U need
To be examined
Even of ots to confirm they haven't broke and await events!! I would ring back

PrincessPotsie Sun 16-Feb-14 23:24:36

I'd hang on til the morning if I was you and phone back then if you still think you're leaking waters. There's no huge rush to induce you. I waited for 3 days after mine started to break with DC3.

V excited for you Belle!

PrincessPotsie Sun 16-Feb-14 23:25:22

Oh and hope you get some proper pain tonight......feels a bit bad wishing you this though!!

Belle2808 Sun 16-Feb-14 23:25:28

Yeah I'm going to time the pains over the next hour and try again if I get her think I will just go in x

Bornin1984 Sun 16-Feb-14 23:27:09

I'm sorry pp but there is a rush to
Be iduced if waters have gone... Infection levels are higher and riskier and antibiotics are needed!

Conflicting
Information I guess! Hope your baby comes soon for u op

Liveinthepresent Sun 16-Feb-14 23:35:18

OP inyour shoes I would just try and rest as best you can - at 40 + 9 you are going to have a baby soon.
The policy around induction after waters breaking varies significantly between hospitals and without medical intervention eg physical examination risk is even lower. I waited about 60 hours - but this is unusual the vast majority of people will have given birth by then.

If you are worried then read up and insist on going in in the morning but for now being at home is probably more likely to kick start things.
Good luck - it will be amazing however it happens.

Belle2808 Sun 16-Feb-14 23:46:25

I've never wished for pain so much in my life lol!! I will hold on for a bit n see how the night goes, no way I can sleep I have ants in my pants! It really sucks first time because u have zero clue what to expect!! Thanks for all the advice and well wishes smile x

Bornin1984 Sun 16-Feb-14 23:48:58

Do u know if baby is boy
Or girl!

Belle2808 Mon 17-Feb-14 00:01:27

It's a girl! A very lazy one by the looks of things lol!

Tranquilitybaby Mon 17-Feb-14 01:16:52

Good luck!how are to doing now? X

PrincessPotsie Mon 17-Feb-14 05:30:50

So how was your night? Hope those little twinges developed into something!

Belle2808 Mon 17-Feb-14 09:41:32

Well I woke up about 20 minutes ago on the couch feeling very disappointed �� still sore back and a bit leaky but seeing the midwife this afternoon for a sweep of not its induction tomorrow x

Bornin1984 Mon 17-Feb-14 16:25:42

How is it going op

PrincessPotsie Mon 17-Feb-14 19:22:51

Hope things are getting going for you.

Belle2808 Mon 17-Feb-14 22:56:16

Well, waters went this morning.... Have been continuous since 12am feel like a tap lol! Went in like MAU advised .... Que the worst experience of my life. Total miscommunication between midwives which resulted in them admitting me without informing me and a young midwife actually raising her voice telling me I should be quiet and not question her as she works the ward so she knows best (downstairs midwife had told me something completely different I was genuinely just asking a question) honestly the way she spoke to me was disgusting. Oh and apparently I was "deluded" if I thought it was my waters as it was clearly just discharge lol ok so I'm not a HCP but even I can tell the difference!! Sooooo as I haven't had many contractions and got myself in such a state crying etc a lovely older midwife came and calmed me down and chatted to me so back in at 2 tomorrow . Sorry for the long post just gutted I let her get to me I was so calm and prepared this morning now I'm back at home exhausted and apprehensive about tomoz x

Bornin1984 Mon 17-Feb-14 23:00:58

U want to be speaking to a
Supervisor of midwife regarding thAt person who was unduly rude!!

Good luck for tomorrow thanks

Belle2808 Mon 17-Feb-14 23:07:35

Yeah I did and started a grievance procedure. Was just horrible and I just feel nervous now! That's if I make it to morning ha contractions now about half an hour apart so fingers crossed!! X

FuckyNell Mon 17-Feb-14 23:14:01

Good luck belle smile

MoominsYonisAreScary Mon 17-Feb-14 23:18:03

Thats awful, how bloody rude fingers crossed for you

SomethingOnce Tue 18-Feb-14 00:23:33

Aw, forget about her for now and have your baby smile

Looking forward to updates!

PrincessPotsie Tue 18-Feb-14 19:59:10

Any news? I keep on checking!

Belle2808 Tue 18-Feb-14 20:29:47

On the ward had first peasary at 3pm so having contractions maybe every ten mins, getting next one at half 9 hoping it kicks it off and I can avoid drip!! I am however shitting myself for the pain lol!!

Bornin1984 Tue 18-Feb-14 20:54:52

Get on your bouncy ball :-)

PrincessPotsie Tue 18-Feb-14 22:44:01

Thinking of you Belle x

Tranquilitybaby Tue 18-Feb-14 22:51:40

Good luck to you, forget everything else and focus on yourself. Xxx

Mim78 Tue 18-Feb-14 23:03:17

Good luck!

CristaBell Wed 19-Feb-14 22:35:52

Any news Belle?

Belle2808 Thu 20-Feb-14 11:54:46

Baby girl born at 4.17am this morning 7lbs and 13! She's perfect! No name yet but hopefully soon. Had a very traumatic and long labour and birth but we are both here and healthy!!

Mummytobe2014 Thu 20-Feb-14 12:02:56

Congratulations on your baby girl thanks

SomethingOnce Thu 20-Feb-14 12:09:48

Congratulations, Belle. And welcome, babyBelle thanks

Sorry your birth was rough - ask for a debrief in due course if you think it might help - but in the meantime enjoy your gorgeous newborn smile

Belle2808 Thu 20-Feb-14 13:19:27

It was all going great, drip I'm contractions coming Dialating nicely then bang baby's heart beat dropped! Pushed for an hour with no success as she was back to back que rushed to theatre, spinal block forceps. Can't fault the medical team they were outstanding and I am just great full it's all over and I have my baby girl!! Thanks for all the well wishes guys! X

PrincessPotsie Thu 20-Feb-14 19:24:55

Congratulations Belle and welcome baby Belle(like the cheese!).

Sorry to hear you had a rough time. Labour's horrible isn't it? Hope you're feeling ok and enjoying being a mummy x

CristaBell Thu 20-Feb-14 22:38:12

Congratulations Belle thanks

Bornin1984 Thu 20-Feb-14 22:43:53

Awwww congrats !!! Lovely news :-)

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