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WIBU to call an ambulance?

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JaneFonda Sun 28-Aug-11 15:22:24

Am currently pg with twins, and have just had the familiar labour twinges (nothing too strong yet), and I'm starting to worry. Have called the hospital who said to wait until I'm established.

DP and DSes are currently in the lake district visiting GPs, so I'm staying with my friend for the weekend who lives in a lovely, but fairly isolated, converted farmhouse. She is at work at the moment, and I'm feeling nervous because she doesn't get back until about 10pm tonight. sad

WIBU to call an ambulance to get me to hospital if I need to go before my friend gets back?

Would anyone be able to just reassure me please? Am feeling really scared, my CS was scheduled for 3 and a half weeks time, this just feels too early and I am feeling very alone right now.

I'm not a troll, I just need some help sad

bananamam Sun 28-Aug-11 15:24:52

Call if you feel you need to! Its not a bad thing to do!! I'd probably do the samesmile

ShootinTheBreeze Sun 28-Aug-11 15:26:08

How else are you going to get there - roll?! Of course YANBU. Good luck!

soverylucky Sun 28-Aug-11 15:27:00

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emsyj Sun 28-Aug-11 15:27:00

I would call the hospital again and tell them what you've said here - that you're alone and scared and will be alone until 10pm this evening. Also that you are booked to have a CS in 3.5 weeks. Do they want you to try and have a natural birth?? Is it normal to ask someone who is booked for a CS to stay at home whilst labour becomes established?

Whereabouts are you in the country? If you are near me I will come and take you to the hospital and make them look after you!

YWNBU to call an ambulance, by the way.

billyums Sun 28-Aug-11 15:27:00

Could you not go in to get checked over?

Carrotsandcelery Sun 28-Aug-11 15:27:13

Holds JaneFonda's hand and squeezes.

Have you told the hospital that you are on your own and in an isolated place?

I would phone them back and tell them this and let them know how anxious you are. Ask them if you should phone an ambulance to collect you. They might be able to send a non emergency vehicle to collect you (my friend drives an "ambulance" for collecting patients who do not have transport).

Is a taxi and option?

Is your friend able to leave work considering the circumstances?

How long will it take dh to return from the Lakes?

JaneFonda Sun 28-Aug-11 15:27:15

I just wouldn't want to feel like I was wasting valuable servicse - I could get a taxi, but I would rather have medical people with me rather than a taxi driver.

SauvignonBlanche Sun 28-Aug-11 15:27:33

No, not if you need to and you're on your own.
I hope things settle down. When's your DP due back,are you able to call him?

lubeybooby Sun 28-Aug-11 15:27:41

YANBU - good luck OP I hope all is well and not labour just yet, but if it is or carries on and you feel unsure then yes please call ambulance

joric Sun 28-Aug-11 15:27:56

Phone maternity ward, tell them your situation and ask them.

mancbird Sun 28-Aug-11 15:28:49

If there is no other way for you to get there then yadnbu!

I'm 34 weeks pregnant and live in a rural location and had some stomach cramps last week. When I rung the hospital (25 miles away) they told me to come in. My dp works 60 miles in the other direction and when I said this the midwife told me if I needed an ambulance to ring one.

Please don't panic, if the pains get stronger ring the hospital and see what they say. Did you explain you are on your own in a rural location? Have you tried having a warm bath and a couple of paracetamol? That's what the midwife suggested to me when I rung.

I would definitely give the hospital a ring if you are unsure and see what they say. Take care smile

iskra Sun 28-Aug-11 15:28:50

Call back & tell the labour ward what you've said here! Presumably you are around 36 weeks?

joric Sun 28-Aug-11 15:28:54

They can arrange ambulance for you...

soverylucky Sun 28-Aug-11 15:29:20

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HarrietJones Sun 28-Aug-11 15:29:54

They may have a community MW on call who could come & check it's labour & not a false start? She could then advise on the next step

deemented Sun 28-Aug-11 15:29:59

Where are you, OP? Do you need someone to come and be with you?

diddl Sun 28-Aug-11 15:30:22

Of course you WNBU to call an ambulance.

With my second my husband & babysitters were all an hr away.

When I had called them I had a neighbour "on standby" in case I needed to leave before anyone got to me.

I would have called an ambulance if necessary-wouldn´t have occurred to me to do anything else tbh.

mousesma Sun 28-Aug-11 15:30:22

Have you phoned DP or your friend, can they not just leave earlier to get to you now rather than waiting until it is an emergency. I think if you have to then it's OK to phone an ambulance but you should at least be trying to find an alternative while you wait. Hopefully this will all turn out to be a false alarm but best wishes to you anyway and I hope all works out ok.

JaneFonda Sun 28-Aug-11 15:30:29

Have called DP, he's on his way, but considering he's in the lakes and I'm in Devon, it could be a while.

I (completely stupidly) didn't mention to the hospital about the CS, I was just starting to panic and it didn't cross my mind that I should have told them. Should I ring back?

zukiecat Sun 28-Aug-11 15:30:52

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baddyfreckleface Sun 28-Aug-11 15:31:11

I think it's perfectly reasonable to call an ambulance. Take care of yourself and your babies x

joric Sun 28-Aug-11 15:31:43

Yes - phone your friend.

deemented Sun 28-Aug-11 15:32:21

Yes, do ring them back. Good luck!

MrsRhettButler Sun 28-Aug-11 15:32:37

Surely if you are booked for a cs then they don't want you to go into established labour? confused
Is the hospital the same one you are booked into?

Have you rang your dp?

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