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NervousAt20 Sun 14-Oct-12 02:52:45

Sorry for posting here I can't find chat anywhere blush never posted before either

I'm 37w pregnant today with my 1st DC, just got up for one of my many mid night loo trips and by the time I've got to the toliet there was water running down the slides on my legs (not loads) my first thought was oh god I've wet myself but I checked and there's no way it was wee, my pants were quote wet too and this didn't smell of wee either, MW hasn't gave me any advice about iwhat to do if something like this does happen so thought I would ask the wise ladies of MN. Have I just wet myself or could it be my waters and if it is should I worry?

Thank you smile and sorry for posting here

ilove Sun 14-Oct-12 02:54:16

Could be - ring the number on your maternity notes?

NervousAt20 Sun 14-Oct-12 02:56:40

I probably should I just don't want to phone over nothing or waste their time

AgentZigzag Sun 14-Oct-12 02:56:48

I'm no help I'm afraid because my waters never broke, but what you say sounds familiar from how other people have described it.

Have you got any numbers you can call to ask? NHS direct? I'm sure the maternity ward in hospital will have someone there at this time of night.

Don't be afraid to give them a bell, it's what they're there for.

How are you feeling? I'm excited for you! smile

AgentZigzag Sun 14-Oct-12 02:57:39

You won't be wasting their time, their time is yours when you need it smile

MrsKitty Sun 14-Oct-12 02:59:34

Yes, phone the number on your notes. They might want you to come in, but might suggest you to wait until morning if there's nothing else going on with you. My waters went like that second time around, and then again a bit later.


MrsKitty Sun 14-Oct-12 03:02:00

Might be worth putting a maternity pad on (or a sanitary pad if you don't have any) as they will probably want to know what colour it is (clear/straw/greenish), and put a towel/mat under yourself in bed incase you go again tonight.

NervousAt20 Sun 14-Oct-12 03:04:13

Thank you

I'm excited but abit nervous, at my last appointment LO was breech so I have an appointment this week to check her position so I think it maybe could have been better for this to happen after that

I only have the number for labour ward should I call that or NHS24?

NervousAt20 Sun 14-Oct-12 03:04:35

Okay misskitty ill do that thank you

BabylonPI Sun 14-Oct-12 03:05:38

Could be waters leaking op, I also suggest calling the assessment unit on the maternity ward (number on your notes) they won't mind at all, it's what they're there for and they may or may not ask you to come in for examination - oooh how exciting though - won't be long now grin

AgentZigzag Sun 14-Oct-12 03:08:55

If they've given you the number for the labour ward I would ring that.

Have you got anyone there with you at the min?

NervousAt20 Sun 14-Oct-12 03:10:28

I hope it won't be long lol

No DP at work, I don't want to phone him either if its nothing but he'll be able to get home within 20min or so if he needs too

AgentZigzag Sun 14-Oct-12 03:16:37

Could you give him a heads up so he can prepare himself (psychologically as well as sorting out the work he's got going on) as well as giving you a bit of RL support?

Unless you think he'll panic and run around in circles? grin

Boomerwang Sun 14-Oct-12 03:19:44

Exciting! My waters broke in the night a month early and I didn't know what to do either. My boyfriend eventually called the hospital and we were told to come in later that day. I was attached to a machine which took a reading over half an hour and then I was told to come back if I started having contractions, otherwise to come in the next morning and possibly be induced.

Good luck!

NervousAt20 Sun 14-Oct-12 03:22:42

Oh he'll panic alright bless him grin he finishes at 4 so I think I'll try and hold off until then smile

Wow boomer did all of your waters go at once?

MrsKitty Sun 14-Oct-12 03:23:10

Don;t bother with NHS24. Call the number for the labour ward - They'll put you through to the assessment ward if necessary. Probably worth mentioning on the phone that baby was breech at your last appointment.

NervousAt20 Sun 14-Oct-12 03:51:19

Phoned labour ward and have to call back in an hour if my pads wet then I new to go in for a check up as baby's breech and could be a worry

Thank you ladies smile

MrsKitty Sun 14-Oct-12 03:56:43

Try to relax and get some sleep now, whilst you still can! (You won't be in touble if you call back a little later than an hour wink)

WandaDoff Sun 14-Oct-12 03:57:33

Wishing you , the best of luck, my love.

AgentZigzag Sun 14-Oct-12 03:58:05

That's good.

Your DP will be home soon, hope it all goes OK and you're having that first cuddle with your little baby not long from now smile

CaliforniaLeaving Sun 14-Oct-12 04:33:37

Both my boys were breech, one came at 37w 1 day and the other at 38 weeks.
fingers crossed all goes well.

NervousAt20 Sun 14-Oct-12 05:01:26

Thank you for your help, just phoned them back, not leaked anymore so going to stay at home and call them and get checked of anything else happens

Iheartpasties Sun 14-Oct-12 05:14:10

oow exciting!

cheekydevil Sun 14-Oct-12 06:30:57

Good luck op thanks

Katienana Sun 14-Oct-12 06:51:18

I had thisbat 37 weeks turned out to be a discharge. I went in and got examined. never hesitate to ring thats what they are there for!

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