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mikado1 Thu 30-Jul-15 19:37:01

I am starting to get excited here as had bloody show a few hours ago and am very crampy every ten minutes or so BUT I had a shower without thinking and am now wondering if show means I am more open to infection and shouldn't have showered? I used shower gel but not much. . I wish we worry warts were told these things! !

OOAOML Thu 30-Jul-15 19:41:05

not if your waters are still intact. And you might have more show over the next few days (although I gave birth the day after with my second, no show first time round)smile

OOAOML Thu 30-Jul-15 19:42:26

Also, most maternity units seem to recommend a bath for early labour, so don't worry about your shower.

Bogeyface Thu 30-Jul-15 19:44:35

As long as your waters havent broken (and trust me, you will know if they have!) then you will be fine smile

Good luck!

U2HasTheEdge Thu 30-Jul-15 19:46:28

Exciting. I gave birth just after having a bloody show all five times. Hopefully things are going to be starting for you.

Please keep us updated if you can.

mikado1 Thu 30-Jul-15 19:46:39

Thanks all, I know I sound a bit mad but until baby safe in my arms I am a real worrier. Should I not have used shower gel?? :/ Waters still intact.

U2HasTheEdge Thu 30-Jul-15 19:54:46

You are fine, honest.

I am pretty sure you didn't shove shower gel right up your cervix?

I had a bubble bath when mine went. Not a problem.

mikado1 Thu 30-Jul-15 20:01:04

Oh thank you U2! No I didn't shove it up! ! I am getting very short lived pains every 4/5 mins. Think am going to jump in warm bath now!

BifsWif Thu 30-Jul-15 20:06:40

Ahh exciting!!

You won't have done any damage don't worry, good luck!! flowers

StarlingMurmuration Thu 30-Jul-15 20:08:56

After my waters broke, I called the maternity unit, and they told me to have a shower, have my dinner and come in when I was ready. SoI think you'll be fine.

Good luck! Won't be long now smile

mikado1 Fri 31-Jul-15 10:48:36

Baby boy arrived safely after 9pm!

babyiwantabump Fri 31-Jul-15 10:53:21

Wow that was quick! Congratulations ! X

Mermaidhair Fri 31-Jul-15 10:55:10

Congratulations! That was amazingly quick!flowers

StarlingMurmuration Fri 31-Jul-15 11:13:25

Congratulations! All the best to you both smile

RachelRagged Fri 31-Jul-15 11:33:34

Wonderful OP

Congratulations flowers

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