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My waters have just gone - AIBU to try and go back to sleep?!

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ColdFeetWarmHeart Wed 20-Sep-17 01:44:58

DC2 is due today. I woke up at 00.55, felt a tiny pop before I felt a trickle of fluid. Waddled to the bathroom, got myself cleaned up, laid bed mats and towel on bed before getting back in. By 1.30 I was back in the bathroom changing pad etc from trickle no 2.

Absolutely no contractions so far. AIBU to try to go back to sleep and wait to call hospital tomorrow morning?? With DD1 my waters didn't go until I'd already got to the hospital

frizzyhaired Wed 20-Sep-17 01:48:19

You need to call up the hospital. They told me to come in as soon as my water broke.

GenevaJoey Wed 20-Sep-17 01:48:49

Definitely sleep if you can. Good luck!

GenevaJoey Wed 20-Sep-17 01:50:15

Oh dear, just saw the previous poster. I am no expert, so don't listen to me. Good luck anyway!

CommanderDaisy Wed 20-Sep-17 01:50:17

Call the hospital. Mine wanted you to come in once your waters break due to risk of infection. Best to check.

GorgeousLadyOfWrangling Wed 20-Sep-17 01:52:27

shamrock. I thought you went straight in too when waters break as a dry birth not advisable?

GwendolynMary Wed 20-Sep-17 01:53:35

Happened to me with both kids - something about 3am pops! Depends on where you baby is positioned IME. DS was head down, we were told to sleep and come in at 11am for monitoring if labour hadn't started. DD was transverse, so I was asked to get to hospital asap and not stand up very long, to keep her cord away from my cervix. She did end up having a cord presentation, so it was a CS within the hour.

Good luck! flowers

ColdFeetWarmHeart Wed 20-Sep-17 01:56:27

Just tried the hospital. No is engaged at the moment .....

I so don't want to go in at this time in the morning to be sent home again. DD is sound asleep so I'd have to wake DH to take me to hospital and call my mum or sister to come over and babysit.

Judging by the amount of fluids that went with DD I think it's hind waters that have gone. Not all of it.

MrsPottsTeaCosy Wed 20-Sep-17 01:57:50

Go back to sleep, I did with DC 2 and was 8cm when I woke up.

HCantThinkOfAUsername Wed 20-Sep-17 01:58:44

I would sleep whilst you can and ring first thing. Goof luck

HCantThinkOfAUsername Wed 20-Sep-17 01:58:46

I would sleep whilst you can and ring first thing. Goof luck

iamUberA Wed 20-Sep-17 01:59:55

Is sleep if you can, you will need it!

ColdFeetWarmHeart Wed 20-Sep-17 02:00:35

Lol mrspotts while I'd be ecstatic to wake up and be 8cm I don't think I'd make it to the hospital in time. It's only 10-15 mins away but when I had DD I was 8cm when triaged. She was born about 30-45 mins later.

SquareWord Wed 20-Sep-17 02:04:49

Now exciting! Definitely go back to sleep if you can and call the hospital in the morning.

Lweji Wed 20-Sep-17 02:08:01

Surely try the hospital a few more times and do what they ask.

AHedgehogCanNeverBeBuggered Wed 20-Sep-17 02:08:36

Definitely sleep, even if you went in now they'd either send you home or put you on a horrible ward where you'd get no sleep <bitter experience>

Good luck, please come back and update us (and provide gorgeous snuggly newborn pics!) flowers

ColdFeetWarmHeart Wed 20-Sep-17 02:19:21

Got through to hospital. They want me to come in for exam but admitted they'd probably send me home straight after so happy for me to wait until morning as long as I feel baby's movements are normal.

Now how on earth do I try to go back to sleep??!!

PointlessUsername Wed 20-Sep-17 02:25:23

Ooh Exciting. I haven't anything useful to add so will just say good luck flowers

Lou898 Wed 20-Sep-17 02:34:02

My waters broke at home with both mine. The first one I was advised to go in but was then sent to a ward as I had no contractions ...startedcabout 1.5 hrs later ...10 hours later he was born. With second I was in middle of watching a film so watched the end then went in. Good job I did as he arrived 15 mins after getting to hospital. Contractions were very mild at home but went from mild to full blown in 2 contractions. Everyone is different though.

ColdFeetWarmHeart Wed 20-Sep-17 02:39:52

Hhhhhmmmm not sure how I will go back to sleep when I have to keep running to the bathroom!!
Still no pains though. DH will be waking up for work in about 3 hrs. Will see what's happening then.

clottedcreamandjam Wed 20-Sep-17 02:41:40

How exciting good luck x

sparkli Wed 20-Sep-17 02:42:22

Definitely try to rest. Are you far from the hospital? Very exciting! Wishing you all the best flowers

ThanksForAllTheFish Wed 20-Sep-17 02:46:40

Similar thing happened to me, waters broke - well part of it anyway - in the early hours. Called the hospital and they advised to go in first thing in the morning. I got sent home and booked it to be induced the next day as no other signs of labour. I did go into labour naturally that evening and DD was born the following morning. If I remember correctly I did need to have 2 courses of antibiotics via a drip as my waters had broke more than 24 hours before labour and there was risk of infection - can't remember the details clearly though as it was a bit of a blur.

Good luck with your labour OP smile

ColdFeetWarmHeart Wed 20-Sep-17 02:47:33

Not far at all. Probably about 10 mins at this time of night. My parents (babysitters) are only about 10-15 min drive too


My waters broke at 4am & I got sent home from the hospital, didn't have DS until 4am the next day! I did end up with an infection though, so I would say wait but monitor, and with the quick turnaround last time, would it be possible to have your mum over now & she can sleep at yours just in case it's a "go go go" situation & she needs to mind DD?

If you can't sleep, maybe stick Netflix on for a little - always sends me to sleep!

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