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When to call the MW?

(6 Posts)
FessaEst Mon 18-Jul-11 15:55:32

Am 4 days overdue with DC2. DD was a really long latent labour with loads of build-up, so had no qualms about calling MW out (HB planned). I have had leaking waters all afternoon - no great gush, but a definite pop and continuous leaking. Am having the occasional, mild contraction, but nothing regular or strong. Would you ring the MW in office hours to give them the heads up, or am I better ignoring it all until it's obvious what's happening? I don't want to feel under time pressure/stressed that contractions haven't started (really want to avoid induction of possible - any tips gratefully received!). TIA.

NightLark Mon 18-Jul-11 15:57:43

Do give them the heads up that your waters have gone - they will want to know that. And then they will probably tell you when to call them back. Good luck!

PrincessScrumpy Mon 18-Jul-11 16:37:49

I would call and warn them. Might progress quicker second time round.

stoatie Tue 19-Jul-11 16:04:24

They will want to know waters have gone (assume it is clear liquor draining)

FessaEst Tue 19-Jul-11 17:09:18

Thanks all, DD2 born in the early hours!

stoatie Tue 19-Jul-11 17:41:58

Congrats to you all

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