I had the same about 32 weeks. As long as it's 'just' uncomfortable I'd say don't worry. If it starts to become properly painful, get in touch with your midwife/labour ward, or if it goes on more than a week. I think it went on for a good few days, the bump was obviously just stretching in ways it didn't last time. 39+2 now and it's long since gone away.
Thanks both. It has just been today and I am wearing different mat trousers today which might have been irritating it a bit. I will keep an eye on it. I want a water birth this time so I don't want any problems!
Oooh, let me help! I had two consultant appointments at my hospital about this very issue. One with top midwife and second with a doctor. Basically, to cut a long story short, there is one birthing pool on the delivery unit where I have to go and if that is available and there is one waterproof baby heart monitor that has been previously broken but is currently working (they checked during my last consultant appointment) and if that is available and the duty staff agree, I can have a go at a waterbirth. Any complications then I am straight out of the water, but I imagine that is the same as any birth.
There is a note from the doc consultant in my notes to say he has approved me having a go at a waterbirth if the monitor is available. However if that monitor is not working/not available/stops working then if I continue with a water birth it would be going against medical advice which basically covers them legally I think.
I asked a lot of questions about the risks etc at these appointments and I was very polite but very firm about wanting to try and they were nice at my appointments and hence the eventual note.