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The start or not......??

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JulyOrAugustThatIsTheQuestion Fri 22-Jul-11 22:57:17

I'm 39 wks today and baby has definitely dropped more in the last couple of days.

Anyway, was sitting at friends earlier today (5:30pm ish) and felt a bit damp. I didn't say anything to her and left shortly after. There was certainly no gushing of water and really just a damp feeling and a couple of 'ooh have I just leaked a bit' moments. Wiping myself with tissue the tissue got a bit wet but since about 8:30pm there's been nothing more really.

I called the labour ward at 9:30pm and they just said to put a pad on, if it was wet in an hour then waters will have broken, if it's not then they probably haven't. Well pads not wet but there's a dribble on tissue if I wipe.

What do we all think?? Waters gone or not??

This is my first as you can probably guess smile

EllieG Fri 22-Jul-11 22:59:48

Might be. Might also be that baby is heavy on your bladder and you are getting a bit of leakage. I say this because when I was in labour I thought my waters had broken at one stage and actually had just wet myself blush The midwife was very nice and said it happens a lot. Could be start of things though if baby that low down and pressing - fingers crossed for you! Any pains?

Imnotaslimjim Fri 22-Jul-11 23:02:55

I was in a similar position as you, and the advice was to lie down for an hour or so, with feet raised, and when you get up if there is a noticeable gush, good chances are its waters. And they don't mind you going in and getting checked over.

JulyOrAugustThatIsTheQuestion Fri 22-Jul-11 23:07:38

Ah thanks, it's all just so confusing. As much as I was/am worried about waters gushing when I'm out and about, at least I'd definitely know that way. Think I'm definitely going to try the legs up and then standing up trick - sounds like a plan.

Sounds weird and probably just wishful thinking but everything does seem a bit 'different' today but I couldn't really tell you why.

JulyOrAugustThatIsTheQuestion Fri 22-Jul-11 23:09:45

Oh sorry, no other pains either. Never thought I'd find myself hoping to be in pain smile

EllieG Fri 22-Jul-11 23:12:04

Oh it will come soon enough.....

I'm so excited for you! I want to have another baby now. Well, not right now, because I'm off to bed. But is so lovely to think that you might get to meet your new little one soon - I remember that at the beginning of labour, gosh, was lovely. Good luck (sorry for gushing, have had wine and am feeling soppy).

JulyOrAugustThatIsTheQuestion Fri 22-Jul-11 23:17:44

Ellie have a glass.....or 2 for me please!!!!! smile

If only you could do the labour thing for me too hehe.

I soooo hope it is the start......but it probably won't be now knowing my luck sad

JulyOrAugustThatIsTheQuestion Sat 23-Jul-11 09:53:41

It would seem I just had bladder leakage......nice!!! blush Completely fed up today now!!!!!! sad Although I've still got a week to go before I'm even 40wks it just feels like it's never going to happen sad

PrincessJenga Sat 23-Jul-11 11:07:57

JulyOrAugust, I feel exactly the same. I'm 39+3 with my first and am analysing every twinge and inspecting my pants and the toilet bowl every time I go to the loo (sorry! Tmi?)

The one thing I keep remembering though is my NCT teacher's words: "if you think you're in labour, you're not. You'll know when you're in labour"

Oh well, we'll both get the answer to our 'July or August' question soon!

JulyOrAugustThatIsTheQuestion Sat 23-Jul-11 11:37:43

Hey Princess, Yeah they said the same to us but then in the next breath they say how babies head can plug the waters etc so I half expected to wake up in the night with contractions but nothing sad. I just wish the hospital had said to go down there for a check so that I'd know for sure......and they'd be able to say if there were any developments on that side at all, even if it wasn't my waters.

I asked my midwife to 'help me' on she gave me a hug.......not quite the 'help' I was after grin

July or August, that really is the question.......I'm thinking August now boohoo!!!!

may01 Sat 23-Jul-11 12:50:22

hey i had my first baby 2 months ago and i expected my waters to break and be all dramatic like you see on tv lol but my waters didnt actually break on their own was in full on labour when the dr had to break them for me and all gushed out when i started pushing sorry bit gross. i didnt have a show or anything had no idea i was in labour just didnt feel well and i was having alot of what i thought at the time were braxton hicks by time i went to hospital for check i was already quite dilated! so just letting you know everyone is different and not always text book like i expected with the whole water breaking thing!! good luck wish you all the best x

EllieG Sat 23-Jul-11 19:56:58

Tis true - my waters never broke in any dramatic fashion. It just started with lots of period-type pain. You'll know it when it happens. Best of luck!

Glitterybits Tue 26-Jul-11 17:12:42

I had both my hind and fore waters broken during labour last time. The first time was like a river. Could not believe how much fluid was in there! grin When nothing much happened, the midwives were very confused and decided to come at me with the crochet hook again. When they did it again, I certainly knew about it. There was a loud pop (like a balloon full of liquid popping!) which I both heard and felt and the second river was even more dramatic. grin It didn't hurt at all, but still caused an involuntary "oooh!" from me. It was such a weird sensation and i certainly knew about the contractions which followed, but it meant baby was that bit closer to coming out. I think it's much less dramatic if your waters go of their own accord.

PrincessJenga Tue 26-Jul-11 21:15:59

How are you doing OP? Still nothing here. I keep thinking it's starting, then nothing more happens.

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