This is a bit of a stupid question but I'm not sure whether my waters have broken or not! Woke up at 5 with a definite trickle, no gush though and put a pad on to see what would happen. Since then, things seem to have stopped but I've been getting regular period type pains. Has anyone else had this? Could it mean things have (finally!) started to happen or is it just wishful thinking?!
Could be, can you call your midwife? I think they can test to see if it's amniotic fluid. (You also may want to ask about their policy on how long they let you go before they want to induce you) When my waters broke I didn't feel a thing, just noticed a "tide mark" on my underwear.
Ring your mw's, they'll probably ask you to come in and they can have a peek at what's collected on the pad. They don't always break with a gush!
If it turns out you have just wee'd yourself you absolutely would not be the first person to mistake the two, and the MWs really won't mind. (Yes, yes I did do that. Someone else did a few weeks ago on here as I recall)
I've rang the mw's to get some advice. They don't seem too concerned just now as nothing else seems to be happening. THey are going to ring back at lunch time and maybe see me then depending on how things are. I'm 41 weeks + now, so really keen to get things moving!