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My waters just broke!!!

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FirstTimeMumma Tue 25-Sep-12 18:10:16

Its time, at last! Waters broke at 5:15.. Feeling a bit crampy(period like) but not much else happening, water is still coming away. Phoned triage and they told me to call back at 7 and they would assess wether i should come in tonight or not! Will i be meeting my baby soon? How long before they admit me to ramp things up? First timer here!!! 40+5 btw, so ready to have this baby!!!

shineygoldpenny Tue 25-Sep-12 18:11:30

How exciting!! Good luck - it's the start of the adventure that is parenthood grin

ganglygiraffe Tue 25-Sep-12 18:11:51

How exciting!! I'm 37+2 and feeling very jealous!

Good luck smile

sittinginthesun Tue 25-Sep-12 18:13:41

Oh good luck! Started just like that with Ds2.

FrustratedSycamorePants Tue 25-Sep-12 18:16:06

How exciting, stay calm, make sure you have everything ready in case they take you in. You'll be meeting baby fairly soon.

OhNoMyFoot Tue 25-Sep-12 18:17:35

Very exciting! Do you need to call anyone? Remember to eat incase things move quickly and you can't later.

sparklekitty Tue 25-Sep-12 18:17:35

Ooooh, I'm very jealous, 40+2 and really want mine to go too. To answer your question, in my trust they'll let you go 24 hours after waters go before inducing you (although you can obviously refuse induction if you want to)

Good luck x

FirstTimeMumma Tue 25-Sep-12 18:23:14

Thanks ladies! Havent told anyone yet, except the immediates as waiting to speak to hospital again before i let them all know for sure! Will keep u all postedgrin so exciting!!!

RightUpMyRue Tue 25-Sep-12 18:24:13

Woo hoo! You're having a baby!! grin

No way of knowing how long it's going to take though, could be a while yet, especially if you're actually contracting yet but it will happen smile

Best of luck.

cheesymonster Tue 25-Sep-12 18:27:54

Good luck!

regnamechange Tue 25-Sep-12 18:29:02

Eeek exciting!! Good lucksmile

ShowOfHands Tue 25-Sep-12 18:31:53

Waters going was my first sign both times. DD was born after 31hrs, DS after 38hrs.

I am crap at birthing though. grin

How exciting. Camera all charged? Space on memory cards? Snacks packed? Light snack and drinks now. Don't be marching about and climbing stairs trying to 'speed things up'. Conserve energy and very soon you'll be cuddling a baby. How marvellous.

SpottyTeacakes Tue 25-Sep-12 18:35:24

Ah Exciting!! Good luck!

SoozleQ Tue 25-Sep-12 18:39:40

Exciting, good luck. My waters went at about midday with DD, started having mild contractions and by 2.20pm they realised I was fully dilated so it can happen nice and quickly. Just a shame DD was breech and I had to have a section!

iloveholidays Tue 25-Sep-12 19:20:48

Oooh, how exciting. My waters went around 4am and contractions didn't start until midday but DD was born just before 9pm and all went smoothly.

Try to get some rest whilst you can!!

Good luck

ballroomblitz Tue 25-Sep-12 19:23:48

Good luck!! 40+5 today also and so jealous grin

elfycat Tue 25-Sep-12 19:24:25

That's how DD1 started (she was a bit early) and 20 hours later she arrived.

Get your feet up and rest, sleep if you can (I couldn't).

Best wishes.

tiredteddy Tue 25-Sep-12 19:27:58

Ooh wishing you very good luck!

Flisspaps Tue 25-Sep-12 19:32:16

They might want to give syntocinon after 24 hours if you're not contracting, but that's entirely up to you as to whether you have it or not. If you're a bit crampy then I'd not worry about this time tomorrow just yet grin

I'd just do nothing this evening - no running up and down stairs etc, popping to/from hospital (unless things are happening!) - sit down, relax, eat something. The more relaxed you are, the more likely things are to get going smile

Good luck!

Princesslovelyboo Tue 25-Sep-12 19:38:35

Ooh good just, try to eat, and relax, baby will be with you very soon.

DaffyDuck88 Tue 25-Sep-12 19:48:08

Very best of luck!

HeffalumpsAndGoldenWoozles Tue 25-Sep-12 19:48:30

Exciting! Most hospitals say they expect you to go into labour within 24 hours I think some let you go 36 before starting to induce. Either way in a couple of days maximum you will have your beautiful new baby to cuddle.

I'm very jealous, 41 + 1 today, DD went to 42 + 1 with induction so I'm not expecting anything soon! Good luck I hope it all goes quickly and smoothly smile

MrClaypole Tue 25-Sep-12 19:50:20

Ooh how exciting for you! You are going to meet your baby very soon smile

Not wanting to worry you but my DS arrived 57 minutes after waters broke and first contraction!!!!!

Very best of luck!

LizaTarbucksAuntie Tue 25-Sep-12 19:54:01

Good luck - how very exciting <broody>

FirstTimeMumma Tue 25-Sep-12 21:33:19

Thanks for all the lovely replies girls! Just to update, been to hospital and they confirmed my waters have gone, been sent home for things to progress on there own and if nothing happens booked in for an induction at 8am on friday! Starting to have some increasingly intense contractions now so hoping this is itgrin i asked if i could have a bath and she said yes thats fine. I was always under the impression you couldnt after the membranes had ruptured!

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