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if your waters went during the night...

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ditsydoll Thu 18-Apr-13 23:05:40

What the he'll would you do with your mattress? Lol I might invest in a waterproof sheet! Or maybe some bed pads haha

GreatSoprendo Mon 29-Apr-13 04:01:08

I had a waterproof sheet but OH found it sweaty so used pampers bed mats grin Lucky I did as waters did break in bed, although a trickle more than a gush.

3 weeks later and I agree - milk leakage is far more of a problem. currently in bed feeding ds, with waterproof sheet back on the bed, lying on a towel with another towel wrapped round my torso shock

MrsEddChina Mon 29-Apr-13 03:57:55

Mine broke in bed at 5am. Had a maternity pad under the sheet, but didn't need it as my knickers contained it all! (Disclaimer - there wasn't loads, I don't have humongous nappy type knickers. --just old lady ones--)

nooka Mon 29-Apr-13 03:06:26

My waters broke when I was in bed with both my births, but not with a huge gush (with dd I leaked for three days before being induced and she didn't run out of fluid). dh sorted the mattress out, and we used it for another couple of years. Leaking milk was probably nastier in truth.

We've just bought a new mattress and its guarantee is only valid with a mattress protector. It was quite expensive but a world away from the old plastic sheets my mum used (comfy, soft, quiet and not too hot).

aberjen Mon 29-Apr-13 02:59:57

Bought the same mattress protector as squidge and agree with her - not plasticky/rustly at all. In fact, really quite comfy!

cupcake78 Sun 28-Apr-13 19:59:38

You can get maternity absorbent sheets from boots or incontinence bed protectors. Put them under your sheets, in your car, on your sofa etc to try and minimise the damage.

If they aren't used on e baby had come they make great disposable changing mats or somewhere for nappy off time for baby!

drjohnsonscat Sun 28-Apr-13 11:52:38

waters breaking in the bed is nothing compared to the vomit, wee and other horrors the DCs inflicted on the bed after birth....

A mattress topper has been essential in our house to catch all of the above.

squidgeberry Sun 28-Apr-13 11:45:41

I just bought this sheet and its not plasticky at all.

mayhew Sun 28-Apr-13 11:36:00

You can get waterproof mattress covers for double beds. Its good for the next year or so too, what with lochia, breastfeeding, vomiting children…..

whilewildeisonmine Sun 28-Apr-13 09:44:55

Loupee- Exactly the same thing happened to me! I had a duvet under the sheet as the mattress was shockingly old and uncomfortable and it was sitting next to the washing machine when I came home!

We've invested in a new mattress since then though and extra padding is no longer required so looks like some form of plastic sheeting may be required come autumn....

galwaygirl Sun 28-Apr-13 09:38:29

Mine went in the middle of the night but just as I went to the loo - not sure if that was why I woke that time! But luckily bed was grand, need to get a waterproof sheet though in case not as lucky this time...

BalloonSlayer Fri 19-Apr-13 09:13:21

I tried a waterproof sheet but it was sweaty and uncomfortable and I gave up with it. I think I kept a towel by the bed. My waters broke just after a trip to the loo so I was awake, I felt them go and the gush of water, and grabbed the towel and shoved it between my legs. Mattress was OK.

I would use these if I were heavily pregnant these days. Pampers do them but they tuck in around a single bed, the drynights ones have sticky pads so you can stick them to the mattress.

Archetype Fri 19-Apr-13 09:11:25

mine went at 4am but luckily id just got out of bed for a wee. I did have a cheap waterproof cover though.

OldBeanbagz Fri 19-Apr-13 09:10:15

I had a towel underneath me when my waters broke at 4am in the morning.

There was still a bit of a leak onto the matress but it had been all cleaned up by my lovely MIL by the time i got home from giving birth.

Scoobyblue Fri 19-Apr-13 09:07:25

My waters broke in bed at 1am, with no contractions or even twinges beforehand. Luckily I had a waterproof cover under the sheet. Definitely worth the investment.

VisualiseAHorse Fri 19-Apr-13 09:03:26

I bought some cheapy bedsheets, and slept with a 'maternity mat' (waterproof disposable mat like a puppy training mat) and a towel under the bedsheet for the last 6 weeks or so.

I also put a mat and towel on the car seat and on the armchair where I normally sit at home!

Hermionewastherealhero Fri 19-Apr-13 09:01:20

I managed to jump out of bed quickly so the rug got soaked instead!

Loupee Fri 19-Apr-13 08:57:39

I had a duvet underneath my sheet due to SPD which was lucky as my waters went during the night, and it was a fairly new mattress.
I was totally unprepared as I'd been told it was rare for your waters to go before any contractions!
The downside was that when I came out of hospital 4 days later, the duvet was still at the bottom of the washing basket where DH had put it!

amazingface Fri 19-Apr-13 08:50:36

Mine went just as I was getting into bed - so I narrowly missed the mattress!. Next time I'll definitely be investing in a waterproof sheet thingie.

Queenofknickers Fri 19-Apr-13 08:50:04

Mine went in bed at 37+1 so mattress ruined....

littleducks Fri 19-Apr-13 08:44:59

We have ikea waterproof sheets in all beds now, really useful with children (accidents/vomiting in night or mysterious spills). Wish I had done this before my pfb was born.

My waters never went though, your baby can be born in the waters (something they didn't tell us in antenatal classes).

fertilityFTW Fri 19-Apr-13 08:41:11

I got these from Boots. Heading into the last 3 week stretch now so haven't used them as yet - but wanted to have something on the bed, couch and carseat as can't afford to wreck any of those!

lollypopsicle Fri 19-Apr-13 08:28:49

You can buy disposable waterproof mats that are also absorbent from tesco for a few quid. Find them in the maternity section next to the pads.

recall Fri 19-Apr-13 00:02:29

I forgot to prepare, and had to buy a new one angry

Fuckwittery Fri 19-Apr-13 00:01:15

Mines from john Lewis too. this is the one I have. Lovely and soft, not rustle-y at all, not as expensive as I remember 50 quid top price for super king size. Must have been broke when I bought it, but definitely saved my mattress on many occasions including from DH who once confused bed with toilet after a drink or 20

neolara Thu 18-Apr-13 23:19:27

My waters went in bed all 3 times. Fortunately I had a waterproof under sheet. This also came in handy when my boobs leaked like a tap all over the sheets for the first 2 months of breastfeeding. The sheet was about £30 but paid for itself several times over. I think I got it from John Lewis and it doesn't make any nasty rustling noises like some waterproof sheets do.

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