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Will I poach my baby?

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purplewoofer Mon 29-Apr-13 10:15:42

Started having contractions at midnight, varies around 10 minutes. Have been using a hot water bottle for pain relief but slightly concerned about baby's head getting too hot! Bottle is not boiling and wrapped in a towel. Am I just being daft?! Yes this is my first!!

ReallyTired Mon 29-Apr-13 10:22:43

I love a birth thread. First time mums are allowed to be a bit daft. A hot water bottle is fine as a mild form of pain relief. Unless you want to use TENS then a warm bath can really help as well.

Good luck with your labour and I hope everything goes well.

purplewoofer Mon 29-Apr-13 10:30:44

Thanks! It is not too bad at the moment, midwife said it will get worse and can go in for days which is something to look forward to!

Sadly no bath, only a shower!

catlady1 Mon 29-Apr-13 10:33:13

I spent most of my pregnancy boiling myself alive in the bath, and my dd is perfectly fine smile and incidentally she loves having a bath herself, which makes my life a lot easier.

Keep us updated! grin

TeamEdward Mon 29-Apr-13 10:35:03

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

ReallyTired Tue 30-Apr-13 20:40:24

purplewoofer have you had your baby yet?

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