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waiting to find out if my waters have gone

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possum18 Wed 02-Mar-16 21:00:20

31+3 with twins and woke up to a huge gush of water in my bed. No contractions of pain but been sick a few times. Been in antenatal ward for an hour now waiting to be checked out to see if waters have gone.. Or if I just wet myself blush! Any similar experiences?

Junosmum Wed 02-Mar-16 22:46:00

Hope it's going ok OP. Any news? No experience (though mine went with a fish and I thought I'd wet myself) but offering a hand to hold.

StitchesInTime Wed 02-Mar-16 23:05:01

Hope things go okay, OP. If your waters have gone, you're in the best place to get seen to.

With DS1, my waters broke at 33 weeks. No pain, no contractions, no sickness - I thought at first I'd wet myself.

Once the doctor had confirmed that my waters had broken, I was given steroids to help speed up DS1's lung development, started on antibiotics, and kept in hospital for 2 days to be observed and to see if contractions would start by themselves.

The consultant told me that, provided there was no sign of infection and no sign of baby being distressed, that the risks associated with a baby being premature outweighed the risks of leaving baby in the womb after the waters have broken. So I got discharged after 2 days with strict instructions to take antibiotics and check my temperature 4 times a day, and to contact hospital immediately if I started feeling at all unwell or baby's movements changed.

I went into spontaneous labour a week after my waters broke, and DS1 was born at 34+1 weeks.

possum18 Thu 03-Mar-16 00:25:32

Spent 7 hours being observed and tested, confirmed it was amniotic fluid but full waters hadn't gone and not continuous loss, so just a leak from a small hole. Dp convinced I just wet myself and they are trying to make me feel better shock

Keeping me in for now to keep observing but hoping to be discharged in the next day or so on strict bed rest orders!
Aiming to keep the twins in for at least another week, fingers crossed!
Thanks for replies grin

possum18 Thu 03-Mar-16 00:26:20

4 hours not 7 they aren't that slow

StrawberryQuik Fri 04-Mar-16 10:30:53

Good luck OP, I'm in a similar position today. 34+2 and woke up with wet knickers and pj bottoms - but I was wearing my fleecy winter pjs so i may well just have been sweaty. I've popped a pad on and will see if it's wet in a few hours before calling triage.

Gosh pregnancy is stressful.

possum18 Fri 04-Mar-16 12:42:57

Aww good luck Strawberry! I'm back home spending my days in bed with desperate housewives now grin

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