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contractions about 2 to 4 mins apart and local hospial closed to admissions

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pud1 Sun 09-Aug-09 09:05:55

am managing so dont want to go in yet anyway but its not what you want to hear. am 5 mins away from hospital, next one is about 30 and not sure where exactly

MamaG Sun 09-Aug-09 09:09:25

OK, you're doing very well aren't you!

Oh God I've typed about 3 things and keep deleting them! <rushes around boiling kettle and getting clean towels>

Could you call an ambulance to take you to 30 min away hosp? They will know the way t here wink and be on hand should things happen quickly.

Is this your first baby?

Disenchanted3 Sun 09-Aug-09 09:11:35


They will know x

good luck

lou031205 Sun 09-Aug-09 09:13:10

Could you go to the hospital grounds, then you could have a walk around but be nearby if you need to be?

I had a good friend who went to hospital at 8-9 cms, and she didn't enjoy the car journey.

I was induced with DD3, and once they broke my waters, I walked around the hospital grounds until about 1½ hours before she was born.

purepurple Sun 09-Aug-09 09:13:51

phone the nearest hospital and ask for their advice
good luck

RedDeadFail Sun 09-Aug-09 09:15:41

Are there any community midwives that can come to your house and assess you?

IneedacleanerIamalazyslattern Sun 09-Aug-09 09:17:14

Agree with purplepurple call the closed hospital or does you community midwife have an out of hours mobile?
When I had my 2 I lived just over 20 miles from the hospital and they liked you to come in before the contractions got as close as your have just to make sure, if necessary they can sheck you over and let you know where you are labour wise.
Lou's suggestion is good as well becuase when you do get more uncomofortable the long car journey may not be comfortable for you.

Kayzr Sun 09-Aug-09 09:17:17

I would ring the hospital. I was told once they are 5 minutes apart to go in.

IneedacleanerIamalazyslattern Sun 09-Aug-09 09:19:21

Yeah 5 minutes was the timesscale I was given too but as we were pretty far away they told us to think about how we were feeling at 10 minutes apart.

Kayzr Sun 09-Aug-09 10:10:38

Also it might all change. We are 30 miles from the hospital where I had DS1. I went in at 5 minutes apart and after 30 minutes of being there they went to 10 minutes apart.

pud1 Sun 09-Aug-09 10:14:35

just had a bath. feeling like i can manage still. will call hospital again in a bit or might just turn up. this is second baby so i know that ia m not too far gone

MamaG Tue 11-Aug-09 00:01:22

I wonder how pud is getting on!

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