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Valiant1 Tue 06-Sep-11 19:27:28

so am 36+5 and my baby is footling breech was told by the consultant to go straight to the hospital if my waters go (they haven't) but i have been having (tmi) damp feeling and gunk all day and period pains and tightenings.. wwyd? e i really have had my fill of the hospital this time and am sure they think i am some wierdo who just likes to sit up there and drink tea!!!!

shelley72 Tue 06-Sep-11 19:33:38

personally i would go up there - would rather waste an hour of their time than for you to be in labour and baby to start to arrive. they advised of the risks of going into labour - have you been booked for ELCS?

Valiant1 Tue 06-Sep-11 19:37:19

No they want to see where she is when i am 38 weeks sad i was already to be booked in and have a set date (have known she is a footling breech since 34 weeks) and was hoping she will turn but to no avail. have had soooo many isues with her non movement too small early laubour was hoping they would deliver early i will ring them see what they say thanks xx

libelulle Tue 06-Sep-11 19:49:32

Definitely give them a ring. As they'll hopefully have told you, for a footling breech, the risk with your waters going suddenly is cord involvement, so if your waters have potentially started leaking the best place to be is probably in hospital. At the very least you need to be fully checked out. Good luck, hopefully it's a false alarm but best to be sure.

shelley72 Tue 06-Sep-11 19:51:56

sorry had to put DS to bed. my DD too was bloody awkward footling breech and was delivered by ELCS at 38wks. She had been breech since about 22 wks and then scan confirmed it at 36wks. DS was also breech but he managed to turn. they did try an ECV but as she was footling and her foot was firmly wedged in my pelvis they couldnt turn her sad. had been booked for a home birth and was v disappointed but she arrived safely in the end. but yes please do ring - my consultant said to ring if i felt anything like labour. best to be on the safe side. good luck!!!

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Tue 06-Sep-11 20:14:41

Valiant - We have spoken before on another of your threads smile

Hope you are calling or making your way in now.

I have an awkward upside down baby too (and polyhydramnios) and I have been scared shitless warned of the implications of what could happen if my waters went early and have been advised to get to hospital as soon as I can so I would advise for you to going now. you are not wasting their time.

Valiant1 Wed 07-Sep-11 09:25:11

Hi all rang them went in they sent me home sad cervix still closed just losing more plug as it were take paracetamol and call if it gets worse!!!!! will have a bath and ring them in a bit ... DH says he going get the tent out the shed and set up camp in the car park lol am going get my carpets in a min (close to hospital)
Hi alovelybuch when you due? i am 37 weeks so wish they would just get her out!!!!!

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Wed 07-Sep-11 10:37:43

I'm due 1st Oct, so almost 37 too. I just wish mine would come out too. im fed up now.

Hope your bath relaxes you a bit, keep us informed, you may not have to wait long smile

libelulle Wed 07-Sep-11 10:53:16

glad all is ok!

I hate the way they scare you shitless warn you of possible implications. I know they have to do it, but gawd. My DS was footling breech when my membranes prolapsed at 25 weeks. I just wrote down what they said might happen but then deleted it because it is too horrific for a public forum. In the event, although he was born at 26w it was a textbook easy labour and he moved his feet up at the last minute and was born bottom first.

Hope you get to 38w without further issue!

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Wed 07-Sep-11 11:26:13

libelulle - i know what you mean. i have polyhydramnios and a big breech baby and they keep drumming into me that if my waters go i need to call 999 as bad things can happen. so now im petrified. i hate the scaremongering but i suppose they are just doing their job.

Valiant1 Wed 07-Sep-11 13:56:54

they scare you then make you feel stupid and a time waster!!!! the nurses all have attitude!!! any ways still have belly ache so will get kids home from school and see how things go will keep posted xx and thanx for the replys xx

Leo4 Wed 07-Sep-11 23:44:58

ALovelybunch and Valiant I have a large breech baby and I am polyhyramnios also..and they have told me to contact the hospital if waters go straight away! I'm having a scan next week and they have told me if it is still breech...they will start talking c-section!

Leo4 Wed 07-Sep-11 23:45:50

o im 36+2 weeks!

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Thu 08-Sep-11 08:23:25

Lucky you Leo, mine are talkinginduction at term. How the jeff can you induce with a breech! I've asked to book in for a section but politely got told no. confused

Leo4 Thu 08-Sep-11 08:44:23

Really..surely thats dangerous? I've had other problems as well so that might be why ...It is really stupid though because people who have had a c=section before and there is nothing wrong can elect for a c-section straight away ,but if your babies at risk and you've not had a c-section you cant elect for one! makes me angry!!

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Thu 08-Sep-11 10:07:04

Yes I suppose it is dangerous. My CMW is livid and is referring me back on Monday to help me get one booked. What is your AFI at your last scan?

valiant sorry for hijack lol

Leo4 Thu 08-Sep-11 19:51:41

sorry I'm not familiar with AFI..maybe if it wasn't abbreviated? tbh i had an amnio at last scan so wasnt paying too much attention!

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Thu 08-Sep-11 19:53:36

Amniotic fluid index, sorry.

Leo4 Thu 08-Sep-11 19:58:40

I know my biggest pockets of fluid were 9cm and 10cm if that helps .....and my baby was 5.5 pound at 32 weeks :O

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Thu 08-Sep-11 21:02:36

you aren't too far off me then. Mine was estimated to be 5lb 15oz at 33wks. I have no idea about my fluid pockets sorry I just know my AFI from the scan report.

Leo4 Thu 08-Sep-11 21:09:29

I think over 8cm is poly soo....im only just poly i suppose ..but big baby too! how many weeks are you now!? xx

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Thu 08-Sep-11 21:20:03

36+5 but measuring 46 shock am huge and fed up now. EDD is 1st october. you?

Leo4 Thu 08-Sep-11 21:32:05

36+2 ..due 4th of october...I think I'm measuring about 41 gah...

ALovelyBunchOfCoconuts Thu 08-Sep-11 21:37:32

You'll have to keep me updated after your scan next week to let me know if you get a section booked. I should find out Monday so will let you know. Nice to have a pregnancy buddy with exactly the same problems. Are you really uncomfortable?

Leo4 Thu 08-Sep-11 21:46:39

Extremely...my belly is stretched beyond belief... i was size 10 before this pregnancy ahhh...Yes it is really nice because its almost exactly the same problems and noone else will understand your worries etc smile And yes Ill let you know hun

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