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Waters have just broken but ...

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glossyflower Tue 23-Apr-13 21:17:04

Midwife doesn't believe me!

I'm 40+1 and yesterday evening had immense pains low down and in to my bottom. My bump tightened all over but the pain was just low not all over. It lasted about 3 hours I went to bed and it eased off.

I had a sweep this morning, which midwife said I was 3/5 engaged and she could get one finger round. She made a point of telling me sweeps are not usually successful.

I came home, had a nap then decided to tackle the gardening. So glad I did because I suddenly felt like fluid was coming out, thinking I was weeing myself I tried to hold it but it just overwhelmed me and I gushed everywhere. My pad was soaked and it went down my legs into my shoes.
I couldn't smell anything from the fluid and what I could see it was colourless but as I'd had my sweep I also had some blood on the pad so couldn't quite tell for sure.

Then 20 mins after this I got the same pains as last night every 5 minutes but not lasting that long and not as intense as last night.

I called the labour ward to see what I needed to do and midwife said waters don't usually just gush and they will continue leaking after the initial leak.
I'm to only call back in an hour if a new pad gets wet which so far it hasn't.
About the pains she said they'd only have me in if the pain was unbearable.

I'm sure I didn't wet myself as although I have a weak bladder I usually only dribble and can hold the rest in.

What do ya think ?!

NotAnotherNewNappy Thu 02-May-13 21:18:49

Ahh bless, congratulations. Lovely name and,yes, birth is bloody excruciating!! Well done to both of you xx

MrsMargoLeadbetter Mon 29-Apr-13 17:47:29

Congrats glossyflower

Lovely name.

Has she met her Grandad yet?

hokeycakey Fri 26-Apr-13 14:24:52


That makes me so cross happened with both my first 2, midwife rolls eyes and tells me I must have wet myself.... Hours later in labour midwife says oh your waters have already gone "yes I bloody told you!!!"

xigris Fri 26-Apr-13 14:20:29

Congratulations!! flowersflowers

GlitterySkulls Fri 26-Apr-13 14:18:16

Congratulations, and welcome to the world, Jessica xxx

<did you screech like a harpy say "I told you i was in labour you daft bint " when you rocked up to the hospital? grin

VerySmallSqueak Fri 26-Apr-13 13:56:59

Many many congratulations!
Health and happiness to Baby Jessica. flowers

MummyJetsetter Fri 26-Apr-13 12:49:52

Congratulations! x

HadALittleFaithBaby Fri 26-Apr-13 10:23:03

Congratulations glossy! Nope, nothing prepares you! The brain is funny though, it starts to fade quite quickly! Enjoy your snuggles smile

RJM17 Fri 26-Apr-13 10:18:50

And welcome to the world little Jessica xx

FattyMcChubster Fri 26-Apr-13 10:03:55

Welcome baby Jessica x

glossyflower Fri 26-Apr-13 09:58:09 Jessica was born last night! OMG she's so beautiful and nothing can prepare you for that pain of labour! Had forceps in the end but she's so worth it! Xxx

TiggerWearsATriteSmile Thu 25-Apr-13 10:19:30

Ooh, good luck OP.

RJM17 Thu 25-Apr-13 10:16:44

Good luck x

HadALittleFaithBaby Thu 25-Apr-13 09:11:31

Ooh how exciting! Have you told the hospital?

MummyJetsetter Thu 25-Apr-13 08:38:49

Yay! Good luck! x

cher31 Thu 25-Apr-13 05:15:41

Exciting indeed. You are now a maximum of 48 hours away from meeting your little one. After all those BH hopefully it will be a lot quicker for you (although not too quick). Good luck

glossyflower Thu 25-Apr-13 04:49:48

You two are up early lol... Just woke up to more waters, this time it's a gradual trickle so must definitely be waters. My plug has gone too ... Exciting! Xxx

LovesBeingWokenEveryNight Thu 25-Apr-13 03:22:13

Also a gusher with dd but remember your waters don't have to go at all, they didn't with ds who was almost born in the sack.

OohShiny Thu 25-Apr-13 03:08:32

Good luck glossy. Mine popped while lying in bed. I had no doubt it was my waters that had gone. There wasn't loads though, just enough to soak my knickers, didn't even get any on the bed!

Midwife didn't quite believe they had gone as my contractions were irregular in length and strength so put me in obs at labour ward when we got there told me to lay for an hour so they could check if any fluid was coming out. I lasted 20 mins and my DD was born an hour and a half later.

glossyflower Thu 25-Apr-13 02:24:48

Hi ... Thanks ...I'm doing ok. No real contractions yet I think it's still Braxton hicks as been getting lots of tightenings and pains but its not regular and doesn't increase in intensity.
I've been staying active and only really notice the discomfort when I'm resting. (Even used the hedge trimmer on my dads hedges while he is poorly in hospital lol)
My community midwife is on holiday this week, typical, but at least my body is getting ready. Xxx

VerySmallSqueak Wed 24-Apr-13 19:59:06

How are you doing OP?

LandsN Wed 24-Apr-13 09:27:49

I was in active labour with both dcs but strong contractions came very soon and both were born very quick after them actually going x good luck x

VerySmallSqueak Wed 24-Apr-13 09:15:15

Madcap much chuckling here at 'man the lifeboats' !

grin grin

MummyJetsetter Wed 24-Apr-13 09:09:24

Regardless of what it was they should check you over. I'd say to hold on though until you're getting regular contractions and trust me you'll know when they're proper contractions. It's great you're so close to the hospital so you don't have to worry about not getting there in time!

By the way waters can just gush! Mine did and I see lots of other people's on here did too! God knows what the midwife was talking crap for! x

Madcaplady Wed 24-Apr-13 08:06:18

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