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If anyone is awake, quick question about waters?

(30 Posts)
workingtitle Fri 27-Sep-13 03:22:16

Hi, hoping everyone is fast asleep! I woke up at 3 with what I thought was a braxton hick (period like cramp in lower uterus), went to the loo but had a gush of something en route, small pool on floor, stuff down my legs. Put a pad in and tried to go back to sleep but had another BH. Have come downstairs and there's a fair amount of bloody water on the pad. Dark pink.
Should I call the DAU when they open at 8? I'm 36+5
Thanks X

Antidote Fri 27-Sep-13 03:24:06

Call them. Sounds like like eyes to me.


Antidote Fri 27-Sep-13 03:25:55

Waters not eyes. Damn auto correct

WifeofGru Fri 27-Sep-13 03:26:01

Yep call them. Keep track of any contractions and if frequent time the interval between them. Good luck!

phantomhairpuller Fri 27-Sep-13 03:28:49

I wouldn't wait until 8am wink

Quinandthem Fri 27-Sep-13 03:28:51

I would definitely call them.

My waters had an almost oily feel to them - you could tell it was not urine. Also as head was engaged not a lot came out to begin with. If you lay down and get up again you may find more comes out.

Good luck (11wk old feeding as I type)

workingtitle Fri 27-Sep-13 03:33:07

Replies! Thank you so much. Losing quite a lot of water and tightening pain every 10 mins so will definitely call them in a bit.
I'm not ready for the baby though! It's my last day at work today and I haven't finished everything, and I had 3-5 weeks of cake eating, cinema going and book reading planned...

DropYourSword Fri 27-Sep-13 03:34:38

Sounds like your waters to me! Call them now instead of waiting, but they may very easily say comenin later when you wake up if you're not in active labor!


workingtitle Fri 27-Sep-13 03:38:14

Thanks ill give the delivery suite a quick call. Don't want to wake up DH.

workingtitle Fri 27-Sep-13 03:41:33

right, going in. Will update, thanks all

Haylebop12 Fri 27-Sep-13 03:42:12

Oh my god, this happened to me Monday. Exactly the same. A gush and then pinky fluid and I was changing pad very often to keep up (maternity ones)

My gush was 19:15, I had my baby at 23:45.......

Quinandthem Fri 27-Sep-13 03:54:11

How exciting.

Hope you have a gorgeous baby in your arms soon

Haylebop12 Fri 27-Sep-13 03:54:36

You need to ring the ward. Mine wanted to check the situation and make a plan. Hope your ok op!

FlatCapAndAWhippet Fri 27-Sep-13 04:06:21

oh how exciting, good luck!

Excited85 Fri 27-Sep-13 04:11:06

Good luck op!!!

HDino Fri 27-Sep-13 04:22:18

Good luck x

BabylonReturns Fri 27-Sep-13 04:50:07

Good luck x

LotsaTuddles Fri 27-Sep-13 04:56:34

Good luck OP thanks

I had the same situation 3 weeks ago except it was green not pink. I'm now having lovely bfing snuggles, hope you are soon too

laughingeyes2013 Fri 27-Sep-13 05:07:30

You are in labour, lady!

HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs Fri 27-Sep-13 05:19:36

Good luck OP!

GeordieCherry Fri 27-Sep-13 05:20:07

Baby soon smile

HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs Fri 27-Sep-13 05:28:46

Btw you probably have missed out pn reading and cinema time, but make sure you still eat plenty of cake! When DS was just a few days old, my brother-in-law turned up with a Victoria Sponge. It was just what I needed!

BlackholesAndRevelations Fri 27-Sep-13 06:34:40

Aw good luck smile

Titsalinabumsquash Fri 27-Sep-13 06:41:53

Aww I hope your snuggling your baby right now. Good luck. thanks

workingtitle Fri 27-Sep-13 07:50:42

Thank you guys thanks, definitely waters and contracting every 5 mins. they bloody hurt. having antibiotics and the will induce Sunday if nothing happens before (can't check my cervix apparently because of infection risk? But did speculum and torch to check waters). I'm hoping I'll be allowed home for a bit but unlikely...
So much for my home water birth! grin

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