Phone any time. The mw qho answers the phone will be able to tell you when you need to go in and cam reeassure you if it is too early. I rang with my dd just to check and she told me to come straight away cos she could tell the contractions were more frequently and stronger than ibwas admitting to myself.
I'm just keeping times of them on the stopwatch on my phone shall keep doing this for at least an hour I think so I have a good idea of how often and how long they are so I can tell them when I phone. We live at least 20-25 minutes from the hospital so I want to make sure I get there in good time
Good luck K8eee not long now til you meet your little one! Make sure you write down times and length of contractions if your phone doesn't store them, easier to show the midwife when you do get to hospital. Don't hesitate to ring them if you are not sure when to go in, they can chat to you and advise you. In the meantime try and rest a bit if you can. Don't forget to take your hospital bag and notes with you and some food and drink for you and your birthing partner. Today might be your babies birthday!
Thanks always dancing i'm so tired and every time I do go to rest a contraction starts oh also I should add my waters went yesterday so.im wondering do I just wait until my time that im booked into the labour ward or should I phone my mlu
my waters broke yesterday morning at 6 am and have been leaking since. I think now I've lost the last of them, but I phoned they told me to go in a d examined me. everything is fine with baby and me, but if I don't go into labour within 24 hours of them breaking I am to take myself to the labour ward this morning.
seems as though they're easing off I feel so bloody tired too
I know it's frustrating when the contractions won't settle in to a proper pattern but sounds like you are on your way, especially as waters have broken. Keep monitoring for another hour or two and ring midwife again if you need advice. I know the idea of 'resting' is easier said than done. If you can't sleep (I know I couldn't when at your stage) try walking about or bouncing on a ball if you have one to get things moving a bit. Good luck!
I guess you need to head in now if you are Almost 24 hours since waters broke. They will treat you as being at higher risk of infection and will not send you home again. Plus you will avoid peak rush hour traffic. Our first pregnancy was the same - no complications - just a very long slog! If you are not too far gone when you arrive, some pethadine (sp) may help you get a few hours rest - my wife was a big fan
Different areas have different rules on when they induce you following your waters going, some are 24 hours and done 48 hours I've found. But if your waters have gone more than 24 hours ago and you are having contractions it's probably time to head in now. Hope you are doing ok and not too tired.