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36 weeks could this be it?

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CbeebiesIsAboutToPop Sat 12-Apr-14 20:30:07

36 weeks pregnant today, I have an irritable uterus (which means I have Braxton hicks that feel like real contractions, often regular)
Dh and I had sex this morning, which is something that usually kicks off the irritable uterus. We went for a walk, which is also something that kicks off the IU.

But that was all this morning. Contractions are still coming, very irregular and when they come last at least a minute, I end up sat on the toilet weeing with little ability to stop the flow, it's literally falling out of me in little trickles until the cx stops. I'm having hot flushes and have lost all apitite and feel a little sick. I keep falling asleep, but that's when the really strong ones hit and end up waking me up.

This is baby number 3 btw, could this be it? Or just more of the crappy IU?

Blueshine Sat 12-Apr-14 20:44:43

I would ring your midwife Hun, might just be me but that sounds more like your waters have gone than you peeing!
I would pop on a big maternity pad, give it half hour and if it is soaked call the midwife ASAP just to be on the safe side
Kinda weird but the best way to check what it is is to smell the pad, pee will smell like ammonia but your waters will smell sweet
Hope all is ok and let us know how it goes! Xxx

Pregnantagain7 Sat 12-Apr-14 20:45:21

Ooh could be, are you sure it's definitely wee? Each time I had a contraction it forced more of my waters out is there any chance that your waters could have gone?
I would collect some of it and call your midwife/delivery suite, they might ask you to go in to be checked. smile

Pregnantagain7 Sat 12-Apr-14 20:46:10

Oops x post with blueshine but I agree!

CbeebiesIsAboutToPop Sat 12-Apr-14 20:46:51

After I posted I had a very painful contraction that lasted 2 minutes, followed by a blush clear out blush and a second massive contraction 10 minutes later. So it could be the start or it could just be the fact I needed the toilet!!

CbeebiesIsAboutToPop Sat 12-Apr-14 20:51:05

There's no water inbetween contractions as I did the lie down test earlier (led down for half an hour stood up and no 'gush') so pretty sure it's just wee. I normally wear a pad anyway (3rd baby so pelvic floor isn't what I used to be!) and it isn't any more we than usual. I have very watery discharge, I've been in twice for suspected waters already.

Pregnantagain7 Sat 12-Apr-14 20:54:20

All these symptoms sound like the start of something to me I'd see how it goes for the next couple of hours and still go and get checked over. Ooh how exciting will keep everything crossed for you keep us posted smile

CbeebiesIsAboutToPop Sat 12-Apr-14 21:06:58

I hope so, I'm so fed up now! There's been nothing since I last posted though so I'm not holding out much hope sad although I might try jumping dh again tonight grin

I had a growth scan yesterday and he's measuring term so he kinda needs to come very soon hmm

Pregnantagain7 Sat 12-Apr-14 21:48:49

Oh no that's so disappointing when that happens,but even if tonight's not the night at least you are getting a few signs that things are starting to go in the right direction.
I would definitely be jumping and nipple twiddling! If any consolation my third was quite quick once my waters were broken. Everything crossed for you!

CbeebiesIsAboutToPop Sun 13-Apr-14 04:17:05

Gah, nothing sad it all died down when I went to bed. Now say here with insomnia irrationally a annoyed at my stupid body!

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