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My waters have gone, 36 weeks today

(16 Posts)
RainbowTortoise Wed 22-Jul-15 04:02:15

I'm 36 weeks pregnant today and my waters have gone.

I know I need to ring labour ward to get checked out... Does anyone have any experience of what they do at this stage? Will they let me home to labour? I can feel the start of the contractions, achy back and tightenings which are a bit more uncomfortable than usual.

Only just started to pack my hospital bag, I had a feeling things would happen early due to the amount of braxton hick contractions I have been having. But I didn't think things would happen this early. I'm so unprepared! Moses basket and car seat are still in the loft...

I'd there a chance baby will have breathing problems? I'm so nervous.

FructoseTart Wed 22-Jul-15 04:04:13

Baby will be fine at 36 weeks.
Good luck!

LeaningTowerOfPizza Wed 22-Jul-15 04:07:34

36weeks is great, baby will be fine smile

Ring the ward and see what they have to say. I haven't laboured in 15 years so no further advice but congratulations. Hope it all goes how you wish and don't forget to update.

RainbowTortoise Wed 22-Jul-15 04:12:04

Thank you for the swift replies smile

Will keep you updated, thank you for the reassurance. I think I am just going into panic mode. I have not got any baby clothes in my hospital bag, better get packing!

LeaningTowerOfPizza Wed 22-Jul-15 04:13:38

I'm so excited for you!!!! Is this your first?

S2b16 Wed 22-Jul-15 04:18:48

Good luck, hope everything goes well. Z

RainbowTortoise Wed 22-Jul-15 04:26:59

leaning It's my second, I have a little girl who is 2 smile

Thank you s2b

LeaningTowerOfPizza Wed 22-Jul-15 04:45:44

Aw that's lovely smile

It'll be fantastic to see her become a big sister!

Hope the panic has eased. all the other things will come together. Wishing you a comfortable and peaceful labour and delivery xx

loolah83 Wed 22-Jul-15 05:59:52

I'm 36 weeks with my first, totally fed up being pregnant and ready to have my baby...bet I go 2 weeks overdue!!

Hope everything is wonderful today...you're going to meet your baby soon, how wonderful!!x

NurseP Wed 22-Jul-15 08:08:16

My waters went at 36+5. I had no contracroons or other signs. I was induced and had to stay, partly because I has group b strep and ruptured membranes increases the risk to baby. Probably a good thing he decided to make an early appearance as he was 6lb7! Another 3 weeks cooking and he'd have been huge! ! X x

AbbeyRoadCrossing Wed 22-Jul-15 08:41:12

I had my baby at 36+1 I would go in so you can get steroids injections for the lungs - they need to be given 24 hours apart ideally before birth.
Good luck, outcomes are generally good at this stage although we did have jaundice and feeding issues. Hopefully you won't be in too long

RainbowTortoise Wed 22-Jul-15 22:42:01

Our baby girl was born today at 1.30pm after a super fast labour. She weighs 6 lbs 3 oz so a good weight considering. She is having problems with her breathing so she keeps being taken to be assessed. They have started her on antibiotics as they think she may have an infection.

She is beautiful and her big sister is already in love with her smile

Feeling tired after such a dramatic day. She was very nearly born in the car, I got raced down the hallway in a wheelchair (kneeling as I could feel the head) and she was out in 3 pushes.

DramaAlpaca Wed 22-Jul-15 22:47:01

Wow, that was quick! Congratulations & hope your baby girl is OK flowers

FortyCoats Wed 22-Jul-15 22:47:07

Fantastic!!!!! Congratulations flowerssmile

The antibiotics will sort the infection in no time. Ah, your wee 2yr must be tickled. Enjoy every minute x

S2b16 Thu 23-Jul-15 07:02:49

Congratulations flowers
Hope the anti biotics kick in soon and she's home in no time xx

indecisivedoctor Thu 23-Jul-15 07:18:11

Ah Rainbow- lovely news. I hope the issues resolve really quickly and you can get home to be a family of 4. X

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