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26/27 weeks and some spotting and tightenings??

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MamaMaiasaura Fri 28-Sep-07 10:11:23

When i went to loo this morning i noticed a little discharge in my knickers (the kind you get at the end or beginning of period.. iirc similar colour to show) Really not much at all and none on wiping. I have been also getting BH's more so over the last week. Am quite achey and feeling heavy around womb today.

Baby is moving and kicking well, placenta is nice and high. Am measuring slighty big for date and have GTT on 9/10. Had Gest Diabetes with ds1. Querying extra amniotic fluid too.

Had vivid dream of a show, waters breaking etc last nightwhich has helped!

Called hospital I am having this one at (out of area) and they wanted me to go in which i cant as ds is post op, DP in Japan and mum on Jury duty. No one else around. Reason would be to listen in heartbeat. They called local maternity hospital as wanted a midwife to come and see me at home. Local hosp called. Midwife said that I should try and rest (which i have been doing) and that the fact baby is active is good sign. As baby is moving no need to listen to heartbeat. IF I get any bright red loss or regular painful contractions I have to go in hospital and take ds with me. She said she could come out if i realy wanted her too but she feels it isnt really necessary. Also difficult as I am not having baby at their unit.

Feeling a bit anxious tho. Has anyone else had similar at this stage?

Any advice

sideways Fri 28-Sep-07 10:30:39

Hi Awen, I'm afraid I don't have any answers for you but just wanted to bump it up again for you. Hope everything is ok.

Is there anyone who could look after ds for you if you do need to go to hospital?

MotherofZ Fri 28-Sep-07 10:35:27

Hi Awen
Sorry don't have much info to shae but to put yout mind at rest might be good if you just saw the m/w.

NoNameToday Fri 28-Sep-07 10:41:14

Hi Awen

Sorry you are woorying on your own.

Do you have any symptoms of urinary tract infection, frequency, burning on micturition?

sputnik Fri 28-Sep-07 10:48:39

I didn't have any discharge but I was discovered to be 1cm dilated at 28 weeks and then 3cm a couple of weeks later. I live in Italy where internal examinations are routine but I understand this is not the case in the UK.

I had tightenings and general pain in that area like you describe, which I had put down to spd. Anyway, I did a couple of weeks of strict bed rest which calmed things down a lot, and dilation went down again, and then rested generally after that, by which time I was near term anyway. In the end I made it to nearly 39 weeks.

honestly don't know if your situation is similar, but just rest as much as you can, if at all possible get a cleaner and you should really avoid things like hoovering, sweeping etc. It's a pain and difficult I know with other kids but you only need put up with it another 2 or 3 months.

Hope everything goes ok for you.

MamaMaiasaura Fri 28-Sep-07 10:50:46

cant leave ds as no-one to have him. My midwife has left and the new one only works tues and thursday. the one at the hosptial said she could come out but she thinks that it isnt worth it as baby is moving around well so very good sign (also reasuring). She said to rest and keep eye on tightenings. THe dream freaked me out and waking up to find stained knickers has freaked me out a bit.

MamaMaiasaura Fri 28-Sep-07 10:52:29

sputnik, the idea of resting sounds like a good idea. I had an 'irratable uterus' with ds1 and made it to 38 weeks. These cramps remind me of them, although dont remember it being so early.

beller Fri 28-Sep-07 11:20:18

Try to rest hun, although difficult when you have a poorly ds too!
Any change in circumstances and I would call the midwife again. Hugs hun xx

mixedmama Fri 28-Sep-07 11:49:32

Awen - ask her to come out anyway. You need the reassurance. Could it perhaps be the stress of DP being away and Ds having his op???

Definitely get her to come out, and if you can deal with it, ask her to an internal as well... better to be safe.

NoNameToday Fri 28-Sep-07 12:18:34

mixedmama, a midwive is not allowed to do a vaginal examination on a preterm pregnancy without a doctors involvement..

She can obviously observe for external signs of bleeding.

mixedmama Fri 28-Sep-07 12:46:31

ok.. didnt know that. that makes sense as when i went into the labour ward recently the doctor actually done it but the MW were present.

NoNameToday Fri 28-Sep-07 12:50:36

Once the doctor has done the initial vaginal examination, if th woman is in labour then the midwife will do subsequent ones.

If very near to 37 weeks the doctor may ask a senior midwife to perform an examination if he feels it's necessary and he is not free to do it himself.

Hope my previous post didn't sound curt, it wasn't meant to.

mixedmama Fri 28-Sep-07 12:52:50

No not at all. Good to know these things.

kerioke Fri 28-Sep-07 13:03:12

hi awen, i had similar with my last son (22 months ago) and the hospital called it a 'niggling uterus' i was in and out with agonising pains, i slowly dilated to 4 cm over 4 weeks (!) and was contracting regularily, bvut because litle man was happily kicking about and had regular heartbeat etc they did nothing.

i think rest is the best thing right now and any changes at all then got o hosp. dont worry about taking ds, there are plenty of people at the hospital to keep an eye on him and what use to him is mum if she is in a state ay??

maybe this is babys way of telling you to slow down?? have a rest and remember we are all here for you xxx

MamaMaiasaura Fri 28-Sep-07 13:27:14

thanks for the advice. Have rested all morning. Watched Mary Poppins with ds No sign of any fresh blood or discoloured discharge. Baby has been kicking well, is having a sleep right now i think. I do feel tight but not painful. Having said he was asleep baby just started shuffling again.

I think it is probably down to the stress of the last few days and also distinct lack of sleep. I not wanting o ask the midwife to come out tbh as I dont know her and as things seem more settled I would feel very embarrassed blush.

Thanks also for the info re internal exams, didnt know that dr had to but does make sense. I am hoping i am not going down the irritable/niggling uterus route again.

I do feel a bit daft tho worrying about it when it is more than likely all ok.

Thanks again xxxx

mixedmama Fri 28-Sep-07 13:28:32

I felt daft going to the labour ward with BH the other week Awen do you remember, but if it puts your mind at rest then it is worth it.

NoNameToday Fri 28-Sep-07 13:36:39

No one shuld ever be made to feel uncomfortable/embarrassed/time wasting etc. when needing reassurance.

Pregnancy can be scary and a little bit of understanding means a lot to a worried mum.

Glad yoy're feeling better Anwen and hope things progress favourably from now.

claraq Fri 28-Sep-07 13:39:09

Awen good to know things are getting better - can't add much to what others have said except do rest as much as possible and don't feel silly about calling midwife out/going to hospital if you need the reassurance. Stress is not good for the baby so anything you can do to alleviate that is for the best...

goingfor3 Fri 28-Sep-07 13:40:12

Awen you really should get some one to look at you internally. I know the baby is moving around and you have no pain but after my previous expereince I would go and get it checked out.

mixedmama Fri 28-Sep-07 13:49:24

Awen - labour ward is 24 hours anyway, so you coudl always wait for you mum to come back from jury service.

MamaMaiasaura Fri 28-Sep-07 13:51:40

thats true mixedmama - I think I will wait and see as I am feeling much better than earlier. DId some internet research and it has reassured me too.

Mrswizz Fri 28-Sep-07 13:54:35

Awen, poor you. I've got no experience to help you with, but at least midwife doesn't seem too concerned, that must be a bit reassuring. I would just rest and monitor the situation and get the midwife in or a cab to the hospital if things get worse. I'm sure you'll be fine though.

lulumama Fri 28-Sep-07 13:54:36

hey awen, just wanted to say hope you are ok, and you must go in or call MW if you feel that you need to.. sounds like thigns are settling

take care x

Loucee Fri 28-Sep-07 14:04:31

Hi Awen

I'm glad to hear you're feeling a wee bit better this afternoon.

Like the others have said if you need any reassurance at all then get along to labour ward tonight or do call on the midwife as it's not doing you any good being stressed or worried. Try some nice deep breathing exercises to help calm and relax you.

Did they have any idea where the dark blood was from? Just keep a close eye on it and if you get any more I'd be inclined to go to the ward.

We're all here for you,

MamaMaiasaura Fri 28-Sep-07 14:53:22

loucee thankx. Not dark blood. THink fresh it might have ben more pinky as was orange when dry (sorry if tmi). No idea personally were it came from as dp away so no naughty business. Might just be one of those things.

I am not feeling too stressed about it all now although if i do get really worried will call them again.

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