am 34 weeks and at scan yesterday consultant said part of waters below babies head (which is down) and that there is hand and cord in the waters there. said if waters go early (which they did last pg) then cord may proplapse which is not good at all.
it is dangerous if this happens, i had to go into hospital for a week as this could have happened, basically if waters go everything moves down, when the cord is first down their the babies head can squash cord and so oxygen supply can be affected.
The midwife told me-even though i was on maternity ward that if my waters were to go, i should lay with my bottom high in the air and get someone to ring, ring and ring on the alarm bell.
did your consulatant tell you anything else?? another scan??
It isnt the end of the world but if they should go and you find that your cord is hanging out then get a big wet towel and put it between your legs immediately and then call an ambulance STRAIGHT AWAY. Do not touch the cord or let any one else touch it if possible. It can spasm(sp). Towel needs to be wet so cord doesnt dry out. Also good protection.
This is all precautionary as lots of women have cord prolapse and delivery perfectly healthy babies. But it helps to be prepared.
I dont have experience of this personnally but used to work for Ambulance service and this is what they trained us to do.
Good luck with baby and I hope it doesnt happen to you.
consultant just said go straight to hospital admissions. didnt mention ambulance but i was wondering that last night if i would need one.
he is scanning me again on tues to see where cord is and said if still below he may admit me next week.
he didnt mention bum in air but of course i was googling kile a mad woamn last night and came across that. had planned to sit like that on back of dh car and get him to drive me to hospital while phoning to say i was on way. but should i call 999?
also anything i can do to stop waters breaking early - like bed rest??
Personnally I would call am ambulance because believe me they will get you to the hospital quicker than your DH. No ambulance personnel ever wants to have a heavily pregnant lady in the back for longer than they can help it. No place for baby to be born I can tell you!
Go with what you are most comfortable with. If you would rather less drama then go with DH. The most important things to think about are; How fast you can get to hospital. What time of day you are going in. Will DH be in fit state to drive, last thing you need is to get wedged in between the back seats while skidding round a corner
Be positive. It may not come to it. But at least if you are aware of the issues, then should it happen, it may not be such a shock. Good luck to you. I shall be keeping an eye out. Do come back here to let us know if anything happens. Or baby arrives
thanks will update if any news! hopefully will not happen. looks like 999 it is. had ambulance last pg for transfer to diff hosp with neo natal when in early labour really wanted to avoid drama this time round!