i am having braxton hicks every 4-10 minutes this morning and have had them over the last few days but have started timing them just to see how many i am having in an hour, In the last hour i have had 11 contractions. i am only 22 weeks so if this is preterm labour this is a major prob! i am also getting watery discharge down there - it came on yesterday, and last night had to change pants in he night as was wet, i have smelled it and smells "clean" i think if it was urine it wouldnt smell so "nice" sorry its a bit mad describing my discharge as nice smelling lol.
If i ring the midwife and she says chill out you re panicing for nothing i will not be relived and if she says come in and be tested for fluid leaking and monitoring of contractions i will be freaked out. if i do go in and watery discharge stops and contractions stop, midwifes will think i am a paranoid nutter, especially because this is not my first baby.
does anyone thing these symtoms are normal and should i stop panicing and chill, or shall i call the midwife anyway?
Get it checked. When I was pg with ds2 i was back and forward like a bowling ball! Looked like one 2 by teh end! Never once was I made to feel like I wqas over reacting. Infact I was always told 'Better to get it checked'
arghhh just as i thought - weird midwife on the other end of the phone, i think i rang the wrong place! but she did tell me about a day assessment unit at the hospital and suggested i call the delivery suite. i think i will just pop down to the day assessment unit and see what happens from there, the delivery suite seems a bit serious.
on the plus side i was on the phone to my partner and his boss over heard the conversation and has given him the rest of the day off. lol
VF - I started having 'contraction' pains at 24wks. They went on all morning at work and I eventually phoned the hospital. They told me to go to the delivery suite, but I had no transport so they sent an ambulance!! I was so shocked at that, it really frightened me. Got to the labour ward and was monitored, baby seemed fine. They examined me and I was about 1cm dilated..... but it was my 2nd baby so that was acceptable. The pain continued and they kept me in overnight. They eventually settled on it being a rather nasty UTI and prescribed me strong Anti'Bs. Dd is now a bouncing healthy 9mth old!!
Best to get it checked out coz if its a UTI it can trigger contractions if left untreated. I'm so sure it'll be something about nothing.... but you're right to have phoned.
Thanks guys im sure it will all be ok, Toothache thats intersting to hear it could be a UTI i have been going alot recently and have put it down to baby sitting on bladder but have also been feeling a little unwell, well not really unwell just not myself, so maybe i do have a UTI.
VF - I was plagued with them through both pregnancies, but that one at 24wks with dd was horrible!! Drink plenty water just in case. Hope you feel better and more relaxed soon. This is supposed to be the part of the pregnancy when you bloom!!
I was 26wks pg when I started to feel wonderful. Got rid of the infection, my blood pressure lowered (less stressed and arranged to work closer to home) and I felt really energetic.
Can completely recommend going to the day assessment unit, I went to the one at our local hospital (St George's London) this a.m. as hadn't felt the baby move for quite a while (ie several days), I had the same worry that they would think I was wasting their time/being silly but they were great, checked me out and really put my mind at ease.
VF check your temperature.. I had a UTI when 21 weeks pregnant witb DD. Had probably had it for a while without knowing.. (was feeling under the weather but always feel pants when pg so didn't query it).. then there was blood in my wee.. so was sent to the hospital by GP who took my temperature, diagnosed a UTI and put me on antibiotics. Temp was only 37. something but a low grade fever is common in these circs. And these need treating because any kind of infection can sometimes kick off early labour.
I had a nasty UTI at 30 weeks pg, and went into hospital as in so much pain. I ended up on the delivery suite so they could check if i was in preterm labour. I wasn't, but the pain was so bad they gave me pethidine! I was kept in over night then sent home wth ABI's. Best to get it checked out, as UTIs can trigger labour.