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can upset tummy at 38 weeks cause problems for baby?

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JiminyCricket Tue 12-Jul-05 16:17:24

Was pretty violently sick on Sat and have been almost unable to leave the toilet today for more than 5 mins...I was just wondering if it affects the baby at all? I'm trying to keep drinking plenty but seems a losing battle against dehydration what with this heat as well...any thoughts?

hunkermunker Tue 12-Jul-05 16:18:10

Could be the start of labour?

moozoboozo Tue 12-Jul-05 16:19:16

Don't worry, JC. at 38 weeks, it won't cause any harm. Just keep drinking the water, and if you can, some dioralyte or something, just to get you back on track.

JiminyCricket Tue 12-Jul-05 16:36:34

Thanks mzb. Did wonder hm - and would be over the moon if it was - my midwife said it could be when I saw her yesterday but that was when I though it was all over with and before it got horrendous like today - I didn't get this last time, but was reading another recent thread about it - oh well here's hoping a) it is the start of something wonderful or b) it gets lost soon so I can start to enjoy my mat leave!

lemonice Tue 12-Jul-05 16:40:14

I had food poisoning from a supermarket samosa at that stage and the gp gave me an injection to stop me being sick which worked immediately and baby was born fine at 42 + weeks

Hope you feel better soon and have a comfortable birth.

trefusis Tue 12-Jul-05 16:49:18

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mancmum Tue 12-Jul-05 16:50:59

I had gastroenteritis when 35 weeks and landed up in hospital on drip as was so dehydrated. Baby was totally fine...

JiminyCricket Tue 12-Jul-05 18:27:07

thanks for the reassurance - i can cope with me, but the worry really gets to you, eh? x

kgc Wed 13-Jul-05 01:14:19

hey there jiminyCricket hope you feeling better now....I had a bug through second pregnancy and my fourth and all was okay.....I was worried so I was constantly on the phone to the midwife who kept me reasurred and said you may not be fine but baby will be.....well insulated in there!!!!

JiminyCricket Fri 15-Jul-05 08:19:39

Thanks kgc - seem to be able to eat something safely for the first time since saturday lunch this morning - the doc gave me some tablets that i'm allowed to take in pregnancy - i only took two because they can make the baby a bit drowsy apparently, but seem to have done the trick and I can start them again if i need. Pesky heartburn has got 10 x worse though, probably because of not eating much recently (baby taken over my stomach space??!) so am having to eat really tiny amounts (not something that will do me any harm, I have to say). Birthing pool got here yesterday so can jump in and relax soon! x

aviatrix Sat 16-Jul-05 10:37:00

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