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to think my mum is evil and cruel?

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confuddledDOTcom · 18/04/2011 09:59

Started having regular tightenings on Friday evening (27+4 weeks, I'm an impatient mummy so we're used to this up and down at this time of pregnancy) and as my OH was away Mum took me into hospital.

There is a fairly new test they can do to see if you have any labour hormone which tells them if you're likely to go into labour within the next two weeks. It's a swab of the cervix, the hormone is like the glue that holds the waters to the uterus and before mid-30s you don't find any inside the vagina. The test is very sensitive and they can't test if you've had sex recently and the lubrication they normally put on speculums also affects the outcome so they run the speculum under the tap.

So I had my test in triage and was sent to wait in the waiting room whilst we waited for the results (it takes 20 minutes to come back). They called me back and said that it hadn't worked so they needed to go again. For some reason the doctor didn't bring a MW in with her that time so she asked Mum to put the tap on for her. Mum's question...

"Do you want cold water?"

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fedupofnamechanging · 18/04/2011 10:04

Completely evil and cruel Wink

Hope everything is okay. Am presuming that you didn't go into labour


ihatecbeebies · 18/04/2011 10:05

yeah YABU, your mum was there to help and support you when your partner couldn't make it.


worraliberty · 18/04/2011 10:06

I feel as though I read all that for nothing!


WassaAxolotlEgg · 18/04/2011 10:09

Bloody hell!

Cruel and unreasonable!

Well, at least she checked first!


WriterofDreams · 18/04/2011 10:10

Worra bitch.


savoycabbage · 18/04/2011 10:11

I'm with Worra.


rainbowinthesky · 18/04/2011 10:11

I don't get it..


HampstersDontSwim · 18/04/2011 10:13

That test is clever.
I had it when pg with Dc3 last year.
Hope youre ok and your Dm is funny Grin


sunnydelight · 18/04/2011 10:18

Sense of humour failure I think!


confuddledDOTcom · 18/04/2011 10:19

Things have settled down now, still getting them but I'm expected to have the baby in May (based on my history of impatience) so not long to go now really.

She asked it so serious and dry (which is quite typical really) even the doctor didn't seem to click what she'd said until I squealed at her!

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Geepers · 18/04/2011 10:20

That test is crap. Had it two years ago and got a negative result and baby was born a few days later at 27 weeks.

Hope your baby hangs on OP.


confuddledDOTcom · 18/04/2011 10:23

I haven't had a sense of humour failure, she always makes these regular trips through my four pregnancies interesting, even the night my first daughter died she had me laughing all night (not in a bad way, in that strange way you laugh when something bad happens). It would have been worse if OH had been there, because they ask the sex question and she just smiles at him and he goes into a gibbering wreck.

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confuddledDOTcom · 18/04/2011 10:28

Geepers, it's not so much the test but your body. You go into labour within two weeks of the hormone breaking down and the earlier you are the quicker it's likely to happen. I've brought this up before, I tested negative about four weeks ago and they were saying "well at least we know you won't go into labour within the next two weeks" so I pointed out they don't know it won't start breaking down tomorrow!

My other babies have been born at 20, 31 and 35 (after 11 weeks of labour and fibronectin) weeks after going into natural labour so they don't expect it to be long. My youngest was IUGR so they think that her size kept her in longer and I will just deliver around the 4lb mark. Facing another IUGR so depends on whether she is as to how long I have left or if they decide to whip her out sooner.

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