ADVICE PLZ - waters broken at 36 weeks

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  1. New2Bumps

    New2Bumps Mummy to 2 gorgeous boys

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    I've called FA and they want to see me in the next hour. I'm worried.
     
  2. Snoopy

    Snoopy Well-Known Member

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    Easier said than done, but don't fret!

    D'you know how much of your waters have broken?

    Were they clear?

    :hugs:
     
  3. franm101

    franm101 Well-Known Member

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    You will be fine hun! They will likely give you antib's and maybe steroid shots for baby and monitor you until labour starts but baby is quite mature enough to be born safely now! Many hugs and best wishes :):)
     
  4. New2Bumps

    New2Bumps Mummy to 2 gorgeous boys

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    Someone is online! Thank goodness!!!

    A little at first then once I sat on the loo loads! They didn't seem to fret at the FA unit but he'd be prem wouldnt' he!? No contractions, show or anything.

    don't know what to expect.

    Was clear and def. not wee - felt different - couldn't feel bladder emptying and did smell sweet.

    oh s*** why couldn't I be 37weeks!
     
  5. Snoopy

    Snoopy Well-Known Member

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    Ok, that's good...clear waters are a good sign! :)

    Now breathe :hugs:

    You're only one week away from being technically full-term. They'll assess you, assess LO and probably give you two options: you can wait and see what happens, or you can be induced.

    If you choose to wait and see, you'll be at a higher risk of infection. It's not as terrifying as it sounds as long as you take measures to protect yourself (for example, if you choose not to be induced, don't have sex until you've given birth).

    They're not worrying as much as you because 36 weeks really isn't that early. Remember, a healthy normal pregnancy lasts from 37-42 weeks, so you're only about a week away anyway.


    Edit: sorry, should've added - the wait and see thing is to see if you go into labour naturally. When they assess you they'll determine whether you've lost all or only some of your waters. Some ladies lose waters at a slow rate, others gush.
     
  6. sun

    sun Mum of 3

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    Hope everything worked out ok!
    My waters broke at 36 weeks too and bubs was born 9h later - healthy and happy!
    xx
     
  7. rwhite

    rwhite Mum to Lachie and Clem

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    :hugs: I'm sure everything will be just fine hun. Maybe you'll have your baby in time for Christmas day, happy and healthy xx
     
  8. billybump

    billybump mummy to my little man

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    I'm sure everything will be fine, try not to worry. Good luck and keep us posted.
     
  9. gills8752

    gills8752 Mum of 2 Girl

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    Hey don't fret, me and my brother were born at 35 weeks and we're fine lol.
    I'm kinda hoping my bubba comes early. I soo bored of being pregnant now, its sooo uncomfortable I wanna cry. Good luck -hope everything goes well! xx
     
  10. 1st_timer

    1st_timer Pregnant with number 1!

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    Good luck! I hope it all goes well. We will all be thinking of you xx
     
  11. WW1

    WW1 Mum to a little lady x

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    36 weeks really isn't something to worry about. Technically baby is prem but everything is in place for him / her to cope perfectly well in the outside world.

    Good luck and keep us posted - so exciting!!
     
  12. Squidge

    Squidge Mummy & WTT <3

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    Good luck!
     
  13. lottie_2007

    lottie_2007 Mummy of 3!!

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    Oh good luck, sure it will all be fine xx
     
  14. priddy

    priddy Well-Known Member

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    Oh hun good luck to you, u will both be fine im sure xxx.
     
  15. Becyboo__x

    Becyboo__x Well-Known Member

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    Hope your okay!
    and LO is too
    xxxx
     
  16. Eve

    Eve Well-Known Member

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    Good luck!! Don't worry hun ( Trust me, I would be worried too lol...) but I have been through specialists etc... due to having an early c-section and I got them to hold off until after Christmas for other reasons other than gestational age :) They were going to do a section at 36 weeks for me and specialist said she would want to do an amnio to check for lung maturity but she also said that chances are, bubs would be fine and dandy. By their books I will still be under 37 weeks when I deliver as they have me 5 days earlier than I know I am hehe and she is perfectly fine with taking baby at that stage :) A friend of mine delivered her little girl last year at 34 weeks and she didn't even need help breathing at all :) She was a little small but other than that, perfectly healthy!!! :D

    Again, good luck and hope all goes well!
     
  17. Mrs Dot

    Mrs Dot Mummy to Harry

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    Good luck hun sure all will be just fine and hospital will look after you all xxx
     
  18. sharan

    sharan Mummy to 1

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    Good luck hun!
     
  19. Dream.A.Dream

    Dream.A.Dream Mum to 6yo and WTT #2!

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    Good luck, I'm sure all will be fine at this stage though xx
     
  20. Baby2ontheway

    Baby2ontheway Mother of 2 and expecting

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    Good Luck! I am sure LO will be fine!
     

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