My waters have broken! Eek!

Discussion in 'Pregnancy - Third Trimester' started by Toms Mummy, Oct 13, 2013.

  1. Toms Mummy

    Toms Mummy Guest

    I thought I'd wet myself in bed :dohh:

    They broke at about 2am. I am now sitting here on my ball having slightly painful contractions about 3-5 mins apart, lasting 50 or so seconds!

    When do you think I should give l&d a call?
     
  2. TMonster

    TMonster Well-Known Member

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    Send some of that baby dust my way!
    Are you GBS positive?
     
  3. whittnie117

    whittnie117 Well-Known Member

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    My situation is different so I have to go in as soon as I have 6 in an hour, but before that, I was told that when your contractions are between 4-5 minutes apart, that's when you should call l&d and ask if you should come in. It also depends on how far away the hospital is (live 5 minutes away? Wait a bit longer. An hour away? You might want to head out now), whether you are gbs positive (they have to start antibiotics), and if you are going to want an epidural (those going natural can labor longer at home if they so choose).

    Really, everyone labors differently. If you feel it is getting closer together pretty quickly, you might want to head in. If it's taking a long time for contractions to get closer, you may have extra time. Don't forget to bring your ball to the hospital :D Good luck!
     
  4. fayefirth

    fayefirth Well-Known Member

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    I would definitely ring!
    How exciting!! Keep us posted :) xx
     
  5. sheldonsmommy

    sheldonsmommy Well-Known Member

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    Wowsers!!! Something in the atmosphere this weekend.

    Best of luck to you!!
     
  6. bassdesire

    bassdesire Well-Known Member

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    Ring 2-3 mins apart
     
  7. mummysarah

    mummysarah Well-Known Member

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    How exciting! Im so jealous, but best of luck xx
     
  8. Perplexed

    Perplexed Mommy of 2

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    Exciting!! Good luck :hugs:

    I would actually have called them already but I don't know if that's standard practice :blush:
     
  9. Rose1990

    Rose1990 TTC #2

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    Good luck hunni. How exciting :) x
     
  10. teacup22

    teacup22 Mummy of 2

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    So exciting!! Good luck.
    I'd phone just to let ten know and they'll probably say to come in when they are closer together x
     
  11. ClairAye

    ClairAye Mum to one of each!

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    I phoned as soon as my waters went! Good luck! :D
     
  12. Wilsey

    Wilsey Mummy of two!

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    Best of luck!

    I had the same thing. Midwife said to come in/call her when I had 3 contractions in 10 minutes. When I got in (an hour after my waters broke) I was already 9cm! She was born 2 hours after my waters broke in bed.
     
  13. girlnboots

    girlnboots Mother to 4 furbabies

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    I'm in labor too! My waters haven't gone yet, so I'm still sticking it out at home too. I'm planning to stay home until I can't handle it anymore, but we're only about 5 minutes from the hospital.
     
  14. lovehearts

    lovehearts Well-Known Member

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    I called in when I thought my waters had gone and they asked me to go in to check it was them as they only let u so long once they are broken. I then went home until I couldn't handle it anymore and went back in again.

    Good luck xx
     
  15. mamaofthree

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    Ooooooh good luck so exciting! X
     
  16. bluecathy1978

    bluecathy1978 Mum to 6 kids & 2 angels

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    Awwww good luck :) If my waters break then we shall be making an emergency dash to the hospital as this is baby number 6 so birth would probably be not far after for me!! Got an induction planned for 38-39 weeks due to gestational diabetes but with the bad winter we are predicted in the uk I have told my community midwife to get her wellies ready in case I need her for a homebirth! She only lives 5 minutes away bless her xx
     
  17. Toms Mummy

    Toms Mummy Guest

    Thanks everyone for replies! My contractions started about 15mins after waters and then baby was born 2hrs later! It's a good job I called early as she was born within half an hour of getting to hospital!

    Goodluck girlnboots! X
     
  18. Toms Mummy

    Toms Mummy Guest

    Similar Labour wilsey! X
     
  19. craftymama

    craftymama Mama of 3!

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  20. pinklizzy

    pinklizzy Mummy to two little bears

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    Congratulations!!
     

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