Okay to have a bath if waters have broken?

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  1. Jemima

    Jemima Mother of One

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    We have got to go back to hospital at 9pm as they think my waters were leaking this morning but as I am in a bit of pain right now we were wondering if anyone knows if it's okay to have a bath if your waters are leaking?

    I'm thinking about the possible risk of infection.

    Thanks girls. x
     
  2. Vickie

    Vickie Hannah & Rhys <3

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    I think its fine as long as you don't use soaps etc. I never took a bath but did shower a few times
     
  3. danimarie

    danimarie 3 fab boys & 1 princess

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    im not sure but i think they advise against it due to the risk of infection but im not sure at all. i think you would be best phoning the hospital and asking them.
     
  4. alio

    alio Well-Known Member

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    well the books advise against it but give the hosp a call and find out. good luck!!!
     
  5. Eoz

    Eoz Mummy of 5! Eeek!

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    I was always told no but surely getting in to a birthing pool is the same.If it was me I would use no soap at all just warm water.But I think its just to avoid infrction as others have said.Good luck hun xx
     
  6. ellasmummy

    ellasmummy Well-Known Member

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    Ok this may seem like a really dumb question, but i dont know anything about a water birth. But surely she should be ok to go in the bath, because if there was a risk of infection why would they let you have a water birth? :blush:
     
  7. alio

    alio Well-Known Member

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    suppose cos birthing pools are sterile or something?
     
  8. Tilly

    Tilly Guest

    I had a bath and was fine, but I wouldn't want to tell you it's fine and have you get an infection or something. Maybe check with the hospital/midwife just to be sure!
     
  9. FEDup1981

    FEDup1981 Mam of two & two angels

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    when my waters broke i was told to have a bath to help with pain etc, and i said " oh i thought you couldnt have a bath after ur waters had broke?" and she was like yes of course u can, and i felt like a right dick!
    So yes, its fine x
     
  10. doctordeesmrs

    doctordeesmrs Mummy to 2 boys TTC #3

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    I had a bath when i was in hospital after my waters had broke so i'm sure its fine otherwise they wouldn't have let me.
     
  11. Jem

    Jem Mummy of 2

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    I had a bath after my waters broke. I got to the hospital and the MW advised a bath to ease the pain x
     
  12. cuddles314

    cuddles314 Proud Mummy to Bobby

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    I'm sure it's fine hun. Good luck!
    xxx
     
  13. Jemima

    Jemima Mother of One

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    Thanks girls. I've just had a quick dip and kept my legs closed! x
     
  14. bambikate

    bambikate Mummy of 2 gorgeous girls

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    I thought the same as that with the water birth surely if you can have a water birth you can have a bath?! lol what would i know???! x x
     
  15. my1stbump

    my1stbump Well-Known Member

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    My waters where leaking, and I was told that it was ok to have a bath. Just check with hospital anyway x
     
  16. Sarah88

    Sarah88 Full time working mummy

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    It's fine, but you can't have a spa... :( Lol
     
  17. alice&bump

    alice&bump mummy to katie

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    my mw said she'd asked the infection control people at the hosp and they said its fine, but another mw said no lol
     
  18. Uvlollypop

    Uvlollypop finally a mum

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    its a question id never thought about to be honest! good luck
     

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