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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 8:29am

Waters broke last night...no established labour!

Hi

just to let you know that my waters broke last night so now just sat about waiting for contractions to start!! If they don't start by 7pm tonight I have to go back into hospital to be induced.

Is there anything I can do/ should be doing to get stuff going?

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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 8:37am

I don't think there really is much you can do hun, I would say keep as upright and active as you can throughout the day to encourage babys head to press down. Don't overdo it though, you'll need the energy for later! Also when they take you in tonight they will want to monitor you, ask if you can sit in the chair rather than on the bed to encourage good positioning - though be warned when I asked this they looked at me like I'd got 2 heads!! :snigger: and tell them you want to stay as mobile as you can, don't be bullied into being strapped to the bed on the monitor - remember this is your body and your baby, you give birth the way you want not the way they want!! :happy:

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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 8:41am

Cheers missy

I am trying to be as upright as possible and walking around house a bit. I may well not have a choice too much in hospital as will have IV antibiotics in one arm and other drugs (are they IV too???) in other hand/arm! Did get them to put emla cream on last night in a hope it will possibly be numb but hey what do i know!

Exciting knowing that by tomorrow (i hope!!) baby will be here though :D

Also how quick do induction drugs work?
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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 8:49am

Clearly I know nothing about what you're about to face but just wanted to say I screamed out loud when i saw this thread :snigger:

But it's not the 15th till Saturday!!!!

Best best best best of luck honey blowkiss

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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 8:54am

Oh Philippa - how exciting happydance

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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 8:58am

Ah, of course! Sorry I forgot that you would go straight on the synto. Yes hun, it will be an IV drip. It would all depend how responsive you are, I was already getting contractions when I was given synto, but I would imagine that they'll start you off nice and steadily and will give your body a chance to get with the flow. Are you getting anything at all? Any period pains? Backache? Even a shooting pain down your inner thigh?

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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 9:24am

I'm getting mild contractions (on machine between 25 and 30%) but not really regular at all. Just everytime I 'bend' more waters come out....nice lol!!

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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 9:28am

everyone reacts differently to the induction hun

its so exciting now hun wont be long till you have your baby in your arms

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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 10:07am

Oh Philippa, how very exciting! Am going to be watching out for a post now!

Would bouncing on the ball thing help things along? No idea really!

Lots of luck lovely - not long now til you have your girl in your arms.!

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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 10:50am

:D Perhaps not bouncing .... but sitting on your ball and rotating your hips may be helpful. The induction drugs used are the synthetic version of the hormone that your body mnakes in labour. Oxytocin is the natural form, syntocinon is the synthetic form. The drug will make your uterus contract but often it's a little bit stronger than if it had happened naturally so do ask that they start you off slowly so that your endorphins can keep up and so that you can 'learn' how to handle labour pains.

Try to stay as mobile as possible and help those contractions do their job by by keeping upright.

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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 10:50am

Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness!!!

How exciting! Can't wait for your update later :D

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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 10:55am

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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 12:15pm

Awww, how exciting! thinking of you, and looking forward to hearing of your new arrival xxx



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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 12:34pm

just been back to bed...still not a lot going on lol!!

going to go get dressed now and go for abit of a wander, see if that helps

thanks everyone for advice and well wishes. i'll keep you informed

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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 1:25pm

Hi Philipa

Just saw this thread! Well hopefully things are underway by now. Just wanted to say if it is not already too late be sure and ask them to give you a long lead on your IV, that way you CAN keep a little more mobile. Also the first dose of anti b takes quite a while but after that your venflon can be disconnected and then you will be able to move around freely again.

Good luck and can't wait to hear how it all goes x







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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 3:28pm

Wow Philippa it's all go... Hope there's been more movement and :goodluck: for later on!!!
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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 4:12pm

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So the trafford centre didn't help then??

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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 4:15pm

Hi

Still here!!!!!!! X( Having contractions at least now, 5-6 mins but only 30 ish seconds!!

Gonna go in soon to get started on the antibiotics.

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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 4:17pm

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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 4:32pm

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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 4:34pm

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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 4:37pm

Hey Philippa!!!!! Just read your news just now...very exciting!
I just read a birth story yesterday about this woman who's waters broke and she had on-off contractions for 10 days (or maybe it was more...a long time anyhow!) before going into labour and having her baby! Think she was living in the US....was just very surprised they let her go on so long after waters breaking!
Anyhow, also read that most labours kick off naturally within 72 hrs of waters breaking so lets hope those contractions you've started getting pick up and baby girl arrives soonly!
Jeeeeez...just thinking that you are only a few days ahead of me....don't think I'll be joining you anytime soon though :snigger:
Good luck with this next bit Philippa...can't wait to hear all about it and see baby girl.x
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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 5:40pm

Philippa

Just seen your news, you'll have your Lo in your arms by tom - how exciting happydance.
Hope all goes well and you get to be active during labour

Look forward to meeting your Lo in the near future (via FZ of course :snigger:)

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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 6:33pm

Woo hoo Philippa you go girl! Good luck xx





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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 6:53pm

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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 7:01pm

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Thursday, November 13th 2008, 7:32pm

Just seen this - good luck Philippa :goodluck:
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Friday, November 14th 2008, 9:32am

Hope all going well Philippa....hoping baby girl has arrived and if not yet, soon.x
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Friday, November 14th 2008, 5:02pm

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