36 weeks with diarrhoea and vomiting

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  1. CLF88

    CLF88 Well-Known Member

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    Hi all,
    My friend came round to us at NYE and started feeling very sick in the night, I took her home thinking nothing of it, now I have spent last night being very sick and sat on the toilet all night.

    Baby is quite active and I'm getting lots of tightening feeling in my stomach....not painful, just uncomfortable. I'm trying to keep as much water down as I can as don't want to be dehydrated. Should I be worried?

    I'm at the midwife tomorrow anyway!
     
  2. KateK

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    Oh you poor thing :( I'm 36 weeks too and cannot think of anything worse on top of all the other discomforts.. I wouldn't worry but as you say try to stay hydrated. I know that D&V can be a sign of early labour but it would be a little too coincidental! I'd personally consider not going to the midwife tomorrow as if it is a bug (which sounds very likely) you don't want to pass it on to all the vulnerable people at the clinic.. Maybe ring her and ask whether she can reschedule you or whether she would like to see you x
     
  3. CLF88

    CLF88 Well-Known Member

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    That's exactly what I was thinking I don't want to visit anywhere and pass this on! My husband is intent on ringing the GP as nothing will stay in including water but to be honest I think I'm just gonna have to ride this one out :( don't think there's much that can be done
     
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    If it's stomach bug unfortunately it can be contagious quite a while after and it's one of them that's very very contagious. I've once heard three weeks am not sure how much truth there's in that but I do think once you stop vomiting and such it's atleast 48 hours.. that's also what my nursery adheres to when any children start either of them two or both. I think when it comes to antenatal care OP could phone to be seen 48 hours later but with any concerns she'll still have to go in and be seen by someone although I'm sure by phoning them first and explaining the situation they can advise and possibly take pre cautions if she's got to go in x


     
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    I recently had this, at around 30 weeks and I felt so rotten. I think the tightenings were due to all the activity going on around the tummy area...sick/bowel movements etc. When i had a midwife appointment the next week she said that so long as I could feel the baby moving normally then it was fine. If it was suspected salmonella then to get seen asap but that'd be unlikely as you would be violently ill with that.
    Just rest up as much as possible and try and keep as hydrated as possible. Whenevee you have water make sure its cooled boiled water as it helps to flush out the bug better.x
     
  6. KateK

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    Really hope you feel better soon sweet.. I'm sure you know all the tricks but flat, full fat coke is meant to be good, also sports drinks so you get your electrolytes back. If you carry on not being able to keep fluids down though try eating ice instead of drinking water. I'd err on the side of caution and ring NHS Direct as they may want you on IV fluids if it carries on too long.. Good luck xx
     

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