Breaking waters

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  1. Robyner

    Robyner Well-Known Member

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    So I'm now sleeping with a few towels under our fitted sheet, in the hope that my waters will break naturally ( hoping and praying)

    My last pregnancy was very abnormal with a severe case of excess fluid (understatement!) so when the hospital had to break my waters it actually flooded the whole room 3 times over and they had never seen anything as much before.


    My question is, am I being over cautious with a few towels or in normal circumstances could the mattress still get ruined? I'm aware it could happen anywhere, anytime or not until they intervene, but I just would like to know what people experienced in normal circumstances.
     
  2. Mrs CW

    Mrs CW Well-Known Member

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    My waters went when I was in bed with my first. I just had a waterproof backed maternity sheet (you can buy them from the supermarket) which is the same as the ones you get in hospital, but I don't think anything actually went on the bed as I jumped up as soon as I felt them go! I also think I might have had a pad on already but I can't remember. For me there didn't seem to be that much and more came with each contraction. I'm sure one or 2 towels or a maternity sheet would be fine x
     
  3. Robyner

    Robyner Well-Known Member

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    That's brill, thank you for your helpful reply x
     
  4. k8_005

    k8_005 Well-Known Member

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    Uh oh I'd not even thought about that!!! I think I should get one of those sheet things then....from what week in pregnancy do you use it? X
     
  5. Robyner

    Robyner Well-Known Member

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    I suppose you could use it anytime if you wanted, but as soon as I was 37 weeks I started to think about it and put the towels under. I thought maybe a big plastic sheet would be sweaty and not nice for dh either, but I might look at what mrs cw suggested.
     
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    My midwife gave me a square sheet to put under the bed sheet at my last appt so it may be worth asking for one. (Anyway to avoid spendog money!) X
     
  7. Robyner

    Robyner Well-Known Member

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    Too right! Lol
     
  8. babyslog

    babyslog Well-Known Member

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    Im getting paranoid about this aswell lol.
    Like what if im on my NEW DFS £1000 SOFA and my waters go lmao!! x
     
  9. k8_005

    k8_005 Well-Known Member

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    Lol tena lights aren't gunna cut it there !!!lol
     
  10. babyslog

    babyslog Well-Known Member

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    Haha!

    And sayin that i wouldnt like it on my cream carpet either :/ just guna have to stand in the garden lol!

    Maybe they wont even go and ill need them breaking for me! X
     
  11. vinandbella

    vinandbella Well-Known Member

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    I bought a pack of the maternity sheets from boots, used them for LO to have naked kick about on once shed arrived :)


    Sent from my new shiny iPhone using Tapatalk
     
  12. Sprk

    Sprk Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for this post! I was induced with my first and mine broke at the hospital, where I didn't have to clean the mess. But all that water (and there was a lot, they had to clean my bed three times cause it just wouldn't stop - sorry tmi)....I had no idea what I would have done if it had ruined my bed haha
     

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