Yesterday morning I was getting dressed and didn't have any knickers on. Suddenly a lot of milky fluid ran down the inside of both my legs. I wasn't sure if I'd only noticed it so much as I was naked and whether it was normal so I called my midwife, no answer. Called the delivery suite (you have to call there for advice if you can't get your midwife) and they said for me to go down so they could check me out. I've also been having some major braxton hicks the past couple of days - whenever I am walking around or move my belly tightens like mad. So off I trot and am examined by a very young midwife first of all, who when I am in the loo comments to my sister 'she's been here heck of a lot'. I've actually been there once before which was 7 weeks ago when I had a kidney infection and was very poorly! So I was understanderbly peed off when my sister told me what she'd said! Then a doctor lady wants to examine me - so she asks my sister to leave the room and pushes the chair against the door so noone can come in (there is no lock on the door but it's a delivery room so why would there be and why does she need to worry about that?!?!?) So starts off with the internal exam - the speculum pops right back out as she can't get it in properly. Then she can't see my cervix properly so she gives me a 'two finger' exam. Then she takes my blood from the side of the crease of my arm with a proper syringe (I am black and blue this morning), so she's pulling this bloody syringe full and there is a lot of resistance to the blood coming out and it hurts. Finally she tells me that she needs the registrar to look at me as she can't tell where this fluid is coming from. On the way out she drops most of the stuff off of her tray as she is trying to remove the chair from the door and leaves her stethascope and name badge on the side for an hour and a half, so makes you wonder why she wasn't questioned for having no id on her! Two hours later after being hooked up to a doppler for an hour and 20 mins the registrar appears and does the internal (why are men never as gentle when removing the speculum, I've got a little bit of old blood this morning as he was quite rough). Turns out I have THRUSH! Up really high. The midwife said that it can present itself differently during pregnancy and cause a rush of fluid that feels like your membranes breaking. First I've heard of that! But hey, anything not to make me feel like such a dirty toerag with another case of crotch rot! So off I come home, with the worst case of braxton hicks still and a diagnosis of thrush. Feeling wonderful - not!