Jump to content

Dear god, please let that NOT be a trickle of sweat that just ran down my legs!

  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

#1 whatnamenow

Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:20 PM

I am 3cm and thanks to irritable uterus have been gettin contractions since 36 weeks after a preterm labour scare at 33-34 weeks.  Because of this I have had so many false alarms but....

I am dilating ( but as of yesterday not very well effaced)  had an impressive bloody show yesterday after a stretch and sweep Thursday.  And while currently doing the whole walk the baby out thing at the local shopping centre just felt a trickle of something down my leg.  Was standing in queue for a coffee at the time so am siting here having my coffee before I go and check things out and kinda hoping there is more to come but trying not to get to excited.  I mean I am in qld so it's hot and humid but I am in an air conditioned shopping centre so I shouldn't be swearing that much right??

One excited and over it mummy to be...

#2 Soontobegran

Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:25 PM

Fingers crossed  biggrin.gif
Good luck and keep us up to date.

#3 LoudMuffin

Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:32 PM

Good luck! biggrin.gif

#4 #YKG

Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:33 PM

fingers crossed OP
Good luck!

#5 Natttmumm

Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:44 PM

Good luck sounds like the waters starting to leak.

#6 Danzie

Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:51 PM

Good luck OP!
Any update?

#7 mummaorange

Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

pop a pad on and hope it was your waters!

#8 eM_Mille

Posted 10 November 2012 - 12:55 PM

EXCITING!!! Good luck, hopefully things are really starting to kick into action.

#9 LookMumNoHands

Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:04 PM

Ooh, how exciting! I hope it isn't just sweat (it's not that hot in Qld is it?!?!  cool.gif ).

All the best, and make sure you update!  biggrin.gif

#10 *Natski82*

Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:07 PM

Very exciting. Fingers crossed and legs uncrossed  tongue.gif

#11 Bluestocking

Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:13 PM

Definitely no where near hot enough for sweat where I am in QLD biggrin.gif Good luck OP!

#12 cordyline

Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:23 PM

today is one of the much cooler days in QLD (at least where I am - Its raining after a about 40 or so days with no rain).

Fingers crossed OP. All the best.

#13 ~Sorceress~

Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:35 PM

How exciting for you! Good luck biggrin.gif .

#14 whatnamenow

Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:38 PM

Still no closer to figureing it out.  Hopped up after coffee and undies wet, dress damp, one more tiny trickle but nothing since.  Have popped a pad on but not much since.  Yes here it is that hot ( well very humid) But i was in the air-con heaven of the shopping centre.  Now i am back home so who knows whether it is sweat or not.  I am not ringing the hospital because its pointless doing an amniosure.  ( hubby and i DTD for the first time in weeks this morning and i know that the evidence of that can change the outcome of that test)

AARRRRGGGHHH i hate this waiting and not knowing.

#15 Miss 50s

Posted 10 November 2012 - 01:50 PM

Fingers crossed it won't be much longer for you original.gif

#16 Rach_V

Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:00 PM

Just wanted to say that you should definitely call your hospital/midwives to let them know. I had the same thing at 39 weeks (hindwater leak) and had to be admitted for IV antibiotics to protect the baby from infection. With no sign of labour, they induced me 2 days later. Good luck OP!

#17 scarfie

Posted 10 November 2012 - 02:11 PM

I think if you and DH DTD this morning, then what you felt was probably residual.

If it is you waters, your pad would be damp.

#18 Rach_V

Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:44 PM

If it is a hindwater leak your pad won't necessarily be damp. Mine was just like yours, a trickle that was enough to wet a patch on my undies and my pants. I put a pad in that day - nothing. Then the next morning when I stood up the exact same thing happened and again there was nothing else. When I rang the hospital on the 2nd morning it happened and they said to come in they did a VE and got me to cough and sure enough it tested positive for amniotic fluid. Better safe than sorry original.gif

#19 chic mummy

Posted 10 November 2012 - 05:51 PM

Good Luck, All the best xx

#20 Lovingcountry

Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:26 PM

This reminds me of meeting a friend for a cuppa when we were both pregnant with our now 8 y/os!  She'd had a stretch and sweep done a few days before.  We'd just got out lunch and she said, I'm so sorry, can you ring my husband, my waters just broke!  We had to get towels from the cafe!  VERY EXCITING MOMENT!

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


The device that allows you to bottle feed and use your phone at the same time

"It dawned on me that I could do some catch-up work while he fed, but I needed something to help me hold a bottle and my smartphone."

Mum posts photo of c-section scar to prove she gave birth

A new mum angered by people suggesting women who deliver their babies via caesarean section have not "given birth" has challenged that misconception by sharing a photograph of her scar.

Olivia Wilde and Jason Sudeikis welcome daughter

Actress Olivia Wilde and her fiance Jason Sudeikis are parents again.

Nurse cuts off part of newborn's finger

A newborn baby is without the tip of one finger after a nurse accidentally cut it off with scissors.

See the new Thomas & Friends clothing range for girls

It's a long overdue move for kids and parents alike.

Finally, someone's come up with a way to stop doona thieves

If you've ever shared a bed with a dyed-in-the-wool doona stealer you'll know how frustrating it can be.

Family rituals to make mealtimes easier: mums share their tips

Special rituals, as well as favourite cutlery and plates, can make dinner times less challenging and a lot more fun!

Toddler pours entire bag of dog biscuits down the toilet

Most mums of toddlers have a funny horror story about the time they turned their back for 30 seconds only to find mayhem on their return.

Surgeons successfully separate 13-month-old twins conjoined at head

Surgeons at a New York City hospital have separated a pair of 13-month-old boys who were congenitally joined at the head, completing a rare operation that carried a risk of death and severe brain damage, their mother said.

'Do I call the parents or an exorcist?'

Babies can sometimes get themselves into unusual positions while sleeping, but this youngster has the makings of an acrobat.

The complicated grief of losing your babies

In the park near our house my partner and I have a bench. We paid to have it put there last year after our twin boys Fred and John died.

How the way you’re born and fed can affect your immune system

Vaginal or caesarean, bottle- or breastfed: it all influences our gut microbes and future health.

Depression made me a crummy friend - but I'm working on it

Getting well and falling in love with my son has brought a feeling words simply can't describe. But I didn't expect it to be a little heartbreaking, too.

Mountain Buggy Bagrider makes travel so much easier with baby

Haven't we all needed more hands when travelling with babies and toddlers?

'I look like a troll!': mum shares postpartum hair regrowth woes

Rather than hiding her postpartum hair regrowth, author Giovana Fletcher has photographed and shared it.

A police officer saved a baby's life, forever changing his own

With his bald head, light goatee and bulging arms covered in dark tattoos, Officer Kenneth Knox is an imposing figure.

The tandem breastfeeding photo that got a mum's Facebook account shut down

A mother of six from the US claims that Facebook disabled her account because she posted a photograph of herself tandem breastfeeding a stranger's baby along with her own.


Top 5 Articles


What's hot on EB

Win a Hawaii beachfront resort holiday for two!

Enter now for your chance to win 1 of 4 trips for two to Hawaii, staying at Outrigger resorts in Waikiki.


Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.