There was only 4 days till my due date i was sitting at the hospital waiting for my last antenatal appointment i had started getting light contractions i wondered what was ahead but didnt think i was in labour not long after i went in and told the m/w what was happening and she said it sounds like early labour and she might see me tonight . After having dinner that night i was tired and thought that if i was in early labour id need rest i fell asleep at 630pm i woke up at 1am to a popping sounds which i assumed was my waters i jumped out of bed i had a towel next to my bed for this very reason and stuffed it between my legs and made my way to the loo. I told my aunty and nan that my waters had broken and called my sis and the babys father we made our way to the hospital 12 and a 1/2 hrs later after a episiotomy and gas i delieverd our postierer baby boy weighing 6lb 11oz healthy and handsome :)

Posted by carmenhopkins40, 1st March 2013

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  • You were well prepared having a towel handy just in case.
    I wonder how many think about that in advance. I know a Mum who had been oto the toilet and was about to get back into bed. The bathroom was a lot closer than the toilet so went in there and threw a towel on the floor…just in time.


  • I love how everyones birth stories differ from someone elses. Congratulations on the arrival of your healthy baby. ♡


  • Similar to my experience. I went to hospital to have a heart monitor attached to my belly to see how bub was doing. I sat for an hour with that thing strapped to my belly only fir them to tell me the reading was jp good because bub decided to take a nap. They did notice a few ‘braxton hicks’ contractions tho. I kept hospital, did grocery shopping, went to the loo ready for the hour drive home and I had a ‘show’. So we took my mother in law and our son home and headed straight back to the hospital. Our little girl was born the following morning, 6.15 am 8lbs 7 1/2 ozs :)


  • Thank you for sharing this. Very interesting reading!


  • Such a small baby! I’m a couple of years late, but congratulations haha :)


  • A job very well done :-)


  • well done you must be proud of yourself :) :)


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