I have a secret…

For the last 3 months or so I’ve been keeping a secret. A secret that make my husband and I really happy. It is something that we’ve been wishing and praying for the past year.
Yes it is true and you might be guessing it already if you’ve been following my blog.
The test was positive and it said the below at the beginning of April – just before Easter:

Since we found out our life was a bit busy. First i went by myself to Birmingham to the Blogcamp, then for Easter we went to Romania for a week and only a week ago we came back from Majorca.
As I’m over 30’s my doctor scare me with my chances of having a baby with Down syndrome. I was so worried up to the day I had my scan.
Also, the first couple of months been quite bad…very bad nausea, vomiting and tiredness. All this was reflected in my blog too. Felt really tired in the evening after my work day finished.
Now I’m almost 16 weeks and my bump started to show a little bit.
Today however I got really scared that my water break!
While in the toilet I had a discharge out of my “you know where I mean” side and panicked. First I put on a pad and when I saw that I could still feel stuff coming out…I thought that I’m leaking my amniotic fluid slowly.
I called NHS after my call to my GP failed and they told me to rush to hospital or if I can’t walk they will send the ambulance….I burst in tears!
My belly was hurting as well even though not bad. To tell you the truth it still hurts now. My boss rush me to the nearest hospital – University College Hospital at Euston.
First we went to A&E. Then sent to Early Pregnancy Unit for a scan and after to the Fetal Medicine Unit and Maternity. Here I was finally assessed by a midwife and doctor. They listened to the baby heart and even if it was really hard to find the baby they told me it was fine from that point of view. After the doctor assessed me in some other ways – including an internal one and said that there was some kind of discharge or even maybe amniotic fluid before but there was nothing leaking at that moment. I mean my pad and my underwear were soaking wet and it wasn’t pee!
She acted a bit weird and said that if the pain continues or i notice there is more discharge/clear liquid to go to my local hospital which is St George’s Hospital and to my own team of midwives, Ah and she also mentioned to rest and take it slow!
I mean what kind of rest is she talking about???
I’m still in pain. A diffuse pain and feel very tired and I’m wearing a pad. I do hope all is going to be ok and that tomorrow I will feel a lot better.
I really want for this pregnancy to go well and to give my daughter a sibling.
I’ve been searching online about amniotic fluid leakage and they say that sometimes the amniotic liquid can come out slowly. Apparently they say it is quite hard to prove at is amniotic fluid leaking and sometimes is just missed.
I will definitely take it more slower from now on.
Did any of you ladies had the same kind of experience?
I would live to hear your thoughts and maybe put my brain to rest?
I guess nothing is certain and we just need to hope for the best.

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  • Jenny Paulin

    Firstly congratulations on being pregnant that is such wonderful news for you and your family.
    Secondly, I want to send you a big (hug) as you must be worried as indeed I would be too. I had never heard of this but baby is ok and that’s the main thing. Fingers crossed everything continues as it should and take it steady as you have had a busy first few months.
    Sending you best wishes xx

  • Laura - Chez Mummy

    OMG, congratulations!! I’m so excited for you. Hope all goes well for you and the baby. Rest up, no stress and get straight on the phone to your doctor or midwife if you’re worried about anything. Hugs x

  • oana79

    Oh, got so excited for you there reading the first part of your post. And so worried reading the second!!Just keep pestering the hospital if you think things aren’t right, a mother’s instincts are never wrong!Really hope baby will be well!xx

  • bod for tea

    Oh wow! Congratulations! We’re quite close in dates as you’re about 2 weeks behind me 😀 And I agree totally with Helpful Mum, do what ever you need to to get the reassurance you need that everything is ok. Make a fuss! x

    • Romanianmum

      Thank you Hun. Really? When Is your due date?
      I think I am fine for now. I might call the midwife and see if I can get an appointment. Now everything feels fine…problem is I never make a fuss about myself…I don’t even know how…

  • MsXpat

    Congrats on your lovely news even though it comes with some concern. Try not to worry untill you need to, pray, pray pray and I hope things sort out naturally.

    • Romanianmum

      I am praying. As i was sitting in the waiting room yesterday i was praying constantly. Last night i did and today.
      You ladies make me feel so emotional. Your support it so great. Thank you xxx

  • MrsB

    Sending you lots of good vibes and thoughts and prayers 🙂 I’m sure it’ll be fine, just rest up this weekend and maybe get some sick leave from work??

    • Romanianmum

      Thank you so much. I will rest this weekend and if i feel weak i will not come into work next week. Will see. And hopefully all will be ok and i will be able to attend Britmums and have a healthy baby!

  • Actually Mummy...

    I haven’t experienced that, you must be so worried, but if they can hear the baby you have to trust it is ok. I did have bleeds on and off through pregnancy and was so stressed, but it was always fine. I do hope it settles and sorts itself out (())

  • Katie Vyktoriah

    Leaking amniotic fluid is not normal, per se, but it happens to a lot of women. The best thing you can do is drink a LOT of water. Seriously, even if it makes you pee constantly. Drink as much as you can. If you ARE leaking fluid, it needs to be replaced. I know how stressed out you can get, so try and take things slowly. If you find yourself getting stressed, stop, close your eyes, take some deep breathes and hold your belly.

    Eat lots of fresh fruit and veg, as they have extra fluids in them. Try and lay down and put your feet up when you can.

    I was hospitalised three times when I was pregnant because of losing fluids. Sometimes it was worse than others, but it went on pretty constantly.

    Remember that you have the right to get checked out. Listen to your body and your heart and if you are still worried, go back to the doctor. It is important that you are monitored throughout the pregnancy if this is a fluid leak.

    Also, even a tiny bit of fluid can feel like a LOT, because as soon as it hits your underwear, it will spread. So try not to worry too much.

    You know I’m thinking of you and sending out nothing but good thoughts for you guys. Lots of love to you! xx

    • Romanianmum

      Oh hun i just cried. I so wished you were here 🙁
      The fact that you been through it as well tells me i am not alone. I have an office job and i rest. This weekend i will not go nuts with the cleaning either…Always get stressed about that as well.
      I think i get stressed about everything these days. I really need to be better at not caring i guess.
      Your message is so nice. I think i read it 3 times in 5 minutes 🙂
      Mwah! And thank you for thinking of me xxx

  • Metropolitan Mum

    Congratulations – and so sorry to hear that! I am pregnant, too 🙂 and this pregnancy started with bleeding, cramps and a trip to A&E at about 8 weeks. The bleeding only stopped at about 13 weeks – and so far all seems fine (am 24 weeks now). There’s not much we can do, other than taking it slow. All the best of luck to you. xx

    • Romanianmum

      Oh thank you hun! And congrats to you too!
      Sorry to hear you’ve had a bad time. Do you know what you are going to have? When are you due?
      I know there is no much we can do. Nothing is certain about life. We just need to hope and pray everything will be ok. xxx

  • Anonymous

    Felicitari 😀 si sa dea Dumnezeu sa ai o sarcina cat mai usoaraTotul in viata se intampla cu un scopRoagate si fii increzatoare ca totul va fi bineTe poop :* si ai grija de tine Odihnestete mai mult relaxeazate si gandeste pozitiv :):*Adina

  • Adriana

    Many many congratulations! Wonderful news! I know how much you wanted this! We all worry during pregnancy! Try to stay positive! If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be! Be strong! Look after yourself! 😊

  • FromFun ToMum

    Wow, congratulations! such a wonderful news! do take it easy, as much as you can, at least! I look forward to updates, but forget blogging and rest when you need to (that’s the only sensible advice I can think of)

  • Teamlloyd

    Just found you through Love All Blogs – Congratulations!! I am so sorry you have had such a scare I hope everything will be all good from now on. We must be pretty close in dates as well – I am 18 weeks pregnant this week 🙂 Will keep an eye on your blogs to see how you are getting on X

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