The one with the contractions, water infection and a wake up call

Life sometimes has a habit of throwing you a curve ball.  My pregnancy with Piglet hasn’t been plain sailing but each kick and wiggle makes it all worth it.

Last weekend I’d been feeling cramping pains and a pressure sensation on and off since Friday evening.  On Saturday I started to notice a bit of a pattern to them, with pains coming around every hour or so.  By Sunday I was still feeling pains and pressure regularly so decided to contact my local delivery suite.

Assured that it was just Braxton Hicks I was told to call back if they started coming every 10 minutes.  I didn’t feel right about not being checked over and after chatting to some of the #BlogBumpClub mums I decided to call back and request to be seen.

With the children getting ready for baths etc.  I decided I would drive myself over to the hospital and leave Mr Boo at home with them to save disrupting them (especially as I didn’t know how long I was going to be).

Checking into the maternity unit I was asked to provide a urine sample before being hooked up to the CTG machine to check Piglet’s heart rate and whether I was experiencing any contractions.  My urine sample came back showing that I had an infection and with the CTG machine picking up contractions the midwife explained that my bladder infection was irritating my uterus causing the contractions.

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The more active my bladder the more frequent my contractions came – a catch 22 situation as I need to drink more to ‘flush’ out the infection but I don’t want to cause too many contractions.  After almost five hours I was finally able to go home to rest armed with a prescription for some antibiotics.

Whilst my contractions were due to a bladder infection it did make me think about being more organised just in case I had been kept in or suddenly went into early labour.  So the following morning after dropping the children at school I headed into the city to buy all the remaining items I needed for my hospital bag.

By Wednesday however, I actually felt worse than I did at the weekend.  Although my contractions had calmed down I now had terrible lower back pain, a fuzzy head and generally feeling rough.  Having taken three days worth of antibiotics I hoped I would have started to feel better so rang my GP for advice.  She decided to change my antibiotics and send off a new urine sample for testing.  The past few days have been awful, I feel as though my kidneys are literally screaming in pain at me, I can’t seem to get myself into a comfortable position – hopefully these new antibiotics will kick in soon.

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4 Comments

  1. October 24, 2015 / 7:17 am

    Oh no 🙁 I had a kidney infection when I was pregnant with E and I literally screamed in pain when I tried to move. Hope you start to feel better soon, and (I know this is easier said than done!)try to get a bit of rest xx

  2. October 24, 2015 / 2:37 pm

    Oh no! I hope you feel better soon….It’s so lucky that you went and got checked. I hope the new antibiotics start to work soon x

  3. October 24, 2015 / 7:51 pm

    I hope you’re feeling better soon and that Piglet stays put for a bit longer! x

  4. October 25, 2015 / 7:43 am

    Oh dear! Hope you’re feeling better now. I can so relate to this as I had two water infections in my second pregnancy. The first one just left me feeling drained, but I was in and out of hospital with second one as myself and midwives took it in turns to think I was going into labour at 36 weeks. When I was finally diagnosed and given antibiotics, my son actually hung on until 4 days past his due date.

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