No warning here. First time, I got up out of bed at midnight for my regular pee (every 2 hours ), and as I got halfway across the room, amniotic fluid started gushing down my legs. Second time was in labor, and I was sitting on the toilet and had a little gush.
No warning here either. I was on the potty, peeing, and stood up. And there was a small gush. Sitting there was nothing, standing more gush. I put on a pad, called my midwife, and she asked if I was sure it was my waters breaking. I stood up and there was a huge gush (soaked through the giant maxi I had on). Um, yep!
My water broke spontaneously right before labor started with two of my babies. The first time, I was just lying in bed watching tv when I heard a little *pop* followed by another *pop* and then suddenly my water gushed out. The second time, I woke up in the middle of the night because of a thunderstorm and I thought to myself that I hoped the storm wouldn't make my water break (I had read that the change in barometric pressure can have this effect). An hour later I woke up again as I felt a shift in my belly, for lack of a better way to explain it, and then a big gush of water.
My water broke before the start of labor with my first. I was lying on the couch reading a book and had a thought that I should get up and go to the bathroom, but decided to finish the chapter first.
My water broke less than 5 min after that, a rush of fluid. Didn't notice a 'pop' or any other warning, but I think the desire to go to the bathroom was my body's knowledge on some level that the water breaking was about to happen. Should have listened to that feeling, would have saved us a job cleaning our amniotic-fluid-soaked couch!
Also, earlier that day, I had dropped or spilled three different beverages. Unusual clumsiness for me.
When my water broke naturally they all happened on the onset of labor. Typical tv show type labor. I heard a pop each time. One time it was so loud sounded like a chicken leg breaking. The other times it was just one of those pops like a knuckle cracking. First time I was sitting in bed and pop, just the forewater came out cause baby was sealing it. Next time was with #4 and was sitting in a chair and heard that chicken leg. Dh was in the other room and he asked what that sound was lol. A min later water gushing everywhere. #6 and #7 was identical. I was laying in bed woke up by something, a contraction or knowing I was going into labor whatever it was. Heard a pop and some fluid came out. Stood up and gushed everywhere looking for a towel.
yes, there was a definite pop, but i'm not sure if it was audible or just something i could feel, you know? it woke me from a dead sleep at 4am! i remember distinctly thinking, "why am i awake? for once, i *don't* have to pee" and then it gushed and gushed. )
I didn't feel anything. I didn't even clue in for a while (I wasn't in labor yet). It must have just been trickling, because I could hold the water in, and it would come out when I sat on the toilet. I started wondering, and kinda testing it out, and yep, my water had broken. lol
Nothing. I woke up to pee as per usual (and often) and as I leaned back to lie back down in bed, a little gush. And little leaks and gushes until babe was born 12hrs later. No pops or anything. Although I had woken up a few times with strong cntrx, but that had happened a few nights before too and no water breaking...
I had lost my mucus plug earlier in the day, and later on I had to pee and right as I sat on the toilet I heard a loud "POP!" and out gushed TONS of water! It seemed like it just kept flowing and flowing with no end!
In all of my pgs, before this one, I've only had my water break on its own once!My first four had to be broken during labor.With my last pg w/ds4 it broke by its self.
It was 5pm on a thurs and I'd just started to do some dishes before dinner and started coughing really hard (I'd had a bad cold) and all I thought I'd peed my pants (i was only 34 wks and had even had it happen before,and was used to leaking a little pee when I had a coughing fit).But it (my water) didn't stop coming (not a big gush but a consistant lite flow) I went to the bathroom to see if it'd stop if I emptied my bladder and it slowed until I stood up and then started again.
I called my mw to ask her and she said she thought I should come in to get checked.I soaked 2 wash cloths on the way to the hospital.Contractions didn't start on their own and I was on pit for two days before it did-glad it did when it did or they were going to do a c-section.I had to be on anti-biotics the whole time.
Everything worked out fine-he just wanted to be born on his sis's b-day.He's still a hurry up and wait kind of kid!They (hospital or mw) never did figure out as to why my waters broke early-no early labor or contractions!
With my first, no warning: got out of bed and felt a gush. With my second, I heard a pop, and then felt a gush, but conveniently, I was sitting on the toilet My water broke before labor started both times.