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post #21 of 65
#1 - I went in way early (30 mins after bloody show) because I was young and scared and uninformed. Epidural and pitocin were both used, so I have no idea how long labor would have lasted... water broke just in time for them to not pop it, and I think I had maybe 20-25 minutes of pushing.

#2 - Had a nice, laid-back labor at home. Contractions began around noon, but they weren't anything to write home about; enough to make me a little uncomfortable trying to take care of errands, but not enough to make me think I'd have a baby that night. It was nearly 9pm when we left for the hospital -- after talking to my doula about a hot/cold/crying sensation that hit me (she later explained that was the baby entering transition). 10cm on arrival, pushing before the water broke... I'll never see those stupid yellow light bulbs the same way, thanks to comments by DH and doula. Finally had water break, about 2 good big pushes later that the baby was out... all in all, 22 minutes after getting there.

#3 - Labor began around 5pm, easy contractions again, discomfort but very little pain. By 8pm I'd called MIL to pick up our son for the night, while I got last minute junk tossed into my overnight bag. Arrived at hospital sometime around 9ish; baby was here about 18-19 minutes later. Again, water didn't break until she was in the canal.
post #22 of 65
I think mine broke during transition or at the beginning of the pushing stage. I had a relatively short labor, 8 hours. But I was in intense active labor for 6 hours of it (contractions 1-2 minutes apart). About an hour of pushing, but with an emergency episiotomy at the end which got him out quicker.
post #23 of 65
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Originally Posted by Kidzaplenty View Post
With my #2, my water broke (with a gush) one contraction (like 30 seconds) before my daughter's head popped out. Labor, from first contraction to birth, was a grand total of four hours. Normal labor (not back labor).

This is almost exactly what happened with my 3rd child. My hard labor was around six hours long, with her still high and free-floating until the very end. She moved down very quickly and was born after only a couple of good pushes.
post #24 of 65
With DS, water broke after 5 hours of active labour (and 12 hours of labour altogether), but baby took another 2 hours to come out.

With DD, I was fully dilated and pushing, when I suddenly realized that my water had not broken yet....which happened shortly afterwards and then she came out within a couple of minutes.
post #25 of 65
With DS2 I was in labor for 8 hours (didn't get bad until the last 3, though) and about 20 min before I started pushing my water broke...after I had been laying down in bed for a while and I sat up, I felt a huge gush...felt the urge to push within 15 min and a few pushes later he was born.
post #26 of 65
DD1 was a 19 hour labor, my membranes were ruptured by the MW when I was 10cm. SHe was born an hour later, I had spent that hour pushing.

DD2 was an 8 hour labor. My contractions got really intense, I climbed in the tub and she was born about 10 minutes later. My water broke sometime in the tub.

DS was a 4.5 hour labor, he was posterior so I had back labor, OUCH. My water broke while I was pushing or moments before. I just noticed the tub got cloudy when I started pushing.
post #27 of 65
Don't know about my mom, but my water didn't break with either baby until I was pushing. (Maybe 10 minutes before birth with #1 and 30-90 seconds before #2.)

I have a close friend whose water has broken hours before birth and even labor with all three. Everyone's different!
post #28 of 65
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thanks mama's. this is sooooo interesting. seems like you all had fairly short labors or short pushing stage. be interesting to see how it turns out for me. my family is from the Caribbean and my mom calls water breaking just moments before delivery 'dry labor' but whenever i ask someone in the US/google it, it's the opposite, we refer to dry labor as when the water breaks at the very beginning of labor - meaning you're laboring without the cushion of the bag of waters.

Did anyone have dilation that just jumped to 10 in a very short period. Like say, you went from 4 to 10 in less than an hour, or something?
All I know is that with DS2, my last OB visit I was 4. When I showed up about 1 hour after calling I was full.

DS1 - I think I went from 2 to 10 in about 30-45 minutes after I was given an epidural.

DD1 - showed up with almost no labor and was at 9 1/2 to 10

DD2 - showed up with no labor and was 10 and no one would believe I was in labor and kept trying to tell me I didn't know what I was talking about when I kept telling them I needed to push.
post #29 of 65
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Originally Posted by preciousstone View Post
my family is from the Caribbean and my mom calls water breaking just moments before delivery 'dry labor' but whenever i ask someone in the US/google it, it's the opposite, we refer to dry labor as when the water breaks at the very beginning of labor - meaning you're laboring without the cushion of the bag of waters.
Huh. My concept of a "dry birth" (which is what I had with my #6) is a birth that has no "puddles" of water at the birth. Unlike most births, there were no gushes before the birth (water already leaked out) and no gushes that followed the baby. I had one tiny towel that was not even fully wet after the birth. Thus, it was "dry", although Baby was "gooey", because there was no water present at the time of the birth.
post #30 of 65
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...no one would believe I was in labor and kept trying to tell me I didn't know what I was talking about when I kept telling them I needed to push.
This was me too!!! I kept telling the nurse I felt like I needed to push and she said, "No, I just checked you and you were 4 cm." I told her, nooooooo I really needed to push. She told me again there was no way and that is when I yelled I couldn't do it any more. Then the midwife arrived and checked me and told me that I was complete and the baby was right there. So HA on that nurse.
post #31 of 65
With DD I think they broke my water somewhere around 5 cm.
Labor with DS only took a little over 2 hours. I don't know when the water broke, I was still dry when we came to the hospital, he was born about 5 minutes later... I did have back labor.

Carma
post #32 of 65
i labored for 12 hours before an emergency c-sec and my water had not yet broken...i had gone through transition and was about 8 cm dialated, so i think had I continued it would have broken fairly close to actual birth
post #33 of 65
DD1--water broke about 15 mins before crowning, 6.75 hours into labor
DD2--water broke as she crowned, and she was out in one push; 2 hr labor
DS--water broke after his head was born, 2 minutes before his shoulders/body was born; 2 hour labor.

ETA: I had back labor with the last two; both were home water births.
post #34 of 65
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I think mine broke during transition or at the beginning of the pushing stage. I had a relatively short labor, 8 hours. But I was in intense active labor for 6 hours of it (contractions 1-2 minutes apart). About an hour of pushing, but with an emergency episiotomy at the end which got him out quicker.
Wow, this is almost exactly my story! I was on hands and knees and just starting to feel pushing contractions (all the while screaming "I'm pooping!" - I actually wasn't, it just sort of felt that way) when my water broke. For some reason they had me change positions to laying down and my pushing contractions slowed way down. All in all, about 45 minutes of pushing, but with a 3rd degree episiotomy because of heart decels (and if I hadn't gotten him out on that push or the next, they had the vacuum extractor lying in wait ). But all in all, yeah, a pretty short uneventful labor. I was checked when I first arrived at the hospital at around 5:30 pm and I was 3cm...DS was born at 11:40 pm.
post #35 of 65
All 4 of my labors have been very different. With #1 the water broke 12 hours before he was born and I actually heard a "pop" but it just trickled out. With baby #2, my water was broken artificially. With #3, my water broke with a gush and I did not even realize I was in labor until then. He was born the next morning. With baby #4, the water did not break until minutes before he was born and I didn't even notice it. I just remember hearing my midwife say there goes her water. The last labor was the quickest - he was born in under 2 hours of arriving at the hospital. So for me late rupture of membranes correlates with a short, nice delivery!
post #36 of 65
With DD, my waters broke around 1:20am. She was born at 2:02am. Of course, I woke up at 6am the previous morning in labour but it didn't get into anything major - I guess active labour - until around 9:30pm or so.
post #37 of 65
With DS1, I was induced due to preeclampsia so they broke my water. (one month early) The induced labor was 8 hours.

With DD2, I was at the hospital for 30 minutes and then gave birth to her. (37 weeks) She came so fast, flew onto the bed with everything intact and when she landed onto the bed the bag of waters burst open. She was only 4 lbs though so I don't know if that made a difference. I was just glad that I hadn't been set up at the end of bed yet because there would've been no one to "catch" her. That labor was 3 hours total from first contraction.
post #38 of 65
Out of 7 births, only my last was like that- his head was born the same moment my water broke.

I'm of hoping for that again- that labor was one of the easiest I've had.
post #39 of 65
Moved to Birth and Beyond.
post #40 of 65
yes, with one of my births, the water broke just as the baby came out. It was a very fast labor and birth. It actually hurt more then the one where my water broke the day before, though.
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