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If your water didn't break the first time, did it break for subsequent births?

post #1 of 30
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My water didn't break when I birthed DS at 38w6d. My bag of waters was bulging for an hour, my MW suggested that if we ruptured the membranes the baby would be born in 10 mins, so I consented. As soon as they broke my water the baby decended and was born after 40 mins of pushing (not quite 10 minutes, but certainly fast enough!)

So I'm just curious...if your water did not break at the onset of labor the first time, did it break for your subsequent births?
post #2 of 30
My water has only broken prior to pushing phase in one birth, the one with extreme tetanic contractions.
post #3 of 30
My water broke during the pushing phase all 3 times. At least, that's what I assume happened, as I wasn't conscious of my water breaking during or before labor, and none of my kids were born in the caul.
post #4 of 30
With all three of my kids, my water never broke until pushing. With #1, I let the mw break the bag when I was pushing, #2 came out so fast it never really broke until he was coming out, and #3 it was broken during pushing.
post #5 of 30
My water was broken for me with my first birth at 6cm.
With my 2nd it broke during transition.
With my 3rd it broke 12 hours before labour began.
I don't know what to expect this time!
post #6 of 30
With #1, it broke 15 minutes after contractions started.
#2 was born in the caul.
#3 broke 4 weeks ago (at 28w5d gestation). I'm on complete bedrest for preterm PROM and have not yet had a single contraction.

In my case, at least, there's very clearly no pattern!
post #7 of 30
#1 water broke during pushing.
#2 was broken for me at 9cm because we were trying to jimmy the baby into a better position.

I guess I really don't expect my water to break this time until pushing, either. But I don't know if there is any science to that assumption.
post #8 of 30
my water broke prior to pushing for all 3 of mine as well.
post #9 of 30
#1 was PROM
#2 the bag of waters was bulging out - they broke it and she was born immediately
#3 they broke it during pushing
post #10 of 30
I had AROM with all three of mine; the first two both at 5 cm, the third when pushing just felt wrong to me with the bag intact. We'll see what happens this time
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post #11 of 30
nope. with my uc water broke during pushing
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post #12 of 30
#1-AROM mid-labor
#2-AROM late-labor
#3- SROM about an hour before contractions
#4- SROM during transition

No expectations over here!
post #13 of 30
#1. broke right before she was born- she had caul over her face/head, but was not entirely in it.

#2. born entirely in the caul, broke as he was born

-Angela
post #14 of 30
Dd1: AROM during transition

Dd2: SROM 36 hours before labor began. Waited for labor to start on its own.
post #15 of 30
My water broke toward the end of my first 2 births (about 8 minutes before #2 was in my arms). With my third, my water broke and birthing waves began 20 minutes later.
post #16 of 30
My water broke 35 hours into my labour with DS1... he was born 12 hours later. It was spontaneous.

My water broke before labour started with #2.

Technically this time it also broke before labour started but it resealed and I'm still pregnant, waiting to see what happens next.
post #17 of 30
#1- AROM at 3cm to "move labor along"
#2, #3, #4- all born in the caul, MW had to CUT WITH SCISSORS the sacs b/c they were too thick to break w/ her hand

I'm a little curious as to what will happen w/ #5 in April.
post #18 of 30
#1 AROM at 7cm
#2 AROM at 9cm...poor ds had 3 scratches on his head from them breaking my water

we'll b erefusing AROM this time, so we'll see
post #19 of 30
1st- AROM
2nd - SROM to begin labour - she was born 16 hours later
3rd, 4th and 5th - SROM not long before baby was born (20 min maybe?)
post #20 of 30

Mixed Bag

Baby 1 - nurse broke my water.
Baby 2 & 3 - broke during labour.
Baby 4 - my water broke before labour started
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