How exciting for you!
My water broke about 20 mins before I needed to push! It actually scared me.
Edited by goldenwillow - 12/29/10 at 7:38am
Good luck! I had a similar experience to HollytheTeacher....water breaking, and nothing. Walked for miles (like 11miles), nipple stim, pressure points, and nothing. Pit the next day with little progression (I was 4cm in the weeks leading up to due date, but only got to ~7.5 after 16 hours on pit), epi, but pushed her out without further interventions. Water breaking to delivery was ~42 hours. Like Holly, I'm so hoping for a completely different scenario (labor first, water breaking, then baby!)!
Can't wait to hear the update on your delivery.
My water broke before labor with my first. I was GBS+ which meant I had to go in to the hospital and get abx. Ended on pit since my labor wasn't active enough even though I was having pretty regular contractions at that point. I had my son about 24 hours after my water broke.
This time around I am planning a homebirth and am thrilled to be GBS-. So we will see if my water breaks first this time around and how that works out. With 10% of women having their water break first, my midwife called it a variation of normal.
Hope you have/had an easy, uncomplicated birth.
With my first which were twins, my water broke first and contractions started about 4 hours later. I never progressed after about 12 hours, and they did a c-section - that was back before pitocin was popular. Same thing happened with my 3 yo ds, water broke, contractions started about 3-4 hours later very mild, and after 12 hours or so of regular contractions no dilation and we ended up choosing a second c-section over having pitocin induction. Doc said his nuchal x3 had something to do with not dropping down (??) Cervix just not ready - he was born 10 days early. I can't wait to read your update! Hope you have a beautiful birth.