My friend has asked me for advice as her waters broke last night (Thurs) but she still has no pain and no contractions. She went to the hospital, but they sent her home and she just doesn;t know what to do, is this normal?
waters broke last night but not in pain and no contractions - is this normal?
I'm surprised they sent her home with no instructions of when to come back. I had the same situation: water broke, no contractions yet. My midwives had me stay home for several hours, then I went in for a checkup and checked into the hospital (right down the hall from the midwives/doctor's office). They were concerned about the possibility of an infection because my waters had broken. We delayed almost another day before finally inducing labor. Water broke Friday 9am; checked into hospital 5pm, induced labor Saturday 3pm. I may have been given IV antibiotics in the interim. (Probably varying opinions on whether antibiotics were needed.)
That baby is about to turn 13 so I may not remember all the details LOL!
My water broke 3 days before our last babe was born, and I too had no contractions. (Personally, I think it broke because I was nice and loose from the chiropractor earlier that day.) I checked my temp often, listened to hearttones, and stayed home with no internals. Everything was fine but I decided to drink castor oil after the 3 days. Guess my body was ready because contractions started 2 hrs after that first sip, and she was born less than 6 hrs after the first contraction!