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water just broke? but no contractions yet.

post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 

Holy crap, as I was just reading and catching up after being without power for 2 days, my water just broke on my yoga ball!

ack....no real contractions yet, water is clear and seems to include part of my mucous plug.

 

Anything I should do/shouldn't do?

 

I'm trying to get a hold of my midwife but they lost power because of the hurricane and the hospital is trying her at home now.

 

I think I might be having a halloween baby! 

post #2 of 33
Take your temp every 2-3 hours to make sure no fever develops and no sex. Other than that, relax and enjoy the ride wink1.gif
post #3 of 33

With my third my water broke over 24 hours before I had a single contraction.  MW told me to take my temp every 6hrs, I was supposed to rinse with this solution made from water and something that was in my birth kit (can't remember off hand), and she told me to up my Vit C.  Oh, and obviously, don't insert anything :)

 

BTW, once labor started it lasted about 4 hours and was pretty easy.

 

Good luck!!

post #4 of 33
Thread Starter 

Trying to finish packing up and getting things ready, maybe have some RRL tea.

Hoping it's less than 24 hours...its very messy and leaking everywhere

 

wishing now I didn't have such a big dinner....

post #5 of 33
Good luck!! DS was born 22 hours after my water broke. Decline those cervical checks and labor at home as long as you can!

Can't wait to hear baby news!!!!!!
post #6 of 33

My water broke with my second and it took forever for labor to start (ended up being over 36 hours from water breaking to babe in arms)

 

Check temp, don't insert anything, you can sorta control it with kegels so it's not as leaky, good luck! Sure hope he/she doesn't take as long as my second!

 

I second stay away from the hospital as long as possible. The moment I got there they wanted to check me and I argued for hours with them and then they threatened to not truly admit me (I was in the triage space). I ended up with antibiotics at the 24 hour mark, but since they were checking me I felt like it was the safer choice.

post #7 of 33
Thread Starter 

The leaking seems to have subsided - was pretty constant for a while there.

Trying to walk a bit to see if the contractions will organize a bit, they are frequent but not really painful - more pressure in the back and the "stabby" kind of cervix cramps.

Would love to have the baby tonight, can't see enjoying labor too much when my 3 kids gets up in the morning.

post #8 of 33

Good luck mama! I hope you have a beautiful birth!

post #9 of 33

Exciting! orngbiggrin.gif Keep us posted mama! thumb.gif
 

post #10 of 33

Ooh, very exciting! I second the decline cervical checks advice! Very little risk of infection when nothing goes inside. Both my previous labours started with leaking amniotic fluid. with No1 I went to the hospital almost 48hours later bc he wouldn'T come out due to malpositioning (I had been fully dilated for at least 12h by then, meaning we did the first cervical check after about 36h) and I never told them all those facts - no need to provoke any patronizing treatment ;)

post #11 of 33

Update?? How you doing?

post #12 of 33
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the support!  Timed the contractions for a few hours - about 7 minutes apart with menstrual cramping constant but decided my energy was best served trying to sleep and not watching the clock.  Slept from about 2 to 630 off and on with a few rogue contractions waking me up.  Washing clothes now and hoping things get moving again.  My midwife wants me to come in for a NST today, and mentioned if I want I can have an enema or a foley cathatar?  She also mentioned pitocin as a last resort which I'm NOT really into, but she didn't give me a timeline or a deadline.

 

Now that the kids are up, paying attention to kicks and trying to relax is going to be futile at best.  Thankfully my husband is staying home today and my oldest has school (after being closed for 2 days).  There is a big farm with walking trails next door to us that requires me jumping over multiple stone walls...wondering if that might be a good way to get things going.

post #13 of 33

finnegansmom - My thoughts are with you!!!!!! Good luck and I hope LO appears soon!!

post #14 of 33
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Thanks for the support!  Timed the contractions for a few hours - about 7 minutes apart with menstrual cramping constant but decided my energy was best served trying to sleep and not watching the clock.  Slept from about 2 to 630 off and on with a few rogue contractions waking me up.  Washing clothes now and hoping things get moving again.  My midwife wants me to come in for a NST today, and mentioned if I want I can have an enema or a foley cathatar?  She also mentioned pitocin as a last resort which I'm NOT really into, but she didn't give me a timeline or a deadline.

 

Now that the kids are up, paying attention to kicks and trying to relax is going to be futile at best.  Thankfully my husband is staying home today and my oldest has school (after being closed for 2 days).  There is a big farm with walking trails next door to us that requires me jumping over multiple stone walls...wondering if that might be a good way to get things going.

 

That is tempting, but I bet you're better off with rest. NST sounds like a good idea. Eh, long as babe is fine and you aren't losing too much fluid I would ride it out personally, but I don't have good experiences with any induction or augmentation method so I'm biased :)

post #15 of 33

Oh how exciting!  This will be an early baby for you right?  Good luck and looking forward to an update that includes a little baby in your arms!
 

post #16 of 33

Okay, can I just say I'm looking forward to finding out if it's a boy or a girl! Hope things are progressing well for you :):)

post #17 of 33

How exciting! I hope things are going well!

post #18 of 33

Exciting! Thinking of you!!

post #19 of 33

Praying all goes well and quickly for you, Mama!

post #20 of 33

When my water broke early with my third I did a lot of walking trying to get those contractions started, but it wasn't until at least 32 hours later that laying down with my then youngest to put her down for a nap got the contractions started, regular and close together immediately (I think every 2 minutes or so).  So, sometimes resting is the key.  Good luck!

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