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Was that my water breaking? UPDATE

post #1 of 65
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I had a gush of clear odorless fluid this night as I sat down on the toilet, but not too much, maybe as much as one of those urin sample cups would take. Some trickling after that.

I never would have thought I'd have to ask this, but with my daughter my waters broke just before she was born and this also wasn't a movie moment of me standing in a puddle...

And no contractions yet, just dull lower back pain and slight cramping but I've had this before.

So, any thoughts? Could I still go on for days?

( I sent my midwife an e-mail but no reply yet, I don't think this is an emergency or anything...or is it? )
post #2 of 65
My water broke before my last labor but labor started almost immediately afterwards. I smelled the water and it smelled a bit like semen to me, kind of bleachy iykwim? Not srong but just a little.
Then I squatted over a dark towel and saw the white flecks of - crap what's that white stuff called.... VERNEX! Anyway, that is how I knew it was my water. That and the fact that labor started almost immediately.
I think with this being your second labor will start soon Keep us updated.

Keri
post #3 of 65
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Originally Posted by kerikadi
My water broke before my last labor but labor started almost immediately afterwards. I smelled the water and it smelled a bit like semen to me, kind of bleachy iykwim? Not srong but just a little.
Then I squatted over a dark towel and saw the white flecks of - crap what's that white stuff called.... VERNEX! Anyway, that is how I knew it was my water. That and the fact that labor started almost immediately.
I think with this being your second labor will start soon Keep us updated.

Keri
It's been 6 hours so far...:
post #4 of 65
It took about 6 hours after my water broke for contractions to kick in. In the meantime I did a lot of walking. I wouldn't worry too much about it at this point, especially if you're just waiting ot hear back from your midwife. Go about your day and work on any of those "last minute" projects you haven't finished yet.
post #5 of 65
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Originally Posted by LittleOne03
It took about 6 hours after my water broke for contractions to kick in. In the meantime I did a lot of walking. I wouldn't worry too much about it at this point, especially if you're just waiting ot hear back from your midwife. Go about your day and work on any of those "last minute" projects you haven't finished yet.
uh...don't remind me of those!
post #6 of 65
Maybe it was a high leak or something? I had the big gush myself, but some women lose smaller amounts. Labor could take a while to start though, especially since it doesn't sound like a full rupture (although that's probably a misnomer anyway, as your bag of waters would still be holding AF that replenishes itself constantly).

When my water broke, it was about 10 hours before even the little piddly early contractions started. Some women go several days, especially if it's just a small leak like it sounds you had. Just keep everyone and everything out of your vagina.
post #7 of 65
That sounds like a high leak to me.
post #8 of 65
It does sound like a high leak to me, too. are you still leaking fluid? many times a high leak will re-seal and the fabulous thing about high leaks is that they are less likely to put your baby at risk for infection...provided you don't have any vaginal exams!

Sometimes the first layer of the water bag breaks, but the second layer stays intact. This could also be what happened.

Here's my informed choice agreement on Premature Rupture of Membranes: http://midwifemama.com/PROM.pdf
post #9 of 65
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Well, I'm leaking more and it does smell of Semen so I'm quite sure now. The dull pain has become annoying enough to require a hot water bottle.No pattern though, but comming and going Midwife says wait and drink lots

I think that means I'll have a baby soon. AHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!
post #10 of 65
YAY!! I'll be checking in to see if you post any more progress updates. Not long now!
post #11 of 65
: I think all this water leaking must mean the stork is coming..... :

CONGRATULATIONS! happy labor!!!
post #12 of 65
Good luck!
post #13 of 65
Yeah! Congratulations. Now we will all not so patiently wait.
post #14 of 65
happy labor vibes!!!
post #15 of 65
Woohoo! Congrats! Happy labor!
post #16 of 65
Oooooo, congratulations; it's almost time for you! How exciting to be so close to meeting your baby. Sending you easy labor vibes my dear.

With my DD, my water broke the same. No real pattern or difficult contractions at 20 hours, when I finally gave in to the pit (hospital delivery), so it could be awhile. . . or it could be soon!
post #17 of 65
Well geez! I go away for the day and I miss the beginning of this labor!
Peaceful birth to you mama!!! So excited for you!!

Namaste, Tara
post #18 of 65
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Originally Posted by lovemysunshine
Oooooo, congratulations; it's almost time for you! How exciting to be so close to meeting your baby. Sending you easy labor vibes my dear.

With my DD, my water broke the same. No real pattern or difficult contractions at 20 hours, when I finally gave in to the pit (hospital delivery), so it could be awhile. . . or it could be soon!
Good I'm not in the hospital, I just took a nap...can anyone even sleep there?!

Thank you
post #19 of 65
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Originally Posted by huggerwocky
Good I'm not in the hospital, I just took a nap...can anyone even sleep there?!
In the LDR beds? NO! Maybe if you were really exhausted, but those things are hard and uncomfortable. I'm really glad I got to labor in the antepartum unit where the beds are SOFT. I can't imagine laboring on those hard LDR beds. I was in one for about 10 hours or so when they stopped my PTL, and when they moved me to the antepartum unit around 10pm, I was SO happy to finally be able to sleep - the bed was so soft!

Yeah, be doubly glad you're at home.

(and maybe not all hospitals have the hard LDR beds, but mine does! I've sat on exam tables that had more padding
post #20 of 65
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still here, contractions gone, I'm very glad to not be in the hospital right now....for SO many reasons!
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