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post #21 of 75
Mine broke about 7 am in the morning. I went from completely asleep to standing next to the bed with my waters gushing out. I have no idea how I knew, in my sleep, what was going on and what to do, but not a single drop got on the mattress.

The really amazing thing, of course, is how did 9 months pregnant me leap out of bed that fast? I was in rolling and wobbling out of bed mode at that point.
post #22 of 75
My water broke first too....
Right around 36 weeks, I woke up at 4 AM and noticed my underwear were a bit wet - so I got up and went the bathroom. Back in bed I mentioned to my husband how odd I thought was - I'd never noticed anything like that before. Of course, not wanting to be disturbed, he just rolled over and said "the baby probably kicked your bladder, go back to sleep."
So I did, only to wake back up at 5:30 with my underwear just a bit wet again. This time - I decided to take a walk down the steps, figuring if my waters had broken, that might get them gushing. And - boy, it did!
Unfortunately, contractions never did get started up and I ended up on pitocin....

I'm almost at 37 weeks in my second pregnancy - and I can't help but wonder if the same thing won't happen any time now. So, I've started carrying a towel, some pads and an extra pair of pants to work and about with me - just in case.
post #23 of 75
Mine broke about 15 minutes before DD was born and there was a pop - not really loud, but definitely there. I was standing and it all exploded out.
post #24 of 75
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Originally Posted by kalirush View Post
Mine broke about 7 am in the morning. I went from completely asleep to standing next to the bed with my waters gushing out. I have no idea how I knew, in my sleep, what was going on and what to do, but not a single drop got on the mattress.

The really amazing thing, of course, is how did 9 months pregnant me leap out of bed that fast? I was in rolling and wobbling out of bed mode at that point.
Interesting- either you were in a light sleep and didn't realize or your body is very intuitive or both

-Caitrin
post #25 of 75
My water began leaking before I had any contractions, but only a little. Within two hours of that happening, contractions started up in earnest and within a couple more hours, at about 4cm, they broke completely.
post #26 of 75
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Originally Posted by Full Heart View Post
It happened with #4 too. I was sitting at the computer and heard a crack, like a chicken leg breaking. I thought it was when your sacs rub together you know, that finger cracking sound. But way way louder. Dh heard it in the other room.
Wow, that's fascinating, I had no idea there could be a loud sound like that! Mine was AROM at 10cm.
post #27 of 75
I have had two full term births and both times my water breaking was the first sign of labor. And both times I just so happened to be on the toilet! I am so curious to see if it happens this time as well. I really hope so, because I like knowing for sure that labor is imminent.
post #28 of 75
2/4 for me, so 50%!

DD2 - my water broke at the counter of mcdonalds. It was only a teensy dribble at first so I thought it was just a urine leak. I went to the bathroom and tried to clean up and put on a pad while DH finished ordering. When I got back to the counter, I was standing there and GUSH!! I said to DH, "Better make that to go!"

DS2 - I was just sitting on the sofa chit chatting with the family and suddenly it all came gushing out all over the place. They never let me forget that I 'wet the sofa'.



I'm hoping that for this one it does NOT break up front. I'm paranoid and worried about gushing while at work!
post #29 of 75
My water broke first 3 out of 3 times - 100%.

I was surprised every time because I too had heard over and over how rare it is for this to happen.

Not rare for me I guess. It happened to my sister and my mom, too. Makes me wonder if you can be genetically predisposed to this???
post #30 of 75
I was at 38.5 weeks and not even considering having a baby anytime soon. I was sitting at my kitchen table and when I got up I had a GIANT gush and, like everyone else, first thought that I had completely peed my pants. I stood there in shock and looked at my dh and said, "I think my water just broke!" We both started giggling uncontrollably - it was awesome. I stripped my pants and undies off and just stood there while the water just kept coming and coming makeing a huge puddle on the floor. We were still just laughing and so excited. My dh said, "Do you want to do your belly cast?" - LOL! I was like, no time now babe we are having a baby!!!!! So we called the MW and she said to come down to her office so we could check the heartbeat and pick up her birthing tub. On the way there I just stuck one of my newborn cloth diapers in my pants - I'm telling you - the water just kept gushing out. I had no idea there was so much water.

To make a long story short. My water broke at 9pm. My contractions started around 11:30 pm. DS was born at 8:30am. It was a great way to start labor and I am hoping that my water breaks the same way with my next baby. I had no idea it was rare! Oh, and I never heard a pop or any noise, it was just like peeing my pants.
post #31 of 75
Mine broke at 20 weeks while I was sitting on the couch. Not fun and I am hoping that it doesn't happen again. I want a bag of steel!
post #32 of 75
Well mine didn't break.....I got to 10 CM at the birth center and the MW offered to break them, and I gladly accepted....it stopped the pain for a minute.

My friend's waters have broken on her with both her pregnancies. I had no idea it was rare, I assumed it happened a lot (watching TV and movies of course ) which is why I didn't think I was that far along labor-wise when we headed off to the birth center.
post #33 of 75
It was with my second child.

Picture this; we've gotten our almost 3 year old all geared up to go to the drive-in to see a movie. I've made a quick store run for snacks & drinks, she's in her pajammas, blanket in hand, headed for the door. I immediately get a feeling of, "oh my I should stay home". I tried to explain it to my husband that I didn't think I should go, but they could. The poor guy, after 8.5 months of patience with my moods, just about lost it. "WHAT? Why did you get us all ready & then change your mind, this isn't fair to J" We discussed the situation a bit longer (read: louder & more frustrated) to his "ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS WHY" my water went pop! and I was able to point & say "MAYBE THIS IS WHY!!" :nana:

We were an hour away from the hospital, and after finding someone to take J for us... we made it 10 min before she was born. I was forgiven my change of mind eventually
post #34 of 75
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Originally Posted by U2can View Post
I immediately get a feeling of, "oh my I should stay home". I tried to explain it to my husband that I didn't think I should go, but they could. The poor guy, after 8.5 months of patience with my moods, just about lost it. "WHAT? Why did you get us all ready & then change your mind, this isn't fair to J" We discussed the situation a bit longer (read: louder & more frustrated) to his "ALL I WANT TO KNOW IS WHY" my water went pop! and I was able to point & say "MAYBE THIS IS WHY!!" :nana:

We were an hour away from the hospital, and after finding someone to take J for us... we made it 10 min before she was born. I was forgiven my change of mind eventually
And the moral of the story is, to gentlemen out there....LISTEN to your partner if she changes her mind!!!
post #35 of 75
My water broke with my first. It was 4am. I woke up and thought "Did I just pee in my pants?" Then there was another gush. I thought "Holy moly, my water broke." I got up and went into the bathroom. I was in there for a good 20 minutes. Here is the funny part of the story. I had been getting up for a week or so in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. Every night dh would ask if I was okay. The night before my water broke I yelled at him that I was fine. I was just going to the bathroom like I do every night and that I would let him know if something was wrong. So, now I am sitting in the bathroom in shock and disbelief that he was not asking me what was wrong. I finally stop gushing fluid and walk into the bedroom where he is all peacefully sleeping. I backhanded him on the shoulder and said "What the heck is wrong with you? I've been in there for half an hour. My water broke. I could be in their dying and you are sleeping." The poor guy did not know what to do. He pointed out what I had just told him the night before. That did not matter to me. So he gets up to get my bag so I could finish packing. I crawled back into bed. He then asks me what the heck I am doing. I told him everything looks normal and the Ob told me if all looked normal in the middle of the night to go back to bed and call after the sun comes up. The poor man was so befuddled.

Ds did not arrive until 11:43 that night. 10 minutes into Star Trek.
post #36 of 75
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Originally Posted by kewb View Post
My water broke with my first. It was 4am. I woke up and thought "Did I just pee in my pants?" Then there was another gush. I thought "Holy moly, my water broke." I got up and went into the bathroom. I was in there for a good 20 minutes. Here is the funny part of the story. I had been getting up for a week or so in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom. Every night dh would ask if I was okay. The night before my water broke I yelled at him that I was fine. I was just going to the bathroom like I do every night and that I would let him know if something was wrong. So, now I am sitting in the bathroom in shock and disbelief that he was not asking me what was wrong. I finally stop gushing fluid and walk into the bedroom where he is all peacefully sleeping. I backhanded him on the shoulder and said "What the heck is wrong with you? I've been in there for half an hour. My water broke. I could be in their dying and you are sleeping." The poor guy did not know what to do. He pointed out what I had just told him the night before. That did not matter to me. So he gets up to get my bag so I could finish packing. I crawled back into bed. He then asks me what the heck I am doing. I told him everything looks normal and the Ob told me if all looked normal in the middle of the night to go back to bed and call after the sun comes up. The poor man was so befuddled.

Ds did not arrive until 11:43 that night. 10 minutes into Star Trek.
Haha. I could so see myself doing the same thing...

-Caitrin
post #37 of 75
I am a statistical anomaly! My water has broken either before labor, or within 2 contractions of labor beginning with all five of my children! No funny stories really. It broke in bed 4 times. With my 2nd, DH and I were watching chicken run. I heard a POP and felt it go and jumped up off the sofa. DH freaked until I told him it was just my water breaking. We didn't watch that movie again for a year!
post #38 of 75
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Originally Posted by candipooh View Post
Two out of my three the water broke before the onset of labor. That is 66%


I heard a "click" coming from my uterus when labor started with my 2nd dd. And that was the only time the water didn't break before labor. But I swear I heard a click "turkey's done" type click.
haha

Mine broke my first push. I sprayed everyone around me. It was like a fire hydrant and there was this hissing noise. I couldnt help but laugh
post #39 of 75
I just had got out of the shower and I was standing there about to put my panties on and I heard a pop type sound and then water trickled down. Not a lot, just a little bit. I called my doula who told me to wear a pad and sniff it. I was in shock my water had broke, I was excited but didn't really get my hopes up. I smelled my pad and it was definitely my water. I waited 2 days and no labor. Just irregular contractions, that weren't any stronger. I agreed to let them insert cervidil at the hospital, but if the cervidil didn't work and help "kick start" labor (nothing else would work! nip stimulation, nothing at all.) I was going to go home, because I did not want pit. or IVs or monitors or any of that stuff. Luckily, the cervidil put me RIGHT into labor 10 minutes after it was inserted.... 10 hours of contractions 1 minute apart and then my beautiful son was born!
post #40 of 75
All 3 times I sprung a leak first and then had the baby at least 12-36 hrs later. 1st baby was pit augmented in hospital: 2nd and 3rd were home water births midwife attended (just in time for the births) labored w/ just dh or alone. All 3 times it was 5-6 in the morning and a little pop and a bit of a gush but not bursting. With #2 about 1 hr before he was born I was on the birth ball and it popped big time. With both my girls I never notice a big popping gush of breaking bag, it was more subtle, like a leak that sometimes their head would stop up.
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