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post #41 of 75
With my twins, my water broke with Rory just before I had to push and I said, "I think I'm peeing my pants... or my water just broke!" With Tiger, I had just pushed Rory out and suddenly my water exploded like a tidal wave. I still remember the look on the faces of the docs/nurses.

With my next two births, my water broke while I was sleeping. Both times I woke up in a pool of water and then still had to pee, so I knew it was my water and not pee. Kwim?
post #42 of 75
I am that special rarity, a two-timer

ds1: woke up at 4:30 am, 4 days overdue, to my horror thought I was wetting the bed! Dashed downstairs and figured it out once I got on the toilet and had no control. In my first-time anxiety, called the hospy and ended up there waaaay too early. He was born at 9:33pm.

ds2: 4 days over, went in for an NST, had one big weird contraction out of the blue during the test, stopped at the bank before the 1/2 hr drive home. stood in line and whoosh! thank goodness i was wearing a big maxi just in case i peed no one noticed. drove myself home, sitting on dh's work jacket to save the seat, giggling the whole way. that was around 2:30 pm. spend some time at home but went in early evening...he wasn't born until 3:30 pm the NEXT day.

with dd, i learned my lesson and took some fish oils etc to build a stronger bag - ended up with AROM to move things along in early labor!

win some, lose some
post #43 of 75
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ds2: 4 days over, went in for an NST, had one big weird contraction out of the blue during the test, stopped at the bank before the 1/2 hr drive home. stood in line and whoosh! thank goodness i was wearing a big maxi just in case i peed


Wow...that's just awesome

-Caitrin
post #44 of 75
I felt like I was on a cheesy TV storyline!
post #45 of 75
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I felt like I was on a cheesy TV storyline!
That's what makes it so awesome! I could totally see that on a movie

-Caitrin
post #46 of 75
2-timer here, too

First pregnancy, I was under the care of an OB and birthing at an intervention-happy hospital. Water broke early, went in about 8 hours later, not in labor, got the full induction work up. DD born 22 hours after being admitted into the hospital. Yuck all around.

2nd pregnancy went much better. Water broke at 10:30pm on May 17th. I'd been having BH ctx for a cpuple of days. Strong, regular contractions didn't start for 28 hours, but they stopped twice. The real deal didn't start until the afternoon on the 19th, and DD was born 44 hours after my water broke, and about 5 1/2 hours after labor really got rolling (meaning it had stopped for about 8 hours). Much better birth! Totally natural, peaceful, and on my terms
post #47 of 75
As I had been for months, I woke up and got up to pee every so often. After a trip to the bathroom around 2:30 in the morning, I got back into bed and noticed a popping sensation “down below”. It was like no other sensation I had felt before, and I wondered if my water had broken. I felt for moisture but didn’t feel any, so I made my way back to the bathroom. Just as I pulled down my panties, a clear liquid trickled from my body. I called to my husband, “Babe, I think my water just broke.” He stumbled to the bathroom and groggily asked if I was sure of what had just happened. I explained that I hadn’t peed on myself and couldn’t imagine what else it could be.

I didn't even think to wear a pad, but then again, I didn't leak a single drop for the rest of my labor (5 1/2 hours). The next thing to come out of me was some bloody show at the hospital, right before I pushed our daughter out.

Lydia
post #48 of 75
I just hope that future labors go just as quickly, smoothly, and easily. If not, what a "cruel" reality that would be.

I'm thinking of renting a tub next time. Just in case...
post #49 of 75
With my first it hadn't really broken on it's own, but it *did* break all over the awful dr that was stripping my membranes at 38 weeks without my consent or knowledge.. got all over her pants and shoes... LOVE that!

With #2 it was 2 days "past" and I had just gotten up when DH's alarm went off for work to go pee, and the second I stepped from the carpet to the tile in the bathroom there was a small gush... I turned back around and told him that I think my water just broke... He asked if I was sure, I went to lie down, and using my stomach muscles pushed more out, so I got back up and said Yep, I was sure... Contractions came within minutes and Eli was born about 9 hours later

(was induced with my last 2 for different reasons, and I guess we'll see what happens with this one, since I'm not planning on any kind of medical induction )
post #50 of 75
Funnily enough, my water never broke! I delivered with the amniotic sac still around my son and the midwives took care of that as he was coming out. He was 10 days late too, so he really was in no hurry to come out of the comfy womb.
post #51 of 75
My water broke first with all 3 of my babies...same with my mother...and my sisters.
No big deal for me. I was getting in or out of bed to pee at night the first and third time, and I was laying on the couch for my second. I just grabbed a towel and shoved it between my legs.
All pretty "quick" labor and births...14hrs, 1 1/2 hrs, 5hrs.

It's certainly not super common, but it's not RARE either.
post #52 of 75
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Yea it happens so rarely now because everyone is induced and the drs do it for them .
I bet you're right. So many women don't even get to go into labor naturally anymore :

And I've always HEARD my water break too. It's such a weird sound!
post #53 of 75
Aww this makes me what to have another baby right now!!!

2/2 = 100%
My water broke during very mild contractions for both of my deliveries.

The first time I was classically induced, but about an hour after the put in the cervadil to soften the cervix, I started having mild contractions and I heard the pop and the gush. Of course the nurses didn't believe me until when I got up to pee and waterfall fell out between my legs. 10 hours later baby #1 was born. My doctor had offered to induce me since he was going on vacation when I was at 39 weeks. He gave me 24 hourse notice and I said NO! But then after a horrible days work with my boss working me as a horse (she use to tell me stories about Amazonian women who would work in the fields, go into labor, squat to push baby out, and be back at work 4 hours later) I called my doctor at 4:55 pm and asked him to induce me so I could get out of work!

With baby #2, I was at 39 weeks when I was having mild and irregular contractions all day at work. I had been like this for about a month. I went home for lunch (I work only a 5 minute walk away). I wasn't feeling too good, but I went back to work to finish up some paperwork while I labored on an excersize ball in my office. 15 minutes after I got home, pop gush all over the kitchen floor. My daughter laughed so hard and told her daddy that I had just peed on the floor! 9 hours later baby was born!

Even with my mother's two births her water always broke first. With me it happened while she was at a discoteque. She was 17 years old and had just broken up with my dad. Oh those pg hormones!
post #54 of 75
My waters broke in the morning as I was waking up... I leaned over to DH and said:"I think my waters just broke... I'm gonna go check" they had, but there was just a mild trickle... We called the OB who would be attending our home birth and he said to call him if contractions started, otherwise to come around in the afternoon...

Only after we said goodbye, did I realise it was 6:30 am and we had very probably woken him up :
post #55 of 75
i don't know if this counts but my water broke when i was pushing ds out. actually exploded is more the word! it was so forcefull that it shot underneath the door into my closet and soaked the carpet!
post #56 of 75
I woke at 3 a.m. to a trickle of warm fluid and my first thought was "great, like I haven't surrendered enough dignity already with the hemorrhoids and the waddling gait and the ugly maternity clothes - now I'm actually wetting the bed!" Within a few minutes, however, it became clear that I'd sprung a leak. It smelled like amniotic fluid, but I wasn't 100% sure, so I dabbed some on the bathroom mirror to see if it would "fern" as it dried.

I didn't wake DH to tell him - instead I paid bills and cleaned house while he slept!
post #57 of 75
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my first thought was "great, like I haven't surrendered enough dignity already with the hemorrhoids and the waddling gait and the ugly maternity clothes - now I'm actually wetting the bed!"


-Caitrin
post #58 of 75
DS1 was an intervention filled experience that quickly ended with a C/S. So no, water did not break

DS2 however...
I woke up a little after midnight, went pee as per usual and just as I got back upstairs I felt a drip. Made me think hmmmmm...I wonder...
Went back to the bathroom, tried to pee again, just another couple drips, grabbed a prefold to sleep with and tried to sleep.
It continued to drip with occasional small gushes when I showered or laid down or sometimes with ctx.
DS2 arrived almost *70* hours later.

I didn't even call the midwives until after 62 hours because I didn't want to be put on a clock. Glad I did that!
post #59 of 75
Mine broke first, and so did my friend's, she gave birth the same day as me. We were hours apart though.

Mine broke in the middle of the night - I just woke up feeling damp. And it was never more than a trickle. I kind of wonder if my water was low, or something, since I never had any gushing. *shrug*
post #60 of 75
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Mine broke first, and so did my friend's, she gave birth the same day as me. We were hours apart though.
That should be on a movie, seriously.

What a cool coincidence

-Caitrin
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