My water didn't break with DD so I'm curious.
Mama to Tornado Boy (6/04), The Brute (11/06), and Mischief (05/09)... expecting
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in February '15
Contractions started an hour later.
My water broke less than 5 min after that, a rush of fluid. Didn't notice a 'pop' or any other warning, but I think the desire to go to the bathroom was my body's knowledge on some level that the water breaking was about to happen. Should have listened to that feeling, would have saved us a job cleaning our amniotic-fluid-soaked couch!
Also, earlier that day, I had dropped or spilled three different beverages. Unusual clumsiness for me.
75% Crunchy 25% Smooth
Raising 2 peanuts. #3 due in June
I did know labor was coming though, I had taken castor oil!
The Hippie & the Marine
My boys: S (4) & O (2) & Expecting #3 in Dec. 2011
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When I got up, I gushed everywhere and it was obvious what that pop was. I didn't stop gushing until he was born a couple days later. Very annoying and a little surreal.
Becky, partner to Teague, SAHM to Keagan (7yo), Jonah (2yo)
mama to my boy (9/06) and my girl (3/09) and surprise due in May!
It was 5pm on a thurs and I'd just started to do some dishes before dinner and started coughing really hard (I'd had a bad cold) and all I thought I'd peed my pants (i was only 34 wks and had even had it happen before,and was used to leaking a little pee when I had a coughing fit).But it (my water) didn't stop coming (not a big gush but a consistant lite flow) I went to the bathroom to see if it'd stop if I emptied my bladder and it slowed until I stood up and then started again.
I called my mw to ask her and she said she thought I should come in to get checked.I soaked 2 wash cloths on the way to the hospital.Contractions didn't start on their own and I was on pit for two days before it did-glad it did when it did or they were going to do a c-section.I had to be on anti-biotics the whole time.
Everything worked out fine-he just wanted to be born on his sis's b-day.He's still a hurry up and wait kind of kid!They (hospital or mw) never did figure out as to why my waters broke early-no early labor or contractions!
Wife to J, SAHM to W (03/06) at 32w4d, C (10/08) , and H (02/11)
Just before it happened, I had taken a shower and because I was losing my plug (for the third time), I'd kind of fished around up there trying to freshen things up. When I got out of the shower, I layed down on the bed for about 45 minutes and relaxed. Then I got up to pee and when I sat down on the toilet, I felt two distinct pops and a big gush of warm fluid.
"Au milieu de l'hiver, j'ai découvert en moi un invincible été."
Other than the gush or trickle of fluid, did you feel anything? Cramping, pressure? Was it during a contraction or overnight?
My water didn't break with DD so I'm curious.
My water broke while my midwife was checking me in the birth tub at about 9 cm with DD. Felt the pop and saw a little splash toward the m/w.
With DS, I was on the toilet alone. I was feeling around my own cervix and I felt a light pop and then and expansion of the membranes. I assumed that was one layer of them breaking. I warned DH that my waters were going to break with the next contraction. I left my fingers in there and sure enough on the next ctx, the second layer popped and water splashed into the toilet. I'd say I was about 9 cm, that time, too? I'm not sure I would have felt or heard it if my hand wasn't in there.
Anyhow, I'd been quietly resting and laboring on the bed when I suddenly had this undeniable urge to labor on the toilet. I didn't have urge to pee or poop, I just suddenly knew I had to be on the toilet.
I sat down and my water broke. I remember feeling a pop, but don't remember hearing one.
And it gushed with every contraction until I pushed him out three hours later.
I threw a prefold in my pants so that I could ride to the hospital . . . and it was soaked before I was out the door. So we just threw a few towels in the passenger seat, instead. I got out of those sodden clothes as soon as I got to the birthing suite. That was definitely the most annoying part of my labor--having to leave my house and wear wet pants for 5-10 minutes. Maybe I'll do it at home next time.
Chasing DS since April 2007 and pumping for DD March 2013.
yes, there was a definite pop, but i'm not sure if it was audible or just something i could feel, you know? it woke me from a dead sleep at 4am! i remember distinctly thinking, "why am i awake? for once, i *don't* have to pee" and then it gushed and gushed. )
when i felt/heard the pop I thought maybe it was one of those times that the baby's head was "screwing" down into place. I stood up thinking I had to pee and it just came rushing down my leg. I knew right away that it was my water breaking because of the silky feel.
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