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View Poll Results: When did your water break?
Did your water break before labor? 82 43.39%
Did it break while you were in active labor? 66 34.92%
Did your OB/ MW break your water late in labor? 34 17.99%
Or was your baby born with your bag of water intact? 7 3.70%
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#61 of 90 Old 03-27-2010, 05:09 PM
 
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For 2/3, it broke in active labor, when I was pushing.

For the other one, the dr. broke it when i was at about 7-8 cm. I didn't know enough back then to object.
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It broke at 6 am a couple of days before my EDD. By 9 pm my labour started. I still regret not just resting that day, instead I was running around buying last minute stuff and getting excited about giving birth.

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With DD it was broken by my ob to speed up my labour. With DS it broke as I was pushing.

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With my first I was induced, and it broke just as the contractions started.

With my second it broke at home before labor started. Contractions started almost immediately after that.
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I asked my midwives to break my water in my 50-somethings hour of labour. I was glad, things very much progressed from there. Baby was there in an hour after.
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#1 - AROM, induction
#2 - SROM, prior to labor
#3 - AROM @ 8cm, birth center midwife - ended up transferring to hospital
#4 - SROM, prior to labor
#5 - AROM @ 4cm, induction

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My water "broke" (I sprung a leak) before the onset of labor.

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I asked my doctor to break mine around 8-9 cm. I thought it would speed things up, but alas, it just made things wetter :P I still spent a very long 3 hours in transition.

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I got a big gush at 4:30 in the morning as I was rolling over in bed. Labor never did start on its own before I got paranoid and consented to the induction 24 hours later.

Baby was born approx 18 hours after that.

I was only 35+5 weeks along. I was so freaked out- I woke DH up in a panic asking him over and over, "Is it blood? Is it blood? Is it blood?"

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I had PROM two days before my due date. Had been having tiny painless contractions five minutes apart all morning, then after rupture (around 9am) they became very irregular and didn't really progress. [ETA: I'd had noticeable "leaks" that lasted a week or more on two occasions during the third trimester, but didn't tell my CNMs (mentioned it to one, she dismissed it). Not sure if they are related but I had lots of painless ctx throughout the pregnancy as well.] at 9pm I went in to the hospital, where we discovered I was 2, almost 3cm & got serious about nipple stimulation. Things eventually started to move along, but I was still only at 4cm after 4am... eventually delivered just after 9am. Declined antibiotics and had no problems. Ok the pedi on call gave me problems but baby was just fine without them
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Other? Mine broke on its own while I was pushing - so almost born intact but not quite.
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My water broke during a vaginal exam. My MW didn't break it on purpose, but I'm sure her fingers gave it some impetus.

That was the last VE I had, I was fully dilated at that point and the baby was born 2 hours later.

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My water broke before labor -

Friday, 11am - water broke (well really leaked), no "real" contractions
Friday, 1:30pm - MW appointment, slight contractions, very far apart
Friday, 7pm - Caster oil...YUCK!
Saturday, 7:30am - decide to charge up some hills at the park to get contractions going
Saturday, noon-ish - contractions getting stronger, still sporatic
Saturday, 5pm - more Caster oil, began pumping, contractions getting stronger and more regular
Sunday, 3:30am - LO was born

What a couple of days that was! I can't wait to do it again.

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Well for me, 5 days before labour started. but it was a hindwater leak that soon sealed over again. I don't know when it broke again during labour - have no recollection of it.

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My water broke just before transition for both births.

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#76 of 90 Old 07-16-2010, 11:18 AM
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I voted that my mw/ob broke it late in labor, because that was the closest option that fit. I actually broke it myself, right before his head was born. He would have been born in the caul had I not taken a fingernail to it - but I needed some of that pressure relieved!

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#1 AROM at 3cm to "speed things up" as part of an elective induction
#2 born in the caul
#3 SROM at 7cm
#4 AROM at 8cm after stalling there for five hours
#5 AROM at 7cm after stalling and after my baby FINALLY flipped from posterior to anterior--I wanted to keep her there.

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DD1: Midwife broke my bag when I was at 9 cm.
DD2: Water broke during pushing... almost in the caul, but not quite.

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Water was broken by ob/midwives all three times. Oldest dd was induced medicalized birth so her's was broken in mid labor. Other two were born in a hospital with a midwife. Both bags were intact until I was pushing, then broken. I had both girls very soon after that.

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With my first two, an OB broke my water around 5cm. They both said they'd never seen such tough membranes. I hoped to let it break naturally with my third but greatfully accepted the mw's offer to break it during pushing...and it helped me push him righ out! We'll just see this time.
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#1- AROM fairly early in labor
#2- AROM mid-labor
#3- SROM about an hour before contractions started.
#4- SROM during transition

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My water broke to start labor both times

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I honestly have no clue when it broke... either during transition or sometime during the two hours of pushing. I don't remember it ever breaking but I DO know she wasn't born with it still intact. I was way too focused on contractions and working her down and out and pushing to notice anything like that. I never looked into hypnobirth but from what little I know, I think I kind of did that.. although I've never heard of not noticing the water breaking but I didn't!
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I voted in active labour, but actually it has always been during second stage. I can't push effectively while the bow is intact. I have just laboured down and waited for it to break 3x, but did ask my midwife to break it once. The baby is born with the next contraction.
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I've had 4 labor's

1-3 The Doc/MW broke my water, all were induced.

4- Water broke spontaneously at 35weeks 5days

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Baby wasn't born with bag of water intact, but it broke the push before she emerged. I think that's why she was in such a decent mood when she was born--she had a nice cushy ride for most of the way!

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With DD it broke before labor really got started at all. With DS the OB broke it when I was stalling at 8cm and his heartrate kept dipping, and he was born a few minutes later.

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With DS1 my water broke 32 hours before he was born. I labored at home for most of the time and only went to the hospital once I thought I was pretty dilated.

With DS2 I asked my OB to break the water while I was in the pushing stage. The pressure of the sack was too much for me to be able to push DS2 out. DS2 was born a few minutes after the OB broke my water.
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#1: AROM mid labor hospital induction due to PIH.

#2: AROM by mw at home moments before DS was born due to bulging bag of water in the way.

Both times it was remarked that I had an extremely tough amniotic sac.

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Well, I have two babies. With the first, water broke in active labor, I suppose 30 minutes before she was born. The second baby was positioned a bit off and I think forceful pushing while lying down broke my water earlier, maybe 20 minutes before she was born.

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