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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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#1 of 90 Old 03-22-2010, 09:59 AM - Thread Starter
 
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I know it can happen at anytime but I was just curious as to what the majority of mamas have experienced.

Feel free to include any stories/ details or info on subsequent pregnancies.


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I asked the OB to break mine at 9cm. With dd2 it broke at some point when I was laboring in the birth tub.
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Oh oops 2 threads. You didn't put 2nd stage in a poll BTW.

First baby, water broke spontaneously as I entered active labor after a really long early labor.
Second baby, water broke spontaneously as I entered pushing then another layer of sac broke during pushing stage.
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my water broke with dd right before she came out...
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Not enough options on the poll! My water broke during second stage with all three of my births (it broke as soon as pushing got serious, which was anywhere from an hour and a half before birth to 5 minutes before birth). With my waterbirths it broke in the tub, which was great - no mess!
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Not enough options on the poll! My water broke during second stage with all three of my births (it broke as soon as pushing got serious, which was anywhere from an hour and a half before birth to 5 minutes before birth). With my waterbirths it broke in the tub, which was great - no mess!
ohh sorry. I didnt know there were other options lol. I should of put an "other" section. lets see if I can edit it.


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DS1 it broke at the very beginning of labour. DS2 it broke at the very beginning of active labour.

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For my first 2 my OB broke it during active labor, my 3rd it broke by itself while pushing.

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Before labor, at about 2 am. Took me about two hours to accept it, haha, I was only 36 weeks.

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with ds and dd1, the OB broke my water late in active labor.
with dd2, it broke spontaneously less than an hour before she was born.

With the first two, the comment was made that the bag was very strong/hard to rupture.

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With DS, OB broke it, with DD, broke during active labor.

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dd1 and ds1 water broken by ob/ mw once I was in active labor
dd2 water broke about 3 hours into labor~ about 6 hours before her birth
I've dreamt this ds will be born in the caul (water/sac intact) we shall see

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I'd gone to my 38 week appt and she said, "See you next week."

Midnight I woke up thinking I'd wet the bed...No, that's a lie. I knew what had happened because I hadn't had a problem with incontinence to that point. I pushed DS out 7 hours later

So, my water breaking STARTED my labor...it was the same with my mom

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With my first baby my water broke at some point after things got active.

With my second it broke 1 week before he was born! It was a small, high up, tear. Not a typical situation. I still had a huge gush when the bag broke at some point well into active labor.

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My water broke at 10pm the night of my due date. (FRIDAY)

I slept all night and went into the hopsital the next morning around 11am (per midwife's (CNM) instructions) but was still not in labor. (SATURDAY)

Given that pill thing on the cervix to get labor started...didn't work for hours and hours. Finally started having crazy irregular contrx that night (probably starting around 7pm) (SATURDAY NIGHT)

By 4am (SUNDAY MORNING) was put on pitocin (and I asked for an epidural at that point from both pain and mostly exhaustion). I slept til 6am (SUNDAY MORNING) and pushed for almost FOUR hours. DS was born 12:14pm (SUNDAY AFTERNOON).


I hope to god that next time my water DOES.NOT.BREAK until I am actually IN labor! Because I may have been able to avoid the pitocin/epi etc.

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I'd gone to my 38 week appt and she said, "See you next week."

Midnight I woke up thinking I'd wet the bed...No, that's a lie. I knew what had happened because I hadn't had a problem with incontinence to that point. I pushed DS out 7 hours later

So, my water breaking STARTED my labor...it was the same with my mom
Hehe... I hadn't had any incontinence problems in pregnancy, either, and I STILL thought I wet the bed. I was so in denial. Perhaps because my mom's experiences with all three of us (doctor broke her water at about 9-10 cm each time), and I knew how rare it was for the water to break before labor, and I was convinced that because it was my first baby I was going to go to 42 weeks, I thought no way would it happen this way.

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I hope to god that next time my water DOES.NOT.BREAK until I am actually IN labor! Because I may have been able to avoid the pitocin/epi etc.
I hear ya... I ended up with pitocin, too, although I barely avoided the epidural (because it didn't take three days for me, haha, damn that would kill me). But I bet I would have liked having the "cushion" since I had a posterior baby and all of my labor was in my hips and back-- she was just grinding against me and it felt like someone was breaking my hip bone in two the entire time, I didn't have a single pain in my actual belly.

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I started gushing some fluid right as I hit active labor, but the baby was born in the caul a few hours later. The midwife said there are multiple layers of membranes, so some fluid escaped but the bag was still intact.
I think it was one of the reasons why my labor was so easy.

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With DS1, the OB broke my water when it was almost time to start pushing. With DS2, the water broke in the car on the way to the birth center- I was already feeling pushy so I must have been fully dilated.

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DS was born in caul

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Broke with my first push.
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My water broke as I started to push, so I was told by the midwife. I was in the tub and didn't notice. Only some of the fluid came out then, the rest came out in a huge gush right after the baby emerged (he came out all at once and fast). It got all over my midwife's pants and my DH's leg. My DS knows how to make a memorable entrance!

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With both my children water broke before labor. Or, really, what I suspect happened is that contractions had begun but I hadn't noticed yet. Both times were in the middle of the night.

Is it considered rare for water to break before labor begins?

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Is it considered rare for water to break before labor begins?
I've heard 10-13%. So, not way uncommon, but relatively so.

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With Henry, membranes broke when his body shot out. His head was out and they were still intact. It wasn't until my midwife opened my right leg did they break. He flew out. Created a big mess, too. Didn't make it to the birth tub.

There was no pushing on my part. My body heaved him out. It was intense and forceful. My labor was only 15 minutes. I went from 6 cm, 80% effaced (with swollen cervix) and -2 station to birth in 4-5 back to back contractions (coming about every 10-15 seconds). It was crazy.

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my water broke with dd right before she came out...
Mine too, so I didn't vote. I think the water broke, then it was just maybe two more pushes.

ETA: that's with the babe who was just born. For DD1, my mw broke the sac sometime during late active labor.

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I had been in early labor for 2 days when my water broke. "Active" labor didn't start for another almost 36 hours, and baby wasn't born until almost 24 hours after that.

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Both times my water broke prior to the start of labor. Both times it was preterm (36 weeks and 33 weeks.) With my second there were other complications but I had been having contractions about 8 minutes apart for 4 days with no dilation. After my water broke I was immediately in active labor and the baby was born 5 hours later.
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I've dreamt this ds will be born in the caul (water/sac intact) we shall see
I had the same dream a couple of weeks ago.

With ds, my water broke about two hours before contractions begin, and four hours before birth. With dd1, water broke and after no contractions for 7 hours, they put me on the pit (I was not clued in at all). I had her 15.5 hours after my water initially broke. With dd2, my water started to trickle a bit a few hours after I had a bloody show. My OB broke it when I went in as it was "bulging" again I was clueless. I had her 20 minutes after they broke the bag. We'll see what happens this time around but it will not involve any artifical breaking of my waters

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