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Sorry to be exclusive, my water broke to start labor with my first, and I was curious how the experience went for the 2nd birth for others.
ETA: My mother had two births, and for what it's worth...both of hers started with membrane rupture, too.
With #2 and #3 my water did not break until transition.
With #4 I had a slow leak the day prior or broke the hindwaters only...but still a crazy bulging bag that broke all the way during active labor...maybe 6-7 cm?
So for me usually my water really breaks during transition or closer to pushing.
Cindy, loving wife of 15 years
homeschooling mama to 4 wonderful girls, and 1 boy! praying for #6, sch, due 4/14/2013!
Mama, homeschooler, midwife. DD (13yo), DS (11yo), DD (8yo), DD (3yo), somebody new coming in November 2013.
With my second my water broke at 32w5d, contractions did not start until 33w2d and he was born the next morning via c-section (transverse/breech presentation).
I am hoping this one keeps his/her waters intact until I am well on my way to having him/her. I am hoping for a VBA2C.
With my second, I had what I thought were just BH contrax off and on during the day. I woke up in the middle of the night to a big strong contraction that was by no means BH and then my water broke and we were off to the races.
With #2--Water broke and baby was born 15 minutes later (had relatively painless contractions all afternoon).
With #3-- had contractions for an hour and then water broke. Baby born three hours later. I did use castor oil to get things going
#2 PROM small leak, still had hind bag of waters intact, labor didn't start for
#3 ROM small leak, labor began immediately
JUST SO YOU KNOW, IT'S VERY RARE to have PROM and especially rare to have it subsequently. If so, I would look at if you have history before or during pregnancy of vaginal infection, yeast infection, positive for group B strep, ect.
Grace: Massage Therapist, YL Essential Oils Educator, and busy homeschooling mama to 4 babes.
#2- was born in the caul
#3- water broke as she was crowing.
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Married to my best friend, mama to two boys (12/5/07, 2/12/10) and a sweet little girl (5/2/13).
#2 Water broke and labor started immediately (progressed quickly and had baby in 5 hours, from water breaking to holding baby!)
Wodnering what will happen this time!!! No waiting around and laboring for this mama if the water breaks before labor starts.
Mallory. Happily married to Joe since 6/25/05. Loving my adventure with my girls, Owyn Samantha, born 3/1/09. and Greta June, born 11/2/11
With #1, pPROM @ 34w. It was a slow leak, not a huge gush, and I was in denial that anything could be happening all day. Finally went to hospital at 6pm, had baby at 8:52pm.
#2 - 39w6d, big gush at 11:30pm, contractions started immediately, baby born @ 1:56am (OB had swept membranes without telling me two days before)
#3 - 41w, 2d, big gush at 11:30pm, contractions started immediately, baby born @ 10:07am (MW swept membranes at my request the day before)
Now...with my second (fresh from the oven)...It NEVER broke. Nope. I was in labour for HOURS. Stuck at 8cm alone for 5 of those hours. He was 12lbs 4oz...but the bloody bag of waters was just too tough for either of us! (eventually they broke them - perhaps if he could have decended, they would have eventually broke on their own)... talk about total opposites though! lol
With my second, my water broke are my daughter was crowning. Three hours labor in total.
Since my water never broke with the second (until the very end), I never really felt like I was in labor! (I guess I was just waiting for my bag to break to 'tell' me I was in labor LOL )
Uno ('03) Dos ('08) and Tres (Aug '10)
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#2 MW advised I take lots of C, broken at 8CM by MW @ 41 weeks 3 days
#3 only 21 weeks pg
My second baby I labored during the night and the water broke in the birth pool right before the baby came out.
Mom to 3 sweet girls