Mine never did, I was told that my amniotic fluid was low and had an induction via pitocin (not an ideal situation but that was the only intervention we had.) It was kind of rushed after that. My birth went really well and all was well. How about you? Did your water break?
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My water with DD1 and DD2 started before labor. With DD1, it was a slow leak and confirmed at doc... leading to induction... poo.
DD2, I was nursing DD1 for a nap and pop... there it goes, labor started very slowly after that and I had a successful (and quick) homebirth.
DS water broke one contraction before he was born..... it was while I was pushing and it was instant relief.
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Mine broke with DD which started my labour. It was Sunday evening and I had set up my mat leave from work to begin the following day (I was also planning to shop for baby supplies, had an appt to get a haircut and a pedicure to pamper myself before baby came). I got up from sitting and felt a "pop", rushed to the bathroom as the water started coming out while swearing profusely and saying "this isn't supposed to happen!". DD was born about 8 hours later, at home. She was officially 37 weeks +1, the cutoff for homebirth here is 37 weeks so I suppose she knew what she was doing, she just didn't share her plan with us!
Mine broke on a Friday night at 10pm after having been up since 6am and having walked 5 miles that day in efforts to get labor going... I was 40+5 and sick of being pregnant.... i just wish it would have broken in the morning so I had energy for labor. My labor started right away and went 22 hours.
My DH cracked up because I was slow and lumbering most of the time by that point in pregnancy, but when my water broke, even though I was sound asleep, WHAM, I was on my feet and running to the bathroom within half a second!
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With my first, I never noticed & with my second it only happened as I was pushing.
Mine broke before having contractions (well, I'd had a couple random ones earlier in the day, but nothing regular). I was lying on the couch watching TV and felt this *pop* and booked to the bathroom, which was only a few steps away. Now I'm thinking I should walk around with a towel in case I'm further from the bathroom than that, or something.
Apparently I was in labor for three days and didn't know it. First baby. On the third day I was walking very slow, back pain and baby was kicking more than usual. I started leaking but still wasn't sure what was going on. Came home from work and called the doctor and they said to just trot on down to the hospital and let them have a look. I was scheduled for a mandatory c-section in 7 days and even then, the surgery was a week before due date. My husband and I took our time, I munched on a brownie and we meandered to the hospital. When we got there, we were given a gown and sent to a room and as I was putting it on ... water all over the place. Things picked up after that as I went into full labor and had to wait on my surgery thanks to that delicious brownie that I ate. It was a crazy, wonderful, funny, experience and cuddling with my son (who had decided he wanted to see the world that very day) was the most amazing conclusion.
I think I had a high leak with dd1 as I'm pretty sure I didn't pee in the tub but something came out.
With dd2 water broke as I was pushing (not sure if MW broke it or if it happened on it's own).
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Mine didn't break until my baby was almost crowning. Apparently I had very thick membranes, or so my midwife said. :) What was weird though was that the amniotic sack actually emerged unbroken and as I reached down to feel what was going on I broke my own water. We were in a birthing tub though so I couldn't say how much fluid there was but I can say it was a disconcerting experience as I'd never heard of such a thing happening.
Twice. With my first I was 31 weeks when it broke at 4:30 in the morning. Got the usual "Oh it was probably pee, put a pad in and call us in an hour" when I called L&D but decided to go up anyway; surprise, it was amniotic fluid. Ended up delivering at 8 that night despite their best efforts to keep him in for another 3 weeks, he came home 37 days later after a fairly uneventful NICU stay with no lasting effects.
With my 3rd I was 39+4 weeks and thoroughly done with being pregnant. I was walking to my car after work and ran into a coworker I don't see very often and we got to chatting. She asked when I was due and I said "Saturday, but if he decided to come sooner than that, that'd be great. Like today, today would be super," and BAM, my water broke. It was actually another 28 hours before he arrived, but it was before Saturday!
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For baby 2, I chose a home birth. I had a slow water leak which was my first indication labor had started. When I gave birth he was still in his water bag and my midwife peeled it back as he came out, she said it represents prosperity.
For my 3rd, my water broke then labor started.
Two pushes later my beautiful baby girl was born.
My story is hilarious! The morning I went into labor I woke at 6 just unable to sleep. I got up and toyed around on the internet before climbing back into bed with my then-boyfriend (he's now my husband). Anyway, I decided to get a little frisky and had WAY too much fun As I was climbing back into bed post-DTD, I felt a pop. I climbed back off the bed and stood up straight and it just gushed out. My now-sleeping boyfriend jumped up as I screamed my water broke.
It was hilarious to us after the fact. Definitely a story we said we will never share with our son LOL Can you imagine that? "Honey, mommy's water broke after she and daddy finished doing the deed" LOL Hilarious!
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With my daughter mine broke way before I had any signs of labor. I was at my high school getting some paperwork and swore I peed myself at about noon. I walked around and went home for about 4-5 hours continuously peeing myself. Swearing off pregnancy and pissed off and said I'd have an induction if I couldn't stop peeing myself. Then I realized if I hadn't drank any fluids, I very well couldn't be peeing. Called the midwife, said it was probably my water and to come in to get checked. Sure enough, contractions started about an hour or two later.
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Oh, yes. My water broke first. I was on bed rest, and about 8 months along. I went downstairs to eat a bowl of fruit loops, walked all the way back up the stairs, and decided to go back to bed (it was 5:20 am). As soon as I was in bed, and comfortable, I felt a lot of water gushing. I thought maybe I was having an accident (I had heard that babies can kick your bladder, and cause you to pee!). I ran to the bathroom, and made it in time for all amniotic fluid to go where it needed to go!!!! :) I was really proud of that fact (and still am), not that I had any control over what happened, whatsoever. LOL! I was so thankful that I wasn't in a store, or anywhere in public. I also then realized that amniotic fluid cannot be contained very well at all, as we rode over an hour to the hospital of my choice. When I got there, they actually said, "Well, we have to test to make sure it's amniotic fluid." I was thinking, "I don't know what on earth this is, if it's not amniotic fluid, because it just keeps running!" Too many details? Maybe, but it was a funny experience. It was the best part of my birth experience, anyway.
Yes it did! And boy was I trying. My daughter had been in the birth canal for three painful weeks. And that whole time I was in "latent labor". I walked in the pool every night in hopes of relieving the pressure, and breaking my water. I only wish I'd had the foresight to do this in the morning (which I was afraid to do because DH couldn't be there with me and I was terrified I'd fall in the pool alone). My water broke at 7pm, which meant I put myself in labor all night long, as she wasn't born until 6:40 the next morning.
10a: woke up and stood out of bed...and splash. I'm talking soaked PJs.
3:30p: felt some minor contractions. If my water hadn't broke, I wouldn't have suspected labor...they were that mild.
4:30p: acupuncture to get things going and boy did they. Breathing through the contractions.
6p: attempting to have dinner out at a burger joint. Water kept leaking majorly since the morning. I was wearing huge pads and water just kept coming.
6:30p: attempt to walk to walk 15 or so blocks home but was hanging on to a post in front of every other brownstone. Took gypsy can from a corner to home.
7p: made it home but starting to lose it so DH calls doula.
7:30p: doula arrives. Get in shower as tub isn't felled yet. Go through transition. Puked twice. DH said it was a turning point because my color came back. Apparently I was looking pretty ghostly.
8p: in tub. Midwife and assistant arrive. Per eye contact with the doula, midwife tells doula to tell me to push if I feel the urge.
10:11p: baby girl was born!
11p: toasting with champagne. Breastfeeding. Doula is spoon feeding me yogurt.
3a: everyone is gone
It was an awesome birth but it fully took me by surprise. It was much faster than I anticipated and my water broke well before I felt any contractions.
Mine always broke in late active labor. The second baby it broke twice, 2 layers of sac. Once as I started pushing and the second time as my midwife helped hold the last bit of cervical lip out of the way, yep splashed all over her!
I had a similar experience except after 48 hours my contractions STILL did not start. I heard the loud pop noise, too! So weird.
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