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View Poll Results: What point in labor did your water break?
Before contractions 48 33.80%
Early labor 13 9.15%
Before transition 20 14.08%
Transition 17 11.97%
Right before baby was born 38 26.76%
Baby was born in the caul 6 4.23%
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#31 of 54 Old 04-11-2007, 05:58 PM
 
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first baby - sometime either late in active labor or during transition, hard to say which.

second baby - it was the dividing point between transition and pushing... and pushing only lasted a handful of contractions, so it was about 4 minutes before the birth.

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Both births, water broke right at the end of transition and signalled the beginning of pushing (or as much pushing as was necessary). First birth, water broke and character of contractions changed drastically - huge urge to push. Second birth, baby sort of convulsively dropped, water broke, baby was born with next contraction (fetal ejection reflex kicked in)

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right before baby was born all three times.

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i was on the toilet probably right at transition, maybe right before. i remember thinking i didn't know how much longer i could go.

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When its broken on its own it signaled the start of labor for me. I have hollywood style labors . You know a womans water breaks and shes immediatly in hard labor...yeah thats me. I have had 1 born in the caul and twice I had AROM but the one time it resealed and I almost had another born in the caul but the dr broke it as the head was crowning would've been cool to have 2 born in the caul!

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Where's other? You know you have to put "other," right?

I put "transition." That's not the case, though. My water broke about an hour after transition. However, the baby wasn't born for another 6-7 hours after my water broke. So, "Right before baby was born" didn't seem accurate either.

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About 12 hours into labor.
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With all 3 of my children it has broken right before the baby was born.

It so hard to push the bag of waters, once the water breaks pushing the baby is is a breeze and relief.
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You should enable multiple answers, some of us have had more than one birth.

My water "broke" (really just a trickle) right before contractions began with one of my births, with my three others it was as the baby was emerging.
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My water was broken for me both times...before transition.
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Snap, gush and 10 minutes of excited 'this is it' grinning before the contractions started. Back to back, each 5 mins long. Why was it not like they said it would be in the ante-natal classes?!! LOL
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SROM at trasition for me. My first, and I told my MW I thought my membrane ruptured and she didn't believe me at first! LOL What a night, day and night! (A year ago today by the way)!

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#1 & #2 AROM hospital w/ ob
#3 born in the caul w/ mw in a hospital. It felt like the bag was holding me back so I asked the mw to break the bag when I was pushing, and she tried, but it wouldn't break. It was so odd to feel the water gush out of me after the baby was out.
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I have no memory of my water breaking, but neither were any of my kids born in the caul. So I assume it broke while I was pushing, and I already had my butt over a couple of chux pads, all 3 times.

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Mine broke at 4:30 in the morning at 31 weeks, contractions didn't start until about 6 hours later. I'm a special : case, though, as the docs were trying their damnest to stop labor (which didn't work, he was born at 7:51 that night).

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My first birth, just before my twins were born.

My second birth, it happened way before labor started. After about 8h, I got on the breastpump and ctx started.
I was just the opposite

With my first birth, it happened way before labor and I used castor oil and the breastpump.

With my twins, Baby A's water broke when I began pushing. Baby B's was intact until after she entered my pelvis (at which point, I had been pushing for about 15 minutes).
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I wish I'd allowed multiple answers and put other as a choice. Rats!

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AROM 15 minutes before baby was born...she was ready to come ;-). I was fully dilated, the ob. ruptured them, told me to push, and 4 pushes later, my Katie was born.
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30 min before baby was born, it busted accross the room during a cxn and almost got my MIL.

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between two pushes. her head was already out.

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I voted "before transition" for baby #1, I am guessing I was about 6 cm dilated but ctx were getting more intense (though I was still at home).

Baby #2, my water broke at 10 cm, I had been pushing for about 35 min already, pushing against bag of waters, not so much fun!

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Water broke 46 hours before any ctx. Baby was born 2 hours after.
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#1 and #2, water broke and contractions started immediately.

#3, water broke during active labor, I'd guess around 5cm, spontaneously.
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Water broke at 7pm after dd hiccupped. By 7:30pm my contractions were 3 minutes apart.

Pushing began at midnight -- dd born at 4AM.

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