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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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#1 of 54 Old 04-09-2007, 09:57 PM - Thread Starter
 
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At what point?

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With #1, it broke on the toilet after a sleepless night of painful contractions 5-7 minutes apart. But I hadn't made ANY cervical change so "prior to labor"

#2 AROM'ed 4 hours into induction-babe born ~2 hours later.
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Before transition. I was about 7 cm, contrax about 1.5-2 minutes apart, if I remember correctly.

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Before transition both times.
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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.

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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.
Wow- what a great idea with the breastpump!

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I couldn't vote for more than one, so I voted "before ctx began".

#1 - Water broke and then I had ctx and then he was born 18 hours later.
#2 - My water broke 3 days before labor began. Then, broke again as she was crowing.
#3 - Broke at 31 weeks, then broke again at 41 weeks before any ctx. Then, 1 hour, 40 minutes later she was out & on my chest.

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Both of mine, before labour started. w/ ds, I felt, almost heard something like an elastic band snapping, and then the trickle started. contrax started about an hour later. With dd, I didn't feel it, but the same thing happened... I got out of bed in the a.m. and realized I was trickling. Labour started about 10 hours later.
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#1 and #2 don't count because of AROM at the hospital
#3 & #5 right before baby was born
#4 - Before labor started but labor was only 45 minutes so kind of also right before baby was born

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With dd, my water broke about 15 minutes before contractions started.

With ds, my water broke only three pushes from the end. I suspect he would have been born in the caul if counterpressure hadn't been put on the sac when his shoulder got stuck. Up until that point, his head was coming down fine with the sac intact, but when his head started turtling and I started pushing *really* hard to try to get his shoulders down, the sac broke.
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I put before contractions, but it could have been early labor. I woke up with my water broken, and started contractions by the time I got to the bathroom. I could have been in early labor without realizing it the whole evening before, though, I was really uncomfortable.

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#1 was probably PROM. It was the very first sign of labor, before any contractions even started.

#2, I allowed the resident OB/GYN to break it for me just before transition (about 6-7cm of dilation).
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Dd2 was born in the caul and it was a water birth.

With Dd1 I let the midwife do AROM hoping it would get things going more quickly....it hurt a lot more.
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It was sometime during pushing, but when exactly I don't have the foggiest. I was in total labor land and exhausted.

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Couldn't choose multiple options, so I voted "right before baby was born".
#1: Before contractions
#2: At the end of transition. Water broke and I HAD to push.
#3: While I was pushing, shortly before baby was born.
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With my 1st two babies, labor started with my water breaking. Weird, huh? With dd (probably because of all the herbs and EO I was on) I had a tough bag of water and the mw broke it.
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baby #1 - AROM/induction, before contractions
baby #2 - SROM before contractions
baby #3 - AROM at 8cm
baby #4 - SROM before contractions

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water broke w/both of my babes right before they were crowning
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Holy cow there's a seriously disproportionate number of early SROMS in this group!
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arom by midwife just before pushing
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#1 AROM/eventual "emergency" c-section
#2 ERCS
#3 SROM before transition. I think I was about 7 cm.
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3 days before she was born so PROM
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My water didn't break until my c/s with #1.

My water broke at 41 weeks with #2- no contractions. It didn't cause labor to start and it wasn't a little break- more like gushing I ended up with a second c/s 36 hours after it broke b/c I never went in to labor.

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There needs to be an "other," mine broke three times--yes, just with one baby. Anyhow, a high leak at 37 weeks which resealed, a medium sized sploosh right before real labor contractions started and leaking all day (at 40 weeks), and a giant sploosh right before transition.
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Wow- what a great idea with the breastpump!
Ugh, I am not sure I would recommend getting on an actual pump! I went from sitting around chatting happily with dh and my kids and my mil, to laying on the floor having really intense ctx in about 10 minutes. I used a PIS. If it happens again I'll just do manual nipple stim. Although maybe it wouldn't have made a difference? But then again, a PIS is STRONG. So who knows? But next time I'd try *gentle* manual nipple stim first!

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Mine was SROM at 36+3, I woke up with a gush. I started to feel contractions just over an hour later, DS was born about 2hrs 45minutes later.

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I voted transition, because technically I was 9cm dilated, but I had AROM for a labor stall, so technically I was in transition due to my dilation, but I wasn't really in transition, I was only having putsy contractions every 5-10 minutes or so.

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I didn't vote b/c I had two very different experiences. I sprung a leak with my 1st the day before she was born, before labor set in. She was born almost 28 hours later. I never felt the rest of the water go, so it must have happened in the tub.

With my second, it was when she was just about crowning.

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My first I had appendicitis and my water broke three days post surgery and I went into labor on my own a few hours after it broke. For my other three deliveries my water broke on its own (after a few hours of labor) and I immediately delivered.

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My water broke about two seconds before DD was born. My midwife might have had a hand in breaking in; I can't remember for sure. So it's possible she could have been born in a caul.
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