Most times the water breaks due to contractions or the babe's position as birth begins...but things like infection or poor nutrition can weaken the bag of waters and lead to sPROM. So if you're healthy, and have been taking care of yourself, and your birth time is more than a few weeks away then your babe is probably safe no matter how much "kung fu fighting" they decide to do in there!
But since you're pretty close to the birth I'd be prepared for some leaking or popping! Best wishes for a swift and happy birth!
With my first and third, the membranes ruptured during pushing. With my second, they ruptured prior to the onset of labor. The difference with that pregnancy was that I had an amniocentesis at 20 weeks and I am convinced it weakened the membrane, causing it to rupture late in my pregnancy.
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Mine broken when I was....ummm doing the dirty with myself, lol. I think that is the correct term to use here. Then my contractions started about 2 hours later.
That would certainly put me off my stride.
I was 42 weeks with DD and desperate for labor to start but that never worked for me!
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