Mine ended up with a slow leak that I didn't even really realize was the fact that my water had broke until after labor. I never had a huge gush, just a small one, enough that just made me think I wet myself pretty good that time and I had to change my underwear and pants. But I still never thought it was my water. I continued to leak all day and went into labor at three in the morning that morning and had the baby three hours later.
DS#2 Water broke during labor - (was past 4 cm not sure what else). It was a gush! Knew what it was too! Babe was born 20 minutes later.
I always thought the media version was a bit strange.
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with #3 i was in labor for about 10 hrs when we found out she was transverse and i had a csection, my water never broke before the surgery with her.
i can't wait to see what happens this time LOL.
I was 6 days past "due date" and went to the hospital for a nonstress and ultrasound. I was having contractions, every five minutes or so, but totally managable. The baby's heart rate was dipping with each contraction, they started an IV for fluids to help b/c I was REFUSING pictocin. They REALLY wanted to induce (my nurse was so great BTW in making sure we did EVERYTHING before pictocin).
We went for the ultrasound and the tech told me she could find less than 1 cm of fluid. I had never had excessive leaking, no wet pants, bed, undies, nothing. I don't know WHERE the water went.
During birth, I don't remember any gushes, but don't remember the birth being horribly dry either. What are they symptoms of a dry birth anyway?
In talking to my MW this time, she said unless the ultrasound tech is VERY skilled, water can be difficult to measure at the end of a pregnancy b/c the baby is just taking up so much room.
So I don't know what happened to my water, but it wasn't the movie gush!
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All my friends who had their water break while at home or out said nothing about the big ol gush you hear about on tv and such.......
movies have to make it entertaining, so you get the 20-30 min max condensed version. i do love watching how they do births on TV and in movies. cracks me up!!
#2 was at the hospital. I was pushing out an apple-size balloon of the bag of waters, they broke it, the water gushed out and the baby came along with it.
And I have to admit something now. I sort of hope that's what happens is the big gush when you stand up to go to the bathroom or something. I dunno know why, I guess it's just that then it's so obvious and exciting that way. Hehe. Mine started by feeling like I had been kicked in the stomach and then the contx were immediatly 1-3 minutes apart and that was that. Of course a big kick in the stomach feeling sort of says "labor has started" just as well I guess.
Big mistake, ds's head was malpositioned, and this probably guaranteed my c/s.... I learned from this one....
thank god for MDC, I know better now..
Mama to two beautiful children.
With ds2 my labor stalled around 7-8 cm. The midwife broke the water and ds2 was born shortly after.
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