Mommy to Little Girl, Age 3. Baby Boy, Age 8 months.
My water broke with both of my last two pregnancies. Like you said, there was an initial gush then it would continue to spurt sporadically. I think I wore a cloth prefold because I never knew how much was going to come out. Mine was always either clear or just slightly tinged pink and almost smelled sweet.
FWIW, the first time my water broke, it was 37 hrs till I went into labour - babe was born 42 hrs after water broke. The second time, it only took 18 hrs to go into labour and babe was born 4.5 hrs later.
Keep drinking water and don't put anything in your vagina. Your fluid will continue to replenish itself. Happy birthing!!!!!
"So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world." - Jack Layton
Yay, I'm so glad the time has come! Gentle Labour Vibes sent your way
my water has broken before labor began for all EXCEPT my first. it is possible!
happy birthing, mama!!
Mama of: DS (9), twins DD & DS (6), DS (3), and DD born 11/2010
Good luck momma! I am so happy for you! I have had the same thought, what happens when your water breaks during some intimate times! Enjoy your birth and sending you lots of resting vibes for now and get active labor vibes for when it kicks in! It is good to be a rare breed!
Congrats!!! Glad to hear the belly wrapping helps with the after pains! Can't wait to read your birth story and see pictures.
stay at home mom to 2 girls 11/20/03,3/09/07 and 2 boys 2/28/05 and 11/16/10 and one on the way 1/13/12
Lucy has met Jude and is fascinated by him. She kept giving him kisses and held him with help. It was adorable and I'm so happy their first meeting went so well.
Oh! This is so sweet. CONGRATS!!!
Congrats! So glad it went well!!
HeatherB ~ mama to 3 wonderful boys: 03/02; 09/04; 09/07 - and Eliana, 11/13/10!
Founder of Houston Birth Alternatives: Be Informed, Encouraged, Supported birth support group and aspiring midwife.
Yaay!! Welcome to baby Jude Glad he was worth the wait!!