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It was the weirdest thing. I was laying on the couch and felt a little "pop" underneath my bellybutton. My first thought was, how could the baby make a sound like that? Then, felt my pants soak through.<br>
I'm just starting to have some period type cramping, and having some tiny blood clots and pinkish water.<br>
My plan ( I'm having a hospital birth) is to hang here until contractions pick up to 5-10 minutes, or call the midwives when the office opens whichever comes first.<br>
There's all this stuff I haven't done yet! Carseat not installed, bag not packed, house is a mess and mother in law will be coming, OMG..<br>
I just need to go to bed or something, right?<br>
Question, how long would you stay home with broken water and no steady contractions?
 

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Well! Wow. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'd say 24-48 hrs I'd stay home before going anywhere. That's just me, though.
 

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OMG! How exciting! Your baby will be here soon! When I had my DD, the house was a wreck. I just went to work one day and had to check into L&D after lunch because of my BP. My sweet mom and sisters went and cleaned it up for us. And I had just put up a bunch of pepper jelly too.<br><br>
I am so jealous!
 

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someone had to buy our carseat and bring it to us at the hospital with our first, and I had to pack my bag while I labor and write my birth plan out longhand bc our printer was broken.<br><br>
How exciting! A new October baby is coming!<br><br>
I'd stay home till contractions are 5 minutes apart and peaking around a minute. Or as long as you feel comfortable! Your contractions are likely to pread out or pick up or just get wonky for a while as you trasnport and tehn get settled, but it's normal, dont worry.<br><br>
Have a GREAT birth! Easy labor vibes to you. Stay upright as much as possible so baby drops into your pelvis good... and dont let them coch you on pushing! When you feel the "OMG there's a baby in my birth canal" feeling, thats when to push. When your body starts bearing down and you feel like you ought to push with it, that's when to push. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Yeah... how exciting!! I guess I would not call until the morning and then not go to the hospital until contractions are 5 mins apart... until I sense that it is time to go. Hard to explain this feeling though. Have a beautiful birth, Mamma and keep us posted when you can<br><br>
peace<br>
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I wouldn't use my water being broken as indicator of when to go in, but JMO.<br><br>
Drink lots of water to keep that fluid coming! Happy labor!
 

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How exciting!! Go get some rest! I'd stay home until it is unbearable then I'd head to the hospital! Best of luck and I'm sending you gentle labor vibes!!!
 

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How exciting!!!
 

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Yey! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/loveeyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Loveeyes">:
 

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y'all are awesome.<br>
I'm gonna go make myself lay down for a while and try to sleep.. It's hard because I'm really excited though!<br>
I'll keep ya posted!
 

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oh good luck mama! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"><br><br>
I'm jealous! I also wouldn't put a time frame on going onto the hospital just because of my water breaking. IMO you're not likely to get an infection at home with no one poking around in there to check your "progress". Just keep up the fluid intake and get as much rest as possible. I'd have such a hard time relaxing if it was me but you know it could be a long journey ahead.<br><br>
yippee!
 

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Cool!<br><br>
I waited about 8h with waters broken and no ctx -- I would have waited longer but I could not have slept, and I had taken a big nap that day, so I was well-rested. I got on the breast pump after 8h. WOW did that start the contractions up! My daughter was born 5 hours later.<br><br>
GOOD LUCK! Hope to read a post tomorrow!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">oh good luck mama! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust"><br><br>
I'm jealous! I also wouldn't put a time frame on going onto the hospital just because of my water breaking. IMO you're not likely to get an infection at home with no one poking around in there to check your "progress". Just keep up the fluid intake and get as much rest as possible. I'd have such a hard time relaxing if it was me but you know it could be a long journey ahead.<br><br>
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Yeah! Good luck mama! I agree with esw (except for the jealous part...I'm set to wait a few more weeks!).<br><br>
Happy labor and birthing!
 

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Good luck mama. Hope you got a few hrs of sleep and are ready for the show! Keep us posted <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Calm and peaceful birth vibes for you Mama!!!!<br><br>
Keep us posted!<br><br><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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Hope you are holding your LO soon <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/dust.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="dust">
 

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sending happy labor vibes to you!!!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Well! Wow. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> I'd say 24-48 hrs I'd stay home before going anywhere. That's just me, though.</div>
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Ditto. My midwife told me yesterday that as soon as my water broke that they'd like me to call then they'd "let" me labor at home for 12 hours and then another 24 hours at the birth center before they transferred me. Honestly, I don't think I am going to call as soon as my water breaks (if it ever does) b/c I don't want a timeline imposed on me. Psychologically it could stall the labor. I'd hold out and just make sure that you don't do anything to increase the chances of an infection. If you ever feel that baby isn't moving so much then it might be a good idea to call as w/o amniotic fluid it's possible the baby could go into distress but I think you'll be fine.
 
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