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Hi everyone<br>
I am currently 39 weeks pregnant with my second child... With my ds, the doctor broke my waters at 10 cm... I am wondering - what does it feel like to just have your waters break spontaneously? You always hear about a pop or a whoosh? Is that really what it is like? I have a ton of pressure in my perineum and, I am not exagerating, pee every 20-30 minutes all day long and then at least 6 times during the night - how would I know if my waters actually were still present? I have read you should lie down for 20 minutes, if you get up and feel moisture, then you are leaking (?)<br><br>
I would love to read others thought and experience with waters breaking.<br><br><br>
THank you<br><br>
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With my daughter, my water broke before I felt any contractions. I was filling the bathtub and bent over to turn the water off and heard a gurgling sound in my belly. When I straightened up, I had a large trickle running down my leg. I had a constant smaller trickle from then on.
 

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With dd I got up to pee, climbed back into bed, and felt a POP! I thought it was just the baby giving me a good kick, but somehow just knew that it was my water breaking. In denial, I snuggled up to my pillow a bit and then felt a trickle. Thought "no, couldn't be", and turned on to my other side. Felt a trickle, trickle, and thought I'd better get up to check. I stood up and water just came gushing out. I had to make run for the bathroom. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/rolleyes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rolleyes">:
 

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My water broke after I got to the hospital, and I was about a 6 or 7, I just felt a warm gush go everywhere, and thought to myself, well I guess my water just broke<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"> Baby was born shortly after!
 

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My waters broke spontaneously, well into labor, usually during transition. i felt a "pop", then a gush of warm fluid. it didnt hurt. I remember being suprised the water was so warm! silly, eh?
 

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I was in bed sleeping with my first one. Got up took a bath and went back to bed.<br>
With my second the dr broke my water for me and my little monster was on his way into the world.<br>
I hope i'm in dh's car this time!!!! Give him something to clean up..
 

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No pops here. Nothing so dramatic. Just a constant little leak. Enough to make my underwear quite damp, but not really wet. Was worried about my bladder for a couple of hours with #2 before I realized what it was! Lite leaking continued till she was born the next day.
 

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Czen<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">,<br>
HOw did you know it was amniotic fluid? I am kind of worried I might be leaking...<br><br><br>
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For me it was just like leaking urine, except I couldn't turn it off. A warm wetness in my panties. No pop. No sensation at all.<br>
I knew it wasn't urine because I couldn't just kegel and make it stop coming out, every time I moved more came out, and it smelled totally different than anything that had ever come out of me before! To me, it smelled kind of like chocolate.
 

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My water broke before my labor began. I had gone pee and then when I stood up, I felt a release (no pop or gurgle) that followed by a stream of wettness. It was just like I peed some more. Although, I had no control over the flow. I leaked from then until the baby was born.<br><br>
Emma -- Since incontinence is common during the 3rd timester it can be difficult to tell. Try going to the bathroom and triple evacuation leaning forward each time. Then when you stand up if you experiencing leaking within the next 10 minutes, it maybe very well be your water bag. The moisture thing after 20 minutes of lying down -- make sure you pee just before you do that. And, remember, there is a naturally more fluid later in pregnancy that is all quite normal. So, you'd be looking for water, not mucus. Either way, I hope your labor and delivery are peaceful.
 

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How did I know? Hmmm.... Have to think about that one. I guess the dampness increased during the course of the night. I woke up quite wet after a few hours of sleep. I just kind of clued in at that point. Also about 6:00 am my DD must've pooped and meconium showed up on the pad I had started to wear. There was no doubt then.<br><br>
I think if you can't stop the leak and it is continuous your water has started to "break".
 

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My water broked after a visit to the hospital also, when I was 38.5 weeks pregnant, my OB manipulated me a little but she said that it was so light that probably would'nt help (my dd was eager to get out anyways); she did it at 4 pm and at 2 am I woke up because I felt this pop and a lot of water coming out, it was a yellowish liquid and didn't hurt at all, it stopped a little when I walked to the bathroom. Then I called the hospital and they told me to go there but taking my time, as I wasn't feeling any contractions, so we went there around 4 am... thinking it over I don't know why it took us so much time to get there!!, we were so nervous, first time parents and we packed and repacked a small suitcase and ate something light and quickly. My dd was born until 2 pm that day... long labor that ended in a C-Section. I've heard than when an OB manipulates you, usually the water breaks strongly (with more pressure) than when it happens naturally. May be is just a gossip <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/confused.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Confused">:<br>
As I remember it, when your water brakes it is so exciting, your baby is about to come anytime!! Enjoy it!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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felt a huge pop....ths was 4 hours into labor and i had just arrived at hospital...actually scared me it was so big-i thought at first it was blood...i remember too asking DH if it was clear...it was...sam was born about 4 hours later!
 

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My water broke in my sleep at the hospital at 8 cm..which actually woke me up..It just felt like a balloon popping and water gushing out..I even heard the splash loud and clear..my first words and thoughts were "My Water Broke"..and they called to rush the Dr. in..45 minutes later I had my 1st born.
 

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I had a very slow leak w/dd at 32 weeks. I didn't know it had broken. I thought I had a bladder infection and I had been leaking for almost 24 hrs before I called the dr. Since I thought it was a bladder infection, I wanted to get seen before the weekend. (The leaking started Thurs afternoon and I went in Friday afternoon.) The way I found out was they tested the fluid w/ litmus paper and under a microscope. The leak was slow enough, the flow did seem to stop when I kegaled. Barely enough to make a pantiliner damp. B/c it was so early, I couldn't imagine it was amniotic fluid. (The same slow leak thing happened to my friend, too, but her ds was only 3 weeks early.)<br><br>
If you think that's it, you could go get it checked out. The hospital may tell you you have 24 hrs to deliver before they induce b/c of risk of infection. With dd, I was in the hospital for 3 weeks before she was born (at 35 weeks), with a leak, on antibiotics- no infection. If the fluid is clear and odorless, you should be fine and may be able to wait until labor starts on its own. If it's colored or has an odor, that's a good indication there's an infection of some sort.
 

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My water broke in the middle of a Wal-Mark parking lot. I was stepping up into our Jeep and heard/felt a pop and I was immediately soaked to my knees. Thank goodness I had already done my shopping. I drove home terrified that contrax would start ( I was alone), and they didn't. We finally went to the hospital 6 hours later and I was hooked up to Pit., had DS 7 hours later. There was no doubt in my mind that it was amniotic fluid and not urine.
 

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My water broke before labor started when I was 35 weeks. I had bent over to do something, and I felt it pop. I thought that it was my water, but then I immediately thought it was stupid to think that since it was my first baby and I had no idea what water breaking feels like. Then I stood up and felt it all goosh out.
 

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Mine broke in the kitchen while I was heating a hot pad to put on my back. I heard a pop and then felt like I wet my pants. It wasn't a lot of fluid, I expected a flood!<br><br>
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My water (during the last birth) broke during a vag exam. It was everywhere! My midwife had to change her clothes, the bed sheets, my clothes, lol...the waters were very poopy with mec. too. I remember the water feeling very warm.
 
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