Kind of odd...
- I'm just over 38 weeks pregnant with our second child. When I was 39 weeks with our first child, we had woke up and my husband was getting ready for work. I always got his lunch ready, so I started to head out of the bedroom to the kitchen. I had already gone to the bathroom by then, but when I had just made it to our bedroom doorway I felt a strange gush. No pain, no pop, no pressure--just a gush. I waddled to the bathroom again (it adjoins our bedroom), pulled down my pants and sat on the toilet--only to leak all over the place. My husband called to me to make sure I was ok. I just started laughing and said, "Yeah, but you're not going to work anytime soon!" I then told him what happened. We took our time going to the hospital--almost 3 hours--and I just kept leaking fluid, no matter what position I was in. I was so glad to get to the hospital, although I hadn't dilated or anything yet, but they kept me since I was leaking so much. From start to finish, only 13.5 hours.
- —Guest Angela
- It already broke, 6 hours ago, but stil no contractions. Hmmm... I will be going to hospital soon.
- —Guest aw.... ???
- My water broke as I was lying at home in bed after being sent home from the hospital with contractions coming every 2-3 minutes - but I was only dilated to a 3. When my water broke, I was elated because I knew we could go back and they couldn't send me home again! Mine broke on a particularly hard contraction - I remember feeling like someone (or maybe a horse) had kicked me in the gut, and then I felt a *pop* like pressure being released and a warm gush of fluid. Lucky I had slept on a towel just in case.
- —Guest Megan
- With my 1st child, the water didn't break until the doctor broke it. I had C-section. With the second one, don't know, I'm still pregnant.
- —Guest floare
It was SOO gross!!
- I was 39 weeks and begged my doc to induce my labor, disappointingly- I was sent home. On the way home felt lots of lower back pressure. By the time I reached home couldn't walk hardly. I felt like I had to pee...sat on the toilet and heard a POW!! Yes, my water ruptured and right back to the hospital I went!
- —Guest SaraP
Don't really know!
- I'm 37 weeks & 6 days along, I lost my mucus plug about 2 weeks ago, I have been loosing little bits of I every since. Today however; I've been leaking stuff & I'm not sure as to what it is... It's been bad enough to the point where I've even had to change my undies. Twice.
- —Guest Tiff_babyy
- I had a doctor's appointment that day and I asked her to check me because I thought I was 'leaking.' My underwear was always wet the last couple days. She said everything was fine and I went home. That night I was sleeping and I don't know what woke me up but I went to roll over and there was a huge gush. This was at 12:45 am. I tried to hold it (like you hold your pee) and I couldn't. I though "I've lost control of my bladder." I went to the bathroom and everytime I stood up more just kept gushing out. I didn't have any contractions yet and was not in pain so it was actually quite comical. Trying to walk with my legs crossed, bent over, doing anything to hold it in! I went to the hospital, my contractions started on their own and my son was born at 6:15 pm that night.
- —Guest Shelby.M09
It broke at breakfast.
- "Oh it's my water breaking..." I hadn't recognized it since it was my first baby. I was 7 months pregnant and eating breakfast. I felt like I had to use the toilet but there was no control over it.
- —Guest shalu
Did my bladder burst?
- It was about 3 am and felt like I needed to use the bathroom really badly. I was so tired that I didn't want to get up to go to the toilet. I rolled over in bed and felt a big pop and a gush and thought "Oh no! I have finally left it too long to pee and my bladder has burst." I woke my husband and told him and he just went, "Are you sure it wasn't your waters breaking?" It was! And I continued to drip fluid until I delivered my daughter 6 hours later.
- —Guest Hugz
- Um... it felt... wet! I had a joyous birth at home, so I had been walking around anyway to ease my labor pain and at one point, I just felt the water breaking. I had a fairly short labor, and my midwife arrived in time.
Two Different Experiences
- With my first I was reaching up to turn off the light at midnight and get some much needed sleep - as I stretched I heard a pop and then felt the gush. I had a leak and the fluids continued to flow as I tried to figure out how to get dressed and transition to the hospital in below freezing temps. Our daughter arrived 18 1/2 hours later with 6 hours of miserable pitocin. With my second I labored at home all day, arrived at the hospital almost complete - pushed twice, water broke on the first push in a huge gush all over the midwife, our son arrived on the second push and then peed all over the already drenched midwife.
- —Guest DJ
Just sitting there on the birth ball.
- My labor was long but very manageable. After about 44 hours, I was sitting up on the birth ball, chatting with my husband. I had a pad on the ball, and my water broke. I really just felt a warm trickle. I announced, "My water just broke." The nurse came and said it was clear and baby sounded good. About an hour later I started pushing and had the baby a few minutes later. Some people say it's more intense after the water breaks, I didn't find that to be true.
- —Guest Simona
Fast Labor, Water Tough
- My last labor was really fast, about 3 hours start to finish. That was hard! But my water was intact until the very end. I wound up asking them to break it as I was pushing. I honestly don't know if they were able to do it or not, but the baby was born just a few minutes later with an explosive gush, so maybe she just rode the wave out?
- —Guest Mom2B
Water Breaking with Twins
- I thought I was peeing on myself, but I was wearing a pad anyway. I got up to go to the bathroom, it was like 4:30 in the morning. I looked into the toilet and I saw vernix (the stuff that coats the baby). I thought, "Hmm, that must be my water breaking." I woke up my husband and we called the midwife. Contractions started shortly thereafter. Twin A was born and there was a lull in contractions. Then I felt like pushing and as I pushed "pop!" the second bag broke and covered everyone. It was quite funny! Our second baby was born just a few minutes later.
- —Guest Miri
Right before pushing...
- I was completely dilated and my water was still not broken. I had been walking around and got up to go to the bathroom. I sat back down to begin pushing and I basically willed it to break. It was the oddest thing. I just announced it and it happen. 10 minutes later I was holding my baby girl!
- —Guest Laurel