April 2013 Moms

Water breaking...

FTM question ... Actually 2 questions...

If your water broke on its own was there any sign prior to it breaking that would have made you wonder if it was close to happening? Or was it a complete surprise?

If you had to have your water broken at the hospital was is painful to have done? What's the process and procedure for this?
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  • My water has never broken on its own, the doctor always had to do it at the hospital, so I can only speak to that.  Basically they put this crochet-type hook up there and pop the bag of water.  I never felt anything other than a gush of war
  • My water broke in my sleep with my first. There were no signs that it was about to happen.
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  • My water broke on its own, and there were no signs or warnings that it was coming.  I was totally taken by surprise being that it was 2 weeks before my EDD.
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    My water broke on its own, and there were no signs or warnings that it was coming.  I was totally taken by s
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  • My water broke naturally at 38 weeks. I had walked and stood in lines all morning at a big baby convention and wore myself out. I had some mild cramps all day and my swelling did go up a lot by that evening. That's pretty much it, I had not dilated at all
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  • The doctor broke mine last time and it didn't hurt
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  • Broke on its own. I lost the plug that morning and water broke late afternoon with small spurts no big gush. Irregular contractions started a couple hours later.
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  • Mine broke on its own. I had been to the Dr. The day before and she too me it may happen so that was really the only sign.

    since it broke in many small gushes (vs. one big one) I wasn't 100% sure in the beginning - so I put a pad on (to see how w


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  • With my daughter, I was already in the hospital and had my membranes stripped, lost my mucus plug and then my OB was checking progress and my bag of waters ruptured. Other than that, no contractions/nausea/diarrhea/etc.



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  • for my friend... it was a surprise. the dr had to break it more once she got to the hospital though. she said it just felt weird.
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  • My water broke at 38w. No signs. I was also contracting every minute and a half and didn't realize it.
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  • With my son it broke on its own in the hospital right before it was time to push. This time I had a slow leak so it was more like I peed myself on my underwear. But after I had two rounds of pitosin my ob moved her head and the floodgates opened up. I
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  • With both girls, I woke up in the middle of the night to my water breaking. No warning sign.
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  • With both of my labors my water broke on its own late in labor. Definitely had no warning with either. With my first, I was throwing up and thought I peed until it kept coming out. With my second, I thought it had broken in the tub an hour earlier, but
  • With DS my water broke naturally, and it was a total surprise. It happened at 38 weeks.
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