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Where did your water break?


Re: Where did your water break?

  • katiegal said:

    DD1-I was laying in bed, felt a pop, ran to the toilet and it started gushing out.

    DD2-In the car on the way to the hospital. Scariest experience of my life! We barely made it. The baby was at+3 station and I was already 10cm when we got there. 30 min later, she was out. No time for the epi.

    You didn't feel labor pains before this ? If not woooow
  • Mine broke naturally whole squatting and leaning over the head of the bed. I had just been checked at 9cm. Water broke and the urge to push happened. DD was born 10 minutes later.
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  • DD#1 was a induction and the doctor broke my water

    DD#2 broke while i labor in the hospital after the epidural. I said to the nurse "that was weird. It felt like the baby kicked my crotch but her head is down."

    DD#3 we had just had an open house on our home. I had been having prodromal labor for 4 days. I laid down on the couch and felt a pop followed by a trickle. She was born at 37w 2d.
  • I was on my way into the bathroom to pee one last time right before bed. As I stepped into the bathroom it came gushing out. My initial thought was that I peed my pants. Then I went into shock and got shaky because I realized what it really was and knew tonight was the night!
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  • Baby #1: OB broke my water at after 24 hours of active labor to try to get it to progress.

    Baby #2: Broke right before she was born at the hospital. I had an epidural but still had feeling - just no pain - and I felt something bulge into my vag then burst. Called the nurse in and the bag/membrane was hanging out of me and DD was about an inch from crowning. At first they thought it was the cord, but nope. They had me basically cross my legs to keep DD in while we waited the 30 minutes for my OB to get there.
  • Mine broke in bed in the triage room in the maternity unit between 7:30 and 8:00 am after waiting over 19 hours through regular contractions for some real progress. That got me admitted and dd was born 3 hours later!

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  • My water broke at 6am at home while sitting on the toilet. I was having some pain that I thought was related to the large amount of Indian food I had eaten for dinner just a few hours before. :)
    Had no idea I was in labor until I felt something pop. I said "oh no" which my husband (who was sleeping) heard followed by the swoosh and splash of water. It was a huge gush and a lot of it ended up on the floor. Craziness.
  • After we got to the hospital and I changed into my gown, I felt like I needed to pee. Water broke on the toilet. Perfect timing!


  • A very rude and brusque OB (she was the OB on call) used the amnio hook to break it in the hospital. I was already 5 cm dilated but it still hadn't broken. After all the water was gone, they were able to tell that my son was breech.
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  • Mine broke as I was walking out of Shoney's. The hospital was across the street so we went on over.
  • DS - at the hospital, didn't even notice

    DD - at home in the bathroom.  I was excited and called my midwife.

    DD2 - at home in bed

  • DS1-doctor broke my water during induction.
    DS2-in hospital bed while waiting for epidural
  • My water broke while i was having contractions in the bathtub but never knew till i got to the hospital!
  • In the birthing pool while pushing, baby was born just under 3 hours later
  • DS #1 At home, in bed, around midnight

    DS #2 At home, in bed, around 11:30pm
  • I was in the dressing room at Target trying on sweat pants. It wasn't a lot at first, but I definitely was like, get me out of here before I embarrass myself!
  • With Baby 1, MW broke them minutes before his birth as he was having heart decels and needed to come out quickly. With #2 I woke up to a gushing at 6:22 a.m. after a convenient full night of sleep. It took a minute to convince my husband, but when he turned on a light and saw the gushing, we were both super excited! Contractions started at about 8 and he was born at 11:16 a.m. With #3, the water never broke so he was born en caul :)
  • I woke up at 12:55pm, went to the bathroom to pee and heard a loud pop. I walked into the living room and told my fiance I thought my water broke. He said my underwear was soaked, take a look. I pulled them down and it gushed! She arrived 19 hours later. I need to have the carpet cleaned.
  • My first two, I had AROM at about 5 cm. My third was an AROM after about ten minutes of pushing. My fourth broke naturally as her shoulders were delivering. My fifth I swear broke like three times, all during pushing.
  • Mine was popped by the midwife in the hospital.  I felt strange because it was a lot of warm fluids rushing out but it didn't feel like I urinated.  It's more like how you get water in your ear and when you turn sideways you feel it rushing out. 
  • lantunez15lantunez15 member
    edited October 2017
    My water broke at 1:08am at home. I woke up because I felt wet everywhere. I was super calm. My DH however didn’t know what to do. I woke him up by gently pushing his side “babe... babe... babeeee” “what?” “I think my water broke” 
    From there there were another 3 gushes of water before getting to the hospital at 3:10am. Our daughter was born at 9:50am. 
  • DD: popped in the hospital bed during a. Hard contraction while being induced

    DS: popped at home in bed around 930pm during a hard contraction. I felt a pop I squeezed my legs together and instructed DH to get a towel. He laid it down on the floor, I scooted to the edge of the bed, stood up and WOOSH!
  • during birth both times. first time - hospital birth with just narcotics (no epidural), dr broke it. Do NOT recommend. 
    second time, natural birth in a midwife center, broke right at the end JUST before the urge to push. I highly recommend this lol - don’t rush things w interventions if you can help it. waters cushion the blow. 
    maybe this one will be born in the caul? I’ve heard of that - sounds amazing ... 
  • My water broke at midnight while I was asleep. I had been feeling what I thought were Braxton Hicks for about 8 or 9 hours. I then went to sleep and slept about 2 hours when I felt my belly tighten and my water gushed everywhere. I woke up my husband so we could go to the hospital and our daughter was born just 2 hours after my water broke. 
  • I was induced so my ob broke my water on my hospital bed after being in the hopsital for about 9 hours due to bleeding 
  • Mine broke in the parking garage at the hospital, getting out of my husband's car.  I had been laboring at home, and contractions were finally getting closer together and pretty painful so we had headed to hospital.  Just as I stood up out of the car, my water broke...all over the pavement, my flipflops and dress.  We both just started laughing and I sloshed on into L&D.  
  • In the hospital from my dd crowning she was born 4 mins and one push later
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