My dr swept my membranes around 1:30pm, I was induced with cytotec around 5:30pm, and about 11pm my water broke on it's own while I was sitting on a birthing ball.
I was talking with my DH, mom, and sister (they were all with me during the induction). I felt a huge gush but was afraid that it was just pee so I sat there for a minute trying to figure out what to do to make sure it was my water. They just kept talking and no one realized that I wasn't a part of the conversation anymore. I decided to stand up slightly and felt another gush and knew instantly it was my water. It took me a few minutes to get their attention, but their reaction was priceless - panic. Ummmm hello people we are already in the hospital and exactly where we are supposed to be! LOL
DD 12/20/99, DS 12/14/12, M/C 9/2014, M/C 1/2015
Nope! Not naturally - the doctor's had to do it!
I think I read somewhere that less than 20% of women actually have water breaking as their first sign of labour
perfectlove09:Did you know that it's natural/normal for the baby to be born still in the bag of water? I know it's normally broken before that by the dr because it relieves some pressure but it doesn't have to be done.
That's all. Lol. I just learned that in our birthing class.
StefandTodd: perfectlove09:Did you know that it's natural/normal for the baby to be born still in the bag of water? I know it's normally broken before that by the dr because it relieves some pressure but it doesn't have to be done.
That's all. Lol. I just learned that in our birthing class. Very rare though. I do know someone whose baby was born in the caul a few weeks ago - hospital birth too! My MW will not break water no matter what, so I'll keep my fingers crossed (but won't be banking on it, lol).
It is very rare, but does happen. My L&D nurse said she had never seen it happen and my MW said she had only seen it happen a couple of times.
As I said my MW broke my bag of water right as DD's head was crowning. I gave her permission, but at that point I was not able to ask questions. She later told me that some people theorize that it's less than ideal for a baby to be born in its sack because they don't have the benefit of being totally squeezed through the birth canal and their lungs might not clear as well. I don't think I really believe that though.
No, with DS#1, MW had to break it herself.
That was totally fun.