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21/10/2014 at 18:08
Yes, yet another labour question from me!!
You read stories about people's waters going in shops & other random places, I was very boring & mine went with my 1st whilst I dozed on the sofa. Please feel free to share your stories!
21/10/2014 at 18:18
Haha liking this blackkat! I'm also intrigued as a first time mum, did you have a feeling they were going to go? Or did they just pop?x
21/10/2014 at 18:25
I was sure they were going to go every time I left the house from about 37 weeks onwards. My team at work were sure they'd go in the office! In the end they didn't, and had to be broken for me when I was in labour about 3 hours before S was born. I feel like I missed out but at least our new carpet was safe!
21/10/2014 at 18:30
21/10/2014 at 18:52
I don't know. I think it must have been in the bath because they'd gone when I was examined in hospital but I never noticed it. I ponder to this day when they went and how I missed it.....!
I was in the bath, when I suddenly felt a gush and turned to H saying "I think my waters have gone". Pretty convenient especially as we hadn't put any protectors anywhere!
21/10/2014 at 18:53
Mine went in hospital, they asked for a urine sample, so I went to the loo, went to pee and wound up with a tray full of water instead...
21/10/2014 at 19:25
Midwife broke mine in the hospital. Very uneventful! X
21/10/2014 at 19:42
21/10/2014 at 19:58
1st time they were broken for me as part of induction, 2nd time they went as I was in the process of getting an epidural - went to 10cm instantly and needed to push so never got my epidural, 3rd time while I was in the ward being induced with prostin. Having pains and kept being told it wasn't labour till my waters went and I needed to push. So all in hospital, nothing too exciting
21/10/2014 at 20:28
Mrs L: I had a sweep last time which resulted in a show & the following day I had mild contractions so I think after that I sat on towels wherever I went & then as I was dozing on the sofa they went, not a huge amount but once they started I had to use a pad as I continued to leak for the next 5 hours till Isobelle was born!
Thanks for sharing your experiences. I do have an toddler incontinence bed sheet under my sheet (& have done for a few weeks) as I don't want to ruin my mattress (had a towel under my sheet last time). Just wondering!!!
21/10/2014 at 20:44
First time round was in the triage room at the MLU and O arrived 20 mins later...no time to leave triage ;-)
Second time in the car on the way back to the hospital...things ramped up pretty quickly and A was born 30 mins later!
21/10/2014 at 20:47
My hind waters trickled out a bit at a time as I was sitting on the chair in the office at home. I couldn't tell at first whether I had become incontinent or it was my waters. I was thinking "oh great, not only am I the size of a house, as unglamorous as you can be, but now I'm blooming incontinent as well!" Then my hind waters got broken by the consultant in the hospital. Midwife asked me if I needed any pain relief. I said no I'm fine. 30 seconds later I'm pressing my buzzer frantically so I could ask for some gas and air. Once all my waters had gone it really cranked up for me.
21/10/2014 at 20:50
Lucas - they broke them
William - I heard a 'pop' h gasped and I flooded everywhere
Isaac - bulging when I got to hospital and thankfully didn't go as he was transverse
22/10/2014 at 09:05
With Violet they went on the bathroom floor just after I got off the loo. So pretty easy to clean up, I'd been in labour for about an hour and three quarters and she was born about 20 mins later (on the bathroom floor.)
With Jacob they went while I was on the toilet, but they went intact, so the whole amniotic sac was hanging out like a water balloon only attached by a little bit at the top. It was really freaky, at first I thought I was having the baby right there as I felt them come out, but a quick feel confirmed it was too squishy to be a baby's head. I didn't know what to do as I was stuck on the loo with a sac hanging out. We called the hospital to ask (I had visions of cutting it off with a pair of scissors or something) and they had no clue what I was talking about as I think I'm possibly the only person in the world this has happened to, but while we were on the phone the sac snapped off and all the waters went into the loo. Nice and tidy. Then we legged it to hospital!
22/10/2014 at 09:15
Mine went in the hospital ward 20 hours after being induced. I went for a shower and felt my bump drop, came back to the bed to tell H, dried my hair, and then my waters flooded everywhere. They literally had to follow me back to the shower with a mop!!
22/10/2014 at 09:21
With R they went in the labour suite not long before she arrived. With O I had just stepped out of bed so all Over the bedroom floor.
22/10/2014 at 09:28
Mine went just as we were about to go to sleep after watching a DVD. It was only a tiny trickle so I had to go to the bathroom to double check. This was at 10.30pm and they kept coming gradually until I gave birth at 4.30pm the following day! So no dramatic gush for me.
22/10/2014 at 10:20
I had been admitted to hospital due to a bleed and bulging membranes. My first lot of waters went two days later, at midnight, in my hospital bed, all over my sleeping pillow.
Babies arrived the next afternoon. After George was born, Elsa's waters were broken by the doctors to help her descend.
22/10/2014 at 13:02
1st time they were broken for me in hosp
2nd time she was born in them
3rd time broke as was crowning x
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