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25/03/2013 at 23:11
If waters go spontaneously what makes it happen at that time? Does baby push a certain way and make them pop, or is it that the water becomes too much for the sac? Or is it a hormone that causes a hole?
Really stupid question but I'm wondering what makes it happen!
Also does a baby get any more or less active before labour?
Nowt happening here by the way but just questions I've never thought about before!
25/03/2013 at 23:29
I would guess that it's the baby pushing down which causes them to break, I had mine broken in labour and they were described as 'bulging' by the MW which was caused by J's head pushing on them.
The MW also told me that if baby's nails are long e ought they can scratch the sac and cause waters to trickle - the thought freaked me out for a while!
26/03/2013 at 05:16
It's pressure from baby moving down I believe. I remember feeling 'heavy' down below for a while with E and then they just burst! I think baby gets less active but that wasn't the case with Michael, he was a busy bee all the way through labour which might explain why the chord was wrapped around his little thigh when he arrived
I'm so excited for you Hep! I keep looking out for your BA even though you could still have a few weeks to go yet!!
26/03/2013 at 07:52
No idea, with phoebe mine didnt break so i wonder how they managed to remain unbroken.
26/03/2013 at 08:26
Some excellent questions for which I have no answers! I have heard baby slows down but I was a little wriggler until she was out. I remember as her head came out and I was singing the ring of fire in my doped up head she then promptly kicked me inside my fanny as she departed, ouch!!!
26/03/2013 at 08:27
Oh and no queue jumping!! x
26/03/2013 at 08:58
Promise I won't queue jump!
I'm so going to be singing 'ring of fire' now
26/03/2013 at 09:05
Aaaahhh the ring of fire- I only heard about that from here and vividly remember thinking at the crucial moment ahhh that's what they mean.
26/03/2013 at 09:09
What happens then when your waters just leak. With S, i didn't have a great big gush when my waters went, it was more a trickle and a little gush every now and again.
26/03/2013 at 09:19
What chids said. Mine just trickled for about 10 hours almost constantly!
26/03/2013 at 09:21
I figured they must get a bit less active simply because there is less and less room in there to move about.
Very excited, that's hilarious, kicked in the fanny, nice!
26/03/2013 at 09:25
With C, mine burst over 20 nurses/midwives/consultants as I was pushing.
With J, I felt no pressure, just a gush as I stood up.
I've never actually thought about what makes them go. It's just one of those things You know happens, but don't think about why.
26/03/2013 at 09:31
I always wonder how it doesn't burst with babies born in their waters? Is it normally if it is a really small baby? Or whatever the sac is made of is thicker?
Until I went to antenatal classes I always thought your waters going was just like on tv where they stand there and its like someone just pops a balloon and its done- I had no idea it keeps coming out for hours and hours!!
26/03/2013 at 12:41
Seeing 'Ring of Fire' actually just made me squirm
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