pomegranate / 3007 posts
With my first, I was induced, and water broke while I was pushing.
With my second, I had just gotten to the hospital. I stood up off the chair they wheeled me up from the ER in, to work through a contraction, and my water broke. I got on the bed, and my son was born one push later
grapefruit / 4102 posts
Baby #1: Water broke and labour started immediately, Baby arrived after 36ish hours
Baby #2: Labouring for eight or so hours then waters broken by midwife and Baby arrived in two-ish hours
Baby #3: Waters broke at 0330 on Friday and labour didn’t commence until midnight, Baby arrived at 0500.
pear / 1529 posts
Mine broke at 4am & I sat bolt upright in bed knowing exactly what just happened! I shuffled to the bathroom & fortunately didn't gush until on the toilet. Contractions started within an hour or two of my water breaking, but my labor slowed & baby didn't arrive until 23.5 hrs after my water broke.
grapefruit / 4062 posts
cherry / 128 posts
My water broke first, but it wasn't terribly obvious. There was no gush, just a slow leak. Contractions started an hour and a half later.
cherry / 225 posts
With my twins my water for twin a before labor. I delivered him and then during contractions my water broke for baby b. With my singleton i had a very fast labor and was contracting and my water broke and moments later she was born.
pear / 1763 posts
My water started leaking before my contractions started and then my midwife finished the job right before I started pushing
persimmon / 1461 posts
Both of my labours started with my waters breaking on their own. LO1 broke while doing light tidying, several small gushes, contractions started 12 hours later, put on the drip 24 hrs from waters breaking. LO2 water broke getting up from the couch, lots of small gushes, no contractions other than twinges, put on the drip 24 hrs later again.
persimmon / 1439 posts
I had an unmedicated birth and my midwife offered me the option at one point, "I can break your waters and things will move more quickly, but there will also be increased pressure, or we can leave things as is and you'll have the cushion but might go more slowly". I distinctly remember saying "They both sound bad!" hahaha. She let it be in the end and my water broke on its own during pushing, about a half hour before my daughter was born.
persimmon / 1048 posts
My water broke at home the night before I was going to be induced. I couldn't believe how much came out! My contractions started about two hours later.
nectarine / 2810 posts
My water was broken by doctors both times I gave birth. I had swift labors both times, but contractions got significantly more intense once it was broken!
persimmon / 1421 posts
Yes, both times it broke pretty early on.
This is pretty interesting how many people really did have it break as a first sign of labor! That’s quite a way to start!
nectarine / 2466 posts
For my first it broke at home
My second they broke
My third it broke at home, but they broke it again at the hospital ( they said it probably broke at the top at home)
nectarine / 2721 posts
First baby, midwife broke it at 9 cm to get baby to move down more. Second baby it broke on its own as I got out of the car at hospital, baby was born 9 min later.
pear / 1737 posts
LO1 I was in early labor when it broke.
LO2 it broke before contractions even started.
LO3 I was in labor and my provider broke it.
clementine / 810 posts
I have gone into labor twice on my own. The first time it broke on it's own to start labor. The second time it broke at 7 CM as the midwife was getting ready to break it.
pineapple / 12344 posts
With both of my LOs my water broke spontaneously (with a gush!) before I had any contractions.
nectarine / 2079 posts
Water broke spontaneously during labor with both of my babies.
With my first I was well into labor when my water broke.
With my second I was induced using prostaglandins. I had one contraction, my water broke, and then my body took over with contractions.
honeydew / 7619 posts
LO1 broke spontaneously and then contractions started
LO2 we had a scheduled csection
persimmon / 1190 posts
I had both my babies at home with midwives. LO1 water broke before labour started. LO2 water broke 10 minutes before he was born, right before I started to push and I still had pants on.... things moved kinda quickly.
hostess / wonderful grape / 20803 posts
Different for every birth
1 - broke spontaneously during active labor (during contractions, in hospital...but then one pocket remained and they broke it for me)
2 - induction, so they broke waters for me
3 - preterm birth/loss, broke spontaneously during labor
4 - broke spontaneously during active labor (during contractions, in hospital)
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