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Humour me - oddest/most embarassing/inconven ient place for waters to break

(41 Posts)
VinegarDrinker Sun 23-Jun-13 20:10:52

I live in London and every time I go on the tube I think "well it would be seriously embarrassing if my waters went now". Most inconvenient I reckon - top of the London Eye...

I'm 38+5 with DC2 ... DC1 was born at 38+5 and first sign was waters going so it's a very real concern!

So entertain/horrify me with your stories...

(Sorry if this has been done a million times before, am a relative newbie)

Ginderella Sun 23-Jun-13 20:38:37

Cheese counter at Tescos.

VinegarDrinker Sun 23-Jun-13 20:49:31

Nice grin do you get free cheese for life?

CheeseBallsRule Sun 23-Jun-13 20:52:04

I nearly started a similar thread this week!!

RJM17 Sun 23-Jun-13 20:53:15

Is it true if they go in a supermarket they give u loads of free baby goodies? X

TanglednotTamed Sun 23-Jun-13 20:54:17

My first sign of labour is always the waters going. Fortunately all 3 times, it's happened at home!

UnexpectedItemInShaggingArea Sun 23-Jun-13 20:56:20

High street of local town, Saturday afternoon, so really busy. A proper big whoosh grin I had puddles in my shoes.

Luckily I was wearing a long black skirt and it was getting dark.

On the way home (20 mins) I continued to flood leak into the passenger seat of my car. Sold it soon afterwards blush

VinegarDrinker Sun 23-Jun-13 21:17:22

That's another slight concern - cars - I leaked a LOT last time and refused to call a cab because I was worried about making a mess! (Don't have a car). Eventually called FIL and sat on about 5 towels in his car!

This time I don't think I'll have that luxury as most likely we'll need MIL to have DS1 and she's our only local friend/family with a car! Hopefully we can find a cab firm to take me...

RNJ3007 Sun 23-Jun-13 21:19:37

Top deck of a London bus. Thankfully on the way to the hospital anyways!

VinegarDrinker Sun 23-Jun-13 21:21:51

Fab, RNJ ! Did it make a huge mess?! Did they have to take it out of service?

A woman locally gave birth on a bus a couple of years ago.!

Jidget Sun 23-Jun-13 21:25:03

We viewed a house (which we eventually bought) and while being shown the livingroom the vendor mentioned that her neighbour's waters had broken in that very room, on that very carpet!

And the carpet was still there when we moved in.

RNJ3007 Sun 23-Jun-13 21:32:16

VinegarDrinker I don't know, someone dashed downstairs and told driver, I was two stops from hospital so I was hustled off the bus and it drove off.

There was a fair puddle... It was a hot summer and I was wearing a skirt, so not so much to 'catch' it!!!

BumpKitty Sun 23-Jun-13 21:39:07

My friend's wedding, after the officiant said 'Please stand for the Bride' grin still it could have been worse, I was originally going to be a bridesmaid!

FayeKorgasm Sun 23-Jun-13 21:40:02

In the loo of a restaurant. I had just ordered. We had to dash home and pack a bag as I hadn't bothered as I was convinced he would be late - he was a month early! grin

plentyofsoap Sun 23-Jun-13 21:52:48

In our new bed. It was a huge amount and soaked the whole thing. It continued as I went down the stairs, in the back of the car and still continued in the hospital. I was only 33 weeks so if I had been full term it would have drowned my poor dh grin

Ginderella Sun 23-Jun-13 22:07:17

I didn't get free cheese for life! Tescos couldn't get me out of the door quick enough to wait outside for the ambulance they had thoughtfully called. The hospital sent me home again anyway, as I was too early in labour to stay in.

When my DH picked me up, I sat on the back seat on the blankets and old towels we use for the dogs!!

DS was born the next day. I shop at Sainsbury's now!!

pinkpudding Sun 23-Jun-13 22:12:59

in the midwife's face as she was checking how dilated i was. blush

ffnorm Sun 23-Jun-13 22:14:41

My waters also go before any other sign. 1st time was at home, went in they examined me told me to go away for an hour and come back, DH and I decided to go to the McD's across from the hospital, ate,got up, another big gush of water, mostly into my shoes, soaked my jeans throughshock
2nd time in my friend's kitchen after Sunday lunch, scarred her husband for lifewink

absentmindeddooooodles Sun 23-Jun-13 22:38:41

Not an inconvenient place but.... In the bathroom at the hospital. Unfortunately I was on crutches and in full blown labour and went arse over tit just wearing a dressing gown. Do nurse and midwife got a full moon view of my bare bum whilst trying to lean on crutches and toilets etc to get up. Not my finest moment :-)

mamachelle Sun 23-Jun-13 22:38:56

the second i stepped through the doors into the maternity ward. The cleaner let me in with a mop in her hand and my waters broke all over the floor she had just washed. Not embarrassing but i did feel really guilty and apologised prefusely.

LucyWildelovesGru Sun 23-Jun-13 22:43:29

Sainsburys check out. I didn't claim free food, I didn't even pay - just said to the young lad who was working on the till "my waters just broke, you'd better get a cleaner" and dashed off. It would have been helpful if I'd stuck around to pay and take the shopping with me as we didn't make it to a supermarket for weeks after that...

cerealqueen Sun 23-Jun-13 22:44:53

Same here mamachelle, but I reckon they ha seen it all before. mine were full of meconium too. sad

MrGeresHamster Sun 23-Jun-13 22:56:55

In the hospital with the consultants whole arm up my fanjo, him holding what appeared to be a knitting needle. James Herriot came to mind.

Angelina7 Sun 23-Jun-13 23:59:26

Pmsl (excuse the pun) this has really cheered up my day, hope I have a gd one to add to it in a couple of months :-) great thread!!

TotallyBursar Mon 24-Jun-13 01:22:30

In my yoof, long before I was acquainted with the business end, I was stood just behind a lady very obviously heavily pregnant and uncomfortable.

It was just dawning on my gormless self to render assistance -or fuck off (I hadn't quite decided how brave I was)- when her waters just exploded - literally exploded, never seen anything like it before or since.

It splattered up the fruit both sides of the aisle, engulfed my shoes and just seemed to keep coming as I stood there like shock ...shock shock. And she heaved a huge sigh of relief (which I have since done in the same situation).
The embarrassing part - she said she didn't need an ambulance & her oh was on his way, fine, but that meant we both were there watching as they roped off the aisle and had to strip every single thing off the shelves to discard and get a team of cleaners to disinfect it.

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