Would you like to be on Mumsnet's research panel? We're especially keen for parents-to-be and new parents to join. You can sign up here - there's (nearly) always a great incentive on offer for your views.

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)

FobblyWoof Wed 26-Jun-13 09:04:14

In bed around half five in the morning. I used to wake up every time I needed to roll over and just as I finished heaving myself round my waters went. I felt a little pop and tiny bit came out. I was so tired and so out of it I thought it might be wee and actually debated whether to just leave until I woke up properly blush

Then when I was on the phone to the midwife at the hospital it all just started gushing out! Such a weird feeling and I listened to nothing she said!

samuelwhiskers Tue 25-Jun-13 21:31:25

At a horse show

BlackholesAndRevelations Tue 25-Jun-13 21:28:15

How exciting OhGood! Any news?! grin

Mine boringly went in the bath first time, and had to be popped second time. Urgh the feeling of more and more water pouring out at each contraction.......

42andcounting Tue 25-Jun-13 19:53:49

I'm beginning to think that our brand new bedroom and stair carpet was a mistake. ... at least we'll get 18 weeks use out of it before it gets christened! smile

Dreamstoreality Mon 24-Jun-13 17:27:48

My moms waters broke at the perfume counter of a department store. Then had to have a police escort to the hospital as it was the local carnival.

TanglednotTamed Mon 24-Jun-13 12:26:13

I think your friend wins, parttimer! At least it wasn't mid-wax.

parttimer79 Mon 24-Jun-13 10:34:51

I have an NCT friend whose waters broke on the waxing table post wax...
This is why just one reason I do not wax!

VinegarDrinker Mon 24-Jun-13 07:32:46

Gampy I wish that was the case! Even with doubled up pads I was still leaking on to the towels in the car.... after already soaking 3 pairs of trousers!

GampyWabbit Mon 24-Jun-13 07:29:37

My first labour started with waters breaking in the middle of the night in bed. It was at 38 weeks with no warning.

The next two started with some twinges, so I had some idea things were getting started.

At 39 weeks I'd had a really heavy feeling down below as I collected dc2 from nursery, so called a friend to ask if she could collect dc1 from school for me. Just as my friend, her two children & dc1 walked down the path I felt a big squirm and a pop and my waters broke everywhere! had to answer the door soaking wet, much to everyone's amusement!!! dc3 was born couple of hours later on my living room floor (planned)!

Maternity pads should catch the drips if you need to stay dry in a car btw.

MyNameIsSuz Mon 24-Jun-13 07:06:06

Fatandlumpy, Waitrose would definitely be the best supermarket for your waters to break. Last week one of their staff carried my basket for me as it was heavy, they've also been known to come and scan all my stuff before I get to the checkout if the baby is crying, I bet they'd be amazing and you'd get lots of free stuff.

MyNameIsSuz Mon 24-Jun-13 07:04:14

Ahh, this makes me so happy that mine went in the bathroom at home! I worked until 39 weeks so was having horrors about them breaking in the office, I was also kind of worried about them breaking in the swimming pool - what would have happened, would they have had to evacuate everyone? Would I even have noticed???

FaddyPeony Mon 24-Jun-13 06:13:45

Omg how far along are you ohgood? What's the news?
Mine broke at home thankfully as it was epic. One woman told me that hers at broken over a fancy dinner in a 5* hotel restaurant - she had gone on a last jolly with her hubby before arrival of dc...

fatandlumpy Mon 24-Jun-13 05:57:50

I'm 34 weeks preggy and shop in Waitrose... (hopeful)

OhGood Mon 24-Jun-13 02:19:13

dunno but mine just broke! Bedroom carpet / hallway / bathroom. Here we go....

Littleballofhate Mon 24-Jun-13 01:56:49

At the bank. I let out a little yeap. People moved aside. I did my banking and got the hell out.

Doughnutmaestro Mon 24-Jun-13 01:39:20

I'm so glad that mine went at home! I climbed into bed and felt a pop like my lower back clicking and jumped out of bed before they went, then just stood on the rug and shouted Dh in a panic, waters pouring out onto the rug, Dh was fretting about the mess and made me sit on the loo lol, when we went off to hospital I wore two maternity pads to catch any leakage as sil was taking us in her new car lol.

When ds was about a year old Dh and I were tidying our bedroom and I said offhandedly "awww my waters broke on that rug, I'm glad I didn't have to clean it though, I bet it was wet and stinky"
To which Dh replied "I didn't clean it, I thought you had before we left"
Boak.. I'd stepped out of bed every morning and numerous times in the night onto that mat which had never been cleaned! It went straight in the bin, sentimental value or not lol

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.

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!!

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.

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

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...

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.

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 :-)

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

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

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

Join the discussion

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now