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Has anyone's water broken when out in public?

(13 Posts)
PrincessScrumpy Wed 24-Aug-11 21:12:58

I've never met anyone who has experienced this but surely it happens? With dd1 it was in the middle of the night and was helpfully while I was on the loo. After 20 mins of trickling I realised it wasn't wee anymore! grin

HMTheQueen Wed 24-Aug-11 21:20:11

Mine was in bed too - somehow I managed to get from the bed to the bathroom without leaking a drop... confused Once in the bathroom, it was gushing! grin

I hoped it would happen in Sainsbo's or John Lewis so I'd get all the free stuff that they supposedly give out! grin

PacificDogwood Wed 24-Aug-11 21:22:56

Nope - 1 artificial rupture of membranes in hospital
1 em CS
1 rupture in the middle of labour in hospital

And <<drumroll>> one enormous waterfall in bed lying perfectly still on my back confused - 1 night after I had removed the electric blanket <<cutting it fine grin>>

chorltonandthewheelies Wed 24-Aug-11 21:24:29

Yes me - twice! Baby no 2 - waters broke in a mobile phone shop in Manchester, all male assistants, don't know who was most mortified! I then had to squelch into mcdonalds to buy my toddler a promised happy meal before I could get her into the car & drive home!

Baby no 3 - went to buy a pizza in our little village in Scotland, as I got out the car and stepped on the pavement - woosh! Cue much laughing from my little girls about " mummy peeing herself"!

Baby no1 broke waters in my bed, what a mess :-)

Hopefully baby no 4 will save my dignity, getting cs at 39 wks so no more public displays expected!

sittinginthesun Wed 24-Aug-11 21:26:47

DS2 - taking DS1 for walk in local park. Few weeks early, so was a bit of a shock. Luckily, I met a friend who convinced me I really ought to go home and phone the hospitalsmile

PacificDogwood Wed 24-Aug-11 21:27:42

grin chorlton and good luck!

HMTheQueen Wed 24-Aug-11 21:32:10

Chorlton - Did you get anything from the mobile phone place (obsessed with freebies grin )?

chorltonandthewheelies Wed 24-Aug-11 21:47:30

Nope no freebies but I couldnt get out quick enough! :-)

nannyl Wed 24-Aug-11 22:50:03

watching with interest

Im 37 and a half weeks

as well as waterproof matress protector (and a spare one in the drawer) i have a pampers bedmat on my bed now. (bigger and cheaper than "maternity" mats)
+ keeping one in the car just in case and plan to put a skirt in car just in case anything happens while i am out anywhere too!

TinkerLily Thu 25-Aug-11 00:08:11

Mine went in the loo of a restaurant at 36 weeks. It was a bit of a shock, but all went well with the labour and my son is a strapping 6' rugby player! I still grin when I drive past the restaurant even now.

Davsmum Fri 26-Aug-11 15:55:05

I think it was Sainsbury's years ago that promised a years free supply of nappies or something like that - to anyone whose waters broke in their Stores.

ihavequestions Fri 26-Aug-11 21:28:30

Surely it would be quite easy to fake that? The staff aren't going to inspect you that closely, presumably!

Davsmum Tue 30-Aug-11 09:26:49

I think they would expect you to go straight to hospital and see ( not literally) a baby delivered as the proof.
I can't see anyone wanting to fake it.

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