Mine broke with my first as the first sign that anything was happening. Just wondering is this likely to happen with my second too? I've read that its quite rare but am getting really paranoid every time I feel a little bit of 'wetness' (sorry tmi!) I'm only 36 weeks!
With my first my waters went when I was 10cm and ready to push. With my second my ways went before anything happened. Contractions started about 10 hours later dd was born 13 hours after waters went. With my third my waters went, contractions started and dd was born 3 hours later. So its possible your waters could go first again. Or not. Every labour is different.
My first labour started with waters breaking at 39+5. Was curious to see if this would also happen with dc2, most HCPs said no pattern but I just had a feeling....and yep waters went as first sign with dc2 at 39+1.
With dc2 there was quite a lot of meconium in the waters which gave me a bit of a shock. But dd was fine and her birth straightforward.
42+3 I gave up and went to be induced but I was already in labour. But they still insisted on going through the procedure of keeping me in an assessment ward with 2 other people and putting me on a monitor for 45 mins. While they went to get the consultant to analyse the blindingly obvious I had a sit down on a fit ball. Me and DH were like wtf was that cos we seriously thought I'd popped the ball cos it wasn't pumped up very well. But no it was my waters breaking. Lol I really didn't think I'd be able to hear it !
with first, labour was well underway, was 2 days before due date. midwife broke waters. Was fully dilated and he was born maybe half an hour later. With second, shifted awkwardly on the floor at 37 weeks, and they went. that started labour, he was born about 12 hours later. with third, they never went, he was born in the sac. as pp said, every labour is different, although first and third would suggest it doesn't happen for me as a natural part of labour. maybe my amniotic sacs are made of tougher stuff than most!
Dc1 waters broke while asleep, waking me up, contractions started immediately but it was 30 hours until baby arrived at 40+5. Dc2 waters were broken for me by a midwife. I was about 8cm dilated when this was offered, baby arrived within about an hour at 40+10. Hoping Dc3 doesn't keep me waiting as long, 6 weeks to go.
Only had one DS and there was absolutely no water! I was induced and the midwives spent hours trying to break my waters and the dr exclaimed surprised during my c-section..."where's the water?!" They'd scratched the top of poor DS' head to bits