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Waters gone how soon for labour?

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ammature Mon 08-Feb-16 12:51:25

I woke up at 9.30 with my water breaking. Yay! I'm 40+3 so perfect timing. Rang MLU and I'll have to go in at 8pm for an exam and be induced in the morning if labour hasn't started. No real signs of labour yet... Anyone experienced similar? How soon do pains normally start? Really want to stay on MLU and have my water birth rather then induction/constant monitor in consultant unit.

purplepineapples Mon 08-Feb-16 13:04:34

So exciting!!!!! I'm 38+5 with DC2 and wish it was me in the same boat!!

I'm afraid you'll just need to go with the flow! (no pun intended!)

My waters broke unexpectedly with first DC. Mild contractions and back pain started right away for me after that. Went to the hospital to check everything was okay etc and they said was 1cm dilated and booked my induction in case things didn't progress naturally.

A few hours later contractions had ramped up and I went back to the hospital to find I was 4cm and could stay in. Yay!

I know you've planned what you want but best to not panic or worry in case things don't go that way. The most important thing is baby arriving safely whatever that looks like.

Good luck!

purplepineapples Mon 08-Feb-16 13:05:13

No I'm 39+5!!! grin

ammature Mon 08-Feb-16 13:49:30

Oh you might be next! Yes very exciting knowing I'll be meeting my baby for sure soon! Just that I'm basically chilling having a latte with my husband in a cafe and worried that in six hours when I go in they will pressure me for induction. I've read he nice guidelines give you 72 hours and the risk of infection is like 1% more then if you are not induced. Tend to be quite comfortable with that level of risk...

LetThereBeCupcakes Mon 08-Feb-16 13:52:09

Mine went at midnight. Went in to be checked and sent away to see if things started. Contractions started at about 3.30am, went back in at about 8am and was 4 cm. DS was born at 3.40pm that day.

Hopefully things will start moving soon for you!

MyBreadIsEggy Mon 08-Feb-16 13:52:17

My waters role unexpectedly at 38 weeks. I had to go into the hospital to check it definitely was my waters because it was the tiniest trickle. It was indeed my waters, so they sent me home for 24hrs to see if labour started. It didn't, so I went back in to be induced....quickest induction ever!! Took 40mins for contractions to start after the pessary was inserted, then 3 hrs from first contraction to DD being born smile

outputgap Mon 08-Feb-16 14:01:17

It was 24 hours from my big rush of waters to the very faintest of labour starts, augmented very successfully with the drip. I now realise that my waters had slow trickle broken the day before, and dd1 did end up in hospital at 10 days with an infection, which no one could attribute to anything specific, but their best bet was the early break of waters.

With dc2, I had a ginormous, eye watering, ouchy bastard sweep, 24 hours after the slow trickle, and was in big style labour 10 minutes later. Hurrah for that midwife.

I would take the induction (and antibiotics), because I think you just need a slight hand to tip you over into full blown labour. But definitely worth a medieval style sweep first if you can find a hard faced midwife. wink

Gracey79 Mon 08-Feb-16 14:04:43

Mine went at 730am went to hospital to be told nothing happening booked in for induction following day, had ds at 1015pm that same day

gunting Mon 08-Feb-16 14:13:24

My waters broke at 10am and nothing happened for hours and I was booked in for induction 24 Hr later

Contractions started 17 hours after they broke and my son was born 2 hr after

By the time it got to the induction appointment he was five hours old

Best of luck grin

Cel982 Mon 08-Feb-16 14:17:22

Mine broke at 2:45am, contractions started naturally mid-afternoon the next day, and baby arrived about 12 hours later.

From what I remember (used to work in obstetrics) about 80% of women will go into labour within 24 hours of their waters breaking.

Good luck!

Chinks123 Mon 08-Feb-16 14:19:55

The pains started as soon as my waters went for me on my due date, and were very very strong contractions from the beginning with less than a minute inbetween. DD was born 5 hours later smile

ammature Mon 08-Feb-16 14:24:51

This is all very exciting news! Thanks... I
Might ask for a sweep then tonight when they check me out. I called my poor husband home from work bless him feel a bit daft for wasting a days paternity😩

NickyEds Mon 08-Feb-16 14:35:38

Mine went with a Hollywood gush at around 6am ish. There was a little blood in them so i had to go into hospital. First contractions started at about 9am ish and things were definitely moving by lunchtime. Sadly they didn't move far enough, fast enough and my labour had to be augmented the next morning..Grr.

Good Luck!

MrsBenWyatt Mon 08-Feb-16 17:03:45

Mine started trickling at 10am. Contractions started at 4pm. Good luck! so exciting flowers

ammature Mon 08-Feb-16 17:39:33

Still no contractions going in at eight for exam. Wondering if I should fight the induction and ask for another 12-24 hours or just go with it...

gunting Mon 08-Feb-16 17:42:12

I'd avoid the examination... They can stall things too.

ammature Mon 08-Feb-16 18:37:46

Really? I just assumed I would have to go. Why does it slow things down?

Gracey79 Mon 08-Feb-16 18:57:04

I would go you need to be checked for risk of infection now the waters have gone, I remember they did my temperature checked baby's heart rate etc

unimaginativename13 Mon 08-Feb-16 19:13:42

72 hours seems like a long time! I thought it was 24hours.

I was in labour they gave me 18 hours from waters breaking I was 18.5 and DS still had to go to neonatal as a precaution. We had an infection, he had a rash too. They would never know 100% if it was the waters.

Sweep won't matter as the waters have gone and it's a method that breaks yours waters.

Wardrobespierre Mon 08-Feb-16 19:28:26

Good luck op. My waters broke out of the blue at 38 and 36 weeks respectively. Labour started immediately first time round and it took 15hrs to get to 2cm dilated. Only 2hrs from 2cm to 10 cm and, er, 8hrs of pushing until they gave up and whipped dd out the sunroof.

Second time round, labour started quite soon after my waters went but 38hrs of contractions produced no baby so had another emcs.

GunShotResidue Mon 08-Feb-16 19:42:55

My waters broke at 40+3 with DD. About 10 hours later I started getting some contractions, but they were on/off for another 16 or so hours. DD was born 40+5, about 41 after my waters broke.

Dixiechick17 Mon 08-Feb-16 20:30:12

Mine started trickling and within 30 minutes contractions started and DD arrive less than six hours later. Good luck, hope things start soon for you.

ammature Mon 08-Feb-16 22:35:09

Having contractions now about ten mins apart lasting a minute I'm
Praying they ramp up over night if I'm in proper labour by morning I can stay on the MLU if not it's the consultants ... Fingers crossed. Been in for assessment they out me on monitor and all looks good

Ilovenannyplum Mon 08-Feb-16 22:36:55

Good luck OP! grinthanks

Alb1 Tue 09-Feb-16 19:33:00

Any update OP?

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