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Has anybody had their waters broken at 1cm before and delivered successfully?

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Kmoggy Mon 29-Aug-16 19:02:59

I'm 41+3 now and not dilating. Had terrible contractions starting sun 3am.. By lunchtime every 5 mins 30/40 secs apart. Went to hospital at 4pm and told couldn't get my cervix as only a fingertip dilated!
They kept me in to manage pain as contracting every 5 mins still and baby not liking it!
Stayed in all day, contractions wore off this am but intense pain started re the baby moving into pelvis(now suspected Spd)
On examination I am a finger dilated now, I was given the option of them breaking my waters and seeing if I started labour if not they would put me on the drip. As I am a vbac then if I failed to progress it would be section again which I'm desperately trying to avoid.
I'm so scared now about it all as I don't think my body is going to dilate enough to have a baby.

Anyone got any experiences similar??

MrSlant Mon 29-Aug-16 19:05:24

Twice, first time before drip was standard, delivered about 6 hours later and second time drip was standard but I pleaded for an hour to see how I got on and by the time the doctor got there with the drip bag ready to attach to the needle in my hand I'd already delivered! Good luck.

Kmoggy Mon 29-Aug-16 19:33:50

Were you dilated at all to start with??

3littlebadgers Mon 29-Aug-16 19:41:37

I had with ds3.

Breaking my waters was very difficult and the senior midwife in charge had to do it as the others couldn't manage. It was also very uncomfortable but to be fair I was quite sore from all of the sweeps I had been having anyway. DS was born 10 hours later.

Good luck flowers

MrSlant Mon 29-Aug-16 19:54:32

Only just enough to get the hook in Kmoggy, I don't think I even counted as 1cm, in my case it went pretty easily both times but was a VERY unusual sensation! Won't be long now and you'll be meeting your baby smile.

Kmoggy Mon 29-Aug-16 22:52:20

Oh I hope so as this Spd pain is excruciating!

MrSlant Tue 30-Aug-16 09:29:06

Thinking of you this morning Kmoggy, hope everything is going well and you aren't in that horrible hospital limbo of waiting for someone, anyone to make a plan and let you know! SPD is bloody awful, you have my sympathy.

Kmoggy Tue 30-Aug-16 19:42:39

Thanks mrslant, I saw my consultant today and she made a plan for me to be induced on Thursday. Also gave me dihydrocodine home with me to manage pain till then which is a bloody lifesaver! πŸ™πŸ™ still only a finger dilated but consultant gave me gas and air and wasn't gentle re her examination so things might start moving faster now πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

MrSlant Tue 30-Aug-16 19:53:41

Fingers crossed! Is this your first? Enjoy the floaty codeine happy place and get people to wait on you hand and foot for a couple of days. Whilst you march about as best the SPD allows and shake that baby out grin.

MrSlant Tue 30-Aug-16 20:06:59

Oh no, forgot you were VBAC, good luck, no stranger to strangers in all your important places! I've never managed to deliver without intervention, I don't think I have the right 'whatever' for my body to realise what it's going to do!

Kmoggy Tue 30-Aug-16 20:26:14

Haha yeah I will.. I love that floaty feeling! Kids in bed, shitty reality shows on catch up and a nice massage from my partner! Suddenly it's not all that bad, after last nights pain! πŸ˜‚πŸ™Š

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