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I KNOW it's not advisable BUT has anyone ever broken their own waters?

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mustthinkofabetterusername Tue 15-Nov-16 00:15:13

Desperate times call for considering desperate measures.
I know it's prob not safe, risk of infection etc
have you ever done it, is it a thing people do? And if so, how?

MumOfPreemieTwins Tue 15-Nov-16 00:16:40

Don't be an idiot. Yes, you'd be introducing a massive risk of infection without any guarantee of actually going into labour.

GiddyOnZackHunt Tue 15-Nov-16 00:17:33

Why? Why on earth would you do that?

Frequency Tue 15-Nov-16 00:19:39

Are you okay OP?

I'm sorry, I couldn't think of a way to make that sound less patronising. I do mean it genuinely.

What you thinking of is not safe and not a terribly usual thing to consider doing either. Do you need to talk?

mustthinkofabetterusername Tue 15-Nov-16 00:19:51

Way overdue and looking at a sectin this week

Jinglebellsandv0dka Tue 15-Nov-16 00:20:50

Don't be a dick.

My friends newborn is very poorly with meningitis because he waters broke and the hospital sent her home and she got an infection.

Broken waters does not mean immidiate labour.

mustthinkofabetterusername Tue 15-Nov-16 00:21:42

Desperately trying to avoid theatre. Maybe the supermoon will kickstart something overnight

kavvLar Tue 15-Nov-16 00:22:16

Please please don't even consider it. Speak to midwife and consultant about your options. There are many different ways you can go but this is dangerous and you won't be doing yourself or the baby any favours. Sorry flowers

Jinglebellsandv0dka Tue 15-Nov-16 00:22:22

This has to be a joke - if not I worry for your child's future safety if you can be so stupid and irresponsible

Frequency Tue 15-Nov-16 00:22:28

Why are they suggesting a section and not induction?

kavvLar Tue 15-Nov-16 00:23:06

Have you had sweep etc? Is an induction a possibility? How over due are you?

Mungobungo Tue 15-Nov-16 00:23:28


Would you really risk the wellbeing of yourself and your baby? And why? What are the desperate times?

Are you just fed up with being pregnant? And if so, is that really worth the risks to you and baby?

I think you really do need to think very carefully about this. Broken waters can and do lead to infections which can ultimately kill women and babies. Not wanting to be a scaremonger here, but I can't imagine being able to a) break your own waters in the first place and b) doing so without potentially harming your baby or yourself and introducing an infection or causing yourself to bleed to death.

Please tell me that this is some sort of awful joke!?!?

GiddyOnZackHunt Tue 15-Nov-16 00:23:40

Jesus. A section isn't the end of the world you know. Dead babies are worse than sections.

Frequency Tue 15-Nov-16 00:24:02

Can we try and remember that some people suffer from anxiety and are not able to think rationally at times?

I'm sure OP's child will be perfectly cared for once he or she is here.

mustthinkofabetterusername Tue 15-Nov-16 00:24:57

Past medical history means options are spontaneous natural labour or section.

Unwise idea I know, I'll put it down to the ruddy supermoon

TheUnworthy Tue 15-Nov-16 00:25:59

I've had two sections. They were easy.

Even if the surgeon was blind drunk it wouldn't be as risky as what you are considering.

Please don't feel embarrassed but what you are considering doing is irrational, very dangerous for you and your baby and not what is class as normal thinking at all.

If you speak to s medical professional about this they will help you, please.

pickledparsnip Tue 15-Nov-16 00:26:18

Jingle don't be so dramatic. Way to go to make an expectant mother feel like shit. OP I take it you've tried all the usual methods for inducing labour?

mustthinkofabetterusername Tue 15-Nov-16 00:26:24

Have already had multiple sweeps, no labour yet

PleaseNotTrump Tue 15-Nov-16 00:28:29

Wtf. Of course not.

mustthinkofabetterusername Tue 15-Nov-16 00:28:49


Pretty sure I'll need to namechange after this post! blush

TheUnworthy Tue 15-Nov-16 00:29:58

mustthinkofabetterusername no need to be embarrassed.

Could I ask if this is your first baby?

GiddyOnZackHunt Tue 15-Nov-16 00:30:06

Very unwise you numpty. Have the section. All that matters is a healthy baby.
A planned section is OK. I was on my feet 8 hours later. Have minor overhang on my tummy and a fabulous we.

GiddyOnZackHunt Tue 15-Nov-16 00:31:51

DS. I've spent hours and hours on MN but still my phone 'corrects' it to we.

mustthinkofabetterusername Tue 15-Nov-16 00:32:12

Not first. Previous poor experience of theatre etc. Clearly I've been really stupid thinking about it. Idea off table.

pickledparsnip Tue 15-Nov-16 00:35:43

Op you're feeling desperate, don't feel bad.

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