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JKirkdale Tue 17-Apr-18 22:15:49

Hi all, is there any signs of waters breaking or what was your experience did you know when they were about to? Or was it completely random?

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Ceebs85 Tue 17-Apr-18 22:19:51

Random. I just felt and heard a small 'pop' when I went for a wee. Then it came out in a bit of a constant trickle. No gushing.

Aprilmightbemynewname Tue 17-Apr-18 22:21:27

I was fast asleep and 'heard' a pop. Thought I had wet the bed. Knocked at the neighbours to use their phone and the drunk dh grabbed a mop and bucket and offered to come clean up!!
Ds was born less than 3 hours later!!

12PurpleSnails Tue 17-Apr-18 22:23:28

I lost my mucus plug (sorry TMI) in the morning and my waters went that evening.

bloomsburyer Tue 17-Apr-18 22:25:48


DramaAlpaca Tue 17-Apr-18 22:29:16

All three times mine broke as I was pushing out the baby.

SingingSands Tue 17-Apr-18 22:32:52

Mine went with a massive gush all over the floor, which splashed up and covered me from head to toe. I was dripping and had to strip off and change into a hospital gown.

I thought that only happened on tv!!

NoNoCharlieRascal Tue 17-Apr-18 22:35:23

Huge gush here too. No warning. And bloody dramatic. Fortunately it was on my doorstep and I was able to run inside and sort myself out. Still half wish it was in some posho shop grin

katienana Tue 17-Apr-18 22:38:40

I was in bed and felt a bit damp. I got up to go the loo, when I sat down on the toilet there was a pop and a huge gush followed by a massive contraction.

HollysWilloboobies Tue 17-Apr-18 22:38:41

Didn't happen until about 4 hours after contractions started for me! By then I was high as a kite and wouldn't have known had the midwife not told me!

laelti Tue 17-Apr-18 22:57:03

I don't even know when mine broke!
Presumably during the 2 hours I spent in the birthing pool as no one ever saw them.

LastOneDancing Tue 17-Apr-18 23:01:37

No warning - there was a huge popping sensation (which my mum said she heard) and an enormous gush of pink water about 40 minutes after a sweep. I had hyperemisis so it was epic.

I was in a Costa coffee at the time.

I did not get any free coffee and I may well have ruined a few handbags blush Mortified.

Popskipiekin Tue 17-Apr-18 23:02:33

Mine went in Sainsbury’s grin zero warning (tho I was over 40 weeks). I heaved a bag of shopping onto my shoulder and suddenly felt this pressure and then a gush. I was hoping for a lifetime discount but no such luck sadly.

Apricots17 Tue 17-Apr-18 23:12:15

Mine had to be broken hours after my epidural. My boy didn't want to come out!

annlee3817 Tue 17-Apr-18 23:21:21

Mine started with little gushes, contractions started 30 mins later and two hours after the contractions started they went properly with a big contraction and an almighty gush, hit the bed at the hospital and then whooshed onto the floor. I still thought I'd just wet myself though blush

WineAndTiramisu Wed 18-Apr-18 11:44:15

Mine went in the middle of the night (39+5) whilst on the toilet, had a wee, then wiped, then a gush that kept coming every time I moved!

Used lots of the maternity pads overnight as it just kept coming

InDubiousBattle Wed 18-Apr-18 11:46:10

Started as a trickle then a big gush whilst I was on the phone to labour ward. Threw our rug away!

OneForTheRoadThen Wed 18-Apr-18 11:47:26

I was lying in bed and felt a gush. Mine were epic - actual huge puddles on the floor and went through several towels. Thank his I wasn't in public.

Lmj25 Wed 18-Apr-18 12:38:21

Mine went when I was pushing midwives wanted to pop them but I wouldn't let them 😬

Parney Wed 18-Apr-18 15:23:24

With DS I heard a pop and an immediate gush. Nothing crazy but more of a constant trickle! I’d lost the plug 12 hours previous.

With DD I’d been having contractions for a few hours and was on the labour ward when I asked to use the loo, and there was a massive gush as I sat down!

DappledThings Wed 18-Apr-18 19:47:12

No idea first time, must gave been once I was well into labour. Second time I woke up one morning feeling a bit damp and there was a gush when I stood up.

ificouldwritealettertome Wed 18-Apr-18 19:48:39

Got up for a wee in the night (as usual) and they leaked out everywhere.

Muse84 Wed 18-Apr-18 22:22:46

Pop and dramatic gush all over hospital floor (and my clothes!) the feeling of it bulging down before it popped was the weirdest sensation (obviously that's before I had felt a baby's head crowning....grin)

Papillion86 Thu 19-Apr-18 22:27:51

I was in having steroid injections for a planned csection the following week due to breech baby. About 1.30 I rolled over and thought I'd wet myself (I'd been drinking loads of water as it was so hot on the Ward), when the midwife came round I told her I couldn't control my bladder 😂 she and the doctor promptly told me I'd me having an emergency csection due to my waters going....all very dramatic

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