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Oh shit, my waters have just broken <panic>

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PrisonerZero Sat 11-Jun-11 20:59:46

I was induced with my first 2 DC so have never experienced this.

I fully expected to be induced again but now at 40+2 my waters have gone with a huge gush all over the sofa and floor.

Have gone through 2 maternity pads in the last 10 minutes!

Have no pain though.

<and breathe>

MorningCoffee Sat 11-Jun-11 21:01:13

Wow how exciting, goodluck smile

colditz Sat 11-Jun-11 21:01:24


live birth thread!!!!!!!!

ring your midwife.

Mummy2day Sat 11-Jun-11 21:03:06

this happened to me too! I went in for monitoring for half hour then went home until contractions kicked off! nice not to be induced!

Exciting! not long now!

peggotty Sat 11-Jun-11 21:03:11

Oh! Fab! Are you home or hospital birth?

blueeyedmonster Sat 11-Jun-11 21:05:34

Oh how exciting, good luck!

PrisonerZero Sat 11-Jun-11 21:05:51

I just rang the midwife and she says I need to go in for a check up. Should I take the pad with me incase they try and say its wee? Its still coming out. Plus I need a poo but am scared to try but then am thinking I am better off having it <the poo> at home rather than on the delivery table.

MmeLindor. Sat 11-Jun-11 21:08:34

Go to the loo and do a poo.

Then go the hospital. They can test the fluid to make sure it was not just your pelvic floor giving out. Don't worry.

Off you go then. Good luck. And keep us informed.

PacificDogwood Sat 11-Jun-11 21:09:11

Oh, exciting! V best of luck.

Take pads with you.
Do have your poo - your bowels wanting to move is another sign that labour is imminent.
Go in as advised.

Word of warning: my DS4 arrived within 3 hours of my waters breaking. In bed. I thought I would not make it out of the car... grin.

Do let us know how you get on.

whysolate Sat 11-Jun-11 21:09:47

Oooooo! Good luck! smile

PrisonerZero Sat 11-Jun-11 21:18:41

When I was induced with my previous DC, both were born an hour after my waters were broken. Don't know how it works with spontanious labours though. Have a niggly pain now but nothing major.

DP has gone for a shave hmm

whysolate Sat 11-Jun-11 21:20:51

Wow! Men don't seem to have any sense of urgency, do they?!?!

I take it after his shave he is taking you straight to the hospital PZ?

PrisonerZero Sat 11-Jun-11 21:22:00

I think so, I am packing my hospital bag properly <have been in denial>

He seems to worrying about his stubble grin its probably his way of coping smile

PacificDogwood Sat 11-Jun-11 21:24:12

Well, all I can say is that my waters broke, I spoke to MW, iced DS2's birthday cake (yes, DS4 and DS2 share a birthday hmm) - all in complete comfort. Got into the car with minor niggles, hospital 15 min drive away and I really, really thought I am going to have him In. The. Car.

Tell your DH to nevermind the whiskers and get you to the labour ward unless he fancies being your midwife grin!

Henrythehappyhelicopter Sat 11-Jun-11 21:25:16

My neighbours waters broke, she said she needed a poo and gave birth instead.

Best of luck.

PrisonerZero Sat 11-Jun-11 21:25:46

Oh dear, am actually in pain now.

Going to hurry DP up and go off to the hospital. Will post later.

WickedWitchSouthWest Sat 11-Jun-11 21:25:59

Wow good luck! Oh I do love a birth thread!

My dh also had a shave while I was having contractions. I think it is some sort of coping mechanism smile

grumpykat25 Sat 11-Jun-11 21:26:02

OOOooooooh! Good luck grin

whysolate Sat 11-Jun-11 21:26:46

grin He wants to look lovely to meet his baby!

I remember fretting about not having plucked my eyebrows when I was having an emergency C-section at 28 weeks. I think I was trying to distract myself from what was going on!

Don't hang around too long!

ohbabybaby Sat 11-Jun-11 21:26:50

How exciting! Same thing happened to me exactly one week ago. Now got a lovely baby snuggling into me. Good luck! xx

MmeLindor. Sat 11-Jun-11 21:27:13

Good luck.

Am now imagining your DP off to hospital with half his face shaved.

PacificDogwood Sat 11-Jun-11 21:29:19

Good luck!

Now, shoo, hurry!

lollystix Sat 11-Jun-11 21:29:43

Oh prisonerzero - how exciting!!! Does dh have an I phone - can he keep us updated - appreciate you may be busy!! Oh god hate knowing someone's in labour...all that pain.

CroissantNeuf Sat 11-Jun-11 21:29:54

I am PMSL at your DP going for a shave.

When my waters broke in the middle of the night (with our first DC ) DP said "I'll put the kettle on. Do you want a cup of tea?"

CroissantNeuf Sat 11-Jun-11 21:30:45

oooh meant to add...Good Luck!

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