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Waters breaking

(41 Posts)
JaffaJaffaJaffa Wed 25-Oct-17 08:54:41

What were you doing when your waters broke?

Expectingbsbunumber2 Wed 25-Oct-17 09:12:17

I had to get mine broken so i was in hospital

NerNerNerNerBATMAN Wed 25-Oct-17 09:14:16

Lying on the sofa during labour (home birth). They went at 7cm dilated and DD popped out three hours later (thankfully not also on the sofa)

heatherxo Wed 25-Oct-17 09:17:43

Literally jumped out of bed thinking I needed to poo (sorry!) Got to the toilet and whoooooosh.
Was only 36 weeks so was crapping myself

ElizabethShaw Wed 25-Oct-17 09:19:11

Lying on a hospital bed with a midwife breaking them all three times.

SleepingInYourFlowerbed Wed 25-Oct-17 09:19:12

Baby 1 - pushing during labour
Baby 2 - sitting in bath in hospital during labour

Lozmatoz Wed 25-Oct-17 09:20:11

Broken first time during labour, went on own second time in labour... cane pretty soon after that time.

InDubiousBattle Wed 25-Oct-17 09:20:24

Nipping to the loo at 6 am. Thought I was pissing myself. It kept on coming so rang the labour ward when they more or less said 'are you sure you're not just pissing yourself?', whilst on the phone there was a whoosh of waters and I said 'we need a new rug'! Unfortunately there was some blood in it so I had to labour at hospital.

gandalfspants Wed 25-Oct-17 09:20:42

Laid on the sofa during a contraction. Was only a little trickle though. The rest went once I was in the pool at the MLU.

Poppy012 Wed 25-Oct-17 09:26:48

Sleeping 😂

boodles101 Wed 25-Oct-17 10:16:32

Sleeping in bed. Woke to a pop and felt wet, but didn't gush everywhere. Thought I had maybe weed myself grin but contractions started immediately.

mindutopia Wed 25-Oct-17 10:20:21

Sleeping. I shot awake in the middle of the night and about 5 seconds later felt a pop and a gush. I was early, just past 37 weeks, and it was completely unexpected. I actually audibly said, 'oh shit.' It was fine though. Contractions started and my dd was born in our bedroom (had a home birth) 11 hours later.

I'm actually worried this time that I won't know I'm in labour until I'm quite far along if my waters don't go first again. I was really comfortable up until I was nearly fully dilated, so a bit freaked out that I might not even notice.

SupermarketSally Wed 25-Oct-17 10:22:54

1. Midwife was feeling my stomach when I got to hospital in labour, she pressed hard at the top of my bump and whoooosh.

2. Just before baby came out, I didn’t notice but the midwife told me they broke.

3. I’d just got into the birthing pool and nearly jumped back out when they popped!

LRL2017 Wed 25-Oct-17 10:24:23

Asleep but already in hospital for other problems. Lucky I was there really as had our daughter 2.5 hours later, and didn't realise how advanced I was as they left me to it. I was 6 cm before I felt much pain.

ChocolatePancake Wed 25-Oct-17 10:28:01

First time I was asleep, woke up and realised I was a little wet, apparently that was them starting to go (couple of hours later and GUSH!).
Second time I went through most of labour with them intact, only burst when he started coming out

Cupcakey Wed 25-Oct-17 10:37:41

Turning over in bed to get another hour and pop... jumped up as fast as I could being the size of a hippo! And wet the carpet through as well! blushblush

LorelaiVictoriaGilmore Wed 25-Oct-17 11:04:02

34 weeks and just getting out of bed to get ready to go to our first NCT class grin

We never made it...

n0ne Wed 25-Oct-17 11:17:15

DC1 - popped during labour in the birthing pool
DC2 - also during labour, I'd got out of the pool, been examined on the bed, midwife had just told me I was 8cm and not fully dilated as she'd thought, but she didn't want to break my waters as they'd go soon by themselves, got off the bed and 'pop!' <gush> grin

Both times triggered transition and babies born within minutes

OliviaTheFox Wed 25-Oct-17 11:22:20

Asleep, went for what thought was a wee. Ended up stood in the Bath laughing and every time I laughed more gushed out which made me and dp laugh more.

Kragghooooooullllll Wed 25-Oct-17 11:27:29

1st baby they went in the middle of the night after I'd had contractions for a couple of hours previously just after I stood up to go and have a bath, pop and a gush.

Second baby I went for a walk round Tescos and felt like my insides were trying to fall out, got home, put shopping away and was just getting ready to go to the park with dd and dh and they popped in the hallway and continued to leak for a while afterwards. Just glad they didn't go in the aisles of Tescos!

LBOCS2 Wed 25-Oct-17 11:32:02

Before labour with both of mine. DD1 I was in hospital being induced (had the pessary) - rolled over in bed, waters went, contractions started soon afterwards.

DD2 at 5.59am, while I was in bed. I went from dozing to upright and in my bathroom in about a second - not a mean feat as I was 41wks and felt about as lithe as a hippo. Contractions took a bit longer to come on but DD2 was born that afternoon.

ParkheadParadise Wed 25-Oct-17 11:37:56

With Dd1 in hospital during Labour.

With Dd2 in the car park of the Care home my mum was inblush. Thought I'd wet myself at first. DH and my sister were standing there gobsmacked as my waters soaked themgrin remember my sister shouting about her new trainers were ruined. Dd2 was born 40mins later, arriving at hospital with minutes to spare.

fatbottomgirl67 Wed 25-Oct-17 11:39:42

I was lifting roast lamb out of the oven for Sunday diner. Lost my appetite very quickly

OnNaturesCourse Wed 25-Oct-17 11:46:01

Question... How do you know if your waters are leaking? Especially if you have increased watery and gloopy discharge anyway.

Hidihihidiho Wed 25-Oct-17 11:49:35

Chatting to my husband in the kitchen and making dinner......

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