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Waters breaking?

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Toasttea Fri 15-Dec-17 09:21:24

I'm 38+6, when I got out of bed this morning I had this sudden gush of fluid run down my legs, it was quite a lot. So I Put a pad on then called up triage, she advised me to lay on my side for half an hour then check the pad. With my first I had to get my waters broken so haven't experienced going into labour naturally. She said it could have been a few things such as urine or discharge. Might need to go up to the hospital and get assessed.

What was people's experience like when your waters broke?

Celticlassie Fri 15-Dec-17 09:22:51

That sounds like it to me. I went to the loo in the night, and had a very similar gush experience.

Exciting! thanks

TwitterQueen1 Fri 15-Dec-17 09:24:49

Sounds like waters breaking to me! How exciting. Can we have a live birth thread (in between the contractions fwink. Do you know what you're having? (aside from a baby....)

Toasttea Fri 15-Dec-17 10:03:10

Eeeek!!! I called back up sorry for the tmi but told her that the pad I had on wasn't completely soaked so I've to keep an eye on it today. Had no More leaking 🙈 @celticlassie

Toasttea Fri 15-Dec-17 10:04:40

Ahh! Think it's bit of a waiting game now, too see what happens throughout the day. Haha yes I'm having a little boy😊 @twitterqueen1

Timeforanamochango Fri 15-Dec-17 10:10:56

Woke up in the night, went to the loo came back and felt a gush down my leg.

Didn’t realise what it was as I was so tired so went back to sleep then realised it was still coming, went back to the toilet and it didn’t stop. I soaked about 3 maternity pads in an hour and then it just stayed as a small trickle afterwards. Waters smell sweet so that’s how you can tell the difference according to my MW!

Good luck, I hope this is it for you! flowers

MoreSleepPlease6 Fri 15-Dec-17 10:14:28

Mine went at 9 cm in hospital and I was shocked at how much there was... I know they always say 'it's a big gush' but it was everywhere. I actually got quite panicky and had to be calmed down blush

MrsMarigold Fri 15-Dec-17 10:19:41

Mine went in spectacular style both times, no way it could be confused with anything else. I had to go into the hospital in a taxi, sitting on bin bags and old towels.

mindutopia Fri 15-Dec-17 10:24:59

It's very likely that's what it was. My waters broke first with my first labour. It was really obvious what it was. I've never just randomly leaked that much fluid without sneezing or coughing, so it was clear it wasn't urine. Also, it just smelled like water, not urine. And I couldn't stop it. Like when I clenched by pelvic floor muscles, as if to stop a wee, it just kept coming. So I'm guessing that's what it could be for you. My contractions started up within the next couple of hours, so fingers crossed for you.

EvilDoctorBallerinaRoastDuck Fri 15-Dec-17 10:27:19

It does sound like your waters have broken! Good luck for a speedy, not too painful labour! 🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀🍀

EvilDoctorBallerinaRoastDuck Fri 15-Dec-17 10:29:45

Celtic this is where I tell my DM's story of her waters breaking. She was on the loo, her waters broke, she thought, "This is a very long wee!" fgrin

Toasttea Fri 15-Dec-17 10:36:53

Thank you for all your replies ladies. Just been for a pee and when I wiped there was a little bit jelly snot on the tissue, think that sounds like the mucus plug!

EvilDoctorBallerinaRoastDuck Fri 15-Dec-17 10:40:08


Heartofglass12345 Fri 15-Dec-17 11:11:51

Exciting times! Good luck! My waters broke with both of mine and it was quite a lot. With my 2nd it was the middle of the night and we had to wait until my in laws turned up to babysit so i decided to have a bath, i dont know why because my waters were still leaking afterwards lol

Toasttea Fri 15-Dec-17 11:20:39

@heartofglass12345 thank you! lol a bath is nice and relaxing. I'm just getting ready to go out on the school run!

chocolateorangeowls Fri 15-Dec-17 11:24:51

When mine went it was like a river 😁 they just kept pouring out for what felt like ages!

EvilDoctorBallerinaRoastDuck Fri 15-Dec-17 14:09:09

Mine was like the Dambusters. It went all over the midwife. Sorry, Lauren! fblush

Mrstobe90 Fri 15-Dec-17 14:18:20

Good luck! Keep us posted smile xxx

Toasttea Fri 15-Dec-17 14:37:22

@mrstobe90 thank you, I will do. So far nothing else is happening just a very achy back xx

Mrstobe90 Fri 15-Dec-17 14:45:13

Fx your baby will be here tonight xx

Toasttea Fri 15-Dec-17 15:49:16

That would be great but I have a feeling it's going to be a long wait still @mrstobe90

boodles101 Fri 15-Dec-17 16:35:07

Mine broke in the middle of the night, a weird sensation woke me up and I felt a bit wet but I wasn't soaked. Literally only a little bit in my knickers so I really wasn't too sure if I had just wet myself or not. Contractions started about 2 mins later though so I knew it was all starting. Midwife in hospital later confirmed it was my waters.

Monkeypuzzle32 Fri 15-Dec-17 16:37:48

Mine broke this morning! They literally woke me up as they gushed out-I had a lot of water do it kept coming and couldn't have been anything else other than amniotic fluid! 😆

hedlesschicken Fri 15-Dec-17 16:46:03

Sounds like your in labour. Son you will have baby in arms. Eek exciting!!

BrutusMcDogface Fri 15-Dec-17 16:47:51

Ooh monkey puzzle and op- exciting!! Good luck!

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