Water Breaking during pregnany

Ashley - posted on 11/26/2009 ( 10 moms have responded )

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Does your water always break when you are pregnant? I know that is how you know your in labor, but will it always happen or is it like one of those its different for everyone things.



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Jacinta - posted on 12/21/2009

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i also remember at one of the peranting classes i went to a lady was like 33wks and her waters had broke..no t in labour but she had to stay in hospital to make sure she didnt get an infection i only saw her once of twice so i dont know what happened but yeah.

Marilyn - posted on 12/21/2009

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My water broke that's how I knew I was going into labor. Then 15 mins later my contractions started. It's not like th emovie seither. Where you have a gush of fluid then you're done. No it continues to flow nonstop til the baby is born! lol. But like the other ladies have said it's not the start to all labors! Good luck!

Stacey - posted on 12/01/2009

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And my water with my two babies broke only at the end, the first was on my due date, and the second as she was crowning.

Jacinta - posted on 12/01/2009

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i remember readind somewhere that 80% of babies born naturally would have the sac intact or 'pop' during crowning if it wasnt for the medical intervention. its quite natural but it does help to speed things up if your dialted. ine were poped with my first daughter as i didnt know this but im letting my sons naturally this time if possible lol.

Chelle - posted on 11/30/2009

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only 11% of womens labours start with waters breaking.
it normaly happens during labour,having them broke for you in hospital or sometimes you can even give birth to the baby in the sac!

Annette - posted on 11/29/2009

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with my 2nd pregnancy, My water broke at home and i was 5 weeks early. I do say it was a strange feeling at 1130pm at night, but it does happen just not often. Most of the time doctor breaks it at the hospital.

Staci - posted on 11/29/2009

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No, your water is not guaranteed to break to tell you that you are in labor. The vast majority of women have to have their water broke once they get to the hospital. Just be prepared for really intense cramps that are in the lower part of your abdomen - right where you would get your menstrual cramps. Braxton Hicks contractions will be tightening on your whole belly, real contractions are stronger and lower. I had a TON of B-H contractions with my first and when the real contractions started, there was no mistaking that I was in labor. I was 5cm dialated when I walked in to the hospital...they manually broke my water an hour later...

Julia - posted on 11/27/2009

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My first daughter was almost born in her sac. The only reason she wasn't was because my midwife accidently broke my water while trying to push back a small lip of my cervix that was blocking the baby. So no your water doesn't always break spontaneously!

Amber - posted on 11/26/2009

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no it doesnt always happen naturally. my mom had 5 kids and the doctor always had to break her water for her. there are other ways to tell if you're in labor, the water breaking is only one way and doesnt always happen. i've seen videos of water births where the baby comes out and is still inside amniotic sac! in that case, the bag is broken after the baby is born, but thats not very common.

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