Labor question. Does it hurt?

Jessica - posted on 07/13/2011 ( 12 moms have responded )

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I am 37 weeks pregnant and my biggest fear is my water breaking. Does it hurt?

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Tara - posted on 07/13/2011

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No, when your water breaks it doesn't hurt if it happens on it's own but it can be uncomfortable (not hurt, but strange) if they break it in the hospital for you.
Labour and contractions can be hard, depends on your pain tolerance and how you approach it.

Lauren - posted on 07/13/2011

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I have to say yes. For me, I had to be induced with both of my children and when they broke my water with my son it was very uncomfortable, however, with my daughter, I wanted to cry it hurt so bad. Id say it really depends on when it breaks tho. I'd imagine naturally you'd have no pain but when a doctor does it I believe you hurt because they're inserting something that looks like a crochet hook into you to puncture the bag of fluid and your cervix is already very sore and in pain from dialating.

Brianna - posted on 07/13/2011

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braking of the water doesnt hurt but the contractions do lol. when i had my daughter i woke up inthe middle of the night cuz i was having a dream i need to pee so i jumped out of bed quickly and ran to the bathroom and as soon as i stepped into the bathroom my water broke! i was half asleep and totally thought for a second thati just peed myself lol but that wasnt it haha. i didnt even start feeling contracts for at least a hour after my water broke.

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Denise - posted on 02/01/2012

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I went into labor on my own with both of my kids and both times the doc broke my water and I honestly didn't feel a thing! Best of luck to you.

Amanda - posted on 07/13/2011

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It depends on whether it break naturally or has to be broken for you...
My experience was my water was broken by my dr and it did hurt not for long, But I also had my son with no pain meds no epidural nada

Amy - posted on 07/13/2011

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water breaking didn't hurt. felt/heard odd pop. Not painful or even uncomfortable. Just pop and then liquid :) Mine broke on its own though. I've heard it does hurt to have it done - ruptured/broken/swept membranes kind of thing. But I've had three kids and it didn't hurt any of the times. Labor wasn't even that bad to me. Crowning and pushing heads out..that was a different story, but i did it without meds! lol

Kate CP - posted on 07/13/2011

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HAVING your water broken (manual rupturing of membranes or MROM) is different then having a spontaneous rupturing of your membranes.

Kate CP - posted on 07/13/2011

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Your water may not even break. Mine never did with either of my pregnancies.

Mabel - posted on 07/13/2011

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No the water breaking doesn't hurt but it feels like you have peed your pants.Labor is hard depending on how you are physically and the size of the baby(if you tear).

Ashley - posted on 07/13/2011

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the water breaking doesnt hurt .. feels weird but doesnt hurt.. now labour not gonna lie and say its easy

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