Just curious to see how dialated you were when your water broke.
I'm 37w now, was 1cm at my last appointment and lost my plug over that next couple days, and contract anytime I walk around so Ive laid low the last day or two (because I dont' want to have my csection on a weekend if I can help it even tho I desperately want him here)
but we have a christmas parade on Saturday that my son is supposed to be in and I know that the walking will definitely make my contractions closer and more regular so i'll have to go into the hospital most likely to have this little guy (repeat csection less than 18 mo apart so they don't want me truly in labor long or so I've been told), lol.
well when my water broke, the nurse checked me and she that I was still one cm. But everyone else thought I was more because I kept having them back to back. I had no rest in between. So I think the first nurse that checked me was wrong, lol.
I have had 3 babies my first one they would'nt break my water for some reason, so It did'nt until it was time to push full dilated. with baby number 2 i was dilated to a 7 and my water had'nt broken yet so the broke it. and with baby number 3 I was induced through them breaking my water (I was 3 CM for 3 weeks). Good luck
I was 2 cm. I had a doctors appointment a few days before and the doctor did a cervix sweep. She was hesatent to do it becuse she said my bag was bulging at that point. Afterwards she said I was 3 cm almost 4. Well my water broke at almost 38 weeks and when I got to the hospital to be checked they said I was only 2cm. I dont get it. I regressed, lol:) My water never broke with any of my 3 boys, just our last baby gil.
Thanks ladies, I have a friend telling me "dont be suprised if your water breaks". lol, I'll just be happy when this is all done and over with and I have a squirmy little baby boy to hold (cause my squirmy little toddler doesn't want mama much anymore!) lol
Cindie, I have to say I would have preferred to have the doctors break mine with Taylor. It was a very uncomfortable experiance for me. Trying to get stuff done while trying to hold a few towels in between my legs, ugh! I mean its uncomfortable enough once the contractions start why add this to it right, lol:-) I think my labor would have been a little faster had my waters not broke on their own. 1) I wouldnt have went to the hospital that soon. 2) I would ave been more comfortable walking aroundfor things to move along better.
Either way I hope your labor and delivery is short and sweet:-)
I was induced 8 days earlier (due to PUPP, an uncommon skin condition which occurs during pregnancy) but my daughter had already engaged 2 weeks earlier. My water broke about 10.5 hours following intake of the first inducing tablets Cytotec, which lead you to have a very rapid labour. My waters broke at 1045 pm and I was NOT dilated but my midwife was checking me and she said that my cervix was opening really quickly. Cytotec results in a rapid labour (and very intense and painful) and my daughter was born the following morning at 3:06 am.
First pregnancy it didn't...had a c-section
Second I think i was about 1- 1/2 it broke while i was walking through the hospital
Third it broke when i was about 1. That's what woke me up and started my labor
Fourth I was well into labor and about 5 1/2 cm. Water broke he was born an hour later ( had my membranes stripped 4 days before with this one)
Fifth. I was induced...at about 7 cm my water broke on it's own.
doctors broke my waters for me when i was in labour with my first and with my second the waters broke as the babies head was delivered this worried me when they said what was goin to happen but i trusted them and all was and is fine
Thanks ladies! I know how to safely check for dialation (when I can reach! That darn cervix is WAY back normally) and I am now closer to a 2 1/2 and might be able to be stretched to a 3...... YAY! lol. I know this because I check 1x a day (gloves, sterile lube) ... Off to the parade!
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