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water breaking

please dont think that I am weird, I just do not know how to put this question the way I want to. I was wondering, and this is weird but (when you pour a cup of water onto a plate or even sponge, ya know how it splashes all over the place and the intensity it has?) well when your water breaks is it dangerous to be wearing panties b/c if the water hits the panties then idk, but wouldn't it maybe cause a problem with the splashing and the intensity of it cause damage somehow?  omg was that the wildest question or what. just curious. b/c since I do not work I was thinking that I can just walk around with nothing but a t-shirt on. lol

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503882_tn?1288846637
it depends HOW your water breaks.. I think its something like only 24 percent of women have their water break naturally.. everyone elses is usually broken by the doctor.. and when your water breaks its not like the movies.. You will probably feel like you peed your pants.  Most of the time it kind of trickles out because babies head is engaged and ready to come out. :D
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455051_tn?1255830118
lol yea I guess that is why I said gushes and the intensity b/c of what I have seen. Do you know if there is any kind of warning ahead of time? like when you need to pee, you know, so I am wondering if it will be the same thing. My friend said she was walking in the parking lot of the hospital and her water broke and went all over the place, that kind of made me wonder if it just happens and you dont really know when.

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503882_tn?1288846637
No it probably wont feel any different or have a "warning sign" but I think theres usually a little pink in the fluid.. depends on the woman.. if there is green in the fluid thats meconium<sp? and that means the baby pooped inside you, which can be really dangerous so you have to get to the doctor right away.. I dont really know how it happens.. I guess I haven't really worried about my water breaking lol because it doesn't really happen too often
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479472_tn?1234051820
Out of three pregnancys one of mine my water broke. Its very different than the feeling you get when you "pee" your pants. You actually only feel warm water rush out without the feeling of relief you get like when you go to the bathroom. You have no control over it what so ever. You also will feel like you have lost some "weight" (I remember feeling great like I lost 10 pounds). I don't remember any warning sign other than I was having minor  cramping during the day but that is typical of early labor and with some there is no cramping at all.

If my water breaks this time I will go immediately to the hospital because with my last child my water broke and she was born exactly two hours later. I was thrown immediately into hard labor and it felt like she was going to fall out, seriously. This is just how I have known my body to react and is not indicitive of all labors.

Oh, by the way I was fully dressed and it was no different than when you might pee your pants. It was alllll over the place and just wouldn't stop coming so it won't matter what you are wearing its going to get all over the place. I would imagine the worst place would be for your water to break in bed. In public those people aren't going to know who you are and if they do you are pregnant. If it happens it bed.....try getting that out of your mattress. When mine broke I thought of diapers, lol. I don't think one would have held it all.

Good luck and it will all work out, you will see.
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455051_tn?1255830118
ty very much. I feel better. lol I kinda figured it wouldn't really matter where I am if it happens, that it will happen anyway. A friend mentioned to me that his wife had to get her water broke by her doctor all 3 times of her 3 kids. I dont really know what is better, but as long as everything goes well I do not care how it breaks. ty again. :)
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with my previous 2 children my water never broke, the doctor broke the first one on my second push. It made him come out fast. On the second child they broke it when I was 9 cm and baby was born 20 minutes later.  This time... who knows
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455051_tn?1255830118
I would rather have that happen so I dont have to be in labor for hours and hours. lol ty :)
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435762_tn?1244686220
My water was broken at the hospital with my last one but from what most people say, it is like peeing on yourself.  Usually not a big gush like you would think.
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299356_tn?1218119764
Every woman is different!  With my firstborn, I got up at 2AM to pee and felt like something was going to come out of my vagina when I stood up, so I raced to the toilet.  It was my water, but it wasn't a gush, it was more like cracking open an egg--the clear part?  So I put on a pad, but went through those like they were nothing and soaked a couple pairs of pants before we got to the hospital.  

Even then, I had to convince the nurses it was really my water!  They would have me cough to see if more fluid would come out.  Later it was determined that the change in atmospheric pressure, along with my baby's kicking, actually tore a small hole in my bag of water up high, so the fluid just trickled down from the top of the uterus.  (Usually the water breaks low because of the pressure of the baby's head.)

My friend was sitting at a resturaunt when she and her party heard a sound like someone dumping a bucket of water on the floor!  Some poor employee had to mop it up!
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455051_tn?1255830118
so the water breaks b/c the pressure of the babies head? I was wondering why the water breaks and how. were u embarresed? ty
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299356_tn?1218119764
I think it can be the baby's head pressure and/or the pressure of the contractions.  The membrane has to be ready, too.  There are chemical components to it, I'm sure.

I wasn't too embarrassed because it was the middle of the night and just me and hubby.  The only thing was once I was in my labor room, every time I had to get up to potty (I was going like every half hour), the fluid was running down my leg to the floor.  

Still, the nurses are used to it and my mom didn't care.  I think at that point, you're just ready for the whole thing so it's not a huge deal.  Honestly, I sang on praise team at my church last week, and I was joking that if my water broke while I was singing on stage, I would just feel like, "HALLELUJAH--here we go!"  People have respect for what a pregnant woman goes through--it's not like generations before when everything was so secretive and "inappropriate."
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212161_tn?1410016711
i ws talking on ther phone and stood up and out came water i felt like i peed in pants no warning just out it came and all way to hospital it would come out i had a line of water all the way up to l&d. so no it will not damage anything it just flows out no big deal. first the dr broke so i think i rather have broke than put up with the mess lol. good luck to you all.
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1098044_tn?1257445056
I think that having your water break on it's own is not scary in anyways it's more of an annoyance. I woke up like any other day 9:00am went to go to the bathroom made it about half way and it broke on the kitchen floor. Itlwas a decent amount and it trailed me all the way to the bathroom. So i then sat around the house soaking up pad after pad for 12 hours with no contraction. They finally told me to come into the hospital and induced me for 12 hours there was no change no dialating so c-section it was =) and that was at 34 weeks
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