Where were you?

Pregnancy - Baby's foot protruding
@Humbug25 (12552)
September 16, 2008 8:28am CST
Where were you when your waters broke? I have had 3 children and not once did my waters actually break. I was already in the hospital and the midwife had to break my waters for me with all 3 of my pregnancies. I often wonder why, I am sure there is a reasonable explanation for this. My mum was on a bus when her waters broke with me. She said that she got of the bus quickly, luckily at her stop, but was very embarrassed. Where were you when your water's broke? Were you somewhere where they gave you a free gift like Mothercare?
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@mjhicks (319)
• United States
17 Sep 08
With my first child I was in the hospital having a stress test. They couldn't get any contractions to check the baby's response so they were going to give me some meds to make me contract a little. Before doing so they did an ultra sound to check the baby's age and position. The meds had the potential to trigger full labor and they wanted to be sure the baby was mature enough and in birth position first. They found it was mature enough but breach so planned to have me stay over night and have a c-section in the morning. I was scared. I had never had to stay on the hospital for anything and the thought of surgery.... my anxiety triggered labor and within couple of hours I started having contractions and felt like I had to pee next thing the bed was flooded. I was in too much pain to care. With my second I went in for my usual final visit and stress test only to find I was in labor, dilated about 2cm, and had been slowly leaking amniotic fluid. As for embarrassment... I think God made the right choice when he gave women the ability to bear children. Men could never handle the personal embarrassment we go through to bring life into the world. lol
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@Humbug25 (12552)
17 Sep 08
Hi there mjhicks I can imagine how scared you must of been especially as it was your first baby too! I think having waters to break is God's sense of humour of telling you that your baby is on it's way!!
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
16 Sep 08
With my first child I never knew when my water broke because I had already had an epidural. I thank god I wasn't at home when my water broke. For my second child I was already in the hospital having contactions. The nurse told me to stand up and walk around to help deal with the pain and poof my water broke. Even though I was in the hospital I was still embarassed. I never got to get an epidural that time.
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@Humbug25 (12552)
16 Sep 08
Hi there Shar19 I had an epidural with my first son but no pain relief with my other 2 they came too quickly after arriving at the hospital and having my waters broken! Thank you for responding
@tiff1984 (385)
• United States
16 Sep 08
I also had my water broke by the nurse in the hospital. I went into labor around 2 in the morning and got to the hospital at 6 am. Then around 10 they broke my water because I had dialated to an 8 and it hadn't broke on its own yet. Then I had my son at 12:28 pm. The best day of my life!
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@Humbug25 (12552)
16 Sep 08
Hi there tiff1984 I can't remember at what point they broke my waters with my first but with my other 2 I got to the hospital and they broke my waters straight away because I was having contractions ontop of contractions and they were born within half an hour or so of having my waters broken. Thank you for responding
@ellie333 (21029)
16 Sep 08
Hi Humbug, I have never had it happen as I am prebooked well in advance to have a GA caesarian because of a pelvic injury which means they can get in but can't get out LOL. Your poor mum, on a bus, how embarrassing. I am sure there will be many more people sharing embarrassing moments like this with you. Have fun with the discussion. Ellie :D
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@Humbug25 (12552)
16 Sep 08
Hello ellie333 Yes I am looking forward to hearing other people's stories and to see if anyone else know's why my waters didn't break with any of mine. Thanks for the response