Jump to content

I thought my water broke this morning
Now I'm feeling so confused!!


  • Please log in to reply
12 replies to this topic

#1 pinkblue

Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:34 PM

Hi girls,

I need your opinions!! this morning I thought my waters had broken! I called the hospital and talked to a midwife who said it sounded like they had and to come in to get checked out etc.

Now though, I feel like a complete idiot!! We went into the hospital and they did an internal to check if my waters had broken. My OB just happened to be at the hospital when we got there so he did it for the midwives. The internal showed that he didn't think my waters had broken but they sent me for an ultrasound to make sure. The ultrasound showed lots of water around the baby so they are all pretty much sure my waters haven't broken.

So now I just feel so silly! But I can't understand it!! I was positive that my waters had broken. First I felt like I had mucous coming out but then instead some clear fluid came out and was trickling down my leg. A few minutes later I had a big gush of more clear liquid and I was standing in a pool of water on the kitchen floor! I'd only just been to the toilet and I didn't feel like I needed to pee at all! There was no way I could even hold it in or stop it from coming. So that's why I'm so confused!!?!?! Surely I just can't pee myself!?

I've had no pain or contractions or anything else at all either so I'm pretty sure it was nothing. I'm feeling so annoyed at myself!! So disappointed too as I really thought this was it and that we'd be meeting our baby today! I was so excited when it happened. I really thought things had started! sad.gif

#2 Koobie83

Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:49 PM

I think it's definitely possible to pee yourself - particularly if the baby is sitting on your bladder. I've heard of this happening.

Maybe keep an eye on it - if your water broke and you lost your mucus plug it's really important that you get onto antibiotics as infections can spread quickly.

It sounds as though you did all the right things though.

Good luck !

#3 Feral-Lausii

Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:56 PM

Its possible for a hindwater to leak, I've had that happen twice. Both times it wasn't picked up and for whatever reason it stopped leaking. But I know what waters breaking look like as it always happens for me before or during early labour.

Keep an eye on it, if there is any more leakage wear a pad and try to catch it.

Eta- What you described is what happened at 36+6 with dd 12. When I got to hospital they said my waters hadn't broken. A few hours later the rest went. She was born a few hours after that.  Good luck!

Edited by Lausii, 04 December 2012 - 05:03 PM.


#4 akkiandmalli

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:00 PM

i agree with Lausii keep an eye on it! maybe the being of labour for you original.gif


#5 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:03 PM

Been there. Also embarrassed!

My Ob (who may have been lying for me) told me I likely had a increase in cervical fluid combined with the very hot day and I got 'confused' laughing2.gif

To be fair, I wet myself enough in pregnancy to know that and it wasn't that unless I was the most hydrated person on earth so there was no wee scent or colour and I didn't know I was weeing.

Wont be too long OP biggrin.gif

#6 ekbaby

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:06 PM

Could it be a hindwater leak? I had one of these 3 days before my 2nd baby arrived. My first labour started with waters breaking, and it was very similar to this (the smell, texture etc), however the total amount of amniotic fluid that came out was much less (and obviously my labour didn't start). My midwife said they are not that uncommon and that the hole can heal up by itself.

When I was in labour with my 2nd my waters broke "properly" just at the start of the 2nd stage, with a big explosion, so that confirmed for me that the earlier fluid was a hindwater leak.

#7 pinkblue

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:31 PM

QUOTE (Dinosaurus @ 04/12/2012, 03:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Been there. Also embarrassed!

My Ob (who may have been lying for me) told me I likely had a increase in cervical fluid combined with the very hot day and I got 'confused' laughing2.gif

To be fair, I wet myself enough in pregnancy to know that and it wasn't that unless I was the most hydrated person on earth so there was no wee scent or colour and I didn't know I was weeing.

Wont be too long OP biggrin.gif


There was no scent or colour either. Just totally clear exactly like what water looks like.

Originally the midwife suggested it might have been a hind water leak but I think it was then decided it wasn't? During the internal they were looking for a pool of water near the cervix or a trickle when I coughed but didn't see either?

Ekbaby, did you have any pain or contractions when your hind water broke? I haven't had any pain or cramps at all. I feel completely normal otherwise.

#8 Natttmumm

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:41 AM

My waters did break at 37 weeks and it was like you are describing but it did continue to come out over the next 10 minutes. I didnt have some very mild period likepain with it.

There was also a popping noise at the same time.

Baby was born 2 days later.

Keep an eye on things as it could continue today

#9 Mrs Dinosaurus

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:45 AM

My actual waters didn't break for another 10 days - I'm pretty sure I didn't have a hindwater leak as they did some kind of swab which I gather can tell the difference between waters and other fluids?

I was wearing new white cotton knickers, the midwife agreed it wasn't wee but she also had no clue as to what it was! Maybe my ob was right laughing2.gif

Good luck biggrin.gif

#10 ShopgirlX

Posted 05 December 2012 - 08:49 AM

My hospital did a swab and tested to see if amniotic fluid was present (it was, I was right!)  Did they do that for you?  This was after suggesting to me that it may have been hindwaters, also.  If you're not GBS+ I assume they send you home to wait it out?

After the first 'flow' I put on a pad and went off to blow-dry my hair, but nothing else came out.  I was GBS+ though so the hospital said to come on in for that test, but 'leave the bags in the car' rolleyes.gif  Tounge1.gif

All the best, and I hope it happens soon!!


ETA: I had also been having cramps, aka contractions, all morning but was too busy to stop and take note of the timing and so forth.  Thinking back, at 40+3, perhaps I should have! biggrin.gif

Edited by shopgirl76, 05 December 2012 - 08:53 AM.


#11 Caseymay

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:04 AM

Something very similar happened to me with my 2nd DD. I had a trickle that was clear and did not smell like wee. I went in to the hospital and they did an Amniosure (sp?) test and it came back negative for amniotic fluid. For two weeks I had little leaks continuously and to this day I don't know if it was an amniotic fluid leak or wee!

I was scared of getting an infection so wouldn't let DH near me to help bring on labour as everyone was suggesting. DD was a big bub so I still wonder if maybe she was pressing on my bladder and causing me to wee involuntarily?

My GP had me check my pulse and temperature 3 times a day to make sure I didn't have an infection. Good luck and I hope you go soon to avoid any worry!

#12 JoMarch

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:04 AM

That actually sounds exactly like what I felt when my waters broke, although I felt a "pop" kind of sensation.  However, my contractions started within about 30 mins of this happening (in car on way to have it "checked out" LOL).  DS was born (via emergency c-section) about 12 hrs later!  Keep an eye on it (and keep a pad on!) as there may be more to come.  How exciting if its the start of things, good luck! biggrin.gif

#13 Duck-o-lah

Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:36 PM

I thought my waters had broken and went in to the hospital to get it checked out. I was told it might have been a hindwater leak, or an excess of discharge. I didn't go into labour for another week.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 

We can reduce gender inequality in housework – here’s how

Women shoulder the time-intensive and routine tasks - and they're also more likely to do the least enjoyable tasks like scrubbing the toilets versus washing the car.

Is it okay to reward children with food?

Does giving children food as a reward turn them into emotional eaters?

Exhausted mums share their 'sleepy selfies'

Two photos of mums have shown the world the physical impact of exhaustion in all its frazzled glory.

How to tell a million people: 'We're Having a Baby!'

Pregnancy announcement videos have become so popular they're becoming businesses all their own, with YouTube compilations, Pinterest pages and morning television segments.

The new family holiday: the maternitymoon

It's an idea that makes some people feel excited, while others shudder at the increased difficulty.

Mum's instinct busts hospital protocol

A terrifying car crash that left Danni Bett lying on a hospital trolley-bed wearing a neck-brace was not enough to stop her from breastfeeding.

Mum shares pic of Gordon Ramsay's baby doppelganger

A Welsh couple have realised their newborn has a striking resemblance to a certain celebrity chef.

Photographer's charming photos of son's adventures with his toy truck

An adorable toddler and his toy truck in a photo series that'll melt your heart.

Do you hide your emotions from your kids?

I want my children to grow up and know it's okay to feel strong emotion and to display it. Vulnerability and imperfection do not equal weakness.

My in-laws snubbed our wedding

For your own husband's parents not to come to your wedding is an utter embarrassment.

Teenage boy has foetus removed from stomach

A teenage boy has undergone surgery to remove a foetus, complete with hair, legs, hands and genitals, removed from his stomach.

Your one-year-old is more creative than you might think

Even one-year-olds can be very exploratory, experimental and creative.

Researchers claim controlled crying 'does no harm'

The short and long term consequences of controlled crying are under the spotlight with new Australian research suggesting no harm results from the practice.

The pain of teething

If the tooth fairy takes teeth away, it must be something like a goblin who brings them in the first place.

Henry, 3, had a tummy ache. Within hours he was dead

Three-year-old Henry died in February this year, just a few hours after falling ill.

Husband shot obstetrician who saw wife naked

A Saudi man has been arrested after shooting the male obstetrician who delievered his baby because he was unhappy the doctor had seen his wife naked.

This 6-month-old just became 'the youngest water-skier'

First, baby Zyla tried her trick on cushy, beige carpet.

The bedtime bottle: will it really make your baby sleep?

How often have you been told "Just give your breastfed baby a bottle of formula at bedtime to make him sleep"? But does it work?

Why new mum Anne Hathaway cried at the gym

She might be a Hollywood superstar, but the gorgeous Anne Hathaway feels just as self-conscious as other new mums trying to get back in shape after having a baby.

An intimate story of infertility, told from a man's perspective

In a moving 3000-word Facebook post, Dan Majesky has shared a painful journey of infertility, with a big surprise at the end.

Does this photo offend you?

Facebook has come under fire after banning an ad featuring Tess Holliday, a plus-sized model, wearing a bikini.

Baby boy's birth filled with joy and sadness

It was a moment filled with joy but tinged with sadness. 

 
Advertisement
 

Top 5 Articles

Advertisement
 
 
 

What's hot on EB

The babies who are one in 70 million

Bethani Webb was excited to find out she was pregnant, but the first time mum did not realise she was carrying four babies not one.

Cafe offers breastfeeding mums a free cup of tea

A Sydney cafe is offering breastfeeding mums free cups of tea in a bid to show support for the right of women to nurse their babies wherever they choose.

To snip or not to snip? When the decision is not clear cut

Jamie Oliver, who considered a vasectomy, is to be a father again. A fellow dad reflects on his own decision 11 years ago

Doctors stunned by rare twins born almost six weeks apart

To everyone's surprise, Kristen Miller "kept doing better each day", keeping her second baby safe.

Baby book ideas for modern parents

Before my son was born I was given a lovely baby book full of blank pages waiting to be filled with weights and heights and first words.

The adorable smile of a baby seeing his mum clearly for the first time

There is no doubt seeing their child smile for the first time is an unforgettable moment for parents everywhere.

Mum tells how toddler 'nearly hung himself' in cot mishap

When Alison Johnson put her 18-month-old Caleb down for a nap, she had no reason to believe her son was in any danger.

Babies are still switched at birth? Yes, it can happen

All my panic and tears aside, my biggest question looking back is about the kind of security measures used in the maternity ward.

Doctors slammed for taking selfie with newborn

Everyone who visits a mum in hospital in the days following childbirth wants to get a photo with the new baby.

ergoPouch Twosie Sleepsuit for winter breastfeeding

Finally, there's a way to keep warm while breastfeeding through winter.

Health check: How long does sex 'normally' last?

What to do with this information? My advice would be to try not to think about it during the throes of passion.

When breastfeeding sucks: fixing common problems

From niplash to tight boobs, biting to milk supply issues, Pinky McKay looks at common breastfeeding issues and how to solve them.

10 things I've learnt in my first six months with twins

Six months on we're all still alive, and the more we get to know each other the easier the days become.

Mum's loving kiss leaves baby fighting for life

Kirsty Carrington thought nothing of giving her newborn son a kiss, little did she know it would leave the baby fighting for life.

When doing chores is your new 'me time'

After children, 'me time' looks a little different.

Get going: 14 travel strollers for families on the move

A stroller can make or break travelling with a baby or toddler. Here are 15 great single travel stroller options.

10 ways toddlers are terrific

It always pays to remind yourself of how terrific toddlers can be - they're little like this for such a short time

 

Vintage Toys

The toys of your childhood

Take a trip down memory lane with these vinage and retro toys that you may have had in your childhood or your parent's childhood.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.