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Is your water breaking more common with twins?


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#1 AliGeo

Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:00 PM

Please move if not in the right section Mod.

I'm getting to the business end of this pregnancy and have been doing a lot of searching about when and how a twin labour starts. I've found heaps about when, but not a lot about how. What info I have found is from mostly outside Aus, and seems to suggest that a lot of twin labours start with waters breaking.

So my question is, if you went into labour on your own, was your water breaking your first sign?

#2 handsfull

Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

My labour started without waters breaking.  I went straight to 4cm and they couldn't stop it just had to delay it so the blood thinners I was on wore off.

GL.

#3 Threelittleducks

Posted 11 December 2012 - 04:22 PM

I started with contractions, hard and close together. They gave me pain relief and kept me still to slow it down while they got steroid shots on board. This worked.

Unfortunately I developed HELLP and I had an emergency c-section the next day. Clearly my body was saying it couldn't take it any more and it was time to get the babies out.

Twins born at 34+6 at 2.2kg and 2.0kg. They spent 21 days in special care. I thank our stars every day that, due to the skill of my excellent OB, we are all here, safe and healthy.

Best wishes

#4 joshuakalan

Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:45 PM

When I went into labour with my twins, I did not even realise. My waters had broken, but at that stage of the pregnancy I was so large and everything was hard to discern down there, I did not realise the fluid was amniotic.

I did not have a big gushl I was in labour for a few days before realising, but I was only 29 plus a few day and had NO pain at all until, I went into labour again at 34 weeks.

#5 Mrs Bouquet

Posted 11 December 2012 - 09:50 PM

Yes, same with my singleton.



#6 *CalamityJane*

Posted 13 December 2012 - 12:08 AM

Yep, my water broke when I rolled over in bed at 3am.  I had no sign of labour prior to that.

#7 regandrog

Posted 13 December 2012 - 08:03 AM

My water broke. In bed about 4am. I was 36 wks. Painful contractions started pretty much straight away.

I knew it was my waters because I kind of felt a pop and a pressure release, it wasn't a massive gush of liquid.

As my first DD's labour had started in similar circumstances I had prepared with a cot waterproof sheet on the bed under our sheets on my side of the bed.

As DS was coming out foot first, I think he must have pushed his foot through the sac. Also because of he was footling breech and twin 1 I had a cesearian.

I was a bit concerned about having to stay still to get a spinal block while having contractions and an uncontrollable cough! But I managed okay.

Up to that point I had been having lots of Braxton Hicks, over about the previous 2 weeks.

#8 jill1972

Posted 15 December 2012 - 07:54 PM

Mine didn't get to labour stage.  Mine were born 5wks early to pre eclampsia & I developed cholestasis too prior.  Bloody awful.  Wishing you an the easiest delivery possible original.gif


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#9 Clorox_Girl

Posted 17 December 2012 - 06:10 PM

Yes waters broke at 29ish weeks, but I thought I had wet myself because it was more of a slow leak, and no mad gush. Went in to proper labour exactly two weeks later.

#10 Butterscotch

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:17 PM

Mine broke like the River Nile at 30+6 weeks, contractions started within minutes, first baby was born a little over 9 hours later.

The reasons for spontaneous rupture of membranes generally is quite an unknown, lots of theories but nothing certain. I've near heard that spontaneous rupture of membranes is necessarily more common in twin pregnancies (but have never done specifically researched it either).  Interesting....

All the best to you x

#11 findingada

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:48 PM

I went into premature labour at 27 weeks but it was stopped with drugs (Nifedipine) and bed rest. I was in bed sleeping at 32 weeks when I felt the need to go to the toilet. I felt an almighty "thunk" down there and a tiny amount of pink liquid came out on the toilet paper. A few minutes later I started to get period pain and it ramped up very quickly. I rang the hospital and they said to come in just to check but, by the time we got there, I was in established labour. The midwife didn't think the pink liquid was amniotic fluid  because it was such a tiny amount. But it was still trickling out (just in very small amounts). I knew by the way I was walking that twin one was very low. The midwife tested the fluid and confirmed my waters had broken. When the midwife did a closer inspection, she took a quick look and told me that nothing was going to stop labour this time. Not sure how far along I was but it took another hour to organise the c-section so I still had a bit more work to do. The middy was very determined to stop me getting off the bed though.

So I had just the smallest trickle of fluid when it broke after a memorable thud (it felt like something collapsed inside me). I think twin 1's head was very low and possibly engaged that is why I didn't get more than a trickle? But that's just my theory and not one from a professional in the field.

#12 Butterscotch

Posted 19 December 2012 - 10:33 PM

motherwrites - you are right, you'll often only get a trickle of fluid if the baby's presenting part is well applied to the cervix original.gif

#13 ~*Roachie*~

Posted 26 December 2012 - 07:18 PM

I was induced at 38 weeks because as a single mum, I had friends staying at my place waiting to look after my other kids, and they had their lives to get on with!

I just had my waters broken (was already at 6 cm) and was in active labour with in 1.5 minutes!!!

They were born easily within the next 2 hours I think...

Good Luck!






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