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If your waters broke before labour, how many weeks were you?
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Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:15 AM
First waters broke with a big hollywood gush on the toilet at 40 weeks 5 days. No sign of labour before this at all.
Baby born 4 hours later.
Second niggly minor labour all day at 39 weeks 5 days. Ob broke waters at 5.45pm and baby born 7.35pm.
Posted 12 October 2018 - 03:28 PM
Women will usually go into labour within 12 hours of rupturing membranes but that is a forewater rupture and not a hindwater one.
Still very many mums will rupture once already in labour.
My membranes were always ruptured for me....I missed out on the puddle in the supermarket.
Posted 14 October 2018 - 07:48 PM
40+1, as the doctor was doing an internal exam to see if my weeks of “hmm is that something?” pre-labor cramping had actually done anything. She said “uh, did you feel that?” me “no... what?” “Your waters just broke... any contractions yet? You might not be going home today...”
As it turned out, no contractions, was sent home to wait, and told to return in the morning for induction drugs to kick things off. Bub was born that next afternoon.
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