View Full Version : What is it that actually breaks the waters?
Ok so like really dumb question?! I've been induced twice (due to medicine needing to stop for labor) and fort my hardest to go through without induction this time!!! So what is it that breaks the water bag? Is it the baby? Hormones?? Man I'm in a HUGE fuzz ATM!! Haha ok just ignore me if I dnt make sense!!!
Lol I just had a vision of the bub kinda pecking at the waters bag like a little chicken poking its way out!
I've no idea, I would suspect hormonal changes?
No that is actually a really good question.I have no idea and now im intrigued,lol.
They don't actually know what naturally causes the waters to break. There is a theory that it is the babies hormones that cause the waters to break... but I think position has a lot to do with it
My daughter was born with the waters still intact, it was amazing to see.
Sorry, that wasn't any help was it!
Good question, I am sure someone will be along shortly to enlighten us!
Good question. With my first my waters broke at the start of labour. With my second they broke when I started to push so right at the end. Obviously nothing to do with hormones right? I guess its a combination of the babies weight and pressure on the cervix pushing down and the pressure of the contractions?
Yes i wouldnt think it would be hormones as none of mine have broken naturally ive had to have mine broken right at the end of my 3 labours.Im so intrigued,lol.
It must be hormone related.. I had an induction (2ml prostin gel only) and contractions were at 3-4 mins apart a few hours later, then my waters broke on their own while laying in bed. Felt a pop which was just like a low kick and then the gush was unmistakable. Quite surprised it happened on it's own as I was scheduled to have them ruptured the next morning..
I don't know why I think this, but I feel like I have heard that the membranes start to thin in late pregnancy, because they are actually quite thick and strong.
OP - I see by your ticker that you are close to your due date, are you still in one piece?
Love a good convo girls...
Still no water breaking here :( still in tact! I've fort so hard to not be induced this time!!!!! I'd hate to go to the end of the said period overdue and just need a nasty induction :( ergh bit of a down glum bum tonight... :(
Leah and Dan
Pippi due 29 sept
Interesting topic. Shine brite I hope it happens for you soon.
I think they just get so thin and then the baby's leg or hand goes through it. Then pop and gush....
Good question- I don't know either .... Subscribing :D
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