+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    1,041
    Thanks
    854
    Thanked
    112
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default Did your contractions got stronger when your waters broke?

    When I had DS, the doctors broke my waters before I had any contractions, it didnt hurt and didnt made any progress or difference.

    But I have heard and read a lot of stories about people having their waters broken manually and how it hurt so bad and made the contractions a lot stronger and before the waters were broken.

    What was your experience? Did your waters break before any contractions or was it broken manually and did it hurt or made your contractions stronger?

    Thanks!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    361
    Thanks
    57
    Thanked
    162
    Reviews
    0
    The first time, yes. The second time I think they broke in the bath, can't remember much of a difference. Maybe it's the arm that makes them so strong rather than natural rupture? More likely that the boney head pressing on your vjj without padding is just more painful!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Perth, WA
    Posts
    721
    Thanks
    219
    Thanked
    109
    Reviews
    5
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Didn't make any difference here...my waters popped out pretty much intact just before my beautiful DD did!

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    2,478
    Thanks
    179
    Thanked
    784
    Reviews
    8
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Depending on when ARM is done, such as during labour to help progression it can cause more painful contractions. If your fore waters are intact they can act as a buffer between bub and the cervix. When they rupture it allows bubs head to descend and put more pressure on the cervix which causes more pain.

  5. The Following User Says Thank You to thepouts For This Useful Post:

    tubster  (12-10-2012)

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Posts
    545
    Thanks
    34
    Thanked
    62
    Reviews
    13
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Contractions really amped up for me after they broke (naturally).

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Posts
    517
    Thanks
    93
    Thanked
    84
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    I was already in labour when my waters broke naturally and contractions became a lot stronger from then on...

  8. #7
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    1,334
    Thanks
    513
    Thanked
    289
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Was in labour for 10 hrs before midwife broke my waters, the actual arm didn't hurt but the contractions which were already really painful at that point got a lot stronger. DD was born an hour and a half later.


 

Similar Threads

  1. My waters broke..now nothing!
    By ~Marigold~ in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 19
    Last Post: 27-07-2012, 14:05
  2. What were YOU doing when your waters broke???
    By noopy in forum Pregnancy & Birth General Chat
    Replies: 101
    Last Post: 27-06-2012, 07:29

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
christmas gift guidesee all Red Stocking
Pebblebee
Parents spend hours looking for things they need NOW. The keys, the remote, darling daughter's treasured teddy. Stop wasting precious time looking & start finding with Bub Hub reviewed Pebblebee Smart Tag. Simply attach a Pebblebee and find it fast.
sales & new stuffsee all
Pea Pods
Buy 2 Award Winning Pea Pods Reusable One Size Nappies for only $38 (in your choice of colours) and receive a FREE roll of Bamboo Liners. Don't miss out, we don't usually have discounts on the nappies, so grab this special offer!
Special Offer! Save $12
featured supporter
Softmats
Softmats specialises in safe, non-toxic, and durable play mats. The international Premium Dwinguler™ Play Mats and Premium Bubba Mat™ range of floor spaces are the best quality in the world.
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!