Does it hurt when they break your waters?
Bear in mind I cried when they checked if I was dilated as it hurt! So very sensitive.
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Best wishes, try go with it and not rush things - I wish I had of just chilled out a bit more ( in the wonderful world of hindsight).
It didn't hurt me at all but then it didn't hurt when they checked if I was dilated, which I was, 2cm.
Didn't hurt at all.
I found internals were painful until I was 4cm, but had my waters broken at 2cm and it wasn't painful at all.
Me, he and our two boys
With dd it did hurt because she had to pull my cervix forward a bit as they was no fluid between dd's head and the membranes so she needed to stretch my cervix into a better position. It took 30min.
I was induced at 41 weeks with DS. Gels at 9pm, contractions started 9:30pm. The plan was for more gels at 2am and then break waters at 7:30am. Contractions continued, and I had pethidine as I had no break between contractions. That was at about 4 am I think. I didn't need any more gels- and my water broke spontaneously at some point..... Then I kept going, rested well until about 7 I think- 5cm and things went through the roof! I was put on monitor because my oxygen levels were dropping due to hyperventilating! I decided an epidural would be best for me- seeing as I didn't think I was even at transition yet!! Well, 20-30 mins after epidural, DS was born (forceps). So next time I know transition can start from 5cm- I went from 5 to son born in 45 mins!!!! I wouldn't say being induced was a bad experience though! Good memories of it, and I'm looking for war to labour with #2!
I was to be induced with DD's 2 & 3. Both times I went in the afternoon before to have the gel put in and both times they said it wasn't needed as I was already 1-2cm dilated.
The next morning I had my waters broken, no need to have the drip, just breaking my waters started things. DD2 was born 3 hours after they broke my waters, DD3 only took an hour!
DD2 was 10 days past her due date and DD3 was 5 days past.
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