So the induction wouldn't have worked last night so I'm heading to hospital this morning and having waters broken manually. What should I expect??
I always said I want to go completely natural, but because of babies size I can only have gas or an epi for the pain.
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08-06-2012 07:52 #1
Having waters broken manually what should I expect?
08-06-2012 08:18 #2
Expect to feel like you have wet yourself! Has bub turned from posterior? I had arm done when ds1 was posterior and it made things very tough pain wise but I got though using water (shower and bath) with gas. I pushed for quiet a long time though in hind site I wish someone had of encouraged me to be more upright during labour as it probably would of helped him with positioning. I had my waters broken at 8:30 and he was born at 1:30
08-06-2012 08:20 #3
Lol, like therm said, its like wetting yourself! My was a consistent dribble pretty much during my whole labour.
I was 5cms dilated when they broke mine, and had no pain at all, mild discomfort but it wasnt painful.. and i was expecting a big GUSH, but not for me!
I had mine broken at 11am and had DS had 5pm.
08-06-2012 08:21 #4
Hi! I had my waters broken for labour induction for dd2, she was born 4 weeks ago.
So, I was already 4 cms, and had been stuck there for over a week, hence induction. I went into hospital, then the midwife came in and she went through everything that would happen, we negotiated a bit, I asked not to have constant fetal monitoring, she said I had to have it, but gave me the wireless machine so I could move. I asked not to go straight on the drip but to be given time to go into labour by myself, I was given 2 hours. I asked for delayed cord clamping, which I got.
Then the doctor came in to break waters. So, she did an internal and I was still 4 cms, then she slid the hook in and broke the membrane. It wasn't painful, just uncomfortable. Then the water started trickling out. It's kinda gross. The liquor itched my skin, so that really bothered me, but the midwife got me wet facewashers to clean it off my legs. I also put my knickers on and used a maternity pad (an entire packet in 2 hours) to soak up the water.
Contractions started erratically about half an hour later, established labour began about an hour after that. Total established labour was 50 mins, 2 mins pushing and 7 mins to deliver placenta. I had no drugs at all. It was fairly intense, but so definately doable.
08-06-2012 08:26 #5
with ds it was no pain at all when breaking my waters. Its was a huge gush all at once. Pretty intense labour. Contractions started straight away.
with dd. slight discomfort when they broke my waters. Then it was a trickle the whole time and a dull feeling. Contractions started about 3 hours later. i did almost faint in that time (no pain nothing... not sure why) otherwise it was pretty good. No gas/nothing. 3.5hours after first contraction and bub and plancenta was out. 9lb 4oz (39weeks)
Best of luck!!!
08-06-2012 09:03 #6
Yep It will feel like you have peed yourself but it will get things moving along oh and you will continue to trickle fluid from then on but I doubt you will care. Good luck with you labour honey I hope it goes well for you
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08-06-2012 09:31 #7
It doesn't hurt but it feels wet... This warm water comes out and gets on your bum lol it feels kinda gross. I wore a pad after I had my waters broke and with each contraction, I felt like I had a heavy period. It was weird.
08-06-2012 09:38 #8
For me it was excruciating as I was only one cm dilated so the whole process had me gritting my teeth, and a few tears I will admit.
The waters breaking was nothing, just warm wetness
08-06-2012 09:40 #9
For me it was extreme pain. So so painful, Then it felt like someone poured warm water all over the lower part of my body.
08-06-2012 09:52 #10
i declined ARM till DD turned anterior. And it broke spontaneously when she turned around.
I pretty much laboured on the toilet cos I hate feeling wet.
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