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how long after your water breaks do you start labor Dude, you Fugly! 18 kids; Winston-Salem, North Carolina 19869 posts
6th Mar '10

How long after your water breaks do you go into labor or start having real contractions, normally?

What if you have a slow leak, but think it's just urine and pay it no attention, I know it's not safe, but whenwill labor or contractions start up, normally?

I know everyone is different, but I'm asking how did it go for you?

Squeaky McGee [20 wks] Due May 7 (boy); 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 66646 posts
status 6th Mar '10

Um, immediately.

Lindsey. 2 kids; Bundaberg, Australia 19440 posts
6th Mar '10
Quoting Stef [Lola's mama]:
Hunter & Ella's Mommy 34 kids; Maine 27150 posts
6th Mar '10

My water didn't break until i was in active labor and my midwife was checking my dilation.

sarabara♒TKOM♒ 1 child; Fort Worth, Texas 1807 posts
6th Mar '10

i had contractions about two hours later and after that my daughter was born 8 hrs. later

Squeaky McGee [20 wks] Due May 7 (boy); 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 66646 posts
status 6th Mar '10
Quoting Lindsey.:
I♡C&R. 2 kids; Thornton, CO, United States 25314 posts
6th Mar '10

My water broke and I started having contractions within minutes after. However, no strong contractions until about 3-4 hours later and then they HURT. I had my son after after 13 hours of labor/water breaking. It was an easy labor, but it hurt.

Mack&Pay&Jayc'sMommy 19 kids; Lion's Head, Ontario 6534 posts
6th Mar '10

With my first, they induced me at 41 weeks, and the pitocin didn't work so they broke my water. Contractions started immediately and I had her 3 1/2 hours later.
With my second, I didn't start having contractions until 4 days after my water broke. (But I was in the hospital on antibiotics to help prevent infection)

avaflava 1 child; Tacoma, Washington 858 posts
6th Mar '10

I thought I was leaking urine...until I noticed liquids were just gushing out everytime I got up.... that was somewhere between 12-2 in the day and I didn't give birth until 6:50am after the fact.



I went to the hospital around 3 and the contractions started becoming more consistent at around 5 or 6.

::Gavin's Mommy:: TTC since Jan 2013; 1 child; Cypress, California 580 posts
6th Mar '10

My water broke at 1:30am contractions started about 10min later and I had my son 5hrs later at 6:32am :)

EFF This Powderly, Texas 432 posts
6th Mar '10

After my water broke and I got to the hospital about 5 hours later. They started poticin.