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White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12303 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting Anna Aho:" I've heard some horror stories, my step mom was sleeping and her water just broke on her. I'm 1 cm dilated ... [snip!] ... dropped much lower since then and he feels further down. I'm not sure if that has anything to do with being effaced or dilated."


Yes, a freak delivery could happen, but it is very seldom for a first time mom to have a delivery in less 4 hrs. And if you are sleeping and your water breaks, which is pretty rare, you will still have plenty of time. Maybe have a plan of action in case you do go in to labor. If it happens in the middle of the night, then this will happen, if it happens while so and so is at work then you will do this, if it happens on a weekend then this will happen. I think having a plan for various scenarios would help you relax about it.

Not tellin 3 kids; Montana 55983 posts
5th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Anna Aho:</b>" I've heard some horror stories, my step mom was sleeping and her water just broke on her. I'm 1 cm dilated ... [snip!] ... dropped much lower since then and he feels further down. I'm not sure if that has anything to do with being effaced or dilated."</blockquote>




My sisters water broke on her at 4am and my nephew wasn't born until 10pm that night. You have time ;)

CJV 2 kids; Utah 158 posts
5th Mar '13

I was set up to be induced at 39 weeks exactly. I had been contracting pretty regularly with little progress for 2 weeks before. Dr stripped my membranes the day before induction and contractions Finally picked up about 2 hours before I went in but still wasn't progressing. The pit wasn't terrible I was in labor for about 12 hours huge improvement for the 32 hours it took for my oldest. My son was born exactly 39 weeks at 9lbs 3 oz and perfectly healthy. Was there a particular medical reason for the induction? Nope.. it pretty much was a scheduling thing ... call me selfish I dont really care it is what it is. My 1st delivery was a complete nightmare I was over 40 weeks was not induced and there was absolutely no pit or other inducing drugs used and my first son ended up in the nicu. Either way you do it shit can happen.

jen black 2 kids; California 2148 posts
status 5th Mar '13

So you two will e living separately and you will take cre of the little one? :( no fun.

Mom2William&Michael 2 kids; 1 angel baby; New York 7600 posts
5th Mar '13

I live that far from my hospital, so it really doesn't seem that long. And with my first I was in labor for three stinking days and pushed for over an hour. I was induced with my second, my water had broken over 24 hours prior and I had group strep B, and let me tell you, that shit hurt. I had no severe complications but the contractions hurt a lot more.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
5th Mar '13
Quoting CJV:" I was set up to be induced at 39 weeks exactly. I had been contracting pretty regularly with little progress ... [snip!] ... was absolutely no pit or other inducing drugs used and my first son ended up in the nicu. Either way you do it shit can happen."


sure, but one puts you at higher risk than the other. I'll always choose whatever is safest for my kids.

Brantley+Savannah 2 kids; Mills River, NC, United States 3119 posts
5th Mar '13

babies dont go by schedules' plain and simple. Sorry hun but your gonna have to wait, most drs wont induce untill your past your due date or for medical reasons anyways, i was induced at 38 weeks due to a uterine infection and my sons heart rate being well over 200, i ended up with an emergency csections because he went into distress everytime i had a contraction.

MummyPenguin Due September 9 (boy); 33 kids; United Kingdom 173 posts
5th Mar '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Anna Aho:</b>" I'm about to have my son in a few days or a few weeks. His dad lives about 50 minutes away from me, ... [snip!] ... b***h, don't bother to comment. I'm really not interested in being told I'm a horrible person for considering this. Thank you."</blockquote>




My waters went and I didnt have him until 29 hours aftr, I know ftms that took 3 days to have their babies, even if you dont take that long you will have time for him to.come, just call him as soon as you feel.contactions x