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Why does your water actually break? Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
23rd May '13

Does a hormone make it? Baby dropping? and I mean when it goes on it's own, not from a Dr.

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 7110 posts
23rd May '13

Your baby sticks their finger through your cervix when they are ready to come out and boom water pops :)

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
23rd May '13
Quoting nothinuneed2no:" Your baby sticks their finger through your cervix when they are ready to come out and boom water pops :)"


Sounds about right. Der, why didn't I think of that?

Robin Lynn +Hannah Vista, California 560 posts
23rd May '13
Quoting nothinuneed2no:" Your baby sticks their finger through your cervix when they are ready to come out and boom water pops :)"


But it only breaks if baby has filed their fingernail to a sharp point.

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 7110 posts
23rd May '13
Quoting Robin Lynn*38 weeks*:" But it only breaks if baby has filed their fingernail to a sharp point."


That's right!! Thank you for correcting that!

Thorian's Mommy 1 child; Westbrook, ME, United States 8409 posts
23rd May '13

Im probably wrong but I believe you have to be already in labor and your bag is bulging. When you contract it breaks it after wearing it down.

Robin Lynn +Hannah Vista, California 560 posts
23rd May '13
Quoting nothinuneed2no:" That's right!! Thank you for correcting that! "


You're totally welcome. People forget that little detail all the time. I'm lucky I'm having a little, Asian baby. She keeps her nails filed for that purpose.
LOL:D:D:D:D:D

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 7110 posts
23rd May '13

The cervix supports the bottom of the anionic sack... There is a pocket of fluid around the head called the fore-waters and once you are close to fully dilated there is nothing to support it any more and it can burst under pressure from walking, sex, heavy lifting, or contractions. Infections, amniocentesis, or poor nutrition can weaken it so that it bursts more easily and some women have very strong and or tough membranes that won't pop until the last minute or without help of a Dr or Midwife. Not a lot can predict when it will happen, but for most women spontaneous rupture will only happen after you are close to fully dilated and having strong contractions.
Trying to make your water break early to induce labor is never a good idea. Your Dr uses special sterile tools and is trained to break your water without harming you or your baby. Doing it yourself can cause infection, vaginal tearing, and all other sorts of nasty things that can be not only uncomfortable, but even threaten the life of your child.

penispenispenisVAGINA 4 kids; Idaho 7110 posts
23rd May '13
Quoting Robin Lynn*38 weeks*:" You're totally welcome. People forget that little detail all the time. I'm lucky I'm having a little, Asian baby. She keeps her nails filed for that purpose. LOL:D:D:D:D:D"


She's got the whole nail set up in there then!! She'll be comin out with a mani pedi lookin fabulous!!

HungryHippo 2 kids; Missouri 12139 posts
23rd May '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Thorian's Mommy:</b>" Im probably wrong but I believe you have to be already in labor and your bag is bulging. When you contract it breaks it after wearing it down. "</blockquote>



My water broke before I went into labor
I moved suddenly and felt a pop,2 nights later it broke

Cordelia's Mom 33 kids; Bakersfield, California 3685 posts
23rd May '13
Quoting nothinuneed2no:" The cervix supports the bottom of the anionic sack... There is a pocket of fluid around the head called ... [snip!] ... tearing, and all other sorts of nasty things that can be not only uncomfortable, but even threaten the life of your child."


Thanks. I tried googling it and found nothing but stories of women's water breaking. Wasn't very informative. And no way am I sticking anything up there to pop it!

Christan_89 2 kids; Grapevine, Texas 8043 posts
23rd May '13
Quoting nothinuneed2no:" The cervix supports the bottom of the anionic sack... There is a pocket of fluid around the head called ... [snip!] ... tearing, and all other sorts of nasty things that can be not only uncomfortable, but even threaten the life of your child."


My doctor told me that I had a "membrane sac of steel" 8)



(Which actually sucked because it took her 45 minutes and A LOT of pain to get even the teensiest leak in it)

Robin Lynn +Hannah Vista, California 560 posts
23rd May '13
Quoting nothinuneed2no:" She's got the whole nail set up in there then!! She'll be comin out with a mani pedi lookin fabulous!! "


HECK YES! & she's going to be part Canadian so she'll be super nice & part German/Filipino so she'll have amazing hair!!!
My little girl is going to be my little Bratz doll!

Kina's Mama Due May 10 (girl); O'Fallon, Missouri 20 posts
23rd May '13

My water broke last Friday night dilated to 2.5 and only 70% effaced... My stupid doctors couldn't figure out why I ruptured...