Location: Currently live in Sweden but from Dublin, Ireland
Waters don't always "go" before labour kicks in, unlike the movies it really is uncommon as a first sign of labour. Most go just as baby is about to be born.
However with my first son they went at 8.30 a.m. and he was born at 2.15 p.m.
I woke in a pool during the night at 4.45 a.m. and my second son was born 2 hours later.
And with my third son they went as I was climbing onto the bed 5 minutes before he was born.
mine had to be broken just as another midwife walked in the room and they just gushed out over her - my Mum still laughs about this as if it was something I could control!! Anyway my daughter was born a couple of hours later.
I have had to have my waters broken by the midwives in both my labours. With my son they broke them at 7cm to speed things up and he was born a couple of hours later, and with my daughter they broke them when I got to 9cm and she was born about 10 mins later!
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