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Old Oct 28th, 2008, 13:30 PM   1
helen1234
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what makes waters break, and how does the body know to go into labour??


the title says it all, my waters went 1st with my daughter, but why????
does the bag get too full or does it get weak ?? how does the body know when to go into labour after 9 months?

is it one of them answers where you say shut up helen it just knows what to do,

just one of those random questions i'd ask here but not to anyone else.
my friends are immune to my random questions and tell me to shuttup.
they are still laughing at me after asking if male fish have testicles, didnt get an answer to tha either
and after asking does the euro tunnel stop off at isle of whight .



 
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Old Oct 28th, 2008, 13:35 PM   2
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the first time my waters went i felt the bag catch my rib and rip, and the 2nd time my darling son stuck his foot through it, so i'd assume they just get weak and rupture



 
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Old Oct 28th, 2008, 13:36 PM   3
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Actually the bag of waters is surrounded by a layer of collegen on the outside...and it starts to decrease in late pregnancy. So once it gets too weak, your waters break!



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Old Oct 28th, 2008, 13:46 PM   4
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well thanks rea you learn something new everyday



 
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Old Oct 28th, 2008, 13:53 PM   5
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I'd have said the bag weakens.



 
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Old Oct 28th, 2008, 13:58 PM   6
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oh wow, not such a useless question after all
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Old Oct 28th, 2008, 14:29 PM   7
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I've got a higher risk of going into preterm labour because I have a large fibriod (20cms) on my uterus. The specialist told me that because the fibriod is taking up quite a bit of room in there, my body may decide that the baby is big enough to be born, even if it's early. I would assume that it's the same sort of thing with regards to multiple births as well. So perhaps babys size has something to do with when the body knows to go into labour as well? Although some babies are born tiny and others are born huge - so who knows?!?! Whew! I'm just glad our bodies know what to do by themselves!



 
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Old Oct 28th, 2008, 14:44 PM   8
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I think you go into labour when brain receptors tell your uterus you dont have enough energy and fat stores to continue nourishing the baby and mummy so hormones start getting produced and contractions start trying to push baby out!



 
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Old Oct 28th, 2008, 15:03 PM   9
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I also think its something to do with the placenta becoming mature.It cant function after a certain time so does it thing some how and you go in to labour then the hormones start and you waters go.



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