Post # 1
Hi everyone! I was just wondering if anyone else has had a false alarm with their water breaking. I was in the middle of teaching today when I had a gush of water streaming down my leg. I thought my water broke, so my principal had my husband come and pick me up. We went to the hospital, but found out it was not the real thing. I probably just urinated. The doctor said that is totally normal because the baby’s head is lying on my cervix. Therefore, I won’t feel signs of having to pee, but it may still come out. Has anyone else experienced this, and if so how much longer did it take for the real thing to actually happen?
Post # 2
7yearlovestory: Bumping for you for more advice. The only time I had this was 30 minutes before my actual water broke. I was at home and it was just a little trickle (like pee). We got to the hospital when my water actually broke and it was a flood of water for me.
Post # 3
Wow that’s so crazy. I’ve had false alarms with mistaking gas for labor contractions but that’s it so far. I’m 36 weeks.
I’m barely able to hold my pee anymore though. Working on my kegels!
Good luck to you.
Post # 4
7yearlovestory: this happened to my good friend! She was 35 weeks pregnant and was standing near a computer at work and suddenly her feet were covered in water (she was wearing sandals and a maxi skirt). Her husband came and picked her up, brought her to L&D where they told her it was a false alarm. Baby still had plenty of fluid around him on ultrasound. My friend swears it wasn’t urine though because it was clear and didnt smell like urine.
Post # 5
Thank you ladies for your responses. I’m also currently 36 weeks, and just ready for the real thing to happen already. Baby is getting too heavy! 🙂
Post # 6
LoL. Yes while pregnant with my twins I was sitting at my desk at home and when u stood up to stretch fluidcame dien my leg. I tgought for a momen that it was my water but being a nurse it became obvious it.was.not my.water when the leaking stopped.I never went to the hospital. My water broke for.real at 37 weeks, it was unmistakable
Post # 7
This happened to me. I was sitting at brunch with my husband and father-in-law and felt a gush of warm liquid coming out of me. I was like, “Crap, how am I going to get up without everyone seeing a huge wet spot on my dress?” ha. I refused to get up from the table and made Darling Husband and Father-In-Law leave without me. This was awkward, because Father-In-Law is the type who won’t get up from the table until the woman does.
Anyway…. my point! 🙂 The liquid was clear and did not have any odor at all. I called the hospital, they told us to come in, and when they checked me out…. no labor. Water still intact. I was mildly embarrassed, and they, too, told me I had likely just peed my pants. Now, I know what it feels like to pee my pants. I have done this before! This was not pee. I think it was just a gush of discharge.
Anyway. That was a Sunday afternoon, and I ended up going into labor the following Tuesday morning. So, around the corner. You’re close!!
Post # 8
The opposite happened to me. I was already in labor when my water broke but I thought I peed myself and I was really embarrassed to tell the nurse. The funny part was that I’m a nurse and probably should have guessed.
Post # 9
7yearlovestory: With my son, I *thought* I had a false alarm and went to the birth center. They tested with a swab for amniotic fluid- and it came back negative. BUT the little gushes kept happening. They just kept telling me I had a weak bladder. They were wrong– I did have a tear in my bag of waters, but when they took the swab, there wasn’t enough to show up on the test– until they looked under a microscope and there it was– amniotic fluid.
I had to be very persistant– it was never my DR I dealt with because it was always after hours and I dealt with whatever DR was at the Birth Center at the time.