I didn’t feel right, but nobody believed me. Well, my water broke in the wrong place. Here is my birth story of water breaking and lessons learned.
I didn’t feel right, but…
I woke up one morning the day before my due date feeling “not quite right”.
Luckily my husband was off work that so we decided to give me a few hours to see if it was just a passing thing.
We decided to go to the movies, but I changed my mind right before we went to it and decided to walk around for a little bit. After about an hour, we decided to make a trip to labor and delivery.
Upon arrival, they examined me and said everything was fine. Of course, I was discharged and told to “see how things went”.
And then my water broke!
I was hungry, so we decided to not go straight home and to get me something to eat first.
Well, during lunch at the restaurant, I started leaking fluid. I told my husband who for one reason or another, didn’t believe me. That was until we stood up to leave and my water broke!!!
There was a big gush of fluid and water all over the floor. I was mortified and hoped we could sneak out without too much attention from others that were trying to enjoy lunch.
My son was born 16.5 hours later exactly on his due date!!
Talk about not listening to your gut feeling..! :-D
Anyone else with a birth story of water breaking in the wrong place..? Share below!
Paula Dennholt founded Easy Baby Life in 2006 and has been a passionate parenting and pregnancy writer since then. Her parenting approach and writing are based on studies in cognitive-behavioral models and therapy for children and her experience as a mother and stepmother. Life as a parent has convinced her of how crucial it is to put relationships before rules. She strongly believes in positive parenting and a science-based approach.
Paula cooperates with a team of pediatricians who assist in reviewing and writing articles.