Here are 10 very graphic stories from women, who share what happened when their waters broke.
So grab a tissue, sit on a towel if you are heavily pregnant, and enjoy these ten true stories!
It Happened In Big W In the DVD Aisle
Peta D from Belmont WA
My daughter is 21 years old now so this did happen a long time ago! I was very overdue and had done EVERYTHING to try and go into labour. I was convinced it would never happen and I was simply ENORMOUS! It was the middle of Summer and I’d given up and just wanted to sit in the airconditioning and watch a movie. I asked my partner to go and buy me a DVD, but he had been called into work. Mum who always checked on me had also gone to work that day, so I was on my own. I decided that bugger it, I’d go down the shops myself – it was only 2 minutes drive. So I grabbed my purse, tossed on a daggy old pregnancy dress and off I went.
I was browsing the videos when all of a sudden I heard a ‘SNAP!!!!’.. My waters gushed all over the floor in the ‘Romance and Horror’ Aisle. To top it off, there wasn’t just ‘a dribble’ of liquid, I was positively standing in a puddle of my own bodily fluids.
I gathered up my dress, told the lady at the DVD counter they needed to do a ‘Clean up in Aisle 4’ (haha), and dribbled my way back to the car.
34 hours later my daughter was born. She was red and peeling for being so overdue!
It Happened During ‘Business Time’ in Bed
Lexi H from Ballarat, NSW
I was two weeks away from my due date with my first baby. I was pretty big and very uncomfortable. However, all during my pregnancy, I just couldn’t get enough of my husband (if you KNOW what I mean!), I wanted him all the time. He was getting sick of it, to be honest, and was always scared he was going to hurt the baby. Anyway, we went to bed and AGAIN I demanded bedroom antics. It was pretty half-arsed, to be honest, he was tired from getting off a 12-hour shift. About two minutes in, he abruptly stopped. “What’s wrong?” I asked him, urging him to continue.
“Ummm you seem awfully wet, in a bad way”… I sat up, didn’t really feel anything unusual, and pulled him back on me to continue. He then leapt out of bed with a SQUEAL. I too jumped up with fright and my waters went all over the bed on dribbled onto the floor. He was mortified and stepped back, and SLID on the liquids on the floor. He fell down like a bag of shit then screamed in pain.
He couldn’t hold the baby for three days as his broken arm was so painful. He reckons we are never having another baby (shhhh I’m already six weeks pregnant!).
It Happened On My Doctors Face
Heidi M from North Lakes, Qld
Hello! I was really overdue with my third child (I had to be induced the first two times too) – so my Gyno said that he’d break my waters. He got out that knitting needle looking thing and was down the business end when I felt a whole lot of pressure all of a sudden. My waters literally ‘STREAMED’ like a fireman’s hose, right into his face. He stood up trying to get it out of his eyes and spitting it out on the ground. Once he’d sorted himself out, he just laughed which made me feel much better as I was so horrified.
My baby son was delivered by my wet gyno just 40 minutes later.
He still tells the story to patients to this day.
It Made a Huge ‘SNAPPING’ Noise
Sue-Ellen H, Townsville QLD
I was in heavy labour in the hospital. I’d been in labour for hours but didn’t have a ‘Show’ and my waters hadn’t broken. Now that I was so far in labour, I didn’t even THINK about it. My husband and I were holding hands over the bed (I was standing up – he was standing on the other side of the bed) when I had a whopping big contraction. All of a sudden we heard an enormous ‘SNAPPPPP’. We looked at each other, not knowing what is was… then I had the classic movie ‘GUSH’ – it went everywhere… And it was slimy and gross and smelt like a wet chicken and I was standing right in the middle….
So gross. The midwives just cleaned it up with a squeegee.
I was just shocked at how loud it was!
I Bounced Right Off a Fit Ball
Melissa H, Hobart TAS
I was trying really hard to go into labour, I was just past my due date but super uncomfortable. I just had a t-shirt and undies on when I was furiously bouncing up and down on one of those big fit balls. It was very comforting until without realising it my waters broke (I thought I had wee’d myself) and I slid straight off the ball and onto the lounge room floor. The ball shot right across the room! I was fine, just shocked. I waddled my way to the bathroom, leaving a trail on the floor as I went.
I still laugh when I think about falling off that ball.
My daughter is now seven years old.
I Had Liquid Flying From Both Ends
Kelly K, Cairns QLD
I was in early labour, with contractions being timed at about eight minutes apart. The hospital knew, but they said to stay home for a bit longer so I was with my sister and partner. I was leaning over a fit ball for support during the pain of contractions. All of a sudden, I knew I needed to throw up (apparently throwing up in labour is common, but I didn’t know that at the time). I went to race to the toilet, but my waters broke at the same time…. I was literally vomiting from the mouth and gushing from the vagina at the same time. My sister was at one end with a towel, with my partner busy at the other end with a bucket… but I got vomit and water all over the good rug in the lounge room.
The smell never came out.
Here, Smell This!
My midwife had told me that when you get close to your due date, it is really easy to wet yourself. And I was 39 weeks pregnant and struggling to make it to the toilet in time. I woke up in the middle of the night, and felt really wet… I wasn’t sure if my waters had broken or I had just leaked a whole lot of wee. I mopped up with a towel, then woke up hubby. ‘Here, smell this!’ I said, he just looked at me like I was insane and pushed it away, horrified.
I ended up giving it a big sniff and it didn’t smell like wee, so headed off to the hospital. Six hours later my daughter was born.
He Carried a Jar of Pickle Juice With Him Everywhere
Kylie S, Richmond, VIC
My partner had a fancy car with cream coloured leather seats. But the bigger I got in my pregnancy, the more he was paranoid I was going to ‘leak’ all over them. Every time we went in his car, he would put a few of those huge black garbage bags on the seat.
He also invested a fortune in waterproof mattress protectors, plastic couch covers, removed all the rugs from the house, and, because his mother told him to, everywhere we went, he carried around a jar of pickle juice. Apparently, he was mortified that I would either leak on something of his or would go into labour in public.
I’m still not exactly sure what he was going to do with the pickle juice….
But to make things just hilarious, I went into labour without my waters breaking and my partner and I were in the tub full of water in the birthing suite, and all of a sudden there were ‘floaties everywhere’. My water had broken in the water. With him in it. When he realised (after the Doctor had pointed it out,) he threw up for hours. Needless to say he doesn’t change nappies….
I Was So Paranoid I Wore an Adult Nappy to Bed
Virginia C, South Yarra, VIC
I had two major fears when it came to pregnancy, shitting myself during labour, and my waters breaking in my bed. So as soon as I reached 25 weeks, I wore an adult nappy to bed, every night. So not sexy. In the end my waters broke in the hospital – so I didn’t even need to worry.
I just blame those fears of baby brain.
My Waters Broke in the Heated Public Pool
Casey A, Maryborough QLD
I adore swimming and kept it up right until the end of my pregnancy. We have a beautiful heated public pool, not too hot, it was just glorious to get all that heavy pregnancy weight off my body and feel like I’m floating. I felt something ‘mushy and slimy’ in the gusset of my bathers. I got out and popped into the bathroom, I had a full show, sitting in my bathers. I turned on the shower and the gross little patty of pus then floated down the drain. However, I kept feeling like I was weeing… yep my waters had broken – I realised, in that public pool.
I didn’t say anything, I was so embarrassed. I stuck a towel in my undies and waddled to the car.
My son was born about six hours later.