If you experience the following, your waters may have broken: a popping sensation followed by a gush or trickle of fluid. an unusual amount of dampness in your underwear that doesnt smell like urine. uncontrollable leaking of small or large amounts of fluid from the vagina that doesnt smell like urine.
What triggers your water breaking?
During the natural process of labor, the water breaks when the babys head puts pressure on the amniotic sac, causing it to rupture. Women will notice either a gush or a trickle of water coming out of the vagina. Many doctors say that women must give birth within 12–24 hours of the water breaking.
When is your water most likely to break?
In most cases, the sac will break when the woman is at full term (39 weeks to 40 weeks and 6 days). Sometimes, however, the water may break before this. This is known as preterm prelabor rupture of membranes (PPROM).
What are signs of getting close to labor?
Other, early signs labor is close (anywhere from a month to mere hours away from active labor) include:Baby drops.Cervix begins to dilate.Cramps and increased back pain.Loose-feeling joints.Diarrhea.Weight gain stops.Fatigue and the nesting instinct.6 Aug 2021