With my first 2 kids, the doctors broke my water at the hospital. After talking to my mom, I learned that she had not had her waters break on their own either for my bro and I.
With my last baby, I was given a cervical softener and was due to be induced once that had started working. Well, I had to lay flat on my back for 2 hours while the softener did its thing and it kicked me into mega contractions. As soon as I could, I begged to go to the bathroom and the nurse was reluctant because I was so far dilated, but I did prevail. As I went into the bathroom, she started putting on gloves, and went I sat down I found out why. I instantly felt like the kid was coming. I finished peeing and then literally dove onto the bed where I landed on my hands and knees. She stuck her hands under me and caught the baby as he slid right out. No pushing necessary. Hubby was right next to me and almost missed it all because it was so fast. But what was really weird (and answered a question that I had) is that my water never broke, they never broke it for me, and so my son was born in a little bubble.
My doctor told me later that some cultures consider that a sign of great fortune because it is so rare. He had seen it just once before and the very-experienced hospital nurse had never seen it happen in 20 some years of work. Was anyone else this "lucky" with their labor?
Answer by micheledo at 7:32 AM on Dec. 12, 2010
Answer by Ctink8189 at 7:38 AM on Dec. 12, 2010
Answer by FinleyFirst at 9:45 AM on Dec. 12, 2010
Answer by britt_howard at 10:38 AM on Dec. 12, 2010
Answer by doulala at 12:44 PM on Dec. 12, 2010
You can Google caul videos if you want to see examples.
Answer by doulala at 12:46 PM on Dec. 12, 2010