Having your water break does not necessarily bring on labor. In fact, if your water breaks but you do NOT start labor, your doctor may decide to do a cesarean section! Mine did. He felt that without the protective water barrier, germs could enter and cause problems.
However, my water broke when I decided to rearrange the bedroom furniture. My doctor told me my blood pressure was getting too high, and I was to drop out of school and go home to bed until the baby came. I tearfully told all my college professors, then went home. But as I put on pajamas, and looked at that bed, I was thinking that there was no way I could spend the last weeks of my pregnancy in such a dirty room. So I cleaned! I pushed the bed over, swept under it, etc... Finally, exhausted, I crawled between the comfortable covers and took a nap. A few hours later, my water began to break. IT didn't break with a gush, but with an annoying drip, drip.
at 12:21 AM on Jun. 26, 2011