Amniorrhexis, popularly known as breaking waters, is when the membrane that contains the amniotic fluid, that is, the fluid that protects the embryo breaks and flows out. It is a symptom that labor begins, but it does not mean that it immediately happens, only that it forms.
Breaking water, along with childbirth, is probably the part of pregnancy that usually causes fear or respect for women, so today at FastlyHealwe will try to tell what it feels like to breakwater so that you can detect it.
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Breaking waters without realizing it
In many movies and series, you will have seen this circumstance, and it is genuine, fictional as it may seem. There are a lot of women who suddenly and without warning notice how a jet of warm liquid falls between their legs. It is a jet that cannot be stopped, of which there is no control, and which flows in large quantities as if it were a hose or a vase being emptied. This feeling ensures that your waters have broken and announces that your child’s birth is imminent.
Now, not all women feel the same: you can breakwaters and not find out, you can do it suddenly, you can find breakwaters little by little, whatever it may be; throughout the article, we are going to explain some of the differences and the ways a woman can find breakwaters.
Noticing an unbraked jet
Other women do not experience water breakage in such an obvious and explosive way. Still, in a more subtle and disguised way, they notice a constant dripping without brake and over which they have no control. Some women have defined it as menstruation but colorless and warm, which does not stop, and you cannot control it. This constant drip can last for several hours and can flow slower or faster, depending on how large the hole has been made in the bag that contains the baby and the amniotic fluid.
Breakwaters little by little
The thread is one way to notice the break of water, intermediate between the two expressed. Women who have experienced it say that it is like peeing for a long time and without being able to stop it by squeezing the sphincters. They comment that it is a strange sensation because you mentally relate it to the urinary system, but you know that it is not because it does not feel like when you urinate.
Difference between urine and breaking water
The thread is one way to notice the break of water, intermediate between the two expressed. Women who have experienced it say that it is like peeing for a long time and not being able to stop it by squeezing the sphincters. They comment that it is a strange sensation because you mentally relate it to the urinary system, but you know it is not because it does not feel like when you urinate.
However, at the end of pregnancy, urine leakage can be frequent, so many pregnant women probably want to know the difference between urine and breaking water :
- Amniotic fluid is warm, while urine is warmer.
- The amniotic liquid is colorless, while urine is more yellow.
- Amniotic fluid is odorless, while urine does have an odor.
- In addition, as we have explained before, the most common is that the amniotic juice comes out with more force.
Sensing pressure relief
Although there are cases in which mothers have claimed to breakwaters and not find out, the usual thing, and what many other women affirm, is that at the moment that the waters broke, they felt like their body was experiencing a decompression, as if the pressure exerted by the belly above the uterus it would relax and be non-existent, disappear almost entirely and as if the stomach stopped weighing. Ultimately, some women may feel relief, as if the body is relaxing.
Hear a little noise
Some can hear a slight noise in the lower belly as if a can that was closed under a vacuum is being opened. It is a sound that is not very perceptible but that some people claim to have been able to experience and that the flow of a stream of water has followed it. Therefore, that you have not heard the noise does not mean that you are not breaking waters; this is the last symptom we must consider.
Live the feeling of uncovering.
They comment that one of the familiar and popular sensations when breaking waters is to feel that something that was closed is uncovered in your pelvis as if tension was released or a closed-hole was opening. This sensation may be due to the beginning of a slight dilation that will increase throughout the entire delivery to make way for the baby.
Breakwaters without contractions
There is another option that is not well known, and that is that you do not notice anything. It can happen for several reasons, because the membrane does not break, because the hole is tiny, or because you go directly to contractions without first breaking the amniotic sac. In these cases, you should not worry; when you notice the contractions, you should go to the doctor, and they will professionally assess how to proceed. The fact of not experiencing the breakage of water does not imply that the delivery does not go well or cannot be done naturally.
Breaking waters: when to go to the hospital
To finish, we must tell you that the amniotic fluid is transparent in color. Suppose it appears yellowish, brown, with blood spots, or green. In that case, you should go directly and urgently to your doctor since it can be an infection of the amniotic fluid, and it should be treated with professional medical attention.
If you feel these symptoms before 37 weeks of gestation, you must go urgently to your doctor since it could be premature birth, and special care is needed in these cases. If you have passed 37 weeks, we also recommend that you go to the doctor since there is the possibility that the delivery is imminent.
Be that as it may, immediately after the water breaks, you should go to the hospital since delivery is imminent. In the following article, we will talk about when to go to the hospital to give birth.
This article is merely informative, at FastlyHeal .com we do not have the power to prescribe medical treatments or make any type of diagnosis. We invite you to see a doctor in the case of presenting any type of condition or discomfort.
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