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Premature Rupture of Membranes: Complication or Variation of Normal?

I was 37 weeks along. It was the day after Thanksgiving. I was on a decent Netflix binge, laying there in bed, totally vegging out. Out of nowhere: POP! Trickle. GUSH! My water broke.  This wouldn’t have necessarily been a cause for concern, except that I had recently moved to rural Maine and my midwife and mother were to fly in from the West Coast for the birth. This turn of events was four days too early.

Contractions started mildly, more like Braxton-Hicks. Nevertheless, we got ready to catch this baby on our own.  Night turned to morning.  Morning turned to night. Night turned to morning.  Contractions would come-and-go. Sometimes strong. Sometimes so mild I could sleep through them.  This wasn’t what anyone would call “active labor.”

My mother and my midwife arrived and I was still  pregnant.  To make a long story short, our baby made his grand entrance 6 days after my water broke.

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Premature Rupture of Membranes. It happens.

Read tips for staying healthy and safe if your water breaks and you don’t go into labor right away. What warning signs should you look for?  How did we finally get labor jumpstarted? And did we have our planned home birth? Read all the details on Modern Alternative Pregnancy!


  1. Your son is so precious! What a beautiful picture and story!

  2. this is a wonderful story

  3. I love reading birth stories! So fun to get to read one of yours. 

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