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I was induced at 39 weeks. They nurse's never broke my water. About an hour before my son was born, my water came out in it's sac (or what I think was my water). It never broke, but came out looking like a water balloon.

I was talking to a friend the other day and she said that is impossible because the water sac is what the baby is in, but I always thought aside from the amniotic fluid the baby sits in there was also a water sac to protect the cervix. Anyway, if someone could please help I would SO appreciate it. I have tried to look it up on the internet and can't find anything. If it wasn't my water sac, like I thought it was this entire time, what could it have been? I do know the nurse's said they had never seen that before.

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replied October 2nd, 2008
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There is a 'plug' of mucous that protects the cervix. It looks like snot, sometimes a little bloody. I don't know what sac you might have thought you saw. The amniotic sac is what protects the baby.

You should talk to your doctor about whatever it may have been.
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replied February 1st, 2009
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I don't know what it could have been. I am sure it was not your mucous plug, because that looks like a snotty, bloody, clearish booger. I think a girlfriend once had something similar pass before her little girl was born. Her doctor said it was an accessory sac (I think that is what he called it). These sacs can be from a small tear in the amniotic sac that heals on its own but when it does it creates its own sac, attaching to the mucous plug, or whatever it is close to. In some cases, some doctors believe it to be a cause of Amniotic Band Syndrome. Another reason for accessory amniotic sacs is a reabsorbed twin that was absorbed after the 10th week of gestation. This RARELY happens but it could be a cause. It is best to ask your own doctor.
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replied February 24th, 2009
Oh my Gosh! I have been looking for something like this for almost 4 years. I had my daughter almost 4 years ago and I had the same experience. It wasn't the plug; my plug came out a couple of weeks before I delivered her. I was in labor when that water balloon came out, my contractions were 5 minutes apart and lasting a little bit over a minute, so I was getting ready to go back to the hospital (I had been experiencing slow labor and back labor so I was sent home the first time since I was only 3cm dilated after almost 12hrs), I thought I needed to go to the bathroom so when I was sitting on the toilet (having non stop contractions) I felt something coming out of me, I freaked out thinking I was having my baby in the toilet so I reached for a mirror and saw that water balloon hanging out of me (it wasnâ??t transparent more whiteish but you could definitely see some water inside, there was no blood at all), I called out for my husband, we didn't know what to do, he wanted to popped it so we could go to the hospital (crazy!), but eventually I felt it ripping off and then my waters went whoosh at once, the midwives and nurses at the hospital have never heard something like that either. Now I am expecting my second child, 32 weeks along, and I am very concern that I will experience the same things that I did with my first one (who came face-up with the cord around her twice, I also had to deliver the placenta since the drugs didn't help, well what can I say the whole experience was horrible). We need answers, I will mention this to my current doctor maybe he can put my mind to ease.
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replied February 24th, 2009
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There is a name for this type of birth I just cant remember it. You see it more with natural home births. Its just the baby being born with its waters intact.

this is sometimes seen as a blessing or a special birth.

The bag of waters is to cushion the baby and protect the baby while being pushed through the birth canal. As more and more pressure build from the babies head it eventually pops. Thats whats supposed to happen. But now a days its routine for doctors to break the bag themselves.

A baby born with the waters intact just means they had a gentle birth. Such a gentle birth that the bag didnt burst from the pressure.

Medically I dont think there is any danger or anything wrong.,

I see it as a blessing. Its nothing to be afraid about or anything freakish.
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replied March 13th, 2009
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hi wow i had the same experience as Shaka, i was at the hospital not fully dilated yet so went to the toilet and felt something coming out it felt like a balloon. So i called the nurse and they rushed me to bed and broke the balloon and all this water came out it was the sac because part of the umbilical cord came out and they couldn't get it back in. The only difference from her story is i had to have an emergency c-section ma baby didnt survive the other half of the umbilical cord had been wrapped around his neck twice so he choked.
All the doctors said to explain the situation was that sometimes it happens that way.
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replied March 13th, 2009
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Rosie H wrote:
There is a name for this type of birth I just cant remember it. You see it more with natural home births. Its just the baby being born with its waters intact.

this is sometimes seen as a blessing or a special birth.

The bag of waters is to cushion the baby and protect the baby while being pushed through the birth canal. As more and more pressure build from the babies head it eventually pops. Thats whats supposed to happen. But now a days its routine for doctors to break the bag themselves.

A baby born with the waters intact just means they had a gentle birth. Such a gentle birth that the bag didnt burst from the pressure.

Medically I dont think there is any danger or anything wrong.,

I see it as a blessing. Its nothing to be afraid about or anything freakish.
Yes but the OP stated it was different from her amniotic sac and that it came out before the baby was born. About an hour. I keep wanting to think it is just an accessory sac...it is a rare occurance and not anything worrisome.
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replied March 13th, 2009
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oh ok. thanks

theres a such thing as accessory sac? Interesting. You learn something new everyday.
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replied November 17th, 2009
that happen 2 me 2 about 2 years ago. the water bag came out maybe 30 min before the nurse came n and saw it and was amazed called other nurses n 2 see. iam like what what happen i saw it looked like a white ballon that u could see water n.one nurse said where she come from that was a sign of a blessing and that it really doesnt happen n all her years of being a nurse she never saw that before they poped the bag then later a 12 pound 6 ounce baby come out with no problem i had 9 pounders before and they hurted more then he did he was healthy no problems at all so my guess is it may b just a blessing cause i never got a answer about what happen i just know when i when 2 tell the story nobody belived he was almost 13 pounds and i had him natural and my bags came out whole i got 2 touch it and everything if felt like a condom with water n it so good luck on getting an answer 2 ur question
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replied December 30th, 2009
Water Bag Delivery (Veiled Delivery)
I had my son 21 years ago. This is called a veiled delivery. My doctor told me that this means the child is born without pain. I was on just a bed talking to the nurses when all of a sudden I informed them that something just came out!
And there was a bag of fluid coming out of me.
The nurse told me not to push. She rolled me to my side and held my top leg up. She told me to just breath. Several nurses came in to help. Then after several minutes of controlled breathing my son slide out and when his head hit the water inside the bag on the bed the bag broke and he was on the table coming out of the bag. I never pushed. At that moment the doctor walked in. He was so upset that he missed the delivery. It is rare. He informed me that this child will be a blessing and that he will speak the truth. 21 years later - he is a blessing and very smart and speaks the truth. I treasured that day - He was a very easy child to raise. A very happy young man.

Mother of 4
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replied January 6th, 2010
DUE DATE FOR DELIVER
my wife is due to deliver her baby on 8/1/2010 and up till now there is know any other signs shows of labor..advice us on this?
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replied March 26th, 2010
glad its not just me I thought I was going mad !! It happened to me, I had twins 2006 and I felt something coming out at first I thought it was one of the babies !! When I looked down it was a bag of creamy water looked like a balloon or even a condom!!my husband face said it all really and when he said what the hell is that I looked at the midwife but she picked it up and just put it to one side.it never did burst it stay there full. Glad I have seen other stories dont fell so mad. I really should of asked the midwife but at the time u dont really care. Went on to have bueatiful twin girls.
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replied April 3rd, 2010
After I gave birth...my nurse was holding my water (showing everyone)and said "In my 22 years of being a nurse, I have never seen anyone''s water come out like this!" It looked like a water balloon!
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replied January 16th, 2013
I also delivered an intact water bag
I just delivered my second baby and had the same experience. About an hour before I delivered my son, was "water balloon" came out of me intact. The nurse was very surprised as she had never seen anything like it. It is supposed to be good luck. Traditionally, this meant a much less chance of infection to mother and child. A Vietnamese friend of mine was very excited as it means extreme good fortune for the entire family in her culture.
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replied May 2nd, 2013
You are not crazy! I had it happen. With my third child (my sweet one) I thought he was coming out and couldn't hold it in, freaked out because the doctor wasn't there yet. I yelled that he was coming and backed up the bed so he wouldn't fall on the floor and with one big push, a big bag of water popped out and landed on the bed.
I was horrified. My son came about 5 minutes later I think, and my husband said that the nurse popped the water bag and looked at it, and it had spaghetti like membranes in it.
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replied June 6th, 2013
I didn't realize how special this birth was until I saw an article about a baby being born in their amniotic sac. Six years ago I delivered my daughter Freedom. It happened so fast the doctor didn't make it in time and the nurses delivered her. I felt labor for less than 20 minutes. During delivery the nurses told me to stop because the water bag hadn't broken and they needed to pop it. They said she was born with a "veil." I did not know what that meant until tonight. That is so crazy and beautiful and amazing. Wow. I am so thankful to have experienced this.
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replied June 24th, 2013
This happened to me 3 weeks ago. I was only displayed to a 4 when I had an intense urge to push. I started yelling for my husband to get the nurse because I knew I couldn't push at a 4. I couldn't help but push and out came my intact water sack. The nurses and residents were concerned that the umbilical cord came out with my sack because my little boys heart rate dropped to a 50. I had an emergency c-section. Praise The Lord he is very healthy. It was a very scary experience.
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