Many pregnant women are understandably worried about their water breaking. After all, we've been conditioned to expect certain things thanks to movies and television. Unfortunately, those depictions aren't the most accurate. We know our babies are surrounded by a fluid-filled bag called the amniotic sac, but it's hard to know what happens when your membranes rupture until you've experienced it. That's why there are so many things everyone assumes happen when your water breaks that just plain don't.
Well, turns out she knew what she was talking about. Go figure, right? I didn't give birth to my daughter for another 29 hours (and there was no "baby falling out," as I can assure you I had to work really hard to bring that little one into the world). Even though my water breaking wasn't what I'd anticipated, at least holding my baby was everything I'd hoped for. And more.