So when I had DS, my water broke around 10 am, and I had fast and furious contractions and 13 hours later I had him. So pretty straight forward.
I read somewhere that only 20-25% of women's water breaks. So, that means a majority of women go "into labor" with just contractions and whatnot and not a tell tell sign like water breaking. If that is the case, when do you actually say you "started labor?" How would you count the number of hours you are in labor if you don't have your water broken or a sweep or something else to start the process?