How long after my water breaks should I wait before going to the hospital?

Best to mobilize now. Being >40 has risks when it comes to pregnancy. Those risks extend to the baby as well as to the expectant woman. If she suspects she is in labor or has leaking membranes/bag of water or is experienceing odd symptoms, she should contact her ob. Also she should call someone to help her go to labor and delivery at the hospital for evaluation and monitoring of baby and contractions as needed.