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Can you have contractions without your water breaking

A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 42 years experience
If you were my pt: And were 39 weeks and have an effaced cervix and are having irregular contractions i would bring you in and rupture your membranes and start pitocin, ... Read More

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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
AROM in labor ?'s: Artificial rupture of membranes is usually done to stimulate labor, but also of course occurs naturally in most instances during the course of labor. ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology 39 years experience
Very good. I'd say: you've rounded third and are very close to crossing home plate. Prepare.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Maybe,maybe not: It is often hard to tell when you could be leaking urine or amniotic fluid. It is important to find out.I would go in now and have them assess you aga... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Still at risk: Water breakage before contractions in pregnancy is more likely to produce early labor not less. Future pregnancies are likely to cause early delivery ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilson
Obstetrics and Gynecology 13 years experience
Yes: Can: yes. Should: maybe. Most conscientious obstetricians do not induce a woman electively (just for convenience) before 39 weeks. If this is... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ralph Boling
Obstetrics and Gynecology 39 years experience
It may be ok,: But concerns about increasing risk of infection, causing harm to you or baby, are the reasons we tend to recommend induction sooner.
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Dr. Joy Jackson
Family Medicine 19 years experience
By : By the date of this post about a week has gone by. I hope you and baby are well. I am responding to this question so anyone with a similar situation ... Read More
A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Benjamin Green
Family Medicine 17 years experience
Absolutely!: If you are pregnant and you are experiencing this symptom, call your OB doctor immediately or head right in to the hospital!
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stephen Sudler
Obstetrics and Gynecology 40 years experience
Possibly: If you have not already called your obstetrician, please do so as soon as possible. The longer your water is broken before delivery the greater the r... Read More

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