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If my water broke a week ago, when am i likely to deliver?

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Dr. Amy Herold
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As soon as possible: Usually labor occurs spontaneously within 24 hours of your water breaking. If it has not occurred by then your doctor will induce your labor as the risk of infection becomes very high if the bag of water is broken for more than a day or two without labor. If you have group b strep you are started on antibiotics as soon as the water has broken.
Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine 37 years experience
See your doctor asap: If your water has broken see your doctor as there is a hight risk of infection.

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Last updated Sep 8, 2013

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