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HOw Can I Break My Water At Home?

HOw Can I Break My Water At Home?

Not a good idea!: Breaking your water at home by yourself is not a good idea. You are likely to introduce infection. Why are you contemplating doing something like that? You should go to a hospital for childbirth. ...Read more

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What can I do to break my water in a safe way?

What can I do to break my water in a safe way?

Do not do it: You should not undertake breaking your water by yoiur self. It occurs spontaneously and when done by an ob. You do not want to endanger any structures in the vagina and yoiu do not want to take the chance of introducing an infection. ...Read more

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What are some things I can do to break my water.

What are some things I can do to break my water.

ABSOLUTELY NO!!!: Please do not attempt to break your own water by puncturing or in any other way manipulating the cervix or amniotic sac. You do not want to put your baby at risk. I know it is miserable these last weeks, but if you need to be induced somehow to spur on the delivery of your child let the doctor worry about this. Please do not do something you may regret later. ...Read more

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What do docs use to break your water?

What do docs use to break your water?

Amnihook: They use a special tool called an amniotic fluid hook (amnihook) which looks like a crochet hook. It's inserted through the vagina and ruptures the amniotic sac. This is 'breaking your water' and is only done if you haven't already done it spontaneously. ...Read more

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Can too much baby movements break the water bag?

Can too much baby movements break the water bag?

No, the water bag: Is strong and very flexible, so it moves with baby. It will not break before it is supposed to. ...Read more

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Can pushing on stomach downward break your water?

Can pushing on stomach downward break your water?

Please don't do: That. That would be your baby that you are pushing on. ...Read more

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I recently had a baby. My water never broke and when I got to the hospital & my ob went to break my water it was already broke. How is this possible?

I recently had a baby. My water never broke and when I got to the hospital & my ob went to break my water it was already broke. How is this possible?

Previously leaking?: The bag of waters may previously been leaking all along during the pregnancy. Usually it will re-seal if the rupture isn't gross. If you were losing fluid that was vaginal and watery during the pregnancy then that would be conclusive. Usually low gestational fluid (oligohydramnios) is picked up at an ultrasound during your pregnancy. Keep this in mind if you go for another pregnancy. ...Read more

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How do I soothe sensitive, irritated facial skin? I tried polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) vaseline, giving it a break, hot water, cold water, ice, oatmeal-honey mask.!?

How do I soothe sensitive, irritated facial skin? I tried polysporin, (bacitracin and polymyxin) vaseline, giving it a break, hot water, cold water, ice, oatmeal-honey mask.!?

Sunscreen Moisturize: The first way to soothe sensitive skin is to avoid hot water and detergent based facial soaps. Wash your face with a soap-free facial cleanser (cetaphil, dove for sensitive skin) and lukewarm water. Every morning, apply a facial moisturizer that contains a broad spectrum sunscreen containing zinc oxide (elta md facial, skinceuticals). ...Read more

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I'm 38 weeks & 6 days, dilated 4cm since last wed, lost my mucous plug too, no contractions only bad back pain can doc break my water or induced me?

I'm 38 weeks & 6 days, dilated 4cm since last wed, lost my mucous plug too, no contractions only bad back pain can doc break my water or induced me?

Yes: Can: yes. Should: maybe.

Most conscientious obstetricians do not induce a woman electively (just for convenience) before 39 weeks. If this is your first pregnancy, and your cervix is not favorable, then inducting you now would increase your risk of cesarean section for failure to get into labor. A favorable cervix is not only dilated, but thin, soft, forward, and with baby's head low. ...Read more

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How can I break my own water safely?

How can I break my own water safely?

Do not do it: You run the risk of infection or other complications. ...Read more

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What is happening when water "breaks? "

Amniotic sac rupture: Th amniotic sac ruptures causing the amniotic fluid around the baby to gush or leak out. ...Read more

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What will it feel like when my water breaks?

What will it feel like when my water breaks?

Wet: When your water breaks you will get a gush of water or a slow steady flow of water from the vagina. ...Read more

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Can my water break in the absence of other symptoms?

Can my water break in the absence of other symptoms?

Yes: Yes and since your water breaking is an important event (at any time when you are pregnant) you should always inform your obstetrician if you think you broke your water; even if you are not sure. You do not need to experience a large "gush of fluid" in order to have broken your water. ...Read more

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I am due August 27 but can my water break at the end of July or the begin of August?

I am due August 27 but can my water break at the end of July or the begin of August?

Danger: Please do not try to cause yourself to go into early labor. The last weeks of pregnancy are the most vital for lung development in the fetus. Bringing the baby into the world before their lungs are ready is like giving them a life long risk of lung disease, asthma, and early death. PLEASE discuss this with your OB and do not attempt to delver too early. ...Read more

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Can my water break during sex?

Can my water break during sex?

Being Pregnant: This is not likely unless you are very very close to your due date and your uterus and cervix are prepared for labor. ...Read more

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What can you do if your water breaks early?

What can you do if your water breaks early?

Depends on when: This really depends on when exactly the water breaks. If less than 24 weeks, this is very tragic for the pregnancy and the fetus may not survive. If after 34 weeks, most would consider induction of labor to prevent infection. If between 26-34 weeks, watchful waiting is most beneficial. This requires frequent ultrasounds, a course of antibiotics, and bed rest. No sex is allowed with broken water. ...Read more

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Should you take a shower after your water breaks?

No: Head for the hospital. You need to be monitored. ...Read more

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Once your water breaks should you be ready at any moment?

Once your water breaks should you be ready at any moment?

Go now to hospital: Nature's unpredictable. So pack a small bag midpregnancy, stash it where a family member can find it, then go on about your life. However, if you feel a trickle or gush of fluid then call someone, put your bag in the trunk and head to the hospital. If no confirmation of rupture of membranes (rom). Then go home. If rom, you will probably stay in the hospital till delivery. So prepare, just in case. ...Read more

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How long after your water breaks does the baby have to be born?

How long after your water breaks does the baby have to be born?

Time varies: Actual time varies. First labors take longer than later & average 8-10 hours. Some issues may delay the process, like an epidural placed too early or a baby tangled in the cord that will not descend. The risk of an infection affecting baby begins to increase after 18 hours of open membranes, so the ob's may add meds to speed the process or need to do a c-section. ...Read more

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How long after your water breaks do you have your baby? Generally.

How long after your water breaks do you have your baby? Generally.

Depends: First time moms will generally work through labor to deliver in 12 hours. There are many factors that can slow or speed the process but that's average. Subsequent pregnancies usually take less time in full labor. Rupture of membranes starts a clock, after 18 hours the risk for infection in baby increases and the need to push labor with meds or do a c-section may be necessary. ...Read more

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Can my water break while peeing?

Can my water break while peeing?

Yes: When it's time for the water to break, it will break, regardless of what one is doing at that time. If the water happens to break before the pregnancy is at term, one should contact her ob-gyn doctor. ...Read more

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Can it cause infection if you break your own water?

Yes, you do: Run the chance of an infection. Please don't handle your own delivery. ...Read more

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Could a premature baby survive after the water breaks at 5 months?

Could a premature baby survive after the water breaks at 5 months?

Unlikely: The water breaking may permit germs to enter the fetal membranes and cause infection of baby and mother. If the leak sealed over and the baby carried longer, survival would be possible. If the delivery occurred now, the baby would not survive. ...Read more

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

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. ...Read more

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Why would my water break 5 weeks early and cervix closed? Why does this happen?

Why would my water break 5 weeks early and cervix closed? Why does this happen?

Water bag break: Sometimes it's a vaginal infection that caused your water bag to break, especially since you are not yet in labor. Because your baby is premature, you would be given antibiotics on the labor floor to protect the baby from infection.
If you and the baby are well (no fever, unusual pain or other complications), your doctor will decide the best time to deliver the baby. ...Read more

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What does it look like when your water breaks? Does that mean labor is starting?

What does it look like when your water breaks? Does that mean labor is starting?

Water broke.: When the water breaks, you'll notice a obvious amount of fluid coming out of the vagina and traveling down your legs, for example. When the water breaks, it's time to get to the hospital. ...Read more

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Should I go by myself to the hospital when my water breaks, or wait for my husband?

: If everything has been fine during your pregnancy, none of the complications mentioned below are present and you don't have a history of fast labors, waiting is fine. Remember that the membranes that break are a protective layer for your baby, so it is still better to get to the hospital within a couple of hours of the bag of waters breaking. ...Read more

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If water breaks at 35 weeks, should labour be stopped? Why wouldn't they try at this point?

If water breaks at 35 weeks, should labour be stopped? Why wouldn't they try at this point?

Lungs: Because the process for babies to breath on their own and to survive without permanent lung damage happens in the last month of pregnancy. A fetus at 35 weeks may have permanent lung damage and can even die if delivered when not ready. ...Read more

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Can your water break and you not leak after wards?

Rupture of membranes: You can break your sac and not have much fluid come out for several reasons.
The baby's head is blocking the fluids from coming out. Or you might be low on fluids.
But go see your ob/gyn and they can check your fluid levels. ...Read more

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