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Herbal Treatment For Water Broke
No: If contractions have not started 24 hours after your water has broken then labor has not likely started. For women who are group b strep negative we usually start an induction after 12-24 hours after the water has broken if labor has not occurred. For women who are group b strep positive, we start antibiotics and induction shortly after the water has broken to reduce infection risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
SROM - EMERGENCY!: Rupture of membranes whether spontaneous at term (srom) or even worse preferment/premature (pprom) is a pregnancy emergency. It typically heralds labor and delivery within a few hours to a week. The longer the interval latency period the greater the risk for serious or even life-threatening infections. See your obstetrician or midwife emergently to avoid complications. Smoking predisposed to pprom. ...Read more
Yes - not too much.: Preterm premature rupture of membranes is a dire complication of pregnancy when it occurs before 28-32 weeks. After that point, it is still a problem in need of urgent management in the hospital, however you should expect great outcomes for mom and baby with proper care and reasonably good luck! go to the hospital immediately for urgent care. ...Read more
Walking: Have you been given corticosteroid injections to help speed up the maturation of the baby's lungs yet? If so, and a C-section is imminent, try walking. ...Read more
Ovulated on 9/15 spotted bright red on 9/22 & 9/24 i had brown bloody discharge & had sex 9/25 (.) heavy n gushy like like water broke, is it normal?
Can stress cause pre term birth/pprom? I hear stress can cause it, but then others say it can't. Which is it? Water broke @ 35.5 wks.
NO really: Women have survived wars and famine and not all women under stress give birth. Having said that, the body is an organism that sometimes responds to its environment with adverse pregnancy outcomes. Pprom is typically due to an infection. We know the less sleep you get, the poorer you are able to care for yourself, the increased likelihood of infection. It's not an a=b, but stress can play a role. ...Read more
Tests: Unless its obvious, there really isn't a good way to know at home unless you have a midwife who can run some tests. If you go to the hospital, there are several tests that can be done to know if your water is really broken. Sometimes its obvious--a huge gush of water that soaks your clothing and gets on the carpet and won't stop for example. Best wishes! ...Read more
Depends...: If your water breaks as a gush of about a quart of fluid, you'll notice. If it's a leak, you might not. But the leak will likely keep on trickling. The real key to this question is: how far along in your pregnancy are you? If you are pre-term, i.e., less than 37 weeks, call your doctor. If at term, see what develops. Likely, you'll start having contractions and be on your way soon. Good luck. Lg. ...Read more
Yes it can.: Prelabor rupture of membranes is not rare and occurs pretty much without any warning or pain; a large gush of fluid (usually clear with a yellow tinge similar to dilute urine) wets your underwear and drips to the floor. It is usually mistaken for urinary incontinence episode, which is also not rare with advanced pregnancy. An examination by your obstetrician in the er will tell one way or another. ...Read more
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