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Remedies For Water Broke
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
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
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
I heard a pop and expected to have a gush of fluid come out thinking my water broke but nothing came out, what happened?
It's been 5 days since water broke. Today i'm at 25wk4day, fluid is 2cm. Baby was 780g before now 670g. What's the best for baby?
Tough call..: I am sorry you had pprom around viability. I hope you are hospitalized and appropriately cared for by a maternal-fetal medicine specialist adjacent to a nicu on ampicillin/erythromycin and after Betamethasone and prn magnesium sulfate. I pray that your pregnancy continues until 32-34 weeks, but it probably won't. Keep a positive attitude and put your faith in god and your perinatal care team! ...Read more
I don't know if I should worry. I have little bit liquid coming out, I don't know if.My water broke
Call doc if not sure: If there is a continuous watery discharge then your water may have broken and you should go to labor and delivery. If the discharge is mucous it may be your mucous plug. It is normal to pass this as your cervix opens. Many people will also leak small amounts of urine. If you are not sure though you should be evaluated by your doctor. ...Read more