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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Water Broke (Overview)

In a pregnant women, when the amniotic sac ruptures, she will feel fluid leak from her vagina in a trickle or a gush. For most women, contractions follow shortly thereafter. Sometimes, the amniotic sac doesn't rupture until labor is well underway.


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Can heavy lifting cause water broke early or can it cause preterm labor?

Can heavy lifting cause water broke early or can it cause preterm labor?

Possible : But unlikely . More probably you would hurt your back. If you have an incompetent cervix or are dilated it is possible the activity of very heavy lifting may cause preterm labor or water to break. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Weisman
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Water Broke (Overview)

In a pregnant women, when the amniotic sac ruptures, she will feel fluid leak from her vagina in a trickle or a gush. For most women, contractions follow shortly thereafter. Sometimes, the amniotic sac doesn't rupture until labor is well underway.


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I am 40 weeks pregnant & for 2 days I been having clear white watery discharge with cramps does that mean my water broke?

I am 40 weeks pregnant & for 2 days I been having clear white watery discharge with cramps does that mean my water broke?

Possibly: Two things could be happening. It is possible that you have a small leak at this point or that your are experiencing an increase in clear discharge the closer you come to delivering. I would recommend seeing your OBGYN in order to do a test (Fern Test) to check if amniotic fluid is leaking. ...Read more

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8 days on antibiotics since my water broke at the 24w6d. Is antibiotic safe to my baby? To keep pregnancy, antibiotics treatment will be continued...

Yes: The treatment for early rupture of membranes in this stage of pregnancy is antibiotics and monitoring for signs of intrauterine infection. The antibiotics chosen are usually safe for the baby or they wouldn't be used in this situation. ...Read more

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If stress caused pre term birth at 35wk, is it likely to happen again if stress is no longer an issue?Water broke, then contractions, baby 14hrs later

If stress caused pre term birth at 35wk, is it likely to happen again if stress is no longer an issue?Water broke, then contractions, baby 14hrs later

Stress has not been: Shown to cause premature rupture of the membranes which is what you had you doctor can check cervical length and in the us u can get on im Progesterone to try to prevent premature labor or rupture of , membranes if it happened once u are more at risk it could happen a 2nd time please discuss with your ob. ...Read more

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How can I know for sure if my 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

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What does it mean when if your 'water broke'?

What does it mean when if your 'water broke'?

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

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Should i be worried if my wife's water broke at 33wks and 2 day!?

Should i be worried if my wife's water broke at 33wks and 2 day!?

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

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Can you still feel if your water broke during the shower? Asap plzz

Can you still feel if your water broke during the shower? Asap plzz

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