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Water Broke More Than 24 Hours Ago
It happends: Be aware, for every hour the waters have been open past 18, your baby has an increasing risk of acquiring germs that come in from the genitals & potentially produce blood poisoning & death. If you are not in a hospital, go now & be assessed, you may have just wet your pants. If water your broke, baby needs to be delivered, the sooner the better. You can also become infected, septic & die. Go now! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
37wks, 3cm dilatead, had first kid an hour after water broke, worried if i wait to go to hospital till my water breaks won't have time for epidureal?
Contractions?: If you're 37 weeks you probably still have a while to go. You can be 3 cm for days or weeks. Are you contracting? Was your last labor very fast? I would have a low threshold for heading into the hospital, but wait until you are leaking fluid or having more contractions. Good luck! ...Read more
I think my water broke two weeks ago while at wet n wild. I've been having watery discharge but not enough to soak a panty liner. Help?
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?
My water broke at 23 weeks I will be 24 weeks in 2 days. My goal is to keep my baby in until 34 weeks is it possible and how? I'm on hospital bedrest
Prematurity : It is quite possible since you are in-hospital and under careful observation by physicians and nurses. Best of luck. ...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?
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 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
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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