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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Water Broke Prematurely (Overview)

The membranes that hold amniotic fluid (the water surrounding the baby) usually break at the end of the first stage of labor. However, in about 10% of pregnancies after 37 weeks, the membranes will break before the onset of labor. This is referred to as premature rupture of membranes (PROM).


Dr. Louis Gallia
13 doctors shared insights

Water Broke Prematurely (Overview)

The membranes that hold amniotic fluid (the water surrounding the baby) usually break at the end of the first stage of labor. However, in about 10% of pregnancies after 37 weeks, the membranes will break before the onset of labor. This is referred to as premature rupture of membranes (PROM).


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It looks like my water broke last night at 32 weeks. Does that mean that labor is imminent?

It looks like my water broke last night at 32 weeks.  Does that mean that labor is imminent?

What did your doc sa: Your doc should have already outlined the treatment plan for you and you should be in the hospital until u deliver, u need to be watched closely because if u show any evidence of endometritis you will need to be delivered right away, all your questions form this point should be directed to your doc and all should be answered by your doc since your doc knows your situation. ...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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I don't know if I should worry. I have little bit liquid coming out, I don't know if.My water broke

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

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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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Water Broke (Definition)

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 ...Read more