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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?

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

Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Water Broke Prematurely (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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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?

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

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Water broke at 18weeks started having contraction so i deliver the next day but baby culdn't live that was May 2014, trying again since July nothing y?

Water broke at 18weeks started having contraction so i deliver the next day but baby culdn't live that was May 2014, trying again since July nothing y?

Takes Time: You have not been trying that long for pregnancy. It has only been a few months. It is not considered infertility until you have been trying for a year as you are less than 35. Try to be patient and give nature time to take its course. ...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

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How do you know for sure that your water broke, can it happen before you have any pain?

How do you know for sure that your water broke, can it happen before you have any pain?

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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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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How can you tell if your water broke before your mucous plug falls out?

How can you tell if your water broke before your mucous plug falls out?

Please call your OB: water breaking should be thin watery fluid, ( assuming you do not have meconium) mucous plug will be thick and usually plug will come out first , sometimes it can happen at the same time ...Read more

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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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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?

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?

Call your OB MD: Your OB MD can test the fluid during your exam and see if it is amniotic fluid or not. If it is, that means you are more susceptible to intra uterine infection, so don't delay seeing the MD. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Wharton
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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