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Risks of not delivering after your water breaks premature
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CarleneH posted:
My daughter is not due until July 10, 2013; her water broke last week and the doctors are wanting to leave baby in as long as possible. she has no water left; what are the risks of this? It was always my understanding that once your water was gone the baby had to come out.
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scperdomo7 responded:
It's sometimes possible to extend pregnancy for a short time after the membranes rupture, but generally there's no turning back. Most women who have preterm premature rupture of membranes deliver within one week of their water breaking. Potential complications include infection, placental abruption — when the placenta peels away from the inner wall of the uterus before delivery — and umbilical cord prolapse, in which the umbilical cord drops into the vagina ahead of the baby. The baby is also at risk of complications due to premature birth.

I can't imagine that if her water has fully broken and there is, as you say, "no water left", her doctors are going to let her go " as long as possible". Are you sure you have all the facts?


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