Water broke at 26 weeks

Amber - posted on 01/16/2010 ( 62 moms have responded )

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My water broke Jan. 2nd at 26 weeks but I have not gone into labor yet. I am now 28 weeks and have been in the hospital for 2 weeks and they are keeping me until I deliver. Or if I get an infection I have to have an emergency c-section and if I do not go into labor by 34 weeks they are going to induce. I have had the 2 steroid shots and magnesium. And so far am not showing any signs of infection. This is my first baby and not only do I have no idea what to expect but now I am worried wondering if my son is going to okay. Has anyone else had there water break at 26 weeks? How long before you went into labor? Was your baby okay?

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Taisha - posted on 08/27/2012

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My daughter was born at 28 weeks 10 years ago and she is fine,no abnormalities,no severe illnesses, she is doing very well for a preemie as she has been called for years. Technology and studies today are maintaining the preemies alive as young as 20 weeks.

Good Luck and stay prayed up!!!!

Nolwazi - posted on 01/16/2010

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Amber, I know how you feel. My water broke at 23 weeks, I got the steroid shots right away. I was determined to go all the way to 34 week but at 27 weeks an infection set in and I went into labor spontaneously. Some women HAVE been able to get to 34 weeks. Amazingly, when I went into labor, the baby had turned and was in a head-first position, so I was able to deliver naturally (unusual). He weighed 1lb.14oz and was in the NICU for a challenging 8 weeks and spent 2 weeks in the nursery. He came home after 10 weeks weighing 4lbs. Thankfully, my son is now a "normal", healthy and active 3 year old with a very healthy apetite and has no health issues (will be 4 in March and weighs 50lbs). People don't even believe he was a preemie. Hang in there, you've done very well - 28 weeks is preety good in the preemie world! Ask to talk to the NICU clinical staff at your hospital and ask them a lot of questions!! Ask them what to expect after delivery; ask about intubation, feedings, pumping breast milk, kangaroo care, different tests that they will do, etc. Good luck to you! Feel free to ask me any other questions about my experiences.

Sandi - posted on 01/24/2010

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Hi,my name is Sandi and I had my baby at 25 1/2 weeks.She is 20 years old and a gift from God.They didn't have as much back then as they do now,but she survived.She had a grade 4 brain bleed,so she is autistic,but she is my joy.She sings in church,she loves to dance and she loves to laugh.Your pray your baby will be ok,and you to.God bless you and your baby

Danielle - posted on 08/30/2012

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im 38 weeks pregnant , and i want to go into labour soon , my baby is getting to heavy for me , shes about 10 pounds now , and im a very small woman .... this is my first child , is there anything i can do to go into labour faster ?

iv been walking lots but in the end of the walks im in so much pain

Melissa - posted on 02/21/2014

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Don't worry im 28 weeks and in the hospital as well with the same problem with my baby boy. Ill pray for the both of us.

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Melissa - posted on 02/21/2014

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I'm in the hospital now and im 28 weeks and i ruptured at 24 weeks. I've been here a month and one day and im going through the same thing as well but the doctors say the baby is not in danger as long as you don't get an infection.

Demara - posted on 02/10/2014

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My water broke when I was 33 weeks pregnant exactly. I went straight to the hospital. The nurses treated me like crap, worst experience I have ever had in my entire life. They told me I'll have to miss work for almost a month, I couldn't afford to, as we all know I had a baby on the way. So they put iv's in me and gave me magnesium. I was there for a period of 2 days before I had my son. Throughout my stay at this crappy hospital with crappy staff, I felt fine when I got to the hospital. No cramps, no pain or anything. Well the next day I felt horrible. I was in sooo much pain. I asked the nurse to lower the magnesium level. The nurse denied me of that. So here we go into night #2. I couldn't sleep. I was up all night crying in horrible horrible pain. My husband says I was punching him and tugging him the whole night. I dont remember any of this. I then asked again for them to lower the magnesium level. This nurse lowered it a notch. The morning then came and my obg walks in the pain is now unbearable. Excruciating pain. So they do a vaginal ultra sound. By this time the water sack is almost completely empty that the nurse cant get a good untrasound pic and can barely see the baby at all. Its basically a faded picture on the screen. So my obg then sees how dialated I am when he puts his hand up u know where my mother in law notices irregular bleeding. It should not look the way it did. So my obg then has me sign a concent form for an emergency c section. Of course my obg didnt say what was wrong. I was in so much pain I didnt care what they did I just knew the pain I was experiencing wasn't right. They put me to sleep and did the surgery. Mind u I went into surgery around 3 pm. I didnt wake up until 6 pm. And couldnt see my son until 5 in the am the next day. When i woke up after surgery i didnt know if my son was alive or dead. The doctor and nurses who helped delivery my son told me they cant believe we survived. How am i supposed to feel? The first time I seen my son was thru a picture on a camera phone. Worst experience of my life. Though I'm not thrilled about this experience, I can happily say my son is healthy, smart and growing more and more everyday. Everyone this is a lesson to be learned. I know everyones experience is different, but be careful and be cautious and aware of everything thats going on. Hope no one ever has to go through what I did. I feel this was the doctors fault for letting the water sack sit while broken which can cause an infection by the way for you who doesnt know, and for keeping me on a stong dose of magnesium. If they would have delivered my son the very next day or same day my water broke, none of this ever would have happened. Sometimes doctors dont know whats best. Dont trust every doctor !

Michelle - posted on 01/23/2014

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Dear Nuttie,
I am so sorry to hear about your experience as I know exactly what you went through. My daughter was 21 weeks when her water broke with identical twin boys. The doctor said the chances were 1% and we prayed holding onto the 1% survival. We were devastated when they told us that they babies were not life sustainable and they could do nothing. They kept her in hospital for 2 days when they told us that there was no chance of survival. They did not even check the heart beat and she was taken into theatre where the doctor delivered the babies via caesarean. It was the worst nightmare and the pain was unbearable losing your grandchild and seeing your own child with so much pain and not being able to do anything. She is 29 weeks pregnant again with a baby girl and yesterday she had a slight leakage of water. She was admitted overnight and the baby is strong and healthy so we are holding thumbs that God will keep her from going into labour for at least a few more weeks. We do not know why these things happen and it is the worst pain ever, but you can only get over it once you become pregnant again. Good luck.

Michelle - posted on 01/23/2014

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Dear Esther,
I am so sorry to hear about your experience as I know exactly what you went through. My daughter was 21 weeks when her water broke with identical twin boys. The doctor said the chances were 1% and we prayed holding onto the 1% survival. We were devastated when they told us that they babies were not life sustainable and they could do nothing. They kept her in hospital for 2 days when they told us that there was no chance of survival. They did not even check the heart beat and she was taken into theatre where the doctor delivered the babies via caesarean. It was the worst nightmare and the pain was unbearable losing your grandchild and seeing your own child with so much pain and not being able to do anything. She is 29 weeks pregnant again with a baby girl and yesterday she had a slight leakage of water. She was admitted overnight and the baby is strong and healthy so we are holding thumbs that God will keep her from going into labour for at least a few more weeks. We do not know why these things happen and it is the worst pain ever, but you can only get over it once you become pregnant again. Good luck.

Tara - posted on 11/12/2013

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my water broke at twenty six wks. I have been admitted into the hospital and had two steroid shots and two wks. of antibiotics to keep away infection. we are trying to make it to thirty four wks. and induce labor. its hard. I am scared but me and my amazingly loving husband have faith in God and our baby girl is going to be fine. This is my first baby. I am inlove with this unborn child and praying for her every second of the day.

Tanisha - posted on 10/05/2013

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Hi emily. Wow. We are near enough in the same position. Its lovely to have women to confide in who are experiencing the same thing. so is pprom placenta previa?.if so I have this. Does this mean I will definatly have to have a c-section. I didn't know my waters had broke 2 be honest as I bleed through majority of my pregnancies anyway. I did with my healthy boy born 2009 6.7lbs who is now 4 with No problems what so ever. I only realised when they did a scan. So I don't actually know when they broke. I just hope he's going to breathe ok when he's out and he hangs on in there for as long as possible. He's very healthy on the inside but I'm dreading the outcome when he's on the out. I'm just hoping for a miracle really.

Emily - posted on 10/05/2013

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Tanisha H- I send you all the best. I'm currently seen as high risk and my midwife and consultant think it won't be long til I go into labour due to early contractions I have been having for a month. I'm 26 weeks tomorrow and also have total placenta previa meaning I will defiantly have to have a c-sec. I'm also in the same position as thankfully having a healthy boy with just my body as the problem!
My question is what did it feel like when your waters broke? I have experienced a few drops of wet this morning and it's really worrying me. I really hope your body can hang on for as long as possible and you sound strong enough im sure it'll work out well for you and your family.
I agree that many thanks should be given to the NHS.

Tanisha - posted on 10/04/2013

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Hi. I feel we experienced the same thing. I am 25 weeks pregnant. My waters broke 24 weeks and iv had steriods and antibiotics 2 avoid infection. I'm still in hospital on bed rest and hope he stays in as long as possible. My placenta is low and I'm bleeding but despite all this my son dosent seem to care he's a healthy weight and his heart beat is great. Its hard because I miss my 4 yeaar old boy who's a mummies boy and trying 2 explain 2 him why I'm not around is really hard. I'm just hoping for the best as I lost my daughter at 6 months pregnant last year. Post mortem showed nothing so I get really scared. Its lovely to hear many of u have stretched out so long after your waters have broken. A massive credit to nhs

Jules - posted on 09/15/2013

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I'm 26 weeks and my cervix is 2cm. The doctor send me home on bed rest but I'm so afraid because my son born at 28 weeks in my previous pregnancy he's 13 and doing well,

Sapphira - posted on 12/12/2012

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yes my water broke yesterday i went to the hospital because my last child was a premmie i have already got an infection of the wee and in my virgina but because i still had fluid around the baby and was not leaking fluid at the time of my internal exam they sent me home with advice to monitor my fluid loss and if i'm still leaking fluid then come back in to the hospital i am also rh- . your son should be ok you are in the best place for help should anything go wrong try not to stress out as if doesn't help and all it will do is make you upset and stressed out trust the doctors they know what there doing they only have you and your child's safety in mind you'll see good luck with everything i hope it works out ok for you.

Esther - posted on 10/29/2012

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Nuttie- I am very sorry to hear about your experience and your precious baby boy. I had a smiliar experience with my son in 2009. I have not read that anyone has also had ambilical cord prolapse. It is one of the scaries things that can happen in pregnancy. I had written my story previously but when I read yours I wanted to let you know your not alone. In brief I was 20 wks when my water broke the hospital sent me home since the baby was not viable. 2 days later at home I noticed something coming out of me so I drove myself back to the hospital. I didn't want to walk and had nobody with me so I left the car parked at the entrance and screamed for nurse. I was terrified. They kept me in trendleberg position ( where the head of the bed is lower then the feet) they kept me like this for 3 weeks. Until I went into real labor on. nov 18th. He was stillborn and I was told there was a severe infection. I still have not recoved from this experience but I know I did all I could for my child so I can at least have peace about that. God bless you annd your child.

Nuttie - posted on 10/26/2012

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I went to see a specialist and she said that my cervix was short and my OB doctor put me in the hospital to do a stitch.I went home the next day, the next day i started having contractions so they put me back in the hospital and puts me on med to stop the contractions. I stayed there for 2 to 3 days.On Sept.29 i came home and ended up having to go back to the hospital because of my water had broke, so they ship me to another hospital because i was only 21 weeks and too soon also because they didn't have a level 3 to save him.My time at the other hospital was a even more nightmare because when i got to the other hospital i still had water but it was slowly leaking but out of all of tht my baby was still kicking with a good heart beat of 150.So the next couple of days i was still leaking water but he was still doing good until one night i start having small menstrual cramps i asked the doctor for sum for pain and he said no because, he thought it could have been a infection and he thought he needed to take out the stitch.So this is really wen the nightmare really started, he takes the stitch out OMG the my bby cord fell out just the inch of a finger next day,it comes out more and i layed there 3 days with my baby cord out and the doctor did nothing, when he did decide to do anything it was too late to do anything because his heart beat had dropped to 70 and tht when they announced to me tht it was over for my baby PLEASE comment on the nightmare of my life

Kim - posted on 09/30/2012

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My water broke at 28 weeks.. I was able to be kept pregnant for 10days and then got an infection. My son was delivered 2lbs 14oz thru an emergency c section. After 6 weeks in the NICU we brought him home. Now hes 2 1/2 yrs old and you would never know the difference.

Amber - posted on 08/28/2012

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Hello ladies. I checked my e mail just now and saw that people are still posting to this, it's so nice to hear everyones stories. My son is now 2 1/2 and I have a daughter that just turned one July 30th. When I was pregnant with my daughter my cervix started funneling at 26 wks and I started the progesterone shots and I carried her to almost 38 weeks, probabbly would have been longer but I did everything possible to try and induce myself lol I was so uncomfortable. My son did everything on time and is just healthy and beautiful. It's been so long but I'm so happy to see people telling their stories and giving advice.

Marie - posted on 08/21/2012

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My water broke at 25 weeks on July 15 and I was admitted to the hospital the next day and have been here just over 5 weeks now. I am now 30 weeks 2 days and we are trying to make 34 weeks when they will induce me. I have had several blood clots and on and off bleeding but none of it seems to bother my babygirl as she has looked great the entire time. This has been really hard as I have a 4 year old at home. I missed her first day of school and will miss her birthday this week. It's really hard trying to explain to a little one who is a mommy's girl why I can't come home but my husband has been amazing. Counting down the weeks!

Donna - posted on 08/14/2012

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I know this post is 7 months old, and you've probably delivered your baby by now. I hope all went well. I feel it is still worth it to write a reply, though.

During my second pregnancy, I had placenta previa which ultimately resulted in the same situation you found yourself in. My water broke at 23 weeks, they gave me the steroids and tried to fight off infection. I went into premature labor at 24 1/2 weeks and they gave me meds to hold off labor. Eventually infection set in and I gave birth at exactly 26 weeks (the point of fetal viability). Without the meds, the baby and I wouldn't have made it through the delivery, so I opted to take my chances with the meds despite the warning of side effects. By the grace of God, my baby didn't have any of the complications that most premies have like brain bleeds or intestinal issues. He did have an issue with Apnia for about a year, which is a direct result of premature birth.

My son, Justin, is now 17 years old. It's been a while, I don't know exactly which meds or steroids they gave me, which brands, etc., and I'm sure medicine has come a long way since then....keeping that in mind, I was told at the time that some of the meds - steroids and antibiotics especially - had side effects that would impact the baby's development. One possible side effect was hearing impairment, one was physical developmental delays, and another was educational developmental delays. They recommended occupational therapy and Justin was monitored for 8 years He didn't have any physical issues except bunions on his big toes. He was just a quiet, laid back kid.

HOWEVER... we did find out in junior high school that he had a severe processing speed delay and long term memory deficiency. Doctors over the years (specifically our pediatric neurologist) believes that the memory deficiency was due to the lack of oxygen he received through the damaged placenta during gestation, and in the moments following my emergency C-section until he was placed on the ventilator.... but the severe processing speed delay was an expected and informed result of the medication's side effects. They told me that if all went well, by teen years, the gap in the adjusted age for premies should diminish and there should be no sign of premature birth.

On the outside, Justin always seemed like a very healthy, normal, average teen with no signs of a difficult premature birth. But he has always struggled educationally. After a slew of expensive private evaluations, he was eventually PROPERLY diagnosed with a Language Based Learning Disability (LLD). He is able to learn new concepts and form new ideas, and with the proper school, Individual Education Plan, computer assistance, speech classes, and patient teachers, he excels at math, video production, computers and other areas...but his processing speed is one point above retardation which makes it very difficult for him to keep up in a regular High School - even with pullout classes. He just can't keep up with the fast pace of average students, so we had to put him in a learning center. He also has trouble with comprehension, information goes in and he hears it correctly - but has trouble retaining it due to the memory deficiency, and he has trouble processing that information - retrieving the correct words or concepts quickly and accurately enough to spit the information back out in his own words. In a nutshell, he's a really smart kid... but he needs to take in information slowly, one concept at a time then needs extra time to process and formulate a response. Socially, it confuses people because he seems very normal and it's difficult to tell there's anything wrong with him, he's not visibly delayed, so people expect more of him than what he is able to give.

Each situation is unique. Only your doctors can tell. Hopefully your tiny bundle will not experience any of these issues at all. My advice to you at this point is to be very diligent and informed. Ask a LOT of questions about side effects of all the meds you were given during gestation, during birth, and anything the baby is given after birth in the NICU.
DEFINITELY follow through and keep your baby in occupational therapy, and MOST importantly, make sure you have a good pediatric neurologist testing and tracking the baby's progress through out childhood into teen years.

It's not enough to just get through childbirth. As with all premies, especially where meds are concerned, it's very important to ensure proper physical development, both anatomically, and neurologically. There are some issues that won't show up until later in life.
Good luck and God Bless.

Johnna - posted on 07/17/2012

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My first son was born at 24 weeks and is a normal 3 year old. He is on the smaller side but his father and I aren't very big people. He just had a check up and the Dr said he is very active and fine! I am now preggers with twin boys at 30 weeks and having steady contractions even when I just get up and go to the bathroom. Good luck with your little one! Have positive thoughts, the NICU can be scary but they help so much!

Esther - posted on 07/16/2012

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This has happened twice to me. 1st time my water broke at 21 weeks they would not take me at the hospital until 24wks viability. But 2 days later I had ambilical cord prolasp and labor at 23 1/2 wks. My son named him Cloudy (from Cloudy with a Chance of meatballs). Cloudy unfortunatley passed during labor. I became pregnant again 2 yrs later with a baby girl Jane. At 22 wks my water broke with nothing remaining. I am happy to say she was very strong. At 27 wks she was delievered by emergency c-section at 2lbs 4ozs. After 3 months in the nicu she is home and prefect. Despite the horrible things the dr's told me she did better then most babys. You know better then anyone else what most likely will happen. You just have this feeling; I did with both pregnancies and both end how I felt they would. It is hard but don't let anyone talk you into doing anything that is not everything possible you can do for your child. I was told both times to terminate the pregnancies and I could never be at peace if I had.

Belle - posted on 06/09/2012

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i won't say the full story, because that is just way to much typing and since we all went threw the same thing then you kind of know what it's like already , well first the same day i turned 6 months is the same day i went into labor it was on a Monday and they told me i was already 4cm dilated so they put me in a room until my permanent room was ready and gave me two steroid shots, i was also on magnesium and other medicines that i can't remember, days go by the contractions stop , but on Thursday they took me off the magnesium and decided to give me pills to stop the contractions instead . well Friday comes and everything was okay until about 11 i started feeling pain so they gave me morphine after the morphine i fell asleep with in the next hours i woke up in severe contractions had appeared and around this time is was 2:00 am , 2:31 am when the first twin came out , and weighed 1 lb 8 0z and at 2:45 am the second came along weighing 1 lb4 oz oct 28th 2011 , after the deliver i went into recovery and the doctor came in and told me that since they were boys then it would be 50/50 of survival , i was confused and then she said if you take 100 babies that were born only 50 of them will survive , i started to immediately cry. that following morning i went to go see them beautiful boys , they were so tiny and i started to cry as they told me everything that took place already , week by week it got scarier , and more problems came along , they had to stay in the nicu for 3 months and even though that might have seemed like a short period of time going there every day felt like years. coming up there was heart breaking but seeing them made me happy as the days went by even though it was bad in the beginning with they heart surgeries and lung collapsing , and picc lines , all the tubes and everything else, and then by Feb things started getting better day by day , week by week, they started breathing on they own , tubes came out , they was able to eat by themselves , and that same month twin a ( ethan ) came home around the first week , the second week ( noah ) came home , i was so happy and excited , even though noah got sent home on oxygen he is very much okay ., they now stand at 12 lb and healthy , i call them miracles and i support everyone who going through the same thing i went threw.

Lebohang - posted on 06/09/2012

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Thanx miranda 4ur advice but now im glad 2announce 2u guys dat my bby gal came on da 6th nd in nvd,she is stil hospitalized n doing great i thnk god so much 4hs wonderful wrk.now she is only 3days old n thre's already changes happening iam so exited n thnx 2u guys 4ur encouraging experiences thats da reason i neva lose hope coz i knew dat sum day i'l b da one posting these gud news,her name is hope.

Miranda - posted on 06/07/2012

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Yes I was 23 weeks when I ruptured my membranes. Went ot the hospital and was told there is a chance your going to go into labor within the next 24 hours and your baby will have little to no chance of survival. Me and my partner were terrified at the thought of loosing our little girl. They kept me in the hospital for three weeks and at 25 weeks was put in the OR for a placement of a cervix suture (stitch in your cervix to keep baby in there) due to incompetant cervix and ruptured membranes. It was hell for a month.... Truely hospital food! Give me strength! :/ I am now 36 going on 37 weeks of pregnancy and little missy is still in there cooking away! Sometimes its discouraging but keep happy thoughts everything will work out the way that life has intended it too. Wishing you luck!

Lebohang - posted on 05/31/2012

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Iam 24wks nd my water broke last wk.the sad part of it is dat iam in a public hspt nd there is no steroid injections 4infections,nd now iam adviced 2hav termination done coz my baby wont servive as they said i lost 2much water,but da thing is my baby is stil kicking nd its bn 2days now since my water broke nd i feel 2tke a risk instead of aborting my baby.hav anyone of u bn in ds situation b4 nd how did it go?pls help

Laura - posted on 04/21/2012

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Congrats on a successful delivery Amber. Holding the good thought everything continues to go well.

Michele - posted on 12/18/2011

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I was 24 weeks 5days, my water broke 6 days ago and I am being told all the same. Are you contracting yet? I started today.

Crystal - posted on 11/16/2011

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im in the hospital. been here since the 14th of nov. my water broke on monday of last week. i havent had any contractions but i was bleeding a little. i stropped bleeding and leaking water. there monitoring me im on complete bedrest. were scared and worried on whats going to happen. i have a 2 1/2 yr old i was on bedrest the hole pregnancy but she was perfectly healthy 6 days over due so this is very difficult they tell me all this stuff ande nothing helps it just scares u more... i just hope for the best and pray that everything will be ok.. my other fear is a csection. if anyone can help i would appriciate it i just need faith..

Priscilla - posted on 09/03/2011

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okay i went too the Wasroom like 5 minutes ago... and i Peed twice.. i dont know if my water broke im 26 weeks into my Pregnancy... my 4th Child... wonder if i should head up to the Hospital... i would say my Pain is about 3 or 4... its not Increasing at all...

Louise - posted on 07/30/2011

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Hi amber i know how u are feeling they can work wonders now with perm babys but it doesnt stop u worring my waters have broke at 25 wks I'm 27 wks nearly 28wks I have had steroids and blood clotting injection in hospital was told had to stay in with bed rest until baby came now been allowed home am worried what might happen as most posts from people in same circumstances are in hospital on bed rest because they have waters gone I have pubis dysfunction which has become very painful and have to travel to hospital twice wk for bloods and monitoring I wonder if any one has same problem

Shelley - posted on 07/21/2011

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My water broke at 23+6, I spent 10 weeks in hospital on bedrest, same thing as you really. I had a C-Section at 34 weeks, and my daughter Dylan was fine! She spend 3 weeks in the NICU, and then home. She hasn't been sick once, she breastfeeds, and she turned one last week. Have hope, and try to stay calm and occupied. I taught myself to knit, and made her all kinds of lovely, ill-fitting items. It gave me something to do for her, when I felt helpless. Sending you healing thoughts xx

Tracey - posted on 05/20/2010

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Hi,
I just wanted to say thanks to everyone on this inspiring forum. My waters started leaking at 26 weeks and 2 days, i'm now on bed rest at home with all the regular check ups, i'm 31 +1 today and hoping to make it to 34 weeks. My baby has been growing well and on track, which is great, but I am still leaking, my AFI levels were 8cm at the last check. I worry so much about the effect of the low fluid levels. I'm trying to stay very positive and hope to post our own success story soon.

Amber - posted on 03/11/2010

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Well i was due to get induced at 34 weeks but went into labor at 33w5d on Feb 24th. My son weighed 5lbs 1oz. He was 2 weeks old as of yesterday and is getting relaesed today. I am so excited.

Kevin - posted on 02/12/2010

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This forum has been a great comfort to me!! My wife's water broke Tue morning @ 29 weeks 3 days!! We went to the hospital and they transfered her to Missions in Asheville,NC (top notch)!!! It's Friday night, and everything seems to be OK....My wife feels fine ( besides being sad because she feels like she's done something wrong, but she hasn't)...no contractions, and our baby girl ( Kaia Quinn) , seems to be doing good too!!! She still has some leakage when she stands, but it's clear with no signs of infections!! Kaia's estimated weight is 3lbs....We're hoping we can make to 34 weeks, but if we can't, our doctors and RN's have made us feel confiedent that everything will be OK!! Amber, I hope all is well.....and thnx for starting this forum that has taken a load off my chest, and made my wife smile!!!

Rebecca - posted on 02/06/2010

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i know exactly how you feel amber. my waters broke just last night! im 25weeks 4days. they are keeping me in hospital for just 2 days then i have to come back every couple of days. ive had 1 shot of steroids so far and am on antibiotics for 2 weeks so hopefully wont get an infection. if i make it to 34 weeks then i will also be induced. its so scary as you always think the worst is going to happen. hopefully everything will be fine. thinking of you. good luck!

Emma - posted on 02/01/2010

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Amber, I never experienced this but I did have my little girl at 35 weeks because it was a matter of life or death for us so all I can say is (even though you may not feel like it) you are lucky to still be in hospital and holding your little one in there because each minute your baby stays put, is an extra bit of growth. I'm glad everything is measuring fine etc and I will say a prayer for you each day, here's hoping and praying for a safe delivery and a very healthy baby, good luck sweet

Melissa - posted on 02/01/2010

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Thanks for updating. Are they letting you soak in a tub? I've heard that can help replenish fluid. ?

Amber - posted on 02/01/2010

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Well I am 30 weeks 3 days and still in the hospital. I had an ultrasound done Friday and he was 3lbs. 1oz. and everything looked fine. I am still leaking fluid but the ultrasound showed some in there. So I have just under 4 weeks left before they induce, unless I go into labor myself. I will keep everyone posted.

Kristen - posted on 01/23/2010

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My water broke at 25 weeks I was hospitalized for 1 week - (got all the shots) and then my impatient son decided it was time to hit the ground running and at 26 weeks he was a footling breech (his left foot literally fell out of me) - I never went into labor - never dilated. So I was an emergency c-section. Today he is 1 month shy of his 3rd birthday and is a happy, healthy little boy and my perfect little angel.

Christina - posted on 01/22/2010

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Hello. My daughter was born at 27 weeks. She (Gabriella) was only 2 pounds and 14 inches. She was blue and non responsive when she was delivered by emergence c-section on Jan 17, 2009. She was rushed to the NICU and hooked up to all the machines. She was also on oxygen the entire time. Which is scary because I have always heard that the oxygen is what causes a lot of problems. She looked skinny and sickly. It was very scary. Medical tech. is SO great these days and even though she stopped breathing MANY MANY times in the NICU, and had to be in her incubator for over 3 months, Gabriella is stayed strong and healthy. It is SO amazing what they can do medically for preemies now a days. She came home on April 9th with an apnea moitor and many meds. Looking back and knowing what I know now, it really was not all that scary. Most and almost all preemies turn out just fine. Gabriella just turned one years old and is VERY VERY HEALTHY! she has absolutly NO problems or issues what so ever.... She is happy healthy and completely on target. You must be laying there in your hospital bed worried out of your mind, but you really shouldn't. Millions of babies are born this early and are just fine. Your baby boy will be too. Good luck to you both... Christina

Yolanda - posted on 01/22/2010

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my first pregnancy my water broke at 18 weeks, doctors couldn't do anything about it and so I had to deliver my baby he was 8oz only he passed away. the second pregnancy i was having contractions at 20 weeks and was put on bedrest at the hospital gave me shots and medicine but it didn't work so i deliver my daughter at 28 weeks 2lbs 9oz i love my babies more than anything. she is 15 months now and doing fine. stay strong

Kathryn - posted on 01/22/2010

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Keep the faith! My waters too broke at 26 weeks and I dilated a centimeter and entered premature labor. However, they were able to stop the contractions (never felt a single one) and the amniotic fluid replaced itself (turns out I had a small tear that just stayed torn for a while). I had amniotic fluid leak again 5 days later while still on hospital bedrest but no infection set in. It was a waiting game for me ... until I hemorrhaged due to the placental abruption which is what caused the amniotic tear, labor, etc. My son was delivered at 28 weeks. So, keep the faith. Be very good (listen to your doctors) and just be as bored as you can be keeping that bun cooking.

Andrea - posted on 01/22/2010

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Amber sweetie.. just take one day at a time. I went into early labor at 26 weeks with my first child. A routine check up turned into being rushed to a hospital. I too, got the steroid shots and was put on magnesium sulfate drip for a little over two weeks. They kept me in the hospital til I was 34 wks and after begging to go home almost everyday they did. And 4 days later my water broke!! She weighed 4 lbs 13 oz and was healthy... surprisingly. She hasn't had any problems and is now a rumbunctious 4 yr old. I believe that your son will be fine and you can tell him when he does get older that he just couldn't wait to see... so made is grand entrance just a little earlier than most wanted. That's what I tell my daughter when she is just in rush to do anything... LOL Take care and God Bless

Courtney - posted on 01/22/2010

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I was admitted into the hospital when I was 24weeks6days for placenta abruption and early labor I received both the steroids for his lungs and mag. The labor stopped and along with the bleeding by the following tues the docs said I could go home and continue my life before I was admitted. That evening the bleeding and blood clots return and I was transferred to labor and delivery and having very mild contractions. The doctor told me that I was not dilated but they were not going to stop labor if it progressed. The following day the contraction were stronger and my water broke I was 25n5 due to stress on the baby I had to have an emergency c-section. My son Liam was born at 3:05 pm weighing 2lbs 1 oz a big baby for being that early and 13 inches long. He stayed 68 days in the NICU and we had many many bumps in his journey there, but he came home Oct 11 weighing 4lbs 12oz. He will be 6 months in feb and weighs 10 1/2 lbs and 21 inches long. He is doing great and act like a almost 3 month old baby should act.

Kristen - posted on 01/21/2010

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Sounds so similar to my story. My water broke at 31 weeks. I too had the shots and magnesium. I never got an infection. And I held out for 17 days, bringing me to 33weeks 6 days, 1 day before they were going to induce me. I began contracted slightly Id say a week before. On and off, but they never were in a real pattern. Until the last day. My daughter was 4lbs 10oz and stayed in the NICU for a week exactly. She was perfectly healthy. All I can say, is hang in there. I know 1st hand about how your feeling. Its a LOOONG process, but always remember, the longer you lay there, the better off your child is going to be. Best wishes to you and yours :)

Amber - posted on 01/21/2010

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Thanks everyone for all your stories it really does help. Tomorrow I will be 29 weeks!! Still leaking fluid and it is clear so that is good. I did have 2 small contractions on the monitor today but nothing since then. I had an ultrasound and his weight and growth is on target. Just taking it day by day and waiting to see when he will come. I will keep everyone posted!

Cara - posted on 01/21/2010

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i was exactly the same!!!! my water broke at 26 weeks and i had to stay in the hospital for a bit then i went home because i got a nurse to come see me everyday and do stress tests and everything and i had to be on bed rest. then i was 34 weeks and they broke the pockets of water that was left and indused me. my baby was fine even though my water broke at 26 weeks :) she had to stay in the hospital for almost a month because she couldnt eat on her own and that was it :)

Jennifer - posted on 01/21/2010

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Been there done that!! Due to an amniocentesis my water broke at 16, yes...16 weeks!!! I lost ALL fluid and the ER docs told us to go home and say goodbye as infection would surely set in and I would have to deliver....no chance for a baby to survive that early. After strict bed rest for 10 weeks at home and then 7 weeks in the hospital, my Callan Hope was born at 33 weeks via C-section. She had hypo-plastic lungs and was on a respirator for a few days but only spent 3 weeks in the NICU. She is quite the little miracle, now a healthy 13 months old. Doing great!! Her name Callan is Gaelic for "strong in battle". The middle name Hope, we gave her when we were sure we would lose her.
I should tell you that my amniotic fluid would replensish in small quantities. 10 cm was the highest I ever had. 5 or 6 was the norm especially where you are now. My puncture was high and I lost fluid throughout my 4 month ordeal. Constant moisture 'down there' as well as losing blood on a daily basis. Nuts huh??
My advice??? Do exactly what the doctors and nurses tell you, keep your thoughts as postivie as you can, I know it is very tough. Of course, pray as often as you can and ask others to as well. It works, trust me!!
I had starting bleeding at 26 weeks due to placental abruption. This along with the PROM was why I had to stay hospitalized. Had the streroids and the Mag (makes you feel like poop, huh??). Also diagnosed with gestational diabetes while in hospital!! It was one thing after another!! Also had a 3 year old at home!
I went through hell and back several times but it was worth every second that I had to lie in that bed!! I appreciate my children probably more than most as I feel so lucky that they are with me.
The scary truth is that there are lots of things that can happen to your baby. I won't sugar coat it and neither will the docs I'm sure. The good thing for you is that you had up to 26 weeks with fluids and that you are still pregnant. Each week, each day, each hour you can stay pregnant can only help your baby. I would have a little party for myself each week in the hospital when I gained another week! The nurses were awsome as they helped me keep my spirits up.
I could go on and on.....just know that one woman and one baby went through this with single digit odds of survival!! We are happy and healthy and so appreciative of our life!! I hope you have to stay in that bed for many weeks to come!! I will say a prayer for you adn your baby Amber. If you need someone to talk to I will be happy to listen. Take care and keep us posted!

Cat - posted on 01/20/2010

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My water broke during labor at 27 weeks and she was delivered via csection (due to position) about an hour later. She's now 8 months/5 months adjusted and torally fine.

Kimberly - posted on 01/20/2010

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mine broke at 24weeks! everyone thought i went on myself...went to doc next day..she sent me to hosptial 2days later i had my son. He was in the hospital for 3months...long hours there but he is now 2 and doing well....it was really hard for me....got really depressed and still dealn with issues from it

Cara - posted on 01/21/2010

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i was exactly the same!!!! my water broke at 26 weeks and i had to stay in the hospital for a bit then i went home because i got a nurse to come see me everyday and do stress tests and everything and i had to be on bed rest. then i was 34 weeks and they broke the pockets of water that was left and indused me. my baby was fine even though my water broke at 26 weeks :) she had to stay in the hospital for almost a month because she couldnt eat on her own and that was it :)

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