have you ever lost a child because your water broke for no apparrent reason?

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Shauna - posted on 08/31/2012

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I am currently in hospital in Regina Sk Canada. I came in at 21 weeks0 days. Dr appt that day revealed my water had broke 5 days before ( i had went to emergency with suspected water burst) and there is no measurable water left. I am 21weeks 6 days today. I am infection free and baby is moving and happy ( as it can be in this situation). Fetal heart rate is 152-160 . My doctor suggested terminating too. I said no. my baby will probably not survive outside of my body as the lungs will probably not develop. I am hopeful that my bag may reseal or that the baby ' pees' enough fluid to make his lungs work. I hope to leave you a wonderful ending story in a couple mos.

Nicole - posted on 07/25/2009

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First of all, I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I too have lost a baby because my water broke at 22 1/2 weeks. I had to deliver as well and it was one of the hardest things I've ever experienced. In my case, though, I had a tear low in the amniotic sac that kept healing and re-tearing for about 2 months before the bag completely broke. I "leaked" on and off that entire time and my doc said there was absolutely nothing he could do about it and it was inevitable. He was just hoping to get me to at least 24 weeks or so, where the baby would be viable, but I didn't quite make it. Four years later, we tried again and at 13 1/2 weeks, my bag broke when I stepped on an escalator on my way to work. I was heartbroken and was sure I was losing another one. However, after an ultrasound, they were able to determine that this tear was high in the sac and a few days of bed rest could heal it. Did you know that the water can regenerate? I did heal, the water replenished itself and I was placed on high risk for the remainder of my pregnancy, but was able to carry to term. My DD just turned a year old and she's in perfect health, so do not be discouraged. YOU are not at fault!! It was simply bad luck and I know that's hard to hear, but it's true. If it does happen again, demand an ultrasound before the doc even considers induction or a d & c. If the tear is high enough, thee is much less pressure being put on it and it has a good chance of healing with some bed rest. Good luck to you and take care.

Rebecca - posted on 07/25/2009

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Im so sorry for your loss, Most women who have have their waters break premature will never know exactly why this has happened to them. Others may find out that they had an infection, injury, or other event happen to them that has caused this. There are several reasons why some women's water break early during pregnancy.



Infection- Infection is the number one reason that women experience an early water break. There are a number of infections that are known for causing these problems. It can be infection in the baby, the uterus, the cervix, and even the vagina. Yeast infections and bacterial infections of the uterus can even cause these problems.



Uterine and Fetus Problems- A small number of women have preterm premature rupture of the membranes (the technical term for water breaking early) because of problems with the uterus and baby. They can include a horizontally or obliquely positioned baby, a larger baby, a narrowed pelvis, and even an abnormal amount of amniotic fluid.



Injury During Pregnancy- Most of the time babies are well protected by their mothers. However, as they get larger there is a bigger risk of injury during pregnancy and they can cause a rupture in the membranes. These can include a variety of injuries including exercise injury. This is one very big reason to make sure that the exercise you do during pregnancy be safe.



Cervical Problems- The problem can also lie in the cervix. Injury to the cervix, cervical weakness, and previous abortions can all lead to problems. A weak or injured cervix can make it hard for the membranes to stay in place.



Im pretty sure that it was not your fault or anyway that you could have prevented this. Im sure that your dr would have done everything for you and your baby. It is so unfortunate that your baby didnt survive and I am so sorry that this had to happen to you. But I just wanted to let you know that it can happen and there are unfortunately other women who have gone through this as well.

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J - posted on 04/10/2011

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I really hate the hospital for being so quick to lie to me and induce labor when I was barely 1cm. They should not have gone in to look after anyways! They induced me 4 separate times and I would not budge...eventually I went to 10cm and he still didn't want to come out. The new nurse tried to lie and say he was dead and that I needed to do abort. Obviously she wasn't there for the ultrasound, he was alive and well!! I asked if he was alive after he was delivered and the doctor gave a weird look and even looked down at him awkwardly. Why do that if he was clearly dead? He did not want to come out...They were up in my uterus yanking and pulling him out. Do not listen to the hospital. Do NOT! They tried saying the fluid was yellow so that means infection. I never should have lost him. They never did another ultrasound after my water broke in the hospital. I asked is there any other way at all. I asked about it healing itself. I asked about waiting ....I was pressured, lied and scared into aborting my son. They gave me false information, tried hurrying me along, waited til my family left and I was alone to make decisions that were 'urgent', I was never given the bed rest- wait and see -option. they just went in and poked and proded me. I found out later it was a student hospital. They had messed up on my epidural - I didn't even want one- I asked for morphine. They did it on my upper back for some reason missed and hit a nerve to my leg twice which left it in excrutiating pain. I was never tested for infection, could not of even had an infection they just didn't want me to get one! Step one would have been dont insert all your fingers and tools in my vagina to possibly infect and help to loose water. I hate the hospital. Long Beach Memorial Hospital ruined my life.

Katherine - posted on 07/25/2009

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my water broke at 1:17 in the morning and the first hospital that i was rushed to did a sonogram and told my there was a decrese in fluid and that i would have to have an abortion or just miscarry at home naturally. i had an appointment at 8:30 that morning with my high risk clinic and by the time they did a sonogram there i had no fluid left around the baby to even messure.  my water broke at 4 and a half months so i had to deliver him. although i was to far along for it to just be a miscarrige i was to early on for him to survive ( his lungs were not develpoed yet) im just looking to find someone else that this has happened so i dont feel like it was my fault. the doctors could not explain to me what happened and why it was that they could not do anything to help me or the baby out.as a result to the first hospital discharging me with my water being broken i had to have a blood transfusion and i was on antibiotics in the hospital for two days because i caught an infection.  a spoke to one lawyer that says i would have a good case for malpractice against that hospital but since i live in the state of florida and florida protects there hospitals and doctors i cant do anything about it.

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