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how long is the baby okay?

How long after your water breaks is the baby able to stay in and be okay. Or does it matter?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:13 PM on Oct. 5, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • If the baby is full term, they will want him delivered within 36 hours.
    If the baby is not full term, they will monitor you for infections and stress to the baby and try to keep him in as long as possible. They will probably also give the baby drugs to try to force the lungs to mature enough to allow the baby to breathe once he is born.
    kaycee14

    Answer by kaycee14 at 5:21 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • IT DEPENDS HOW FAR ALONG U R I USE 2 THINK 24 HRS BUT IF THE BABYS PREMATURE THEY CAN GV U ANTIOBIOTICS AND KEEP THE BABY N THERE AS LONG AS THEY CAN OF COURSE U WUD B ON BEDREST
    kim2316

    Answer by kim2316 at 5:31 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • what about 3 weeks early.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:32 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • Normally, 4 weeks early is considered full term.
    r2mommy

    Answer by r2mommy at 5:41 PM on Oct. 5, 2008

  • 3 weeks? As long as you have nothing go inside the vagina it might be fine. In the United States, many doctors might prefer to have a mom induce labor. Women who don't introduce bacteria can go a while... however long it takes for contractions to ramp up to become Active Labor.

    Did your water rupture? Is it a high leak/trickle? Are you feverish? Is there color or odor to the fluid?
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 4:10 AM on Oct. 6, 2008

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