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what if my water broke but I didnt dilate?

Not that this has happened.
Just curious.

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Asked by kaddiefrass at 9:33 PM on Dec. 5, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • They would probably start an induction. They don't want you going more than 48 hours like that risking infection. But if it's happening to early, I have seen cases where they admit you to the hospital and put you on IV antibiotics and see if aniotic fluid will replenish and keep you as long as it's safe.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 9:39 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • you most likely would be started on petocin, to induce the labor.

    Answer by sheloveearth at 9:53 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • either you would be induced or you would go into labor on your own. they wouldn't induce you unless you hadn't gone on your own within a 48 hour time period.

    Answer by momnstepmom at 10:16 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • lol I would hope that you wouldn't know you aren't dilating.

    It's important to avoid getting the cervix checked after rupturing.
    (Generally no reason to do it anyhow~)

    When water breaks without contraction ( = no labor) it's called PROM. Labor will start eventually... But many women do choose an induction. Sometimes we prefer to wait a while, though. I went over a week of gushing, lol. Messy. But no vaginal exams!!

    Answer by doulala at 11:56 PM on Dec. 5, 2010

  • if your water breaks the baby would be very vulnerable to bacteria and infections. So, if the water breaks it would be best to go see your midwife or nearest hospital to prepare to deliver the baby. Once the water is broke there is no going back.

    Answer by MamaSince2005 at 1:59 AM on Dec. 6, 2010

  • "Once the water is broke there is no going back. "

    Well the sac can reseal if it's not yet Time to labor, lol. SO there *is* going back~~
    But if a mom is about to labor then not so likely.

    Although there is a risk for infection, it's slight if mom is normal-healthy AND doesn't have any gloved fingers inside (giving bacteria a free ride past the cervix).

    ;- /


    Answer by doulala at 2:03 AM on Dec. 6, 2010

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