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Advice Needed: Hw do I prepare if my water breaks early but...

Posted by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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Hw do I prepare if my water breaks early b/c I'm having a water birth? This has been on my mind allday

by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 7:42 PM
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Turtledoves
by Platinum Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 7:47 PM
Can you explain what you're worried about?

Even if your water breaks early, it's okay to have a water birth in a sterile tub (you don't want to take baths as the sac is now open and germs can reach baby).

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summerbear
by Platinum Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 7:49 PM
A sterile tub is all that is needed. If you are going to the hospital they will have one, if you are doing a homebirth, then the tub you bought to use should already be sterile.
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Shaketa123
by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 7:50 PM

 I'm really worried that oneday just in random that it might break for no reason and the women in my pregnancy group tells me that there is a possibility that it can break for no reason

Quoting Turtledoves:

Can you explain what you're worried about?

Even if your water breaks early, it's okay to have a water birth in a sterile tub (you don't want to take baths as the sac is now open and germs can reach baby).

 

Turtledoves
by Platinum Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 7:52 PM
It only happens to 10% of women before labor. I was one of those women, who was also going to do a water birth. It was annoying, but didn't affect anything. I went three days with my water broken before I had her.

Quoting Shaketa123:

 I'm really worried that oneday just in random that it might break for no reason and the women in my pregnancy group tells me that there is a possibility that it can break for no reason


Quoting Turtledoves:

Can you explain what you're worried about?

Even if your water breaks early, it's okay to have a water birth in a sterile tub (you don't want to take baths as the sac is now open and germs can reach baby).


 

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Shaketa123
by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 7:54 PM

 3 days that has 2 be painful

Quoting Turtledoves:

It only happens to 10% of women before labor. I was one of those women, who was also going to do a water birth. It was annoying, but didn't affect anything. I went three days with my water broken before I had her.

Quoting Shaketa123:

 I'm really worried that oneday just in random that it might break for no reason and the women in my pregnancy group tells me that there is a possibility that it can break for no reason


Quoting Turtledoves:

Can you explain what you're worried about?

Even if your water breaks early, it's okay to have a water birth in a sterile tub (you don't want to take baths as the sac is now open and germs can reach baby).


 

 

Turtledoves
by Platinum Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 7:56 PM
It wasn't fun! Especially because my body makes a lot more water on average (in fact, I shocked a whole team of nurses when I finally went to the hospital, they didn't know what to do with me because I had SO much water!) But not many women go through that.

Quoting Shaketa123:

 3 days that has 2 be painful


Quoting Turtledoves:

It only happens to 10% of women before labor. I was one of those women, who was also going to do a water birth. It was annoying, but didn't affect anything. I went three days with my water broken before I had her.


Quoting Shaketa123:


 I'm really worried that oneday just in random that it might break for no reason and the women in my pregnancy group tells me that there is a possibility that it can break for no reason



Quoting Turtledoves:

Can you explain what you're worried about?

Even if your water breaks early, it's okay to have a water birth in a sterile tub (you don't want to take baths as the sac is now open and germs can reach baby).



 


 

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Shaketa123
by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 7:58 PM

 Omg

Quoting Turtledoves:

It wasn't fun! Especially because my body makes a lot more water on average (in fact, I shocked a whole team of nurses when I finally went to the hospital, they didn't know what to do with me because I had SO much water!) But not many women go through that.

Quoting Shaketa123:

 3 days that has 2 be painful


Quoting Turtledoves:

It only happens to 10% of women before labor. I was one of those women, who was also going to do a water birth. It was annoying, but didn't affect anything. I went three days with my water broken before I had her.


Quoting Shaketa123:


 I'm really worried that oneday just in random that it might break for no reason and the women in my pregnancy group tells me that there is a possibility that it can break for no reason



Quoting Turtledoves:

Can you explain what you're worried about?

Even if your water breaks early, it's okay to have a water birth in a sterile tub (you don't want to take baths as the sac is now open and germs can reach baby).



 


 

 

Pandapanda
by Cafe Panda on Dec. 5, 2012 at 8:24 PM

If you start taking vitamin c (in addition to your prenatal), it will help keep the bag of water strong and can delay/prevent your membranes from ever rupturing. :) 

Quoting Shaketa123:

 I'm really worried that oneday just in random that it might break for no reason and the women in my pregnancy group tells me that there is a possibility that it can break for no reason

Quoting Turtledoves:

Can you explain what you're worried about?

Even if your water breaks early, it's okay to have a water birth in a sterile tub (you don't want to take baths as the sac is now open and germs can reach baby).

 


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IJV_4213
by on Dec. 5, 2012 at 8:51 PM

3 days after your water broke? I heard from a friend that once your water breaks, you have to have the baby in 24 hours or else you can get an infection or a fever. That's what the doctor's told her, and she ended up needing to get induced, and then needed a cesarean. What did your doctor or midwife tell you about that?

Quoting Turtledoves:

It only happens to 10% of women before labor. I was one of those women, who was also going to do a water birth. It was annoying, but didn't affect anything. I went three days with my water broken before I had her.

Quoting Shaketa123:

 I'm really worried that oneday just in random that it might break for no reason and the women in my pregnancy group tells me that there is a possibility that it can break for no reason


Quoting Turtledoves:

Can you explain what you're worried about?

Even if your water breaks early, it's okay to have a water birth in a sterile tub (you don't want to take baths as the sac is now open and germs can reach baby).


 


doulala
by Emerald Member on Dec. 5, 2012 at 8:52 PM

It can happen, it does where ever you are planning to deliver.       You should have a lot of maxi pads ( I even use cloth diapers/hand towels) because it may be days, weeks, etc and can get messy.   lol

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