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My MIL had a dry birth

Posted by on Jul. 9, 2013 at 11:26 AM
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Hubby called his mom last night to chat and she asked how I was doing. Then they got on the topic of how he was born...

Apparently my MIL's water broke 2 months early but she didnt go into active labor until 1 month later. She said she ended up having a dry birth! OUCH could you imagine??? 

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SimplyEnchanted
by Bronze Member on Jul. 9, 2013 at 11:33 AM

Dry birth is an old wives tale
https://au.lifestyle.yahoo.com/health/specialists/pregnancy/article/-/8849777/myths-about-labor-dry-birth/

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HHx5
by on Jul. 9, 2013 at 1:24 PM
Yeah, my ex MIL told me stories about dry birth, too, and I've read it's a myth. Nowadays if your water breaks, I think the doc will give you 24 hrs or so to go into labor or they'll start an induction. Amniotic fluid can be supplemented to a point but there is a risk of infection if you go too long with ruptured membranes and no birth. It does sound scary.
norahsmommy
by Silver Member on Jul. 9, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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Dry birth is a myth because your body constantly makes more. It might be leaking out but there is always some in there.
sparklebug86
by on Jul. 9, 2013 at 1:26 PM

after a month, I wouldnt imagine its myth. My husband is 47 y/o so it was some time ago and he was born in puerto rico not the mainland US so I would imagine their laboring techniques were different

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Yeah, my ex MIL told me stories about dry birth, too, and I've read it's a myth. Nowadays if your water breaks, I think the doc will give you 24 hrs or so to go into labor or they'll start an induction. Amniotic fluid can be supplemented to a point but there is a risk of infection if you go too long with ruptured membranes and no birth. It does sound scary.


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SimplyEnchanted
by Bronze Member on Jul. 9, 2013 at 1:27 PM

 I know several mamas in my September group that have went for weeks after rupture so that their babies had time to mature.

Quoting HHx5:

Yeah, my ex MIL told me stories about dry birth, too, and I've read it's a myth. Nowadays if your water breaks, I think the doc will give you 24 hrs or so to go into labor or they'll start an induction. Amniotic fluid can be supplemented to a point but there is a risk of infection if you go too long with ruptured membranes and no birth. It does sound scary.


Mama to five beautiful girls- Piper(12), Paris(10), Prue(8), Priya(5)&Kahlan(2) and two angel babies that were too precious for earth, Angel('09) and Evenstar('12)



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jojo_star
by on Jul. 9, 2013 at 1:30 PM
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Dry birth isn't a real thing. Your body and baby are constantly working to produce more amniotic fluid. If she had no fluid, the baby would have died. 

HHx5
by on Jul. 9, 2013 at 1:32 PM
Quoting SimplyEnchanted:




I did read that amniotic fluid replenishes itself. I couldn't imagine going around with my water leaking.
jojo_star
by on Jul. 9, 2013 at 1:33 PM
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Depends on how far along you are. If you are term, the dr will let you go 24 hours before c-section (that's the usual standard) to prevent an infection. If you aren't term, it will depend on your situation. They can do saline injections now that put more fluid in the sac, and some women can go (on bed rest) for months before delivering, while being ruptured. They are just monitored very, very carefully for infection and usually have daily NST's and BPP to make sure baby is doing ok. 

Quoting HHx5:

Yeah, my ex MIL told me stories about dry birth, too, and I've read it's a myth. Nowadays if your water breaks, I think the doc will give you 24 hrs or so to go into labor or they'll start an induction. Amniotic fluid can be supplemented to a point but there is a risk of infection if you go too long with ruptured membranes and no birth. It does sound scary.


jojo_star
by on Jul. 9, 2013 at 1:34 PM
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Most of the time, the woman will be on bed rest and closely watched by a dr. Ruptured membranes are a huge risk for infection to both mom and baby. 

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Quoting SimplyEnchanted:




I did read that amniotic fluid replenishes itself. I couldn't imagine going around with my water leaking.


RiotPixie
by Member on Jul. 9, 2013 at 1:37 PM
I had a dry birth with my son. My water broke, he wasn't born for almost 3 days after that. All my amniotic fluids had already come out. It took over an hour and a half of pushing and when he was born, he was covered in dry vernix.
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