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MelissaSquibb Due February 11 (boy); 1 child; 1 angel baby; Louisiana 645 posts
9th Aug '11
Quoting b u r n y o u r w i n g s:" This story is very inspiring, anything can happen! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-20234 ... [snip!] ... This story is very inspiring, anything can happen! http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-2023442/Miracle-baby-born-mothers-waters-break-half-way-pregnancy--refuses-abortion.html?ito=feeds-newsxml"


That baby wasn't born there, she never actually labored him until the end.

Joely Fisher Due January 28 (girl); 1 child; Mansfield, Ohio 2 posts
9th Aug '11

the baby make the fluid all the time it is what the baby pees out. If they keep her in the hospital for a while then they will what and see if she can hold the baby as long as possible.

Cari Garrett Due April 6; Illinois 1 posts
9th Aug '11

y friends just had their son at 24 weeks he weighed 15.5 oz got up to 1lb.3oz. made it about a week before he lost his battle.....And yes the body does make more fluid....My sister and step mom both stayed in the hospital for awhile after their water broke early they had IV's and antibiotics to help fight any infections they both only held out for abut 2 weeks but hey two weeks is better than nothing!!

Angela Garton Due June 1; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oregon 509 posts
9th Aug '11

Baby can't survive at 17 weeks! :-( I had twins at 21 weeks because of my water breaking and they didnt have any chance. Then i had a baby girl at 24 weeks and she only lived for 4 days. She had about a 50% chance at 24 weeks. But at 21 weeks with my twins, they wouldnt even take them to the nicu to try and save them!

b u r n y o u r w i n g s 3 kids; New York 1528 posts
9th Aug '11
Quoting MelissaSquibb:" That baby wasn't born there, she never actually labored him until the end."


OP's friend hasn't had the baby yet either. The mother in the article, her water broke at 16 weeks and instead of aborting the baby she continued on with her pregnancy and her membranes resealed it self.

Angela Garton Due June 1; 1 child; 3 angel babies; Oregon 509 posts
9th Aug '11

Also, at 21 weeks when my water broke with my twins, they had me on bed rest for a week before i actually went into labor. Once i had my babies, One of them had stopped growing when his water broke......that water is what matures their lungs and has many other purposes.

WhisperingEye89 1 child; Los Angeles, California 186 posts
9th Aug '11

Thank you guys, i just feel so bad, she had a miscarriage 2 months prior to conceiving this baby, and she was really happy.



I just really hope a miracle happens.

queso +2 (40!!!) 2 kids; Montana 9467 posts
9th Aug '11

My friend was pregnant with twins. One of the babies sacs broke. They monitored her. The amniotic fluid does build up again and they can put fluid in there to help. She went to 30 weeks gestation and could have gone longer had her doctor not been an idiot. There IS hope for that baby.

*WishingUponAStar* 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Lawton, Oklahoma 18442 posts
9th Aug '11

The NICU my son was at was the 2nd best NICU in the state of Oklahoma and the 2st best NICU in the city we were at, They wont try to save a baby until 23 weeks.
My sister had twins at 20 weeks and they just let her hold them until they passed away in her arms. One was born stillborn and the other passed away in her arms 30 minutes later.

Mum2D+BabyAry 18 kids; Naples, Maine 154 posts
9th Aug '11

if they lived in australia, maybe... but even still chances are slim. there are ways that they can try and keep the baby in, using a balloon device to seal off the cervix providing she doesnt continue to dialate... catheter the mom and do an amnio infusion, and wait it out. that would be the only way other then her sac resealing that the baby could have a chance possibly

cookie monster (a and p) Due March 2; 2 kids; West Virginia 4452 posts
9th Aug '11

I've read they can do serial amnioinfusions if the water breaks prematurely.

drgirl 3 kids; New York 325 posts
9th Aug '11

I know miracles happen.. hoping ones makes it way to them.. wishing her the best of luck..

Squeaky McGee [7 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65195 posts
9th Aug '11

Technology is good, but not that good. They can usually survive at 23-24 weeks, but any sooner is unheard of. I hope things work out for them.



http://www.preemiesurvival.org/info/index.html

Squeaky McGee [7 wks] Due May 7; 2 kids; 3 angel babies; Indiana 65195 posts
9th Aug '11
Quoting MissHeather23:" The world record for youngest baby was 20 weeks but who knows maybe she could break the record"


I believe it was 22 weeks. Babies aren't equipped for survival outside of the womb at 20 weeks.

pearlsandtattoos Due October 17 (boy); 20 kids; Thomasville, North Carolina 426 posts
9th Aug '11

there is a slight chance with heavy antibiotics and some other treatments they can prolong the pregnancy until the baby is viable a baby at that stage can not survive out side the womb even with the best medical. Sorry to hear your friends daughter is going through this.