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greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20984 posts
5th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥ darah ♥:</b>" my.midwife had me on tons of vitamin c (2 packs a day.)when my water broke early. drink tons of water, ... [snip!] ... still had natural birth at home. suspected leaking earlier in my pregnancy as well, went away for awhile with vitamin c intake."</blockquote>




I think it broke at 22 weeks as well. Huge gush of fluid leaked afterwards for about 30 minutes and that was that.
I will ask about vitamin c :)

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
5th Jan '13

why do they want to induce. I def wouldn't listen.just say no to exams. only induce.if you get fever/infection.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20984 posts
5th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥ darah ♥:</b>" why do they want to induce. I def wouldn't listen.just say no to exams. only induce.if you get fever/infection."</blockquote>



They don't want to induce for 8 more weeks but I already told them I will probably refuse and wait as long as possible.
NO exams.
If the baby stays breech I am still trying a vaginal birth. Etc etc etc.
They got all pissed at me crossing out and editing the consent forms lol
Andddd they are seriously grossed out by the idea of me taking my placenta home and encapsulating it but you better bet I tell every single nurse and doctor I see and write it on every consent form that they are not allowed to do anything with my placenta.



What do you mean by mature fluid levels? Like they can't increase them unless I reseal?

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
5th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Will☮Creedence:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ♥ darah ♥:</b>" why do they want to induce. I ... [snip!] ... to do anything with my placenta. What do you mean by mature fluid levels? Like they can't increase them unless I reseal?"</blockquote>




sorry I meant measure. they can say something is happening but they can't tell for sure. they told me I had more levels too. just gotta take what they say with a grain of salt. but it sounds like you're already pretty good at that ;)

CerealMakerWife♥ TTC since Apr 2013; 5 kids; Ukraine 36287 posts
5th Jan '13
Quoting Will☮Creedence:" <blockquote><b>Quoting CerealMakerWife♥:</b>" Maybe you have two bags? I did ... [snip!] ... drained itself a day or so before. The hospital had no idea."</blockquote> No such luck. Babys fluid levels are low."


I had really low fluid too. There wasn't much in the second bag, but it was better then nothing.

CerealMakerWife♥ TTC since Apr 2013; 5 kids; Ukraine 36287 posts
5th Jan '13
Quoting ♥ darah ♥:" why do they want to induce. I def wouldn't listen.just say no to exams. only induce.if you get fever/infection."

Because it is considered safer for the baby to be out at that point. All those antibiotics and stress of no water isn't really an ideal condition for a baby. They will do better outside the the womb at that point.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20984 posts
5th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ♥ darah ♥:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Will☮Creedence:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... more levels too. just gotta take what they say with a grain of salt. but it sounds like you're already pretty good at that ;)"</blockquote>



Oh ok. Well I lost a lot last night and even to me it looked like there was barely any fluid but you're right. They said he's 1lb 13oz but I'm not necessarily counting on that either.
Thank you for the link too!

GL♣PC♥BC Due May 5; 2 kids; Atlanta, GA, United States 9395 posts
5th Jan '13

My midwife has me taking 1000mg of citrus bioflavonoids to keep my water from rupturing prematurely
My water broke at 35 weeks with Grey, a week and a half later when I was induced they broke a second bag, I still had plenty of fluids lefts in me
I so hope you reseal and get your dream birth!!

user banned Colorado 21030 posts
5th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting CerealMakerWife♥:</b>" Because it is considered safer for the baby to be out at that point. All those antibiotics and stress ... [snip!] ... and stress of no water isn't really an ideal condition for a baby. They will do better outside the the womb at that point."</blockquote>



the water will keep replenishing, it's not like it will dry up. mine was suspected leaking at 24 weeks, started again at 35 weeks. No antibiotics, no complications. water gushed in labor, there was plenty left.

CerealMakerWife♥ TTC since Apr 2013; 5 kids; Ukraine 36287 posts
5th Jan '13
Quoting ♥ darah ♥:" <blockquote><b>Quoting CerealMakerWife♥:</b>" Because it is considered safer ... [snip!] ... at 24 weeks, started again at 35 weeks. No antibiotics, no complications. water gushed in labor, there was plenty left."

Yes but if her water continues to leak and stays in a dangerously low level that is a problem. I would be more worried about the fact that there was blood.

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
5th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting CerealMakerWife♥:</b>" Yes but if her water continues to leak and stays in a dangerously low level that is a problem. I would be more worried about the fact that there was blood."</blockquote>




Yep I think this situation seems a little more complex

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20984 posts
5th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting CerealMakerWife♥:</b>" Yes but if her water continues to leak and stays in a dangerously low level that is a problem. I would be more worried about the fact that there was blood."</blockquote>



The blood is the only thing they're NOT concerned with lol it's totally normal I guess...anyway I agree with Darah I don't think I would let them induce me at all as long as baby is ok I'd love to make it to 40 weeks and deliver naturally.

Summerfrost 51 kids; Massachusetts 5666 posts
5th Jan '13

The only time your amniotic sac will reseal itself is if it wasn't a full rupture. That means that instead of your fluid levels dropping rapidly, it would sort of trickle out and then stop. It is very rare that it will reseal itself, but it can happen. The baby only needs a tiny itty bit of fluid for the lungs to mature. When my water broke, it was a full rupture. There was only a small pocket of fluid around the baby's head. The baby pees and the fluid does get replenished, but it's like a water balloon with a hole. It will never really fill back up. You won't leak constantly either depending on your position. The best bet is to stay horizontal as much as humanly possible and try not to move much.



The big concern is cord compression and infection right now. Infection is a huge deal in the 2nd trimester when your water breaks. It can be deadly for you and baby. That's why they will induce if they see your white blood cells spiking or if you get any sort of fever. You can go from a mild fever to septic in a matter of hours. It is a huge deal and I would make sure that you don't fight it if they say induction is necessary.



Bleeding - I had a bunch of bleeding when my water broke. They were very worried, but it did stop within 4 days or so. I had some clots and then it stopped completely.



You want to drink a ton of water and i mean a ton. The baby peeing = more amniotic fluid. I would limit shower time. I agree with the no internal exams unless its with one of those plastic speculums and only by your high risk dr. They can see what they need to see with an U/S.

CerealMakerWife♥ TTC since Apr 2013; 5 kids; Ukraine 36287 posts
5th Jan '13
Quoting Will☮Creedence:" <blockquote><b>Quoting CerealMakerWife♥:</b>" Yes but if her water continues ... [snip!] ... I don't think I would let them induce me at all as long as baby is ok I'd love to make it to 40 weeks and deliver naturally."


They didn't seem to think the blood was totally normal when it happened to me. I'm just speaking from experience, but once my DD was born she had to be on antibiotics for 10 days through IV since my water was broken. I don't think they will just let you birth and take baby. I mean you could, but then insurance could refuse to pay.

greenmamabecky☮ TTC since Jul 2013; 18 kids; Enfield, Connecticut 20984 posts
5th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting CerealMakerWife♥:</b>" They didn't seem to think the blood was totally normal when it happened to me. I'm just speaking from ... [snip!] ... was broken. I don't think they will just let you birth and take baby. I mean you could, but then insurance could refuse to pay."</blockquote>



What does that have to do with making it to 40 weeks and birthing naturally?