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How long after your water breaks 'should' baby be born? Kass. 1 child; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, Ontario 11312 posts
11th Sep '09

So just like the topic says......

If your water breaks on your own, or it's broken for you .... how long do you have to safely deliver your baby? What is too long? and why? Anyone in the know?

I'm also not talking about a small leak in the bag, but full out broken! lol

That Mik Girl 2 kids; Jacksonville, Florida 11497 posts
11th Sep '09

ive heard 24 hours

La~La 4 kids; Houston, Texas 22036 posts
11th Sep '09

It depends on when it breaks in pregnancy and if you are in a hospital setting. Or if there are any other problems. Generally i think its supposed to be 24hrs but it really depends on the circumstances.

wit♥nee 2 kids; Arizona 1107 posts
11th Sep '09

I think 24 hours. Otherwise you can have the risk of infection .
Unless you tested positive for Group B Strep. Then they want you to have the baby sooner..... (I believe)

~:Ashley{AIMZ}:~ 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Coventry, Connecticut 18408 posts
11th Sep '09
Quoting Kass.:
ash & brooklynn +2 Due March 1 (girl); 2 kids; St Paul, Minnesota 16895 posts
11th Sep '09
Quoting ~:Ashley{18 weeks}:~:
Rainbow NotsoBrite☂ Due May 19 (girl); 17 kids; Intercourse, 21787 posts
11th Sep '09

it's not too long becasue since your water is the baby's amniotic flluid, it's crucial to his/her life. watiting too long will kill the baby. its best to get to a hospital and if you are in the hospital, they should monitor the baby's heartrate in case she/he's not coming and they need to preform an emergency c section

♥ Dizzy Lizzy ϖ TTC since Dec 2010; 2 kids; Connecticut 38424 posts
11th Sep '09

24 hours. because of infection if it goes any longer.

Rainbow NotsoBrite☂ Due May 19 (girl); 17 kids; Intercourse, 21787 posts
11th Sep '09
Quoting ♥wit*knee♥:
~:Ashley{AIMZ}:~ 2 kids; 2 angel babies; Coventry, Connecticut 18408 posts
11th Sep '09
Quoting Rainbow NotSoBrite★:
Mom and son 33 kids; California 3351 posts
11th Sep '09

dr's want the baby out within 24 hours to prevent infection, but in some cases they will try to keep the baby in longer as long as the fuild isn't two low (but those are extrem premiee cases)

Kass. 1 child; 2 angel babies; Ottawa, Ontario 11312 posts
11th Sep '09

Ok, this is why I asked - I only heard after the fact that it was 24 hours. My water broke for my daughter at 7am on a Friday morning, and she wasn't born until 1am on Sunday. I was 36 weeks. I got to the hospital around 9am and they kept me there the whole time, but I wasn't progressing enough, as she couldn't fit through my pelvis eventhough she was small. So that's 42 hours!

Mom and son 33 kids; California 3351 posts
11th Sep '09
Quoting Kass.:
That girl Amber +2 2 kids; California 6981 posts
11th Sep '09

My water broke at 2 am on wed, and I had him via emergency c-section at 120 pm thurs. I was on an iv the entire time because I had group b strep

Alexander & Asher's Momma 2 kids; Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 338 posts
11th Sep '09

my Dr said they had to have ny son within 18 hours when my water broke...I'm sure they put antibiotics in the Iv because you were only 36 weeks and they wanted to wait...