Waters breaking early (PPROM)

Preterm prelabour rupture of membranes (PPROM) is when your waters break before 37 weeks of pregnancy. If this happens, you will need to get medical help straight away.

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This page covers waters breaking early before 37 weeks. Read more about what to expect when your waters break after 37 weeks.

What is preterm prelabour rupture of membranes (PPROM)?

Your baby develops inside a bag of fluid called the amniotic sac. When your baby is ready to be born, the sac breaks and the fluid comes out through your vagina. This is your waters breaking. It is also known as rupture of the membranes.

Normally your waters break shortly before or during labour. If your waters break before labour at less than 37 weeks of pregnancy, this is known as preterm prelabour rupture of membranes or PPROM. If this happens, it can (but does not always) trigger early labour.

If your waters break early, the risks and treatment depend on your stage of pregnancy.

Is PPROM common in pregnancy?

PPROM happens in about 3% of pregnancies.

What causes PPROM?

We don’t always know why PPROM happens. But it may be caused by infection, or placental problems, such as placental insufficiency or a blood clot (haematoma) behind the placenta or membranes. Other risk factors may include if you:

It is important to remember that PPROM is not caused by anything you did or didn’t do in pregnancy.

How will I know if my waters have broken?

Your waters breaking may feel like a mild popping sensation, followed by a trickle or gush of fluid that you can’t stop, unlike when you wee. The amount of fluid you lose may vary. You may not have any sensation of the actual ‘breaking’, and then the only sign that your waters have broken is the trickle of fluid. It doesn’t hurt when your waters break.

You can read more about what to expect when your waters break.

What should I do if my waters break early?

If you think your waters may have broken, you should contact your midwife or labour ward and go to the hospital for a check-up straight away.

Amniotic fluid is clear and a pale straw colour. It may be a little pinkish if it contains some blood, or it may be clear. You must tell your healthcare professional if:

  • the waters are smelly or coloured
  • you are losing blood.

This could mean that you and your baby need urgent attention.

If you think that you are leaking fluid from the vagina, wear a pad not a tampon so your doctor or midwife can check the amount and colour of your waters.

“I had cervical incompetence and PPROM. I was put on hospital bedrest, antibiotics and had regular scans on the remaining water levels. Despite the antibiotics my infection markers were getting worse and I had to be induced at 24 weeks because they didn't think my baby would survive much longer in an infected womb. He survived birth, spent 7 months in hospital and then came home. He's now almost 5 years old and starting school in September.”


What happens at the hospital?

When you arrive at hospital, your healthcare professional will assess you to see if your waters have broken. This will also include a check on your general health including your temperature, pulse and blood pressure. They will also check your baby’s heartbeat and may do a urine test to check for infection.

Your healthcare professional will talk to you about what has happened, how you are feeling and your pregnancy history.

How is PPROM diagnosed?

Your healthcare professional will likely ask to do an internal vaginal examination (they will ask for your permission before doing so).

You may have what’s called a speculum examination. This is when a small instrument covered in gel is inserted into the vagina. The healthcare professional will then be able to see if there is any fluid pooling in the vagina. They will also take a swab to test for infection and a swab to test for group B strep infection. This will help confirm if your waters have broken. This test isn’t painful but it can sometimes be uncomfortable.

If it isn’t clear from the speculum examination, they may do a swab test of the fluid. They may also do an ultrasound scan to estimate the amount of fluid around your baby.

What happens next?

If your waters have broken, you will usually be advised to stay in hospital where you and your baby will be closely monitored for signs of infection. This may be for a few days or maybe longer. You will have your temperature, blood pressure and pulse taken regularly, as well as blood tests to check for infection. Your baby’s heart rate will also be monitored regularly.

If your waters have not broken, you should be able to go home.

If only a very small amount of amniotic fluid is leaking, it is not always possible to see it during an examination and it can be difficult to confirm whether your waters have broken.

If you continue to leak fluid at home, you should return to the hospital for a further check-up.

What could PPROM mean for me and for my baby?

If your waters have broken early, your healthcare professional will discuss with you the possible outcomes for your baby. These will depend on how many weeks pregnant you are when this happens and your individual circumstances. 


The membranes form a protective barrier around the baby. After the membranes break, there is a risk that you may develop an infection. This can cause you to go into labour early or cause you or your baby to develop sepsis (a life-threatening reaction to an infection).

The symptoms of infection include:

  • a raised temperature
  • an unusual vaginal discharge with an unpleasant smell
  • a fast pulse rate
  • pain in your lower stomach.

Your baby’s heart rate may also be faster than normal. If there are signs that you have an infection, your baby may need to be born straight away. This is to try to prevent both you and your baby becoming more unwell. 

PPROM and premature birth

About 50% of women with PPROM will go into labour within 1 week after their waters break. The further along you are in your pregnancy, the more likely you are to go into labour within 1 week of your waters breaking. PPROM is associated with 3-4 out of every 10 premature births.

Babies born prematurely have an increased risk of health problems and may need to spend time a neonatal unit. Find out more about premature birth.

Cord prolapse

This is when the umbilical cord falls through your cervix into the vagina. This is an emergency complication and can be life-threatening for your baby, but it is uncommon.

Pulmonary hypoplasia

This is when your baby’s lungs fail to develop normally because of a lack of fluid around them. It is more common if your waters break very early on in pregnancy (less than 24 weeks) when your baby’s lungs are still developing.

Placental abruption

This when your placenta separates prematurely from your uterus. It can cause heavy bleeding and can be dangerous for both you and your baby. Find out more about placental abruption.

If you experience PPROM, sometimes your baby sadly may not survive. There is a higher risk of this happening if your waters break very early, if the baby is born very prematurely (under 24 weeks) or, in some cases, following infection or cord prolapse.

Are there any treatments for PPROM?

It is not possible to ‘fix’ or heal the membranes once they are broken. But you may be offered treatment to reduce the risks to your baby. This could include:

  • a short course of antibiotics to reduce the risk of an infection and delay labour
  • a course of steroid injections (corticosteroids) to help with your baby’s development and to reduce the chance of problems caused by being born prematurely
  • magnesium sulphate once you are in labour, which can reduce the risk of your baby developing cerebral palsy if they are born very premature.

If you do go into premature labour, you may be offered intravenous antibiotics (where the antibiotics are given through a needle straight into a vein) to reduce the risk of early-onset group B strep infection.

Do I need to stay in hospital?

You will usually be advised to stay in hospital for 5 to 7 days after your waters break, to monitor your and your baby’s wellbeing. You may be allowed to go home after that if you are not considered at risk for giving birth early.

When should I seek help if I go home?

Contact your healthcare professional and return to the hospital immediately if you experience any of the following:

  • raised temperature
  • flu-like symptoms (feeling hot and shivery)
  • vaginal bleeding
  • if the leaking fluid becomes greenish or smelly
  • contractions or cramping pain
  • abdominal pain or back pain
  • if you are worried that the baby is not moving as normalContact your midwife or maternity unit immediately if you think your baby’s movements have slowed down, stopped or changed.

You should be given clear advice on how to take your pulse and temperature at home. You’ll probably also be advised to avoid having sex during this time.

What follow-up should I have?

You should have regular check-ups with your healthcare professional (usually once or twice a week).

During these check-ups, your baby’s heart rate will be monitored, your temperature, pulse and blood pressure will be checked and you will have blood tests to look for signs of infection. Your doctor will work with you to make an ongoing plan for your pregnancy, including regular ultrasound scans to check on your baby’s growth.

Your mental health

Experiencing PPROM can be stressful and cause a lot of anxiety. Coping with new symptoms and complications in pregnancy can sometimes be overwhelming. You could try our top 10 tips to relax.

If you’re feeling low, talk to your partner, family or friends about how you are feeling. You can also talk to your midwife. You won’t be judged for how you feel. They will help you stay well so you can look after yourself and your baby. They may also be able to signpost you to more help and support if you need it.

You can also call the Tommy’s midwives for a free, confidential chat on 0800 014 7800 (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm), or email us at [email protected].

When is the right time to give birth?

If you and your baby are both well with no signs of infection, you may be advised to wait until 37 weeks to give birth. This is because it can reduce the risks associated with being born prematurely.

If you are carrying the GBS bacteria, then you may be advised to give birth from 34 weeks because of the risk of GBS infection for your baby.

Your healthcare professional will talk to you about what they think is best and ask you what you want to do. Don’t be afraid to ask as many questions as you need to in order to feel comfortable and able to make informed decisions about your care.

Will I be able to have a vaginal birth after PPROM?

This is possible, but it depends on when you go into labour, the position your baby is lying, and your own individual circumstances and choices.

Your healthcare professional will discuss this with you. 

Will I have PPROM again a future pregnancy?

Possibly. Having PPROM or giving birth prematurely means that you are at an increased risk of having a preterm birth in any future pregnancies, but it doesn’t mean that you definitely will.

You will probably have specialist care in your next pregnancy. If you are not offered specialist care, you can ask for it. Remember that you can always talk to your midwife if you have any concerns about your care.

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Royal College of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists (2019) When your waters break prematurely https://www.rcog.org.uk/en/patients/patient-leaflets/when-your-waters-break-prematurely/

Dayal, S and Peter L. Hong, Peter L (2019) Premature Rupture of Membranes. StatPearls Publishing

Macdonald, Sue (2017) Mayes’ Midwifery. London, Elsevier Health Sciences UK

NHS Choices. Signs that labour has begun. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/labour-signs-what-happens/ (page last reviewed 09/11/2017 Next review due 09/11/2020)

NHS Choices. Premature labour and birth. https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/pregnancy-and-baby/premature-early-labour/ (page last reviewed 04/11/2019 Next review due 04/11/2022)

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    • By Kayla (not verified) on 30 Aug 2019 - 11:08

      Another 5 weeks?
      Does this mean u are going to give birth at 25 weeks?

    • By Davina (not verified) on 21 Nov 2019 - 07:17

      Hi did u end up having your baby I'm getting a blood transfusion now the 3rd one I'm scared there is still heart best I'm 18weeks any advice please I beg anyone

    • By Christine Kerub... (not verified) on 5 Jun 2019 - 22:51

      My waters broke 3 days ago and I immediately rushed to hospital. They performed an ultrasound and luckily the baby was fine except for the low amount of amniotic fluid.They performed tests and found out I had a bacterial infection which was the cause of the rupture. I'm now on steroids and antibiotics in hospital bed rest for the next five weeks for my lil angel to turn 34 weeks and then they induce me. The fluid still gushing out but I'm taking 5 L of water daily to keep myself hydrated. No pains or crumping but the baby has minimal moments. They keep checking the baby heartbeat and my pulse, pressure,temperature and blood tests.Hoping for the best.

    • By Lelethu Matomela (not verified) on 6 Jun 2019 - 19:02

      Im on the same thing , i was admitted last week Tuesday when i had 28 weeks and now im on 29.

    • By Oyewumi Temitope (not verified) on 17 Nov 2019 - 05:00

      How long did u go with the pregnancy cause am in your shot right now

    • By Paige (not verified) on 18 Jun 2019 - 06:53

      My water broke 3 weeks ago and ive been in the hospital for 2 weeks now on bed rest waiting till we make it to 34 weeks or past. I am now at 25 weeks and 2 days!

    • By Tee (not verified) on 27 Jun 2019 - 11:58

      Yes me too my water broke on the 25th if June been in here for two full days now no dilating or contractions or pain no infections clear fluids im a diabetic.. I'll 25 weeks Sat.

    • By Yobana (not verified) on 18 Aug 2019 - 02:01

      So I am actually 28 weeks and my water broke can you give me any advice? I’m really scared and nervous because they said I am having cesarean birth

    • By Aisha Clarke (not verified) on 20 Oct 2019 - 08:35

      Did your baby served when they delivered at 34 eeeks

    • By Dee (not verified) on 31 May 2019 - 12:11

      I had PROM At 26 weeks 6 days today we are 27 weeks 5days and I am still heavily draining. Baby is at 1kg and they keep stopping contractions, we received the steroids a week ago and each day I hv been on antibiotics, I need to know if it is safe for them to allow baby to come at 30 weeks as I estimate I might be at 1.3 kg. Is there a chance baby can survive?

    • By Sc (not verified) on 1 Jun 2019 - 00:33

      Yes!!! Your baby could survive if born today. I’m now 25+3 and also ruptured and waiting. Drink a lot and stay in the hospital on bed rest. My friend just delivered a baby this week at 33 weeks whose water broke at 17 weeks and babe is good.

    • By Safisha Denika ... (not verified) on 11 Jun 2019 - 15:04

      Am having same problem as your friend but I haven’t leak any fluid and no one can tell me why my baby has so fluid around it or what’s the cause only thing the doctor is telling me is to terminate my pregnancy but my baby has a heart bet of 153

    • By Kerry (not verified) on 15 Jun 2019 - 13:10

      I am sixteen weeks. There is no fluid around my baby. The doctors want to terminate my baby but as long as it's heart is beating I will not do it. I will go on bed rest and drink a lot of water. I will trust in God to work a miracle. Be strong

    • By Lingling (not verified) on 27 Jun 2019 - 07:35

      I hope you and your baby are both fine now? My water broke at 16 weeks today, with discharge of blood too. In hospital ward Hoping for the best now.

    • By Chelsea (not verified) on 22 Nov 2019 - 00:29

      How did things turn out?

    • By Sarah (not verified) on 5 Jul 2019 - 09:39

      This is so reassuring to read,I am 18 weeks and my waters broke two days ago, I'm praying my baby girls makes it, she still has a strong heart beat, water only coming out a tiny bit now.

    • By Jo (not verified) on 26 Jul 2019 - 12:06

      This one gives me so much hope

    • By Nomadouglas (not verified) on 14 Jun 2019 - 22:51

      Hi there

      I am a neonatal nurse and i know your beautiful baby will survive. Hope they are doing well x

    • By Jessica (not verified) on 9 Jul 2019 - 19:13

      I'm 20 weeks water broke today there sending me home with antibiotics said if I make it to 22 weeks then they will admit me that sound nomoral or should I go to different hospital

    • By Noreen James (not verified) on 11 Aug 2019 - 01:30

      Im.from Tobago ws consider a high risk pregnancy patient at 23 wks my water broke because they found out my cervix ws open late and try to stitch me and my water broke after the procedure,i gt the baby the wk after the friday, ws a girl, nt an once if air she ws dead being tht it ws my first i had no one to guide me along to know wt are the mishaps, which i ws told afterwards i should hv been on bed rest from beginning, well i know nw

    • By Zanele (not verified) on 5 Jul 2019 - 20:43

      Yes your baby has a greater chance of surviving
      I wish i was able to reach atleast 26 weeks
      Had contractions at 23 weeks and i was leaking
      They tried to stop the contractions and the water from coming out. Got discharged after a week but went back the following day. The minute i got admitted my water broke. I was carrying twins. They were still trying to stop the contractions but on the third day i the contractions were very bad nd i miscarried by 2 girls. This was my first pregnancy. So you’re at a greater chance of surviving

    • By Wanda (not verified) on 11 May 2019 - 19:34

      My waters broke 5 days ago I’m currently 34 weeks 4 days and I was kept in hospital for three days monitoring baby and myself for any infections and changes to baby I was given two steroid shots and antibiotics to keep any nasty infections away, I am now at home on antibiotics and daily trips to the hospital to check baby’s fluid levels and CTG scans. Booked in for two weeks time for c-section. I’m praying all is going to continue to be okay.

    • By Megan (not verified) on 29 Apr 2019 - 11:39

      Hi, I had PPROM at 30 weeks and delivered my daughter at 31 weeks. She is now 17 months old and very happy & healthy. We are thinking about trying for another baby soon and I'm curious about whether anyone has carried to full term in subsequent pregnancies after experiencing PPROM in an earlier pregnancy.

      Thank you

    • By Saki (not verified) on 16 May 2019 - 05:55

      Yeah my first pregnancy was early too due to Cholestasis. I delivered at week 37. now I am 34weeks and so far no issues. My older son was born healthy and just turn 2 he is good and healthy. I was so scared that I will get Cholestasis again but so far so good. Good luck!

    • By Samantha (not verified) on 14 Jul 2019 - 02:17

      Hi, I saw your question and figured I could let you know my story. So I had my son the day my water broke due to PPROM, at 31 weeks. He stayed in the NICU for 30 days exactly. He is now a healthy, smart, 7 year old, heading to 2nd grade. Now when my son was 2 and a half, I got pregnant with my daughter. I was to get hormone shots every week, to prevent my cervix from dilating too soon. I had her at 35 weeks. She will now be turning 5. I hope this helps.

    • By Tiffany (not verified) on 28 Apr 2019 - 08:13

      Hello! I am currently going through the same thing. I'm having twins and twin A ruptured about 5 days ago. I'm still leaking fluid, although the amount seems like it changes daily. I've been putting my faith in the Lord and just hoping for the best possible outcome from this. They told me to go about my normal activities "and if it's going to happen it will". I wasn't comfortable with that, so we decided that I was going to rest as much as possible. I'm drinking a lot of water and currently praying for the best! I still feel my little ones kicking and moving frequently! Twin B appeared to be doing great- Twin A is my little guy, and I'm trying to do everything I can for him. I'll be keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers as well!

    • By Sonya Martinez (not verified) on 18 May 2019 - 02:55

      What ever happened with your twins?

    • By Tiffany (not verified) on 4 Jun 2019 - 11:53

      I'm in the hospital currently at 26 weeks and 3 days. As of yesterday I started having blood in the amniotic fluid too. I'm currently being monitored to see if it progresses or changes. I was admitted at 23 weeks. Honestly. I'm still terrified for my twins, but am keeping my faith, I just keep praying.

    • By Hope (not verified) on 30 May 2019 - 19:34

      God will see us through. Me too is having the same problem with me twins. So how far are you in now. And how are you doing .

    • By Tiffany (not verified) on 4 Jun 2019 - 12:00

      I'm 26 weeks and 3 days today. I recently started to have blood in the amniotic fluid as well, that began yesterday evening and hasn't seemed to slow down yet. I'm in the hospital being monitored and continuing to pray for the best. I'm nervous for the twins, but know the Lord will see me through. How are your twins?

    • By Tee (not verified) on 4 Jul 2019 - 22:13

      Did u have to stay in the hospital for bed rest? Or u stayed home on bedrest?

    • By Annie (not verified) on 27 Apr 2019 - 00:50

      My waters broke
      At 22weeks 3 days I was in hospital for a week they didn’t give me anything to help the baby’s lungs they only
      Give me pain killers to
      Help with the pain my baby girl passed away the night before I delivered her
      I was
      Wondering should they have
      Helped me more

    • By Anonymous (not verified) on 19 Mar 2019 - 04:10

      I was

    • By Anonymous (not verified) on 19 Mar 2019 - 04:00

      I was 20 week 2 day pregnant I went for 20 week scan and radiologist found that my cervix is open and has full fluid around then I admitted to hospital and after 7 hours I had been taken to theatre for surgery to stitch cervix but doctor told that cervix is 6cm open and it is unable to perform stitch then I admitted to the hospital next morning doctor confirmed cervix is dilated to 10 cm and next day when ultrasound is performed it is observed that cervix is getting closed and bag has full fuild. After that doctor said when I urinated they have done test on that they found water content in that but I am still confuse how is it possible if I was having full water. Doctor asked me to terminate pregnancy and I had dilivery at 20 week 4 day . I am still thinking was it possible to prolong pregency and save the child as water was available in bag and cervix was getting closed and there were no sign of infection.

    • By Anonymous im 25... (not verified) on 3 May 2019 - 19:55

      Im getting titings and been put on a drip for my baby.

    • By Iqra (not verified) on 14 Mar 2019 - 00:42

      39 weeks today
      I had u/s yesterday. The AFI was 8.4. But i hadn't see a discharge before
      doc has recommended a c section on 15 march 2019. Today i have a watery discharge (isn't too much) yet. Can i wait for one more day to go with this much fluid and discharge? Or should i ask my doc to have a c section today?

    • By Ashley (not verified) on 13 Mar 2019 - 22:32

      I’m very scared. I woke up I thought I had to pass gas and when it pass a lot of water glush out. I didn’t think anything of it I thought I wet the bed. I got clean up and sit on the side of my bed once I stood up water glush out again. I went to the Maternity unit, and they did a test and told me my water broke. Did a ultrasound and said it wasn’t no fluid. I’m not in pain I didn’t have Contractions so I’m lost. They sent me home and I go to the doctors tomorrow. This has been the worst day of my life. Do babies survive this?? Has anyone had a Healthy baby after they’re water broke? Please pray for me. Praying for every mommy that’s experienced this

    • By Shaday (not verified) on 20 Mar 2019 - 13:11

      In 2017 my water broke at 18 weeks, I too lost all of the water. My baby didn't survive but that doesn't mean yours can't and won't. Yesterday, I was admitted for my water breaking... again... this time I'm 25 weeks. I've been put on hospital bed rest, given antibiotics and a steroid to help the baby's lung develop quicker. We are going to get there!

    • By Haleemah (not verified) on 4 May 2019 - 21:22

      U didn’t feel anything prior to your water breaking? An is this the first time this happened to u?

    • By Ayanda (not verified) on 26 May 2019 - 19:59

      Did your baby survive this time?

    • By Janel (not verified) on 26 Mar 2019 - 04:08

      Hey trust jesus. Dont stay in the hospital. Go home and take your tempature. And dont do vaginal examines. Bexause even if gloved it can still introduce bacteria into your vagina. and eat really good. No suger. Take immunity boosters from a healthy store that are a bit more expensive. And the stay in bed. As long as you can. Trust the lord and wait to see.

    • By MamaTLG (not verified) on 27 Mar 2019 - 03:15

      Oh mama...I am so sorry you are going through this experience. I ruptured nearly 10 wks ago w twin boys. As a homeschool wife and Mama my husband & kids are my life! Being pregnant w twins grows our family to 7. Yes! As a natural home birth mama and natural hospital birth mama I want to encourage you to gather GOOD information for PPROM. Our area hospital was inexperienced and had no idea how to handle our premature rupture. My homebirth midwife was right alongside my husband and I for our ER visit when the "gush" of water hapnd. In fact they told us we would lose our boys bc the fluid would continue to leak etc. We knew they were not correct and lacked the knowledge and education. That was at 19 wks gestation. I can only use my current situation to encourage you. I have been seeing a group of Maternal Fetal Specialists. They have been a source of knowledge as well as respecting my decline of staying in their hospital until our twins are born. We are now approaching 29 wks. With weekly home visits from my midwife and weekly visits to our specialist the boys are thriving and growing as they should. My waters are still on the low side but at the minimum level of amniotic fluid. The Drs are amazed at this. I 100% give the Lord ALL the glory through this. I have chosen to walk in faith for my babies and my future birth. I respect the Drs advice and their typical prognosis etc. But I've chosen to stand firm for our babies health to be at optimal levels and for my birth to be uninterrupted. We do take it one day at a time. Some days i leak a little more then others. I am on as much bedrest as possible w a large family. We are all adjusting to me being on rest and delegating more tasks and the help I need to keep me off my feet. Drink lots or purified/distilled water. Take your supplements/prenatals/fish oil etc. I hope that the brief sharing of my PPROM encourages you to hang on Mama and listen to your Mama heart. You truly know best. Do NOT be afraid to question what you're being told and challenge whomever you have involved in your care. Its up to you to advocate for your baby and you. We drive 2 plus hrs to see the specialist team we have chosen to oversee my care. Why so far? Because they valued and respected me from the 1st appt. Do what you need to Mama and hold on to faith in the Lord. He knows best. He made you and your precious baby. I am praying for you and all the PPROM Mamas out there. Hth. ❤ hugs to you dear one.

    • By Lala (not verified) on 29 Apr 2019 - 05:31

      I've just entered my 27th week and i have fluid leakage too and am taking antibiotics , am so scared , what else should i do?

    • By Nwanne (not verified) on 3 Jul 2019 - 13:07

      Thank you so much for encouraging me.
      I was admitted 3 days ago at 27.5 weeks due to water rupture. I woke up from sleep to see the leakage and it was heavy.

      I have been in hospital bed rest with constant monitoring of my baby and injections to develope the lung faster and to avoid infection.

      I am 28 weeks today and counting. I am drawing strength from your testimony and still looking up to God. He will not allow us to be put to Shane.

    • By Yas (not verified) on 29 Mar 2019 - 04:24

      Same thing just happened to me today, this morning I started gushing fluid out and got scared so I right away rushed to l and d and they did a test and it came back positive for amiotic fluid but the nurse said it might also be semen from the inter course I had last night. But, I couldn’t stress enough to her that it was so much more fluid to even say it was that, she insisted I was pretty much over exaggerating and yeah I got sent home first time I stood up to put my clothes back on and more fluid gushed so I told the nurses and all they did was tell me they’ll do it all over again, the process, ultrasound etc.. and so after another hr they realeased me again and this time I was like fine you guys don’t want to monitor me I’ll keave. Soon after started feeling pain like cramps that I never experienced during pregnancy. And now they told me resume regular activity. As if idk that my amiotic sac ruptured even if it’s just a little bit, fluid is coming out with movements I make. What am I to do, wait it out... I’m 34 weeks 5 days...

    • By Emily (not verified) on 1 Apr 2019 - 03:06

      Well, I’m currently a long term resident at the hospital. I have a continuous leak since I was 26 weeks pregnant. There’s no reason for it. Even specialist says it just happens. I’m healthy, no medical conditions and no drug use , no alcohol, no smoking. But, they keep me in hospital bc of the risk of infection is high when you rupture. I received 2 shots of steroids, 48 hours of iv antibiotics then moved to oral for 7 days.So, I’m very confused why your dr did not admit you. I feel okay. No contraction but I do still leak. Good thing is that baby is continuously making fluid bc it is just urine from the baby. Girl, drink a lot of water and eat a lot of protein and juicy fruit. I’m 29 weeks and they want to get me to 34 weeks. But, so far so good. I would def talk to your dr or just go to hospital. Bc you don’t want to have an infection. Best of luck to you and your baby.

    • By Zel (not verified) on 21 Apr 2019 - 23:55

      I am currently a resident at the hospital too. I experienced PPROM at 29 weeks 2 days. Was admitted, given corticosteroids over 48 hours period, anitbiotics orally and by IV for 7 days. The fluid leaks now and then. There is sufficient fluid for baby. I am monitored daily to ensure the health of baby and I. The doctors intend to keep me to 34 weeks then do my CS delivery. I am drinking lots of water daily. I PRAY a lot. GOD HAS BEEN KEEPING US ALL THIS WHILE SO I KEEP TRUSTING HIM. Live by faith in GOD. Baby would be well.

    • By Sehrish (not verified) on 27 May 2019 - 10:39

      Today is my tummy is very hard and I didn't felt my baby's movement till yet except morning due to hardness of my tummy plz let me know I m worried

    • By Bre (not verified) on 5 May 2019 - 01:22

      Hi Ashley, my water broke at 16 weeks on March 31st and was informed that my baby would not survive although it still had a heartbeat. We were told to terminate the pregnancy to avoid infection. But after doing research, my husband and I saw many stories of women who experienced the same thing and went on to have successful pregnancies. Again, with our baby still having a heartbeat, we refused to terminate and just prayed taking one day at a time. Well, I’m 21 weeks pregnant with a boy! My waters have resealed and the waters are full and it’s a miracle!! My husband and I are so happy we didn’t listen to the doctors who had no faith and wanted to end our baby’s life. If it can happen for me, it can happen for any woman, just have to stay strong and positive!! Best of luck!

    • By Tambi (not verified) on 2 Aug 2019 - 17:19

      My water broke at 17wks. I spent 13 WKU on bedrest. Had an experimental procedure at 21wks and two amnio infusions. Developed placenta prévia at 28 wks. And delivered at 30wks 3days. I was under the care of a Perionatologist (now at UK in Lexington Ky) who specializes in PPROM. Only 4 in US at that time. My son was the 5th recorded success. He’s now 17

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