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May 18th, 2009, 04:49 PM
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I tried searching but couldn't find any links to any scientific data regarding the doctor's push of labor within 24 hours of a ruptured amniotic sac.

Do you guys know of any links here or anywhere that you can share?? Just wanted to read up on it in case my water breaks early or something.

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May 18th, 2009, 05:19 PM
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I don't have any links but my midwives told me that it's safe to wait 48 hours after rupture. The main reasons why infection is so risky is because of repeated internal exams. They also told me that like 90% of women will go into labor on their own within 48 hours. Sorry I couldn't provide any links though...
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May 18th, 2009, 06:11 PM
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I don't have any links but my midwives told me that it's safe to wait 48 hours after rupture. The main reasons why infection is so risky is because of repeated internal exams. They also told me that like 90% of women will go into labor on their own within 48 hours. Sorry I couldn't provide any links though...

My midwife said the same. She won't do any exams if your water breaks or after it does to avoid introducing infection. Well actually she doesn't do internal exams unless necessary (42 weeks is the earliest she does them) because of the risk of introducing infections. I love her for that, I dreaded my OB appts because of all the exams!!
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May 18th, 2009, 06:20 PM
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Thanks for the info!! Good stuff
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May 18th, 2009, 09:26 PM
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I'll do some research for you. But in SF, my friend's homebirth midwife had a rule of 72 hours. As you can see it varies based on the provider. What's more important than hours is the sign of any symptoms like fever. Most midwives will regularly check your temps or have you do it if you're not in active labor & midwife isn't there yet.

The wide range in policy is alarming. I've heard of a few strict hospitals having even a 12 hour limit. Most midwives will go over 24 hours, with home midwives going the longest.

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May 19th, 2009, 02:45 AM
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My water didn't break but it was mildly leaking for 3 weeks before I went into Labor with Marcus and I didn't get an infection. I was even having sex a ton to try and get him out, lol. They do a test where they check you with a paper on their fingers and if it comes out blue than it's amniotic fluid. I went in and they did that test and it was striped blue and they said it was "inconclusive" and sent me home! Crazy dr's.
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