I have unfortunately suffered preterm premature rupture of membranes (PPROM). I awoke on Sunday morning to a small stream of watery fluid from my vagina. When this continued for a little over an hour, myself and my family rushed to the nearest hospital fearing I was leaking amniotic fluid which ultrasound later that day confirmed I had been. The baby's heartbeat was still strong, but there was NO amniotic fluid left whatsoever surrounding the child.
I was advised to present myself to a larger hospital the following day to 'manage' the situation. At only 16 weeks we were told that my baby's lungs will not be sufficiently mature to sustain life outside the womb. I asked if it were possible for me to just go home and allow my body to expel the baby in it's own time, but was advised of the risks should anything go wrong and my husband and I made the decision to induce labour at the hospital where I will be monitored and any complications managed. I did not want to risk problems birthing the placenta, infection(s) or any other unforeseen complications which could risk the possibility of future pregnancies and even be life threatening.
I may be back in the future if and when we conceive again, but for now this thread will probably be my last. I just wanted to say thanks to all of you lovely ladies who have encouraged, sympathised and helped to educate me in this community whilst I was an active part of it.
God bless you and your LOs
Edited by Cat77 - 6/9/12 at 6:01am