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post #41 of 79
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Originally Posted by boscopup
A baby is typically induced at a time like 33 weeks if there are issues in the pregnancy that make it safer for mom and/or baby if the baby is on the outside. Examples include pre-e, prolonged PROM (like some women's water breaks as early as 16 weeks or earlier, and around 32-35 weeks, the risk of infection and low fluid issues becomes higher than risk to baby coming out that early), IUGR, etc.

If your hospital has a level 2+ NICU, a 33 weeker should be fine (barring any congenital problems not caused by prematurity). They do have to stay in the NICU for a little while though, as their lungs are not completely mature, they probably can't regulate body tempature yet, etc. But it's amazing how fast a baby can mature in those areas and come home completely healthy.

Inducing at 33 weeks due to a medical issue is not the same as inducing at 38 weeks because the mom just wants the baby out.
I figured it must be something like that, but I was wondering about the OP's specific situation. Whether there's an extreme medical need or not, there's still a risk involved. That's all I'm saying.
post #42 of 79
With both births it broke in the middle of labor. #1 I was 41 weeks and #2 39.5 weeks.
post #43 of 79
I was just past 40 weeks when my water broke in bed. HUGE gush. The only thing I did the night before was pack for the hospital because I was supposed to get induced. Labor started on it's own shortly after my water broke.
post #44 of 79
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Originally Posted by CryPixie83
Just curious, why were you induced at 33 weeks?
She hasn't been back to answer, but I do know she had severe preeclampsia.
post #45 of 79
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I was induced at 33 weeks because I had severe peeclampsia. I was put into the hospital at 28 weeks on complete bed rest and both my son and I were just getting worse (my kidneys were failing and he wasn't growing *amoung other things*). They thought it would be best for the both of us if he was out so they induced me. My blood pressure just wouldn't stay down, I had a fever, and his heart rate was dropping so I had to have an emergency c-section.

I wanted to add that he did wonderful! He didn't have any problems and was only in NICU for 15 days. When he came home I had to work at breastfeeding for a few weeks but finally we dropped the bottles all together and he nursed until he was 24 months (I had to wean him because of ptl).



Quote:
Originally Posted by boscopup
A baby is typically induced at a time like 33 weeks if there are issues in the pregnancy that make it safer for mom and/or baby if the baby is on the outside. Examples include pre-e, prolonged PROM (like some women's water breaks as early as 16 weeks or earlier, and around 32-35 weeks, the risk of infection and low fluid issues becomes higher than risk to baby coming out that early), IUGR, etc.

If your hospital has a level 2+ NICU, a 33 weeker should be fine (barring any congenital problems not caused by prematurity). They do have to stay in the NICU for a little while though, as their lungs are not completely mature, they probably can't regulate body tempature yet, etc. But it's amazing how fast a baby can mature in those areas and come home completely healthy.

Inducing at 33 weeks due to a medical issue is not the same as inducing at 38 weeks because the mom just wants the baby out.
post #46 of 79
Wow, that would be so scary! Glad to hear you both did better after he was out!

I asked because doctors are so induction happy these days it's anyone's guess whether it was necessary (as in your case) or just doctor's impatience (as we've all seen). So, I didn't mean to offend or question you
post #47 of 79
I was 10 days past my estimated due date, and I had no contractions. I was out walking with my mom and it just happened. And, I had no contractions start after it broke, either. At least, I wasn't feeling them, though I could feel the fluid gush at intervals, so perhaps I was in labor. This was with my first son.
post #48 of 79
My water broke when I was in transition. I got out of the tub for a bit and got on the bed, and there was a gush. It was almost completely dark green, lots and lots of meconium. So I stayed out of the water to push him out on "dry land." I didn't even realize my water had broken until I saw it.
post #49 of 79
Quote:
Originally Posted by CryPixie83
Wow, that would be so scary! Glad to hear you both did better after he was out!

I asked because doctors are so induction happy these days it's anyone's guess whether it was necessary (as in your case) or just doctor's impatience (as we've all seen). So, I didn't mean to offend or question you
I know that a lot of people here have tons of issues with doctors, and OB's in particular, but I'm actually pretty shocked that people would suggest that a doctor would induce a woman at 33 weeks due to his/her impatience. That would be so unethical it is unbelievable. Babies born that early have so much more potential for problems and almost certainly will need some time in the NICU. When I went into labor at 32.5 weeks, they did everything possible to stop me from having the baby. Even if you approach it from a completely monetary perspective, a baby born at 33 weeks is going to cost the hospital/insurance companies a lot more, and make the doctor's malpractice insurance skyrocket.

I love MDC and I totally understand the distrust of doctors and the need for more intervention free births. But honestly, it breaks my heart to hear someone question whether an induction at 33 weeks is medically neccessary. I'm sure the OP went through all the difficulty of having a preemie baby away from her in the hospital that she couldn't hold and be with as much as she wanted to. It isn't a situation any mother would choose or that any doctor that wanted to keep his/her license would create.
post #50 of 79
Sorry, I wasn't trying to say that the induction wasn't medically necessary at all. I was just curious about it. Admittedly, I have a huge distrust of interventions. I was trying to acknowledge how scary it must have been and I think CryPixie was as well. I suppose I should have worded it better.
post #51 of 79
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Originally Posted by Lousli
I know that a lot of people here have tons of issues with doctors, and OB's in particular, but I'm actually pretty shocked that people would suggest that a doctor would induce a woman at 33 weeks due to his/her impatience. That would be so unethical it is unbelievable.
At this point the words ethical and OB generally don't fit in the same sentence in my mind. I know there are many many wonderful, caring OBs but there seem to be more unethical OBs. Yes I would be absolutely shocked if a doctor induced that early for convenience, but I wouldn't put in the realm of the impossible, just because I have read some truly horrifying stories of the actions of some OBs (and midwives for that matter).

I certainly wasn't insinuating any fault on the mother's part. I never questioned her at all. That's would be horrible.
post #52 of 79
At 37 weeks, my water broke 1/2 hour after I started feeling "suspicious" contractions. I had the baby 6 1/2 hours later. The midwives suspected that his fingernails may have been the culprit! He is very happy and healthy considering his early arrival, so I'm sure he was ready.
post #53 of 79
Baby #1, my water broke in bed about midnight. Contractions started about an hour or so later, and he was born at 4:50 AM after 3.5 hours labour.

Baby #2, my water broke during labour, just before I felt the urge to push - about 15 minutes before she was born.
post #54 of 79
I was 39 weeks, my back was aching and I was just getting done cooking dinner and decided I didn't want it, I wanted some soup. So I bent down to get a can of soup and felt a pop. Hard contractions started immediately (I was 8-9 cm by the time we made it to the hospital an hour later) and 3 hours later dd was born.
post #55 of 79
DD--- water broke around 9pm. She was born two "days" later (really 31 hours) at 4:23am.

DS--- water breaking put me into "push" mode. He was born about 15 minutes later at 8:46am. I had been in active labor since the night before.
post #56 of 79
39w to the day, was laying in bed shifted a little and thought I pee'd myself, then I felt a pop and ran to the bathroom. Contractions started a few minutes after.
post #57 of 79
My water broke naturally at 39 weeks after I was already dilated 8 cm or so. I felt it pop, it felt like a release of pressure and then a warm gush.
post #58 of 79
My water didn't break until right before she was born. I had an urge to push so I did, very gently and tentatively (lol) and I felt a pop and a gush. (I was in the birth pool.) DD was born about 10 minutes later.
post #59 of 79
I was 36 weeks exactly and woke up feeling a bit "moist" (I though I had pee-d the bed). I went to the bathroom, pee-d but this warm liquid kept trickling out, even though I was done peeing!). I stood up and more came out. It was slightly tinged pink and trickled for the next 15 minutes. The more I moved though, the more it started to flow. Husband and I had sex the night before and I had also just had a check-up with the midwife.
post #60 of 79
My water broke spontaneously at 38 weeks, while I was lying in bed with the cat. the day before i did have a little quickie with Dh , and then that evening I spent a good half hour nesting (vaccuuming the stairs). Three days before, I was basically in labor (contx's 7 mins apart for most of the evening) but i fell asleep and it stopped : .So I dont know if that contributed or not.
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