Join Date: Apr 2009
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I was also the victim of 'hospital 24-hour policy' and an unnecessary induction (now I do homebirths!). What I did not know at the time is that there's a break and then there's a break.....not all ruptures are equal. I had what was better termed a leak with DS1, but apparently any amniotic fluid loss can trigger that hospital policy.
With DS2, I also had a leak at around 38 weeks. Midwife explained that a small, high tear usually repairs itself and poses very little infection risk. Also, even with a full rupture, your body keeps making amniotic fliud, so each woman's situation could be very different from another's. And, by the way, DS2 was born a week after that leak, in the caul, so the leak very definately sealed!
Anyway, I think that you ought to have a team in place who you can trust to give you good information that you can then use to make your own decision abotu your particular situation.
Gwen , partner to D ; Mamma to T (6) , J (4) , and baby P