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DDCC - I too have heard that a leak can seal itself. Have the docs not offered any other options about extra fluid to plump it up as another poster suggested, and lots of bedrest/fluids?<br>
I pray for the best possible outcome mama!
 

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Sending lots of love and hope to you and the baby...
 

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<3<3<3 thinking of you. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/goodvibes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Goodvibes"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> Healing vibes and prayers for this uncertain time.
 

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Oh Mama....I'm thinking about you.<br><br>
Hopefully some words of encouragement: my friend's sister had her water break at 23 weeks but without contractions or any sign of labor. With bed rest she lasted until 29 or 30 weeks when contractions started which they weren't able to stop. Her daughter was delivered by c-section and is a perfectly normal 22 month old (she was in the NICU for a while).<br><br>
You're in my prayers.
 

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ddcc<br><br>
I will keep your and your in my thoughts & prayers.
 

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Thinking of you and your family.<br><br>
Sending "stay in there baby as long as he/she can" vibes!!!!
 

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sending lots of hugs and healing thoughts your way. Know that you are in my heart at this time.
 

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DDCC..<br><br>
Sending <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">s and prayers your way to you and your family!!
 

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Think of you and your precious baby.
 

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Oh wow that must be so scary <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I'm sending lots of positive energy and hopeful thoughts your way <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug">
 

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keeping you in my thoughts...
 

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I have a very close friend whose water broke at 16 weeks. She was put on bedrest, and delivered a healthy little boy at 36 weeks. He's now a perfectly normal 7-year-old.<br><br>
Stay off your feet, stay hydrated, and stay positive. I'll keep you in my prayers!
 

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How scary! I saw this on the front and had to respond. I know I have read that leaks can self heal. Your ER doc. is a moron and you are fortunate to have bad insurance <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1"><br><br>
Drink lot's of water; as long as your level remains the same then you are drinking enough. If your level starts to drop, drink more. Eat healthy, try to eat foods that are known to boost immunity to avoid infection and a good way to avoid infection is to remain hydrated and not allow too many pelvic exams, each one is a potential carrier for infection.<br><br>
Hang in there, keep a positive attitude, and keep telling that baby they need to grow some more before they meet the world. My best to you and your family.
 

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Hugs mama, I'll keep you in my thoughts.
 

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Mama, you and your little one are in my thoughts and prayers<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/hug2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Hug2">.<br><br><br>
Is there anything you can do to make infection less likely? Increase garlic intake? There might be a few natural recommendations that are worth trying.<br><br>
ETA: When I am sick I cut up raw garlic in pill form to take because (I believe) it acts as a broad spectrum antibiotic. I have no idea if something like that would help though. Sending you love and positive vibes!
 

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Oh mama!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"><br><br>
Another personal story...a close friend's water broke at 22 weeks, she was immediately hospitalized and put on strict bed rest, given steroids, fed a ridiculously high calorie diet, etc. She lasted 8 days and delivered her baby at 23 weeks 4 days on Christmas Day. That baby is now looking forward to his first birthday coming up in 2 months! He left the NICU on his due date weighing 9lbs (after weighing just over a pound at birth). It was amazing, the closest I've come to seeing a real miracle in person.<br><br>
Another mama, here on MDC (ClaireB is her screen name, I believe) had twins, and baby A had no amniotic fluid the entire pregnancy. None. The drs said absolutely zero chance of survival, he would have no lungs, compression injuries from the weight of his twin, etc. He and his twin were born at 26 weeks and BOTH lived. In fact, the baby with no amniotic fluid needed less help breathing initially! Look her up, she shared her story in great detail on MDC. Her pregnancy started as quads, then trips, then twins, then looked like one or both of the twins was going to not make it, but they both did. An amazing journey!!<br><br>
Those are just two that I can think of right now. There is always hope!! Your body is hanging on to that baby, your fluid levels are staying stable, there is hope!! Force yourself on absolute bed rest, be absolutely sure that you stay hydrated to a ridiculous level, feed yourself high calorie high nutrient food, and inquire about steroids to help mature the baby as you approach viability. If your fluid levels drop too much, ask about infusion.
 
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