Did Your Water Break Naturally When Pregnant with Your PA Child

Posted on: Wed, 11/12/2003 - 7:57am
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Anonymous (not verified)

Odd question, perhaps. It stems from a post Mattsmommy made in the medications thread also under Living with PA.

When you were pregnant and I guess going into labour with your PA child, did your water break naturally or did someone have to break it for you (i.e., medical staff)?

With both of my children, PA and non-PA, my water did not break naturally and someone had to break it for me (I think it was the nurses).

In asking this, can anyone remember if they have to break your water if you are automatically given antibiotic because of this? I can't remember.

Many thanks and best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]


Posted on: Wed, 11/12/2003 - 9:13am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

My water didn't break naturally with any of my 4 kids. 2 were induced, including Ryan.

Posted on: Wed, 11/12/2003 - 10:28am
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Joined: 03/14/2003 - 09:00

They had to break my water both times as well (pa ds and non pa ds). I was never given an antibiotic either time.

Posted on: Wed, 11/12/2003 - 10:47am
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Anonymous (not verified)

ryan's mom, ah, you raise another question. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
My labour was actually induced with Jesse (PA) as well. However, the funny thing about that was that while I was in the cab going downtown to be induced I was in back labour and didn't know it so proceeded to get the inducing gel put in and lie down for the requisite hour or something before they sent me home for overnight (NOT!).
I honestly can't remember being given antibiotic when my water was broken for me.
I see that I'm not the only one who didn't have that water breaking I have to get to the hospital now scene happen to them. I missed it both times.
You know, this question probably has NOTHING to do with PA, but it was IMHO an interesting extension of a conversation going on in the medications thread and since we pretty well explore every possibility here I thought what the heck? [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/wink.gif[/img]
Oh, time to get ready for The West Wing. If it's a repeat I'm going to scream!
Best wishes! [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

Posted on: Wed, 11/12/2003 - 11:05am
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Joined: 10/05/2002 - 09:00

Doc's had to brake mine both times.
Love this site

Posted on: Wed, 11/12/2003 - 11:46am
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Joined: 10/16/2003 - 09:00

3 C-sections for me...so they definitely broke my water!

Posted on: Wed, 11/12/2003 - 1:00pm
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Joined: 05/01/2003 - 09:00

Not here. I was a week late so they broke mine only to find out 6 cm later that she was breach.

Posted on: Thu, 11/13/2003 - 12:40am
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Joined: 10/04/2001 - 09:00

My water had to be broken both times. No antiobiotics with Kevin (PA); I was given IV antibiotics with his elder non-PA brother due to a fever of unknown origin. Turned out there was no evidence of infection, just dehydration (gee, could that have been from [b]29 hours of hard labor with nothing to eat or drink?[/b]) so the antibiotics were discontinued after less than 24 hours.
I did have several weeks of antibiotics for an ear/sinus infection while pregnant with Kevin though.

Posted on: Thu, 11/13/2003 - 1:06am
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Joined: 12/10/2002 - 09:00

I had to be induced for PA DS birth. They tried breaking my water, but nothing happened so I was induced with the tablets (Pinotocin I think it's called).

Posted on: Thu, 11/13/2003 - 2:04am
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Joined: 06/13/2003 - 09:00

I had my water broken by doc w/Trevor, no antibiotics given, water broke on my own w/Harmony.
Trevor 8/6/01
Harmony 1/22/03
Baby #3 due sometime in June2004!

Posted on: Thu, 11/13/2003 - 2:24am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Being pregnant again, and trying to forget the labors......oh well, maybe this time around will be easier.
my water broke at home with both boys, oldest not pa, youngest is pa. (thank goodness for waterproof mattress covers.) However, the labor did not "progress" with either, and I ended up being helped along with both using pitocin. 40 hours later, my first was born, back labor, sunny side up. second progressed better, but something was wrong with me so they speeded things up. let's hope this next one is one of those miracle 2 push babies! I've put my time in....
Neil's Mom



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