hi im new to this !! basically im 20 weeks pregnant at the moment but unfortunatley i had my scan a couple of days ago and discovered that i have pprom . i am so petrified of whats going to happen to baby and also very nervous of going into labour especially this early on !! its the not knowing that worries me, im seeing my consultant nxt week for another scan , but in the meantime its just the wait and see what happens approach or wait until i get an infection !! it is all so frustrating that i can not have straight answers .i do understand that i cant have a crystal ball but i really dont know how im to prepare myself for anything that happens if i dont know what will happen .i am very lucky that my previous pregnancys have all been fine with my other children but there doesnt seem to be an awful lot of information on this subject at my stage of gestation so it would be ever so much appreciated if i can have anyone help me !? x
Has your doc put you on bedrest? Given you antibiotics to ward off infection?
What are they doing for you?
20 weeks is pretty early...I think about 22 weeks is the earliest a baby is viable, albeit with a whole lot of care. I don't mean to scare you, but I'm sure your doc has already told you this.
My SIL had to deliver her twins at 25w and now almost 1 1/2 months later, they are doing better and better...and there were a lot of success stories on the walls of the NICU...and many were in that 22-23 week time period.
I imagine the most important thing is taking it easy (bed rest) and preventing infection so hopefully you can keep baby in as long as possible so that baby has a better and better chance.
I have read a little about the amniotic sac resealing, but don't have any personal experience (don't even know anyone) so I don't know how often this happens.
Hopefully, Peek or one of the other nurses will read this and have better info for you.
Take it easy and we will be praying for you and baby!
many thanks for the kind replies !! my doctor hasnt given me antibiotics and wont until im 24 weeks if i get that far ,not sure why though .doc didnt say anything about bed rest although i have taken it upon myself to lounge around the house . my main worry is that i may go into labour and giving birth to a very tiny baby really worries me ,ive had four normal deliverys before at full term and i knew what to expect with them ,im just wondering if labour will be obvious with baby being so small .. i did ask about the bag resealing but apparently there is only a slim chance of it hapening ,i read somewhere that only 3 women out of 31 had this happen !! really hope i may be one of the lucky ones !! hang in there lil one .
Hi there. First off, can you get to a high risk OB/GYN? Or at least go for a second opinion somewhere? I would especially do that because it seems like your dr. is taking the we won't do anything until the fetus is viable approach. Being proactive may help you get further along and will give your baby a much better chance!
You are much earlier than I was, but I PROMed at 26w and was put on antibiotics (I was pg with twins and twin a ruptured). I had numerous scans and it looked like the sac had sealed and the fluid was building up. Then, at 27w the scan showed that baby a had very little fluid so I was admitted to the hospital for bed rest and monitoring. Other scans during the hospital stay showed sufficient fluid sometimes and low fluid at other times.
I was told to drink lots of fluids and limit my activity. I drank so much water that I could swear I was about to float away! I only got up to go to the rest room and take a 10-15 min. shower every other day. The first week after a PROM is when most deliver, so it is critical that you do as little as possible. I delivered two weeks later when I started contractions which couldn't be stopped. It did end up that all of us had infections from the PROM (you wouldn't have thought that was possible if you knew how many antibiotics I was on!) which is probably why I went into labor.
I just wanted to add that I continued to leak fluid every time I moved from the time I ruptured to the delivery day, so expect that could happen.
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