When my son was born he had been in the womb for 5 weeks after my wife's waters had broken (the hospital told us on two seperate occasions that they had not). He was born by emergency C.section and it was touch and go for both mother and baby (cord around his neck, damaged placenta, completely dry womb. At 18 months old he had a very severe allergic reaction to a fingertip of peanut butter that he had stolen from the jar and at the hospital while being checked out by a paediatrician a comment was made regarding the amount of time he was in the womb after the waters had broken and generally with the birthing problems that suggested that it was not a surprise that he had had a problem like this. This week, at 24 months, he has been diagnosed with a penicillin allergy. Are these directly linked to the birthing problems and should we be expecting more severe allergies to surface? Is it down to medical negligence at the point the waters broke?