Ruptured Membranes – Nurse Jackie’s Tip for 4-24-20

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You are going to have a baby. You are sleeping comfortably on your left side. Suddenly you feel some wetness coming from your vagina. Did you pee on yourself or did your water break?

Pick the 2 statements that are accurate regarding Ruptured Membranes..

  • 1 – Amniotic fluid has a distinctive odor 
  • 2 – It’s not near your due date so you could not have broken your water. 
  • 3 – The fluid keep coming out of your vagina.
  • 4 – You are not having any pain  or any other signs of labor, so your water must have not broken .

Answer is 1 & 3 – do not have to be in labor to break your water. It’s called Premature Rupture of Membranes.  You can break your water before you are term it’s called  preterm premature rupture of membranes.   Amniotic fluid has a distinctive smell, different from urine.  Fluid will continuously come from the vagina sometimes, sometimes it will leak for a short time, stop and then do it again.  Bottom line – don’t guess notify your provider immediately because they are a better judge if you broke your water, don’t be surprised if they ask you to be seen either at the office or at the hospital.

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