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PROM is it more likely to happen once baby is engaged?
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:59 AM
just wondering if anyone knows if your waters are more likely to rupture once bubs is engaged?
Posted 10 January 2013 - 09:15 AM
Only anectdotal but DD was engaged at 32 weeks and had multiple episodes of pre-term labour between 32-35 weeks. managed to hold off till 39 weeks with her fully engaged and waters didnt break till i was 9cm...
Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:57 AM
I had prom with my last 3, they were not engaged at a anytime
Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:01 PM
I had prom with my first at just under 37 weeks. I saw the doc a few days before and he said she was high up, and cervix was closed and high. So who knows.
I read somewhere that waters breaking before labour is not common.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 05:04 PM
It's not uncommon but the downside for them rupturing before labour is that bub doesn't have that extra time to get in a good position.
Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:01 PM
thanks for the replies. I am at high risk for it as I have had it happen in 2 of my 3 pregnancies. I think it happens around the time my babies have engaged and I think this baby engaged about 2 days ago. My discharge has been very watery this pregnancy and its making me so paranoid that I am leaking. Last pregnancy I had a slow leak from around 32 weeks but it didnt become an issue until 3 days before before my due date and the other time it was 5 days before my due date, so at least I am lucky that I get very close to my due date
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