I’ve heard that only a small percentage of women actually have their “bag of waters” break prior to labor. With my first child, my amniotic sac ruptured at 29 weeks and I delivered at 31 weeks.
There was no known cause, such as infection, for the premature rupture. Now I am 32 weeks along in my second pregnancy, and preterm labor began in my 26th week. I am doing very well, taking terbutaline tablets, and staying on bed rest. Could my water bag break before this baby’s birth, too?
Back to Ask Tori »
Ask Tori RN®, by registered nurse and resident author of The Joy of Pregnancy, is a helpful and reassuring resource for parents-to-be.
© Copyright 2011-2012 The Harvard Common Press. All Rights Reserved. | Press Inquiry