Symptom number 4: Water breakage. Thanks to movies and television series, the vast majority of us are familiar with that moment when a jet of liquid suddenly comes out and that’s it! The mother and everyone around her realize that the time for delivery has arrived, but in real life it is not always so obvious. Usually rupture of membranes occurs during labor but on some occasions it can occur before this period and this would be an indication to perform an induction of labor.
The most common thing is that the membrane has a sudden rupture, that is, it bursts like a balloon and they become wet up to their ankles, but on other occasions the rupture is high and can be confused with a flow or spotting.
That’s why moms, as I have already said in several videos, no bleeding is normal during pregnancy. From the eighth month onwards, if you have a clear and constant flow, even if it is very slight, there is a possibility that the uterine membranes have ruptured and that this flow is actually amniotic fluid that is leaking from the uterus. If you notice fluid leaking continuously or if it has been appearing and disappearing for a couple of days, you should go to the doctor immediately.
With crystallography, which is a study in which the fluid is allowed to dry and we observe it under a microscope, we can confirm if it is amniotic fluid. If so, labor may already have begun or we may need to induce it, don’t worry, at Creafam you are in good hands.
The best way to prevent premature birth and early rupture of membranes, that is, a rupture before the 37th week of pregnancy, is to avoid infections. Remember that the general urine test is a simple and inexpensive study that must be performed regularly and if an infection is detected, it must be combated by following the doctor’s instructions to the letter.