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04 Jan 2005

PROM 25 weeks
My wife is 26 weeks preg and her water has broken due to rupture of the membrane. The doctor has advised complete bed rest. We need to get to 28 weeks for a 90% survival chance. Any information will be appreciated.

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GynaeDoc
gynaedoc

01 Jan 0001

The risks are of going into labour or developing an infection. These can be lessened to some extent by taking antibiotics and having steroid injections to mature the lungs in case of early delivery. there will have to be very careful monitoring of the pulse and temperature to pick up any infection early. At 26 weeks, depending on where you are and what the facilities are, the chances of survival would be about 40-70% if she delivered now.

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