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Plaid Adder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-01-08 01:00 AM
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62. I feel a need to point this out, though I know it will make me no friends.
In the source I read, the phrase used to describe what happened to Palin was "leaking amniotic fluid." There is a big difference between "leaking amniotic fluid" and having your water break.

You can have a "slow leak" of amniotic fluid for days before you actually go into labor. It happens to some women. Sometimes they just go about their business waiting for the real show to start; or, if they're high risk for some reason, they might get put on bed rest or some such thing.

If your water breaks, then either you are already in labor or it's gonna start real soon now. If Palin's water had in fact broken, then sure, she's as nuts as that flow chart makes her look. But if it was a slow leak, then what she did is not totally beyond the realm of reasonable behavior, as long as she was consulting with a competent OB about it.

Not having made a special study of coverage of Palin's pregnancy and delivery I can't say for sure which description is accurate--whether she had a leak, or whether her water actually broke. The laws of, I dunno, everything, however, would suggest that it was a leak; if her water had actually broken, I don't see how either she or the baby could have endured all that delay. I

C ya,

The Plaid Adder
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