This is probably more of a Bump question, but I'll try here. Thanks for reading and posting.
I am pretty unfamiliar with this topic except for what I have researched online.
I have a good friend who is pregnant with her first baby. Her due date is the 11th, but her water broke on Friday night (3rd). In planning her delivery over the past months, she and her DH decided to go the birthing center, midwife route.
So, she is still at the center and they have not had her go to the hospital. This evening (like in four more hours) will be 48 hours since her water broke.
In reading online, I have learned that it is normal for midwives to not rush women to the hospital if this occurs but to wait it out. They have said that if nothing happens tonight that she will go to the hospital tomorrow at some point.
She has had an otherwise normal and healthy pregnancy.
I'm not the type to rush into medical care of a hospital or anything, but I am worried about her and the baby, since from what I've read most midwives will wait about 36-48 hours. But, if she goes to the hospital tomorrow, she will be well beyond 48 hours. Is this a concern to anyone?
I am curious if anyone else has experience with this.