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So...why do they do this? I know that within a half hour of being there the first time, the OB broke my water. With my 2nd I had a midwife and I know they broke it too, but I waited to go to the hospital for a while (he was born 4.5 hrs after I got in the room) and for my third I think they waited untuil after I had an epi and slept for a few hrs they broke it...I have to re-watch the video to be sure tho.
What is the point of breaking the water anyways?
Ok, so its mostly a way to get me in and out faster? Not sure how I feel about having it done again. All 3 of my previous L&D's they broke my water..although with #3 they waited a while longer, but I think that was cuz they were super busy and by waiting it let me sleep adn the On call dr either deal with other patients or sleep herself...
I was laboring alright on pitocin until they broke my bag of waters. Within minutes the pain became unbarable and I was begging for an epidural.
I think they did it because I had severe Pre-E and my blood pressure wouldn't stabalize.
I believe they usually do it to speed up labor, though maybe not in a negative way. I am no expert as my water broke on its own, but I know that sometimes when they break the water, it is because the woman isn't dilated enough and usually after it breaks, things can happen quick.