even if you do it without meds? someone told me 95% of women have their water broken by a doctor as well, is that true?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:25 PM on Apr. 16, 2009 in Pregnancy
Answer by lasombrs at 4:59 PM on Apr. 16, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 2:35 PM on Apr. 16, 2009
Answer by littlemrsmarcel at 2:35 PM on Apr. 16, 2009
Depends on who you ask... these days many consider any vaginal birth to be a natural birth, even with meds. I personally don't consider breaking the waters to be natural, but it can be part of an unmedicated, vaginal birth. Many homebirth midwives also will break the waters artificially for some women. You can learn more about breaking the waters - how and why it's done, risks and benefits - here.
I've had four births and have let my waters break spontaneously on their own. It is rarely necessary (and babies CAN be born even if the sac doesn't rupture at all, it's called being born "in the caul") but only you can decide if it is right for you at the time. (And keep in mind that some drs want to do them with every single birthing mother, regardless of her individual situation or desires. You can always refuse, of course.)
Answer by Collinsky at 2:38 PM on Apr. 16, 2009
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