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how dose the doctor break your water?

i was woundering how the doctor breaks your water and is there anything at home you can use to break your water

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:40 PM on Mar. 16, 2010 in Pregnancy

Answers (10)
  • do NOT break your own water

    The dr uses something that for lack of a better term looks like a knitting needle

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 2:41 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • NO you can't do it at home! You don't want your water broken if you aren't in labor!


    Answer by Anonymous at 2:41 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • a long stick thing..and dont do it at home, its messy, and hurts! plus, nothing that you have at home is sanitary enough.

    Answer by mrsjosey1018200 at 2:49 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • Honestly, the water never really needs to be broken. The baby can be born in the intact sac.

    Doctors do it to speed you along. They use what looks like a big knitting/crochet needle and it is sterile. The water should only be broken is you are in actual active labor and no sooner. Infection can begin and cause potential harm to you and the baby.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:52 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • why Why WHY must you break your water? Do you REALLY THINK you are the only very pregnant uncomfortable woman right now? Can you really live with yourself if you do it at the wrong angle and kill your baby?

    You have a Person in side of you Growing -Not a Basketball. You pop a basketball and the basketball is flat, nothing more.
    You hurt the Person Growing Inside of You and you'll be charged plus baby will likely not survive.

    Help your baby very healthy. No woman was ever pregnant with a live baby born live and healthy at 11 or 12 months gestation -Meaning your pregnancy is scientifically genetically biologically chemically preprogrammed to end within a reasonable amount of time.


    Answer by lfl at 2:52 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • If you do it at home you risk infecting the baby and you. That would be BAD.

    It's best not to have your water broken at all. Sometimes the bag of water may be in a certain position compared to the head that it would be beneficial to break it but only a doctor or midwife can tell that on examination.

    Once the bag of water breaks you have to have your baby in 24 hours or a C-section. That used to be the rule but now they are doing C-sections even earlier. They will say that you won't have the baby in 24 hours so let's just do the C-section now.

    Answer by Gailll at 2:53 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • they use an amnio hook. dont try to do it your self. my mom did it herself w my sister, but she was an L&D nurse and had a sterile amio hook when she did it

    Answer by erika_wright at 2:58 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • How DOES the Doctor break your water? With surgical instruments in his office,using sterile procedures, using the training he received in Medical School. So, unless you have a Medical Degree, DON'T even think about trying it. This is the second question here about this. DON'T do anything that will hurt the baby! It is NOT all about YOu.

    Answer by Lindalu2 at 3:14 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • the best way is for NO ONE to break your water. some doctors and nurses will want to do it but it is 100000 times better if it breaks on its own. be that before labor begins, or right after baby emerges from your vagina.

    google things like "spontaneous rupture of membranes", "artificial rupture of membranes risks".

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:36 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

  • Don't be stupid! That has to be the dumbest question EVER asked on here. Why would you risk your babies health???? Your water shouldn't be broke by a Dr even unless you are dialated a certain amount. DO NOT BE STUPID

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 5:10 PM on Mar. 16, 2010

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