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What does the baby breath...

When your water breaks or the doctor breaks your water, what does the baby breath since it was breathing amniotic fluid?


Asked by rudis04 at 4:15 PM on Jan. 29, 2011 in Pregnancy

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Answers (4)
  • The baby does not breath until it is born and takes it's first breaths in the delivery room. All needs are met through the umbilibal cord until birth

    Answer by elizabr at 4:17 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • they get oxygen through the umbilical cord like they did the whole pregnancy

    Answer by momofone725 at 4:18 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • Ah, makes sense. Thank you!

    Comment by rudis04 (original poster) at 4:18 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • It doesn't "breathe" the fluid.. The baby gets oxygen from you through the umbilical cord...

    Answer by midnightmoma at 4:18 PM on Jan. 29, 2011