breaking BOW to relieve pain/ pressure?
My last midwofe broke my bag of waters a half hour into my pushing stage because I had such bad back and pelvic pain, and she said it would releive that a little. I cant be sure if it did, because it also did speed labor and made it all much more intense....lol. My new midwife (changed only because my old one moved away) said a similar thing, because as we were going over my birth plan, I included i dont want it broken.
Is it true? We already do anticipate a painful labor because of my pelvis and prominent tailbone (i have been seeing a chiro to address these issues)... so I wonder if anyoe eknows if that may help or if I should just leave it be?