Wednesday, January 18, 2012
a tip on breaking your water ...
If by chance you get to the hospital and your water hasn't broken yet, many women are asked at one point or another if they'd like to have it broken.
You'll probably shrug and have them do whatever they'd like unless you know why.
If you labor without that sack of water surrounding your little one, things will go much more quickly. You baby's head is able to sit more thoroughly upon your cervix; that pressure is what gets it to open up.
But it will also be significantly more painful. Your body will need to stretch out much more quickly to accomadate that little person, and it will do so without that super soft cushion of amniotic fluid.
So if you get asked, "Would you like us to break your water?" You have to decide if you'd rather ease your way through that last leg of the marathon, or if you'd like body-busting sprint to the finish. How ready are you to be done with it all?