Labor and Birth
Dog Behavior
Breaking Water

When your water breaks do you just sit on the toilet until it's finished or rush to the hospital?

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2006-08-12 08:12:57

You can continue to lose water until the baby is born so unless

you want to deliver down the pan, wait until the initial gush has

passed then put on a thick sanitary napkin (a maternity one for

absorbency) and make your way to the hospital. Don't rush, that is

how accidents happen. The only thing I would add is that very very

occasionally the cord comes down with the water, but if the baby's

head is engaged this cannot happen so unless you have been told

that you have a 'high head' this is not something you should worry

about. I have delivered about 2000 babies and I have never seen

this, though it has happened once on my shift.

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