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Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM)

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We, of the NC Triad, may just get some severe weather this evening, along with the rest of the east coast.

Why do I mention this?
Because rapidly falling barometric pressure could potentially break your bag of fluids if you are close to 40 weeks.

If your baby and your body are not ready for labor, this is called Premature Rupture of Membranes (PROM).

And this sets you up for a difficult and long labor.
So??? What to do???
I suggest drink, drink, drink that water.
If it is not dangerous, get into water where the pressure can be equalized.
At very least, lie down so that you are taking gravity out of the picture.

And if your water breaks…then you take it one step at the time.

This is a great article about PROM from Rebecca Dekker of Evidence Based Birth

http://evidencebasedbirth.com/evidence-inducing-labor-water-breaks-term/

 

 

 

Dear Family and Friends of Expectant Mom,

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     We know that you are anxious to hear news about your loved one going into labor and giving birth. And we know that you really do care.     

     If you really want what is best for this woman-in-waiting, you might consider leaving her alone for now. We promise, someone will let you know when anything important occurs.       

     We also know that you have a wealth of knowledge and experience. But sharing that right now is not going to make the baby come any sooner. And it just may cause your loved one some fear and stress. Now, we all know, those two emotions are not good for momma or baby.     

     We know that you are acting out of love and concern. It is for that reason we ask that you give her the most important gifts…faith, trust, love, patience, and plenty of space.       

     We know she is dealing with her own thoughts, discomforts, impatience. Please do not give her yours, too.      

     Thank you so much for understanding and not having hurt feelings. Do not worry, your new, wee baby will be here exactly when the time is right.      

Respectfully,  

Triad Birth Doula, 

Doula of a 40+ week momma-in-waiting