Pregnancy Week 31: Old Wives' Tales

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Pregnancy Week 31: Old Wives' Tales

You may be regaled with stories of dry labor and how painful it is. What is told to mothers that if your water breaks, all the water drains out and then rest of labor is dry and hence more painful. This is a complete myth. When the amniotic fluid breaks, the baby’s head sinks further into the pelvis and forms a plug with the force of the first gush. This allows the rest of the amniotic fluid to remain trapped around the baby. This is after all, a fluid, and hence will continue to leak slowly but it leaves the expecting mum enough time to get to the hospital safely.There you go, another myth busted!

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