Tuesday, 9 October 2012

PLEASE do NOT compromise your baby's health

Have your membranes ruptured?

Contrary to what many women think, this is not as clear cut as it seems. Yes, many women experience a tremendous gush when their waters break, but it is not always like that.

In my situation only my hind waters had broken, and hence I leaked a teeny bit of water every so often. It was easy to assume it was urine. More so, because I expected it to be far more obvious than it was. Niagra Falls style. You know; how they do it in the movies.

If your waters have gone and you aren't sure, then there really is no time left to ponder about it. You need to find out straight away. If they are broken, then your baby ought to be delivered as soon as possible, for once that protective seal is no longer intact, baby's health is compromised.

If you are in any doubt at all, please ask your midwife to check for you. 
It could make all the difference.