Suki Hotaru

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Why you do NOT want to have your membranes ruptured without a good cause - during a contraction the pressure is equalised throughout the fluid rather than directly squeezing the baby, placenta and umbilical cord. This protects the baby and his/her oxygen supply from the effects of the powerful uterine contractions. When the membranes have ruptured the placenta and baby get compressed during a contraction.

Artificial rupture of membranes (ARM) aka ‘breaking the waters’ is a common intervention during birth. However, an ARM should not be carried out without a good understanding of how the amniotic sac and fluid function in labour.

Giving birth is an exciting event in any women's life - but it's good to be prepared! Here are 15 thing you might not know about child birth recovery.

BANG ON! Giving birth is an exciting event in any women's life - but it's good to be prepared! Here are 15 thing you might not know about child birth recovery.