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nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting BreeLynn(::" <blockquote><b>Quoting nursemaya -mommy to 2:</b>" 1) stripping membranes - increases ... [snip!] ... rippened cervix (achieved either naturally or with a cervical rippening agent)"</blockquote> Thank you! now i get it."


you are welcome!

......................... Vancouver, British Columbia 5643 posts
28th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting BreeLynn(::</b>" So even if your water breaks on its own they still use pitocin on you?"</blockquote>




I was in labor for four days(naturally) I was dilated to 5cm. They broke my water and I stopped dilating so they had to give me pitocin to progress.

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting BreeLynn(::" <blockquote><b>Quoting nursemaya -mommy to 2:</b>" yep they might - that's called ... [snip!] ... your cervix"</blockquote> So usually will they break your water first then use pitocin or the other way around?"


depends on the situation. sometimes breaking the water is all that's needed, but if that doesn't stir the pot enough then pitocin is started.

Veronica m6 Due February 25; Fort Richardson, Alaska 1514 posts
28th Nov '12

I had it done with 4 of 5. They brought me in and started the Pitocin drip (can't remember how to spell it..sorry)... Then to get things really going they would break my water (if it didn't on it's own) They also did a massage to my cervix to help stretch it a little (if i am remembering correctly)...Don't remember at what point I got my epidural but I believe it just depended on when I could no longer tolerate the pain, because I think it slows down the process.

BreeLynn(: 1 child; Bellflower, California 167 posts
28th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting nursemaya -mommy to 2:</b>" depends on the situation. sometimes breaking the water is all that's needed, but if that doesn't stir the pot enough then pitocin is started."</blockquote>




Ohh okayy. Good to know these things!

DeanJade&Mak's Mom 3 kids; Covina, CA, United States 8822 posts
28th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting BreeLynn(::</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting nursemaya -mommy to 2:</b>" depends on the situation. sometimes ... [snip!] ... but if that doesn't stir the pot enough then pitocin is started."</blockquote> Ohh okayy. Good to know these things!"</blockquote>



Soo off topic but my 1st was at kaiser bellflower 6 years ago :) we live in covina hills now :)

BreeLynn(: 1 child; Bellflower, California 167 posts
28th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting DeanJade&Maksims Momma:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting BreeLynn(::</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting nursemaya ... [snip!] ... things!"</blockquote> Soo off topic but my 1st was at kaiser bellflower 6 years ago :) we live in covina hills now :)"</blockquote>




Really we were thinking of that hospital but we choosed long beach memorial hospital. Super big and alot of privacy!

Veronica m6 Due February 25; Fort Richardson, Alaska 1514 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting nursemaya -mommy to 2:" depends on the situation. sometimes breaking the water is all that's needed, but if that doesn't stir the pot enough then pitocin is started."


They never broke my water first. They said it was to prevent dry birth and minimize any associated risk. Although most females water breaks at home. They said , being induced is not natural and breaking it first can cause complications along with infection. Also if they break the water first they usually give 24 hrs to deliver before wanting to do a c-section..So, they rather wait to do it.
I am not a doctor so I don't know. I am just saying what they told me when I asked.

BreeLynn(: 1 child; Bellflower, California 167 posts
28th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting VERONICA. MOM OF 6:</b>" They never broke my water first. They said it was to prevent dry birth and minimize any associated risk. ... [snip!] ... c-section..So, they rather wait to do it. I am not a doctor so I don't know. I am just saying what they told me when I asked."</blockquote>




That sounds like it makes sense because i heard after your water broken you have certain amount of time before a csection.

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting VERONICA. MOM OF 6:" They never broke my water first. They said it was to prevent dry birth and minimize any associated risk. ... [snip!] ... c-section..So, they rather wait to do it. I am not a doctor so I don't know. I am just saying what they told me when I asked."


prevent a dry birth???? what the hell does that mean??? and most people DO NOT have there water break at home. most contract first and sometime during the labor will break (or not i have seen a babies delivered with the bag of waters intact and the rupture of membranes occurs after the deliver) AROM is usually done in cases where contractions are not strong enough to change the cervix, but painful enough that the woman can't/won't go home. Its a more natural way of augmenting labor or inducing labor then using medications and has less risk then using medications

Veronica m6 Due February 25; Fort Richardson, Alaska 1514 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting nursemaya -mommy to 2:" prevent a dry birth???? what the hell does that mean??? and most people DO NOT have there water break ... [snip!] ... Its a more natural way of augmenting labor or inducing labor then using medications and has less risk then using medications"


Dry birth means the water is broken early in labor and it usually does in 10% of births. The fluid continues to replenish itself however having your water broken for too long greatly increases the risk of infection as well as if you don't deliver after a certain time they give you a C-Section..... ...I never said a baby comes out in a sack...Thanks for the lesson but I know how labor works as I have given birth to 5 and will have another in 12wks...Thanks though.

Veronica m6 Due February 25; Fort Richardson, Alaska 1514 posts
28th Nov '12
Quoting nursemaya -mommy to 2:" prevent a dry birth???? what the hell does that mean??? and most people DO NOT have there water break ... [snip!] ... Its a more natural way of augmenting labor or inducing labor then using medications and has less risk then using medications"


I get what you are trying to say and you misunderstood what I was saying. I said , They break the water if it hasn't already. Which means....After giving the pitocin, if the contractions do not rupture the sack (after a certain point) they do it to speed things up. However ,they try not to do it too early to minimize the risk of infection and a C-section.....
That is what I meant by "they did not break my water first". They gave the pitocin first .....Then at a certain point in labor they broke my water (if the contractions did not break it already).

nursemaya mom to 3! 3 kids; 5 angel babies; Minnesota 16002 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting VERONICA. MOM OF 6:" Dry birth means the water is broken early in labor and it usually does in 10% of births. The fluid continues ... [snip!] ... for the lesson but I know how labor works as I have given birth to 5 and will have another in 12wks...Thanks though."


there is no time limit in nost places for water to be broken as far as after X hours a c-section is done, starting antibiotics after 12 or 18 hours yes, but most up to date hospitals and doctors don't do c-sections simply because the water broke

Veronica m6 Due February 25; Fort Richardson, Alaska 1514 posts
29th Nov '12
Quoting nursemaya -mommy to 2:" there is no time limit in nost places for water to be broken as far as after X hours a c-section is ... [snip!] ... after 12 or 18 hours yes, but most up to date hospitals and doctors don't do c-sections simply because the water broke"


You are wrong there darling.
If your water is broken they will start you on antibiotics, true. But there is a time limit.
usually between 24-48 hrs. Then you get a c-section.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11958 posts
1st Dec '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting VERONICA. MOM OF 6:</b>" You are wrong there darling. If your water is broken they will start you on antibiotics, true. But there is a time limit. usually between 24-48 hrs. Then you get a c-section."</blockquote>




Rofl... You're educating a labor and delivery nurse with over eleven years experience. Just because your hospital still has a time limit... Does not mean all do