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Water breaking and c-section user banned
23rd Jan '10

I've never had a c-section but i've wondered...
do they break your water before beginning?
Thanks, I've just always wondered where it would all go while they were operating!

......................... Utah 27220 posts
23rd Jan '10

Whenever they get to that part, they poke a hole in the water bag.



But no, they don't go through the vagina beforehand and break your water.

Viqtoria Due March 19; 34 kids; Florida 222 posts
23rd Jan '10

We break the water after we open the uterus if it was intact. Otherwise, if say you water was broken before surgery, we are very carefull going in so as to not cut baby.

B( o )( o )BS! 3 kids; Oregon 25898 posts
23rd Jan '10

my water broke by itself before my c-section, but on all the labor and delivery shows I watch, they just slice through the membrane and it comes gushing out :D

Viqtoria Due March 19; 34 kids; Florida 222 posts
23rd Jan '10
Quoting MaryTheDirty PirateHooker:
~MarBear~(+4) 4 kids; Oak Harbor, Washington 5777 posts
23rd Jan '10

they break it as they do the c/s and the water/blood/ and other "stuff" falls into this huge ass bag under the operating table! mine broke and my husband freaked out cuz he got splashed with lots of different fluids lmfao

user banned 2 kids; Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic 17415 posts
23rd Jan '10

Thanks, I just wondered. I had a vaginal birth and I just remember it was a lot of water, I just imagined it drenching the surgical staff and wetting the instruments during a c-section.
Curiosity satisfied!

Viqtoria Due March 19; 34 kids; Florida 222 posts
23rd Jan '10

It drenches the person on your left side, since they usually put something under your right side (a pillow, or a rolled up towel) to keep better blood flow to the uterus/placenta while you are laying flat.

~MarBear~(+4) 4 kids; Oak Harbor, Washington 5777 posts
23rd Jan '10
Quoting Viqtoria: