In Hollywood, it is usually the first sign of labor and happens with great fanfare and an exaggerated sense of urgency. In reality only about 10% of women experience their water breaking before labor begins.
"How far dilated are you?" When you get past 36 weeks of pregnancy, this is most likely a question you'll hear again and again -- from several people.
In line with last week's post about recommendations against elective induction before 39 weeks, let's talk about what an early induction means.
By Teri Shilling, MS, CD(DONA), IBCLC, LCCE, FACCEYou may be planning a natural birth, but there are times when your health-care provider must intervene for health and safety reasons.