What you need to know about the umbilical cord after your baby is born. In those first crucial minutes immediately after the birth of your baby something important is happening…
Your cervix in pregnancy does the important job of staying closed and holding the weight of your baby, placenta and keeping amniotic fluid in. It is long, closed, firm, high, and pointing posteriorly (towards your tailbone).
While Braxton Hicks contractions can be annoying, they are also thought to be beneficial.
Why would your healthcare provider want to rupture your membranes? AROM is a very polarizing topic. Where does this leave you in making a decision around AROM?