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Childbirth Surprise 1: Amniotic Fluid

Bag of Waters— The phrase water breaking conjures up images of fluid gushing from between the legs.

You see this in the movies and it came as a huge surprise to me….

it does happen sometimes….it did with me on my fifth pregnancy and the amniotic fluid filled my shoes…. but most, however, experience a slow leak or a few squirts at a time.

It might be difficult to tell the difference between amniotic fluid and urine — especially if you only experience a feeling of wetness or a trickle of fluid. Sometimes women are in the throes of labor before the doctor finally decides to rupture the membranes of (bag of waters).

According to What to Expect When You’re Expecting, Fewer than 15% of women actually experience their water breaking before labor begins.

Watch the next video to see childbirth surprise 2: Labour Pain!


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