|My waters broke yesterday and now my doctor is talking about
inducing me. I feel fine and can feel the baby moving. What
is the fuss about?
The problem is that the baby is protected from infection
by the amniotic fluid and is at risk now that your waters
have broken. Most doctors will induce labour if it does
not start after the waters have broken. The time frame varies
between doctors, but few will allow you to wait longer than
In the meantime there are some precautions that you should
consider. The vaginal area should be kept as clean as possible,
and you should wear a sanitary towel to mop up leaks that
are still occurring while protecting the area. It’s
probably the last thing on your mind but no sex at the moment.
Induction and normal birth
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