breaking the bag of waters

breaking the bag of waters

Amniotomy, see there.
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The research also found that harm is caused by routine use of intravenous fluids (IVs), amniotomy (breaking the bag of waters), withholding food and water from women in labor and episiotomy.
Korte also lists nine questionable childbirth procedures performed in hospital (breaking the bag of waters, IVs, epidurals) which often lead to a C-section, and advises women to refuse treatment they find objectionable.