My mw also said that if my water should break before my contractions are going strong, that I should go into L&D because there is increased risk of cord compression if babe is still that high. Yikes!
I barely feel like my baby has dropped, and I have been encouraging the process with lots of squatting, hip swaying, and tailor sitting. I wouldn't get too nervous about water breaking and high baby position -- isn't there a statistic that only 10% of women have their water break prior to the onset of labor?
It's hard not to have all these potential worries to think about...
Try to enjoy the final days and just remember that birth is inherently safe, otherwise we wouldn't have survived as a species!
Momma to DD (12/04) and DS (11/09) .
I survived 16 mos! Ask me about breastfeeding a baby with posterior tongue tie, high palate, and weak oral motor skills- whew!
With ds2, he was not engaged AT ALL - so not engaged that the midwife couldn't event reach my cervix during a VE - at 10am on the day he was born. I went into labor around 3 and he was born at 7:40 that night. My babes don't bother to drop until they are on their way out. I can't be the only person like this out there because physically I'm otherwise very normal, ya know
"So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world." - Jack Layton
I wouldn't be too worried about cord prolapse. It's definitely something to take into consideration if your water breaks prior to labor, but for most people it doesn't.