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Mama to Amelia - age 6
|The do have a strict policy that the water must be ruptured before second stage begins, so most midwives will do this at 8cms. Both of the midwives I have spoken to (Laurie and Ellen) have voiced their disdain of this practice and said they wish they didn't have to do it. Basically, they are on a tight rope balancing the desires of the OB's and pediatricians at the hospital, and if they try to fight this policy they risk losing the birth center.|
Of course you don't have to allow any vaginal exams, in which case, they wouldn't be able to break your water, but it is certainly a very questionable "policy".
SAHM to Coraline Mae, born 09/16/09. Expecting #2 10/04!
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