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Giving Birth: Things That Only Happen When You’re in Labor

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Breaking the membrane that contains the fluid around your baby is often enough to make contractions stronger and more regular. This is also known as artificial rupture of the membranes.

There are a lot of challenges you face when bringing a human into the world. Most of them are too gross to talk about. Like how the hospital won’t let you eat until you deliver and your spouse doesn’t understand how hungry you are.

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Breaking the membrane that contains the fluid around your baby (your waters) is often enough to make contractions stronger and more regular. This is also known as artificial rupture of the membranes (ARM). Your midwife or doctor can do this by making a small break in the membrane during a vaginal examination.

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