14. Low Water Means Automatic Induction
Many health care providers fall for this myth and, as a result, so too do their patients. Sara Chana Silverstein, IBCLC, trained doula, and international board-certified lactation consultant, tells Parentology, “Most women’s bodies will begin to reabsorb some water so the body can create more effective contractions. Low water is very common and NOT a cause for concern.”
In fact, inducing labor because of low water weight can do more harm than good and result in premature birth, low birth weight, and life-long complications.
15. You’ll Know When You’re in Labor
While it’s true that many women experience very obvious signs of labor (water breaking, painful contractions, etc.), the truth is that many others experience signs that are so subtle they miss them entirely. It’s important to know ALL the signs of labor so you don’t end up giving birth in the parking lot on the way to the hospital.
Now for a really serious issue — blood pressure…