« Last post by IowaDove on February 24, 2014, 04:30:11 PM »
Hi, my question is for my sister. She is currently 31 weeks pregnant with her 5th baby. To make a long story short, her first 3 were very traumatic, induced, hospital births. Her 4th she was able to have at a birthing center, which she loved in so many ways, but it was still a very long hard labor/birth. A little history: She has severe hypoglycemia, very large babies, endometriosis, uterine polyps, excess amniotic fluid, and PPH. Something she also found out her last pregnancy is that she has a ''lazy uterus'', which basically means it doesn't work right and she will not go into transition unless her water breaks. Her last labor went on for days and was completely exhausting until her midwife broke her water. It really doesn't seem to matter what she does either. She drank TONS of RRL, took double doses of Gentle Birth and Labor Prep (her midwife's orders), did the castor oil thing, took some other labor inducing herbs from her midwife, enema (I think) and on and on and on. Nothing works until her water breaks. So her question is, should she just have the next midwife break her water from the get go? Has anyone else dealt with this? Is there anything else she could do to make this labor and birth go more smoothly? TIA!