What is the water that breaks during labor?

Answer Amniotic fluid surrounds your baby during pregnancy.

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How long can labor be stopped after water breaks?

Once the membranes rupture it is not safe to stop labor because the amniotic fluid is what keeps the baby safe and when the membranes rupture it can start allowing bacteria in to the baby

What can you do when you've been pregnant 3 times don't have any warning when going into labor and only feel contractions after water breaks which only leaves you 30 minutes to get to a hospital?

Each pregnancy is different, and each person's experience with labor is different. Generally the more babies you deliver, the shorter the time from when labor begins until you deliver the baby. An... Read More »

What is Breaks Labor Law in NC?

A rest break (generally 10 or 15 minutes) and a meal break (usually 30 minutes or more) are not required by law for anyone who is 16 years of age or older. A 30 minute break after 5 hours is requir... Read More »

Alabama Labor Law on Breaks?

While many Alabama employers provide or offer breaks to employees, Alabama labor laws regarding breaks are limited to federal compensation guidelines. Several states, including California, Colorado... Read More »