Water Breaking Artificially

The intervention of a provider breaking the water (breaking the amniotic sac) is also known as artificial rupture of membranes (AROM). The articles below can help with identifying the risks and benefits associated with AROM. 

https://www.cochrane.org/CD006167/PREG_amniotomy-for-shortening-spontaneous-labour

 

https://www.lamaze.org/Giving-Birth-with-Confidence/GBWC-Post/artificially-breaking-your-water-in-labor-is-overrated-heres-why

 

https://www.verywellfamily.com/how-is-breaking-the-water-amniotomy-induce-labor-2758961