Agreed, but everywhere I could birth is a 40+ min drive, not a lot of choice but that's our choice to live semi rural. You have inspired me to check with my midwife that our FBC practice has not changed in the past year to requiring mums to come in on rupture of membranes, although I can't imagine it has.
At least you are informed, understand the risks and aren't stupid about it. Some people just don't understand the consequences. We get people that don't even tell us that their waters have broken. They come in during spurious labour and then go, "yeah I've been leaking fluid for about a week. It's greeny yellow and smells funny". It's like banging your head against a wall sometimes. The best thing we can do is inform people of the risks/rationale behind notifying and presenting to hospital. It's up to them what they do with the information.
It makes me nervous when I hear info like this - I don't really get why some hospitals make you rush in and others are much more relaxed about it.
I'm being induced for an attempted vbac on sunday night with a cook's catheter. I was told if i go into labour on my own or my waters break before then to go straight in for monitoring due to risk of uterine rupture, pre eclampsia etc
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