Mindy - posted on 03/27/2009 ( 18 moms have responded )
Hello, I am 7 weeks away from having my eighth child. However, I have chosen to have this child at home because I have noticed that over the last 20 years, my birth options have slowly been taken away. Thus far, I have been pleased with the freedom my midwife has given me with regards to the birth experience, except for one thing...She just informed me that she does not believe in breaking the water. I have always found that breaking my water precipitates the labor. I am worried that my labor will not progress as quickly without my water being broken. Can someone please tell me if labor progresses quickly WITHOUT the water broken?