[Homestead] was derision of politicians, now A/P
indexer at localnet.com
Wed Nov 5 18:39:48 EST 2008
bob ford wrote:
> p.s. when they say "her water broke" does actual water release from inside woman into the outside?
Yep. The membrane (amniotic sac) holding it ruptures as part of the
labor process if all is going normally; the quantity of fluid it holds
varies from barely noticeable to plenty (depends on many factors), but
there's nowhere else for it to go but out. And we call it 'water'
because if all is proceeding according to Hoyle, it is clear, but it is
actually called amniotic fluid. It's what cushions the developing fetus
from mother's movements, provides room within the uterus for the infant
to move (otherwise fetus would be very much compressed within the uterus
which is a very strong muscular organ), absorbs the waste products from
the fetus's skin, functions as a lubricant, performs several other
functions. The amniotic sac is what contains the fluid; it contains the
fluid and protects the fluid, fetus, and interior uterine tissue from
So there's your anatomy/physiology lesson for the day!
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