Can a Bag of Water really cause failure to progress

Patient : I have had 2 vaginal deliveries. The first was in a hospital with an OB and I arrived at 7cm dilated 0 station, and with a "bulging" bag of water. My Dr. performed AROM and my baby was posterior. It took 2 hours for me to dilate to 10 and have my baby. My second vaginal delivery I chose to have my baby at a birth center with a midwife. With this delivery, I again, showed up to the birth center at 7cm dilated 0 station, with a bulging bag of water. She on the other hand did NOT break my water. She said that AROM statistically has not been proven to speed up labor and that it would eventually break on its own. After several checks to confirm baby's position, I was told he was in a good position and we just need to "wait" for him to come down. He never did. I suffered for 7 hours of contractions with absolutely no change. Finally after I told them if they didn't break it, I was going to transfer to the hospital, she broke it and I was pushing within 20 min and had my baby 15 min after that. So my question is can a "tough bulging" bag of water have been the cause of a 7 hour transition and if so can you explain to me medically why that is?
Doctor :   This question is currently in queue and will be answered shortly by one of our doctors. In the meantime you may browse our library of answered questions by clicking here.

Related Q&A

Q: Insulin does not cross the placenta but glucose does, how will the baby’s body handle elevated glucose in the m...

Q: Is it possible to get pregnant while on the implanon? And if so, would the fetus survive or would it die with the imp...

Q: I have been on BCP for a while..It it normal to still breakthrough bleed? The blood is dark red to brown what can I d...

Q: My husband and I are trying to get pregnant and nothing seems to be happening. We have kids already but we want to ha...

Q: Is it possible to be pregnant an still see my monthly periods

 
DOCTOR ADVISORY BOARD
218

Dr. James Obaji M.D.

  • 247 Reviews
  • Family Physician
173

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

  • 190 Reviews
  • Family Physician
138

Dr. Pat Golden M.D.

  • 169 Reviews
  • Cardiologist
98

Dr. Kunaal Jindal M.D.

  • 112 Reviews
  • Plastic Surgeon
CNN
BBC
MSNBC
CBS
abcNews
FoxNews