okay, so i've heard this mentioned a few times. sounds like a load of hoodly to me.
one patient, primip, had been ruptured for 20 hours or so. said something to the effect of she didn't want to go for 24 hours post AROM, b/c she didn't want a "dry birth".
one lady, a visitor of a laboring pt, said she was "in active labor for 10 days. my water broke on the 6th, i delivered on the 16th and it was a dry birth"
so educate me. b/c not a single birth i've seen in my year as a l&d nurse has been the least bit dry