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Delivery Room Tools That May Freak You Out (but Shouldn’t!)

Mentally preparing for delivery? Smart! These are the medical tools you may see in the delivery room and what exactly they’re used for. Relax. They’ve been used on plenty of moms who’ve lived to tell (or not tell) about them.

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amniotic hook

Amniotic hook

It looks a lot scarier than it feels, we promise. This long crochet-like hook is used in the early stages of delivery to break your water if it hasn’t yet happened naturally.

See More: 3rd Trimester , Labor and Delivery , Prenatal Checkups