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Does your water break before you dilate during pregnancy?

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Only about 10% of the time does the water break as the first sign of labor. Normally the water breaks during the active labor, or is broken by the physician. Any comments?

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  1. Jeane says:

    Can you dilate before your water break? Answer It! In: Well you're pregnant. That's about When you go in to labor does your water break before contractions

  2. Ilda says:

    Congratulations! Youre almost there! It sounds like your are starting to lose your mucus plug and it doesnt always come out all at once. It could take several days, sometimes a bit longer. And it just means that you are nearing the end of your pregnancy. Its no indication of when, or if, your water will break. I lost my mucus plug about 2 weeks before labor started (with my first) and the doctor had to break my water. Its also no indication of dilation. After a few hours of labor, I was only 1 centimeter. Also, its nothing to worry about in any way. Enjoy these last few weeks of pregnancy… get plenty of rest, stay well hydrated and make sure your bags are packed! Good luck and God bless :o )

  3. Clotilde says:

    If my water broke last time this pregnancy too? I am 36 weeks and will my water break with 3 days pregnant. With my last pregnancy, my water broke right at 37 weeks. I actuall

  4. Lynne says:

    Why would you want to? The risk of infection and complication is extremely high, so don’t do it! Labor needs to come naturally, the baby will come when he or she is ready. If you want to try and help things along go for a long walk, have se… More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Reproductive/how_to_break_your_water_during_pregnancy

  5. Tiera says:

    What makes your water break during pregnancy can be caused prematurely by vaginal inflammation or certain diseases like gestational diabetes, twins, or heavy lifting. The most common normal causes of what makes your water break during pregn… More:http://answers.ask.com/Health/Reproductive/what_makes_your_water_break_during_pregnancy

  6. Genevive says:

    It is the amniotic fluid that surrounds the baby in the uterus. It may not be a large amount of water and may also contain mucous from the "plug." Note the time that it happens and be sure to be checked by your doctor or midwife within a fe… More:http://wiki.answers.com/Q/During+pregnancy+does+the+water+break+or+contractions+start+first

  7. Mozelle says:

    Only about 10% of the time does the water break as the first sign of labor. Normally the water breaks during the active labor.

  8. Carleen says:

    You may experience false labor that does not dilate the cervix and in this Your obstetrician may now break your water if it has not already broken on its own. Early labor sends women running to the hospital way before it's really time to go. Detail:http://www.ehow.com/about_4699584_pregnancy-dilation-stages.html

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