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Did my water break?


Updated February 26, 2014

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A history of water breaking.
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When you're pregnant one of your biggest concerns might be that your water will break in a less than desirable situation, sending amniotic fluid gushing everywhere. You may imagine being in the middle of a presentation or in the middle of a grocery store aisle when it happens. The truth of the matter is that only about 13% of the time will your water break prior to the onset of labor. In fact, more than 75% of the time your water won't break until you're well into labor and more than 9 centimeters dilated.

That doesn't mean that the fear is real that you won't know the difference between amniotic fluid and urine. These simple steps can help you determine if your bag of water has broken or if you're having bladder trouble. Read on about quick and easy ways to determine what's leaking and why!

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