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Did my water break?


Updated February 26, 2014

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Quick change.

Once in the bathroom get a dry pair of underwear if possible. Or you can line your underwear with sanitary napkins or a pad or panty liner. If you're away from home you'll probably want to consider your exit to your own domain. There you can conduct a quick science experiment on the fluid to see if your water broke or if you just peed on yourself.

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