nope, in fact i am dilated to a 3 1/2 right now, 50% effaced and have lost my mucus plug and my water hasn't broke...the doctor also had to break my waters with my other 2 children, i have NEVER had my water break naturally. good luck and best wishes!! :)
I am having baby #4 in a few weeks (or sooner) and my water has never broke on its won. My doctor usually breaks it somewhere around 7-9 cm. So no you can be fully dailated and still have your waters intacked.
does my water have to break for be to be in labour ? If not how will I know it's time ? I'm 38 1/2 weeks along, 3 cm dilated lost my mucus plug a week ago and still have some discharge. I cramp up sometimes, difficulty sleeping, pee trips more frequent. My mom had 3 pregnancies and each one the Dr. broke the water.
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