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water and dialated

Does your water have to break before you become 1 to 2 centimeters dialated?
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nope.  Actually, only like 10% of women actually have their water break naturally
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Nope it doesn't. My water never broke with my son until the midwife broke it at 9cm. I am almost 32 weeks pregnant and at 28 weeks I was 1 1/2 cm dilated.
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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!!  :)
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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.
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My water broke on it's own both times.   I hadn't dialated with either of them.
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Nope, I was 2cm when my water broke on it's own with my first and I was about 6cm when my dr broke my water with my second.
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I think I was about 4 cm dilated when my water broke on it's own.  All women have different scenarios.
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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.

What should I be looking for ?  first baby
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