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How can you tell if your water breaks ?!

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If you are asking this question because you're pregnant and close to your due date, go to the hospital when your contractions are about ten minutes apart, earlier if you don't live close to the hospital. Don't wait for your water to break if your contractions are regular because it might not break. With both of my kids the doctor had to break my water because they were ready to come out yet my water never broke on it's own. This is a much more common occurrence than people realize.

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they will actually send you home if you go in at 10 mins apart. I was told 2 to 3 minutes. I waited untill 3 minutes and still laboured for 17 hours.
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What hospital did that? Ordinarily, that is way too close together! If I had waited that long I would've had my kids in the car. I had very fast labors, by the time I realized I was in labor my contractions were already 5 minutes apart. They wanted me there before that. I live ten minutes away from my hospital and with both kids by the time I got in the hospital room my kids were delivered within 45-90 minutes!
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Ahhh... It just occurred to me. Under normal circumstances, the hospital will want you there if you have regular contractions ten minutes apart, and wouldn't think of sending you home, but they might if the patient in question wasn't dilating as expected.
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rbeezy

It feels like you peed on yourself, sometimes you feel contractions before.

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thank you
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you'll know.

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it is either a big gush or a slight trickle. if it is a trickle, you'll know it's your waters when you dial a pad within an hour

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I felt like I wet myself... Changed my pants, and still continued to leak fluid. You will know.

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Umm. You will just feel it

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