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probably a really stupid question....

do you have to be dilated for your water to break? how else can the water come out if your cervix is closed?


Asked by Anonymous at 11:33 AM on Oct. 12, 2009 in Pregnancy

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Answers (4)
  • Even when your cervix is 'closed', it's not sealed shut. Your menstrual flow comes out every month through your cervix when it is in 'closed' position. So yes it is possible for your water to break before you start to dilate and for it to gush out pretty quickly.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 11:51 AM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • no i have heard of cases of leaking fluid... which then causes them to go into early labor

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:35 AM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • good question.i dont know they had to break my water guessin yes though but im really not sure.

    Answer by Desi2Sweet at 11:35 AM on Oct. 12, 2009

  • I had my 37 week DR appointment on a Friday. My cervix was closed. The following day at 6am, I woke up, walked to the bathroom and my water broke (ruptured).

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:10 PM on Oct. 12, 2009