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How far dialated were you when your water broke?

My last ob appt was Wednesday and I was 4-4.5 cm. I'm just wondering how long I can possibly last dialated that far without going into labor.


Asked by Christina2135 at 2:31 PM on Sep. 13, 2010 in Pregnancy

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Answers (14)
  • your water doesnt always break. i had it broken at the hospital with dd at 4cm, with ds it broke on its own at 3 cm

    Answer by piwife at 5:04 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I was dilated to 4 cm when I was induced so my doctor broke my water.

    Answer by NeonSign at 2:33 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • My water had to be broken.

    Answer by Misteh at 2:33 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • Your water does not have to break, baby can be born in the caul.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 2:33 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I was 3-4 cm from 36 weeks on, I was induced at 42 and they broke my water

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 2:34 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I always dilated early and my water never broke until I was well into labor, and didn't break at all with my youngest and he was born with sac intact. It's a pretty sturdy membrane and you can walk around pretty dilated for weeks without rupturing it.

    Answer by riotgrrl at 2:35 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I was dilated 2cm when my water broke. I remember it clearly..... They were checking me in and monitoring contractions, my DD kicked and my water broke. Pretty funny.

    Answer by KrazyKutie at 2:35 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • It is different for everyone and every pregnancy. Some can go with out there water never breaking. With my first my water broke before my labor started. When I was checked that day. I was 1/2cm. with my second I was stuck at 7cm for 6 hrs and it broke in that time on its own.

    Answer by Raeann11 at 2:37 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • i was 2cm. and my water broke first. its rare but it happened to me! good luck hope baby comes soon!

    Answer by Caroline2010 at 3:01 PM on Sep. 13, 2010

  • I was induced at 41 weeks. I was dilated to 3cm, she broke my water, had him 8 hours later.

    Answer by Stephernie88 at 3:02 PM on Sep. 13, 2010