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Water Breaking

Does your water have to break in order to give birth?!

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Asked by ohprettymommy at 2:09 AM on Feb. 23, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • yes...but sometimes they have to break it for doesn't always break on it's own...

    Answer by calliesmommie at 2:11 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • No, not necessarily. I have heard & seen videos of a baby actually being born still in the placenta. Most doctors/midwifes will break your water for you before delivering to help speed up the laboring process, if needed.

    Answer by xxlilmomma09 at 2:28 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • Nope.
    Babies are born in the caul (intact sac) sometimes.
    It is "good luck."

    Answer by doulala at 2:56 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • As far as I know, yes. My water always breaks before I go into labor, but most women have it broken by their doctor while they're in labor, or while they're getting induced. WIth my last pregnancy, my water broke at home depot. Fun fun! lol!

    Answer by pixiestix21 at 3:53 AM on Feb. 23, 2011

  • No it doesn't have to. Having a baby still encased in the sac is pretty rare though.

    Answer by 2autisticsmom at 2:17 PM on Feb. 23, 2011

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