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Water Breaking

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

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ohprettymommy

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 you..it doesn't always break on it's own...
    calliesmommie

    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.
    xxlilmomma09

    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."
    doulala

    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!
    pixiestix21

    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.
    2autisticsmom

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

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