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At what point in dilation does your water brake ?

can your water brake at 3 cm or does your dilation have to be more?

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Asked by mommyof0210 at 12:31 PM on May. 11, 2011 in Pregnancy

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  • Dialation has nothing to do with your water breaking. In fact it's usually the other way around, it breaks and makes you dialate faster and more. Some people never break their water. Some break when their cervix is hard and closed.

    Answer by Musicmom80 at 12:33 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • Exactly what Musicmom said... the two are no dependent on the other.

    You can break with NO dilation. And you can give birth to a baby born in a whole sac.

    Answer by BradenIsMySon at 12:37 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • my water broke before i dilated..

    Answer by Mami9674 at 12:40 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • out of my 3 babies, the only time it broke on it's own i was in labor and about 8cm dilated.

    Answer by tnm786 at 12:47 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • Different for everyone mine had to be broken with my first two children at around 5 cm. With my DD it broke on its own at 6 cm. Some women the water won't break till 10 cm.

    Answer by lilmommy10805 at 5:42 PM on May. 11, 2011

  • dilation and your water broking doesnt really have anything to do with the other but you can dilate enough for the baby to put more weight on your bag of water which can cause it to break but you dont have to have dilation for your water to break my water has broken after i was 5 cm with baby number 3

    Answer by Mommyof4CLM at 8:36 PM on May. 11, 2011

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