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Do you have to lose your mucus plug before your water can break?

With my first I lost it and then my water broke like 2 weeks later, just curious if this has to happen before your water can break naturally thanks.

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axaysana

Asked by axaysana at 11:54 AM on Dec. 12, 2008 in Pregnancy

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  • My water broke at 36 1/2 weeks before losing it.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:59 AM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • I have no clue, I guess it could happen.
    amber1216

    Answer by amber1216 at 12:57 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

  • You may not notice losing your mucus plug since it can come out very gradually but that happens before you start dilating or effacing so yes it happens before your water breaks.
    miriamz

    Answer by miriamz at 2:46 PM on Dec. 12, 2008

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