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10 Most Frequently Asked Questions about Labor


2. How can I tell if my water breaks?

Do you remember that movie where the woman’s water breaks and she rushes to the hospital and has the baby right away? Well, in reality it doesn’t happen that way. Water breakage prior to labor is the spontaneous rupture of membranes that simulates peeing, but it feels different (it can literally gush out or leak out slowly) and doesn’t smell like urine. When your water breaks it’s the beginning of a process that can take 24-hours or more to complete before you see your little bundle of joy for the first time.

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