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Can I Take a Bath After My Water Breaks?

Is it still okay for me to take a bath after my water has broken?
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March 2, 2017
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There are different opinions on this one (some experts worry about risk of infection), so ask your OB or midwife to be sure. Once your water breaks, you shouldn’t really do anything without running it by your doctor first. In fact, she’ll probably want you to call as soon as the amniotic sac springs a leak, and will probably ask you to come on in to the hospital, at least in the next few hours.

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