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Water Breaking?

When will my water break?

Imagining that scene in every movie and television show, where the woman’s water breaks at the same instant that contractions set in? Don’t count on this happening to you. Only about 10 percent of women have their membrane rupture before labor begins. So, you could be in that 10 percent, or your water could break sometime during labor, or your doctor might wind up breaking your water for you on the delivery table.

Plus, more from The Bump:

Premature Rupture of Membranes

Craziest Places Moms Went Into Labor

Tool: Contraction Counter