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Can a person dilate fully to 10cm during pregnancy and not know? can waters break and a person misses it somehow?

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Dr. Jeff Livingston
Obstetrics and Gynecology 22 years experience
Sure but: I have seen a few patients come in to the hospital ready to deliver and they did not think they were really that far along. A few times patients have delivered at home not thinking they were laboring so fast. These are certainly the exceptions to the the normal course of labor

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Last updated Jun 24, 2015

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