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What is happening when water "breaks?"

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Dr. Diane Minich
Family Medicine

In brief: Amniotic sac rupture

Th amniotic sac ruptures causing the amniotic fluid around the baby to gush or leak out.

In brief: Amniotic sac rupture

Th amniotic sac ruptures causing the amniotic fluid around the baby to gush or leak out.
Dr. Diane Minich
Dr. Diane Minich
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Dr. Amy Herold
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: Amniotic sac rupture

"water breaking" is when the sac holding the baby's amniotic fluid ruptures, typically causing a gush or persistent trickle of fluid.
This usually occurs at the end of pregnancy or during labor when the cervix is starting to dilate, disrupting the membranes. Occasionally it can happen prematurely which requires hospitalization.

In brief: Amniotic sac rupture

"water breaking" is when the sac holding the baby's amniotic fluid ruptures, typically causing a gush or persistent trickle of fluid.
This usually occurs at the end of pregnancy or during labor when the cervix is starting to dilate, disrupting the membranes. Occasionally it can happen prematurely which requires hospitalization.
Dr. Amy Herold
Dr. Amy Herold
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