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What percentage of pregnant women start their labor with their water breaking?

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About 15% of women will start their labor this way. When your amniotic sac breaks, you may have either a large gush or a small trickle of fluid. Sometimes, the only thing you might notice is that your panties are wet. Amniotic fluid should be clear and have no foul odor. If your water breaks, it may catch you a little off guard. Call your doctor or health-care provider right away describe the amount of fluid and its characteristics. You may need to go to the hospital.

SOURCE: whattoexpect.com: ''Stage 1: The Phases of Labor;'' ''Stage 2: Pushing the Baby Out.'' American Pregnancy Association web site: ''Stages of Childbirth: Stage 1.''

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on February 14, 2019

SOURCE: whattoexpect.com: ''Stage 1: The Phases of Labor;'' ''Stage 2: Pushing the Baby Out.'' American Pregnancy Association web site: ''Stages of Childbirth: Stage 1.''

Reviewed by Trina Pagano on February 14, 2019

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