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15Go To The Hospital As Soon As Your Water Breaks

So in the movies, the minute a woman's water breaks, she and her partner freak out and rush off to the hospital right away. It turns out, that isn't actually the case. You don't need to speed off to the hospital the second your water breaks. In fact, it might

be more comfortable for you to wait it out at home. You don't need to come into the hospital until your contractions are closer together. So when your water breaks, feel free to reach out to your doctor or midwife and let them know where you're at. They'll be able to tell you when to come in - usually when contractions are four minutes apart and lasting 60 seconds for at least one hour. However, if you are a high-risk pregnancy, feel contractions back to back, have the urge to push, or are experiencing pain, especially in your lower back, you might want to head in sooner.

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