Water broken or leaking? (TMI)

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Water broken or leaking? (TMI)

Is it possible to have my water break, or puncture, without me knowing or having any significant contractions?

During the night I noticed that my underwear is damp and yet I don't see any CM/discharge like I usually do. And as I (and the baby) have been resting/sleeping for the last 4 hours it seems unlikely to me to be urine leaks...

Yesterday I was more physically active than usual and when I got home it felt like I had strained a groin muscle. My back has also been aching and I've felt menstrual crampy for most night evening and night. I also had some braxton hicks contractions for a couple hours but nothing regular or seemingly progressive.

If no real contractions start when should I call my doc about the leaking?

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Yes, your water can break with no contractions. I never had this happen, but a friend of mine had her water break early by about 3 weeks, then got to the hospital and got an epidural. Never felt a single contraction.

Probably best to call your doctor and get checked.

Good Luck!!

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Yes it can leak slowly. Yes it can break with no contractions. I have had mine do both those things with three of my pregnancies. With two of them I didn't get contractions until induced 12-18 hours later. With the other (#4) I finally got them 18 hours after it broke. If you are worried, get it checked out. They can do an easy tezt to find out whether it broke.
Good luck!

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No further dampness since I woke up so maybe I was just sweating... Will keep an eye on things.