Vaginal discharge or amniotic fluid

If you are having an increased amount of fluid coming out of your vagina you might be concerned. Here are a few ways to tell the difference.

Normal vaginal discharge:
Thin and watery
White
Mild odor

Amniotic fluid:
Watery fluid
Clear
Odorless
May be a trickle or gush

Urine:
Pale yellow
Smells like urine

Any of these can cause your underwear to become wet enough to need to wear a thin pad. To help determine the kind of fluid the best indicator is to smell it, the smell will tell you a lot.

If you think it is your fluid you doctor can test a sample of the fluid with a test strip. The test is quick and easy. Be sure to call your doctor if you have any signs of infection or if you think your water has broken.

Signs of infection:
Itching
Burning
Redness
Foul smelling discharge
Yellow discharge

01
4Katie
Moms Expertise
About Katie
Birth: November 24
On Moms.com since: Jan 21, 2014
***Community Manager of Moms.com*** Mom to four amazing children. I am passionate about helping and supporting new moms as they enter into motherhood. I am a certified doula, certified childbirth educator and an accredited breastfeeding counselor.