Symptoms of leaking amniotic fluid

Amniotic fluid is clear and odorless. It will be like water and not like mucous. Amniotic fluid can come out at a slow trickle or a gush. Any easy way to tell if it is amniotic fluid is to smell it, it shouldn't smell like anything. If it smells like urine or has a fowl odor it is not amniotic fluid.

If you think you are leaking fluid you need to go to your doctor or labor and delivery. They can do a quick and simple test to see if you are leaking amniotic fluid. If you are leaking fluid then you will need medical attention.

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4Katie
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    06/03/14
    8Theresa Gould
    I don't think I leaked any with mine but my memory is fading. There was one that I may have because there wasn't much fluid at birth. It was never confirmed or disputed though.
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