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How do you know your water has broken?
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
Obstetrics & Gynecology
In brief: Leaking fluid
Only about 10% of women will have their water break before labor.
Most of those will know they are leaking amniotic fluid because of a large gush and persistent leaking. Many women do experience an increasing vaginal discharge during pregnancy, which can be concerning - there are tests to confirm that you are leaking amniotic fluid. The safest thing to do is to see your doctor if you are unsure.

In brief: Leaking fluid
Only about 10% of women will have their water break before labor.
Most of those will know they are leaking amniotic fluid because of a large gush and persistent leaking. Many women do experience an increasing vaginal discharge during pregnancy, which can be concerning - there are tests to confirm that you are leaking amniotic fluid. The safest thing to do is to see your doctor if you are unsure.
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