Daily Health Tips: Am I Leaking Amniotic Fluid (Liquor Amnii)?


Q: Good day Ma’am. I’m 27weeks pregnant with my first. For the past 1week, I’ve been noticing a white/milky watery discharge with no smell. I’m confused because I’ve heard many stories of leaking amniotic fluid (which I learnt is dangerous). Is this normal & please what can I do about it? I’m anxiously waiting for your reply. Thanks

A: Thanks for writing in dear.

Amniotic fluid is the fluid that surrounds and cushions a baby while in the womb. The fluid is contained within a sac called the amniotic sac. Usually just before a woman goes into labour, this sac ruptures and the fluid is released…that’s what is referred to waters breaking. When I had my last baby, my waters broke right in the hospital reception! And so, there was I with water all over my legs and people in the reception area watching 😀 It wasn’t quite funny on…

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