To determine whether the leak is urine or amniotic fluid, wear a sanitary pad for a short time, and examine the pad, suggests MedlinePlus. Amniotic fluid is typically odorless and clear, says Mayo Clinic. The leak may be... More » Health Women's Health Pregnancy

According to Fit Pregnancy, amniotic fluid is often clear, watery and sometimes has white flecks in it. Once an amniotic leak starts, it usually continues until delivery. Sometimes the baby's head plugs the leak and stop... More »

The only sign of leaking amniotic fluid is a steady trickle or sudden gush of fluid from the vagina, according to WebMD. This is a normal sign of labor, indicating that the amniotic sac has broken and the fluid that surr... More »

A spinal fluid leak occurs when cerebrospinal fluid escapes the brain and spinal cord, according to MedlinePlus. Whenever the protective membrane that surrounds the brain and spinal cord, or dura, is torn or punctured, c... More » Health Conditions & Diseases

A heating pad is an excellent alternative to pain medications for relief of back pain while an individual is pregnant, according to WebMD. A heating pad can be used on low heat and for no more than 20 minutes at a time, ... More » Health Women's Health Pregnancy

To treat sciatic nerve pain during pregnancy, apply a heating pad or ice pack, perform stretching exercises or take pain relievers, recommends WebMD. Sciatica sufferers can also try complementary therapies, such as yoga ... More » Health Women's Health Pregnancy

When a pregnant woman's water breaks, it creates a sensation of wetness in the vaginal area that can range from a trickle to a rush of amniotic fluid, explains WebMD. The water-breaking process occurs in pregnant women w... More » Health Women's Health Pregnancy