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 »

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 »

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Medline Plus states that amniotic fluid allows the fetus to move, helps the lungs develop, provides a heat buffer that keeps the fetus at a constant temperature and cushions the fetus. Additional functions reported by Pr... More »