What is the water when your water breaks?

Answer The "water" is actually amniotic fluid. The fluid surrouns the baby and protects the baby and the umbilical cord from being compressed. When your water breaks some of the water comes out but then t... Read More »

Top Q&A For: What is the water when your water breaks

What does your water smell like when it breaks?

Apparently it doesn't smell like anything?

How do you know when your water breaks?

Answer Trust me, when you're water breaks more then likely you will know. There may be a sudden gush of water, or it can just leak, kind of like a leaky faucet. (drip drip drip) If you're water bre... Read More »

How many cm dilated will you be when your water breaks?

Unfortunately some times the water breaks before you have started to dilate at all. It is very important that if your water breaks you speak to your maternity care provider as there is an open path... Read More »

When your water breaks do you just sit on the toilet until it's finished or rush to the hospital?

Answer You can continue to lose water until the baby is born so unless you want to deliver down the pan, wait until the initial gush has passed then put on a thick sanitary napkin (a maternity one... Read More »