Test for leakage of amniotic fluid. What to do

Everyone knows that amniotic fluid accompanies the baby all forty weeks of development. The temperature of amniotic fluid is 37 degrees, the baby in this environment is very comfortable and calm. In addition, the amniotic fluid protects the baby from external influences: it muffles sounds, softens strokes.

Leakage of amniotic fluid can begin before childbirth.

It threatens with premature birth or other complications. In the third trimester, future mothers note an increase in the volume of secretions. It is important to determine the nature of these secretions, which is part of the task of a gynecologist.

Note if, the selection increases when the position changes. Even with a slight rupture of the bladder, the amniotic fluid can leak and even drain on the legs. Sometimes future mothers write off this for incontinence. A small rupture of the amniotic fluid is accompanied by leakage of amniotic fluid, however, the volume of secretions is small and the character of secretions helps to test the leakage of amniotic fluid.

On a normal pad to identify amniotic fluid is almost impossible, since the amniotic fluid is clear, sometimes has a shade - light green, brown, pink.

Determination of leakage of amniotic fluid



Today in the pharmacy you can buy a special test for leakage of amniotic fluid, which is a gasket. Also it is possible to determine at home without any special adaptations leakage of water or not. So, for this it is necessary to empty the bladder, go to the shower, wipe the genital area with a clean towel, and lie down, laying a white diaper. If you notice that the diaper gets wet pretty quickly, there is reason to suspect the leakage of water. In any case, if you hesitate, visit the antenatal clinic for medical care in case of confirmation of leakage of amniotic fluid, or in the case refute your suspicions - get home safely.

The causes of leakage of amniotic fluid



The leakage of amniotic fluid can contribute to:

  • infectious and inflammatory processes in the body of a future mother,

  • isthmico-cervical insufficiency,

  • trauma in pregnancy,

  • narrow basin,

  • multiple pregnancy,

  • polyhydramnios.


  • Types of outpouring of amniotic fluid



    The outflow of the amniotic fluid can be:

  • Timely, that is, when opening the cervix - an ideal version of the outflow of amniotic fluid.

  • Premature, that is, before the onset of cervical dilatation.

  • Early discharge of amniotic fluid is observed before the full disclosure of the uterine reiki, but labor activity has already begun.

  • Delayed discharge of amniotic fluid can be after the opening of the cervix.

  • High rupture of membranes.


  • The discharge of amniotic fluid at the time of thirty-seven weeks of pregnancy is called premature leakage and can be very dangerous for both the child and the woman. The fact is that the amniotic fluid performs a protective function, after leakage of the fluid there is a risk of infection.

    What to do if leaking amniotic fluid?



    If the test for the leakage of amniotic fluid is positive, you need to urgently go to a women's consultation. If the doctor confirms suspicions, the expectant mother is sent to the uzi in order to determine the degree of maturity of the fetus. If all systems of the baby are ready for independent activity, the doctor prescribes stimulation of labor. If the ultrasound shows the unwillingness of the body to the independent operation, the doctor prescribes a set of activities whose primary purpose is to prolong pregnancy. Necessarily, the future mother will have to take antibacterial drugs, as well as drugs that contribute to the delay of labor.