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What does amniotic fluid look like? Laurynn Maggard Due July 1 (boy); 1 child; Birmingham, Alabama 58 posts
Jun 9th '13

I've been having this leak for a little while. Today, it came trickling down my leg and it wasn't pee. It was a light yellow color, and it didn't have a strong smell or a pee smell. It happened to me yesterday too. It was the same color. It has kind of a sweet smell. I also felt a pop in my vagina before it came out. I've went to the doctor twice about it, but they come back saying I am negative for a rupture. I've known some women to leak and the same thing happen to them, but when it came time to actually deliver they had complications. I'm kind of tired of going to the doctor just to be turned away. Help?

Allissa Specht 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Essexville, Michigan 5736 posts
Jun 9th '13

Yellow is urine. Amniotic fluid is clear, or it can be brownish if the baby has had a BM. When they actually take the fluid out during an amnio, it is a disgusting, cloudy brownish clear color.

Laurynn Maggard Due July 1 (boy); 1 child; Birmingham, Alabama 58 posts
Jun 9th '13
Quoting Jas ♥:" I'd go to the hospital instead. My waters have always been clear."


I have some clear leakage as well. The first time I went to the hospital about it, the fluid was clear and came out while I was lying down.

Hoping 4 Baby♥ 1 child; 2 angel babies; South Dakota 348 posts
Jun 9th '13

I would go in and get checked. When my water broke with my son I heard a popping sound, but It was also followed by a huge gush of clear water.

Chibs 2 kids; Missouri 12147 posts
Jun 9th '13

Sounds like your water is leaking
The same thing was happening to me and I brushed it off,2 days later my water leaked really bad at 2 am. Went in to L&D and came back negative. Tested 10 minutes later and was positive. Then during a pelvic exam my water finished breaking all over the bed lol

misskat! Due September 10 (boy); 2 kids; Texas 136 posts
Jun 9th '13

I've been leaking fluid since last sunday, and its been consistently clear.

A, E & W's mommy 4 kids; 1 angel baby; Bulgaria 18486 posts
Jun 9th '13

Out of my three ruptures and 3 leaks I've never seen it be yellow, it's always clear

Hocus Pocus Due September 27 (boy); Japan 1096 posts
Jun 9th '13

If they have tested it and are sure its not amniotic fluid I would say its urine. You urine can smell different based on what u drink an hormones.

Laurynn Maggard Due July 1 (boy); 1 child; Birmingham, Alabama 58 posts
Jun 9th '13
Quoting Allissa Specht:" Yellow is urine. Amniotic fluid is clear, or it can be brownish if the baby has had a BM. When they actually take the fluid out during an amnio, it is a disgusting, cloudy brownish clear color."


But it isn't pee. I mean if it was pee I would know. Pee comes out of a completely different hole as well, lol. It's cloudy and a little bit thicker than pee, but still runny.

Allissa Specht 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Essexville, Michigan 5736 posts
Jun 9th '13
Quoting Laurynn Maggard:" But it isn't pee. I mean if it was pee I would know. Pee comes out of a completely different hole as well, lol. It's cloudy and a little bit thicker than pee, but still runny."


No, you don't really. I thought I was leaking fluid, but it was pee. You don't always know because baby puts pressure on your bladder, and it leaks. Amniotic fluid is not thick.

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12304 posts
Jun 9th '13

Are you sure it wasn't pee? I mean I know you don't want to think you peed yourself, but it is totally possible for baby to just put the right kind of pressure on your bladder to make you leak a little, without even feeling like your peeing. It is possible to have really watery discharge also. If need be, go to the hospital to be checked.

Laurynn Maggard Due July 1 (boy); 1 child; Birmingham, Alabama 58 posts
Jun 9th '13
Quoting White Chocolate Milk:" Are you sure it wasn't pee? I mean I know you don't want to think you peed yourself, but it is totally ... [snip!] ... feeling like your peeing. It is possible to have really watery discharge also. If need be, go to the hospital to be checked."


Well, if it's anything it has to be a discharge because it is coming out of vaginal hole. My pee isn't cloudy and light yellowish-creamish color. My pee is also more like water. This wasn't exactly like water, but when I touched it was watery like. I guess it could be discharge or my mucus plug because he is putting lots of pressure on my bottom. He also gives me sharp pains from putting so much pressure..

cn&i♥ 2 kids; Indiana 1019 posts
Jun 9th '13

Mine was clear. But it was also leaking a little bit at a time and I was convinced it was pee. I went to the restroom, but it was still leaking afterwards. When they tested it at the hospital they still weren't sure, until my OB checked my cervix and it started pouring out. Fun stuff..

White Chocolate Milk 1 child; Chelsea, Alabama 12304 posts
Jun 9th '13
Quoting Laurynn Maggard:" Well, if it's anything it has to be a discharge because it is coming out of vaginal hole. My pee isn't ... [snip!] ... my mucus plug because he is putting lots of pressure on my bottom. He also gives me sharp pains from putting so much pressure.."


I would probably assume it is just discharge then. The cloudy creamy color makes it sounds more like discharge than anything else.