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Did my water break?

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Updated April 16, 2014

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What now?

If you are still unsure about whether it was your amniotic sac breaking or urine leaking, call your doctor or midwife. They may advise you of other simple ways to test if it is amniotic fluid. They may also ask that you come into their office or the hospital to perform a small test on the fluid.

If you are asked to go in, bring everything you'd need to give birth with you in case they tell you to stay.

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