Fetal water during pregnancy

Fetal water in small quantities: What happens?

Fetal water in small quantities: What happens?
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The presence of amniotic fluid around the fetus in the uterus is important, and usually this fluid begins to get off only at birth, and in a few cases only may happen a dropout of water fetus in small amounts during pregnancy.

Amniotic fluid surrounds the fetus to ensure its safety and well growth during the months of pregnancy, and this fluid starts to leak out normally at the time of birth, when it is time for the fetus to get out into this world.

In some cases, however, a macular rupture of the membranes may occur, causing fetal water to fall in small amounts during pregnancy. What do we know about this condition? The most important information and details are here:


Symptoms of low fetal water intake:

  • It does not smell at all.


  • It continues to leak and does not stop.


  • The liquid cannot be controlled, unlike urine.

The liquid is often transparent, and may contain blood, mucus and white discharge.

But if the fluid is characterized by the following, this is not a leakage of amine fluid, but something else:


The liquid has a smell and color like the smell and color of the urine completely.

If the pregnant woman needs to change the sanitary pads because they have certain secretions and are scented, not because they become wet.

Fluid is not regular flow, but leakage may occur only when the pressure of the fetus on the bladder, for example, or kicked to the abdomen.

If the leakage is only thick vaginal discharge no more.

Causes of fetal water intake in small quantities:

In normal cases, amniotic fluid flows only when the membranes are ruptured at the time of birth only. But if fetal water begins to decline in small quantities before birth, these are the most important reasons and possible factors for what happens:


  • Pregnancy after the birth of the last child by nearly 6 months.
  • The presence of cramps may cause pressure on the amniotic fluid and cause rupture of the membranes early.
  • Hypersensitivity or lack of amine fluid.
  • Separation of the placenta from the uterus.
  • Exposure to harmful substances, such as tobacco, alcohol and drugs.
  • Infection with one of the following diseases and problems: sexually transmitted diseases, urinary tract infections, lung diseases.

When to call your doctor?


  • If the liquid leaks green or brown, you should go to the doctor immediately, which often means that the fetus has removed its excretions in amniotic fluid.
  • If the leakage is not  thick always prefer to contact the doctor.
  • High fever.
  • Feeling soft in the womb.
  • Weight loss or lack of weight.
  • Accelerating heartbeat.
  • If the amniotic fluid leakage began to occur before reaching the age of gestation 37 weeks.


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