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Pregnant, leaking fluids. Does this mean labor is near?

Hi Yesterday I went to the hospital because I am leaking fluids. Doctor says it is not amniotic but that sometimes you get a heavy almost water discharge . I am 37 weeks and 5 days.She said this fluid helps thin the cervix . Does this mean labor is near. Also early in pregnancy I had a heavy sinus discharge and was told sometimes when you are gaining fluid for your plug. Now all of a sudden it has returned, is this normal?
Asked On : Sun, 10 Mar 2013
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Watery discharge in near term pregnancy indicates profuse white discharge or leaking membranes. This can be differentiated only through an examination and testing with Nitrazine papers (positive for liquor). Also, you can check the fetal movements and report to the doctor if they seem to have decreased. Wear a sanitary pad to note the amount of discharge and if it is excess report to your doctor immediately.Wish you a safe delivery.
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