24 May 2022

What is water sac tearing?

Water breaking is a sign that labor is beginning, but it's not always easy to tell when the water tears instead of breaking.

  • When water breaking is mentioned, you immediately think of a warm, colorless liquid that will slide down your legs.
  • However, for some women, the amount of amniotic fluid that will flow out will only be a few drops: the water tears instead of rupturing completely.
  • You could wrongly think that this is vaginal discharge, which is common at the end of pregnancy.
  • When in doubt, do not hesitate to consult your midwife to describe what is happening to you.