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Is it normal to have watery discharge in the third trimester of pregnancy?
Q: I’m in my 8th month of pregnancy and have a watery discharge. Is my water trying to break?
A: Watery vaginal discharge is common throughout pregnancy. The discharge comes from helpful bacteria living in the vagina. Although you may think this is disgusting, the bacteria is performing a very important role, keeping bad bacteria away from the baby. Most of my patients wear a mini-pad as the pregnancy progresses. It is a nuisance, but not the end of the world.

As far as the bag of water is concerned, it is an all or none phenomena … it either breaks, or it doesn’t. So please don’t worry. You can do little to control when and how your water will break.