my friend is 33 weeks pregnant and has said her hind waters are leaking? whats the difference between waters leaking and breaking? she said the midwife said her waters could go at any time and she has to have steroids. i was under the impression she would have 48 hours to get into labour or it would be IOL. Could someone explain.difference between waters leaking and breaking please. also does it make a difference if its the fore or hind waters?