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To ask if this could be a meconium leak TMI WARNING

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CherryChasingDotMuncher Sun 08-Jan-17 11:32:47

I am 9 months pregnant, due in a few days, just had a gush of water down below, it felt like when I have my period so I immediately thought "blood". However it is just water but a light brown colour (have white knickers on) - why would it be light brown? Meconium? Old blood? Or nothing to worry about? Have had a few twinges but I'm 99.9% sure they are not contractions but pressure. Don't want to phone maternity unit unless I really really need to. Google not much help!

TIA

DaftJelly Sun 08-Jan-17 11:34:02

It could be meconium.

Phone the MU! Don't fuck about with this.

Arkhamasylum Sun 08-Jan-17 11:34:57

Phone the maternity unit! That's what they're for! smile

Wigeon Sun 08-Jan-17 11:35:06

I would phone the maternity unit as I'm not sure if it's a cause for concern or not. They will probably tell you to put a pad on and monitor whether more is coming. I am sure they won't mind you calling.

itsmine Sun 08-Jan-17 11:35:22

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Farmmummy Sun 08-Jan-17 11:36:06

It could be just your waters but I did have meconium in mine so it would be worth giving them a ring just to get checked. It could also be absolutely nothing to worry about x

LightsLoveLaughter Sun 08-Jan-17 11:36:12

Phone and get your bags ready to go in.

Ilovecaindingle Sun 08-Jan-17 11:36:25

You will never regret phoning...

CherryChasingDotMuncher Sun 08-Jan-17 11:38:42

OK I will phone! smile

GlitteryFluff Sun 08-Jan-17 11:39:14

Phone. I'm sure all is fine but still phone.

smEGGnogg Sun 08-Jan-17 11:40:48

Yes, definitely do. I had this. By the time I went and was admitted, my waters were desperately thick with his meconium. The midwife said "like chocolate" eww. My poor lad was covered bless him.

Eminado Sun 08-Jan-17 11:40:56

Put a pad in, phone mat unit and be prepared to go in (arrangements for other dc/bags packed/etc).

Good luck!

Oysterbabe Sun 08-Jan-17 11:42:42

My waters were pale pink. I'd get checked.

IWantATardis Sun 08-Jan-17 11:42:51

Yes, phone the maternity unit.
Best to talk to the midwives about this sort of thing.

Soubriquet Sun 08-Jan-17 11:45:25

Yes make sure you put a pad in your knickers too so you've got some evidence

CherryChasingDotMuncher Sun 08-Jan-17 11:46:13

Ok I phoned but feel like a bit of a twat as they asked if I could bring the knickers in for them to have a look as could be just a bit of wee, but I had to say I've actually popped them in the wash as I was putting a white wash on anyway blush which in hindsight was a stupid fucking thing to do but hey ho.

Have been advised to wear a pad ("and don't bin it!" blush ) and monitor any twinges and call back in a couple of hours!

itsmine Sun 08-Jan-17 12:03:50

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Soubriquet Sun 08-Jan-17 12:03:57

You muppet!!

Never mind, it's done now. It could be wee if you're a bit dehydrated but do keep that pad

Bettyspants Sun 08-Jan-17 12:32:18

Don't worry I did the same ! I had a very similar experience and was merconiun in fact all of my births had merconium in. Keep in contact with midwife and good luck!

Oysterbabe Sun 08-Jan-17 12:38:10

Is it still trickling? Once my waters went they didn't really stop until after the birth.

Daisyfrumps Sun 08-Jan-17 12:42:51

It's more likely watery discharge and diluted show (old mucusy blood) from inside a shortening & softening cervix - but glad you called and are monitoring it.

Daisyfrumps Sun 08-Jan-17 12:43:38

Mec diluted is normally green

oldbirdy Sun 08-Jan-17 12:46:13

Not always oyster; with my 3rd labour my hind waters broke with a minor gush, but my son's head sealed the water and very little more leaked. Very unlike my other two labours that began with forewaters breaking and thereafter gushed with every step.
Try laying down and coughing a bit, letting the waters pool in your vagina then you may get a bit more on standing. If it's meconium you need to know about it. Good luck.

NancyDonahue Sun 08-Jan-17 14:20:58

Op, I think you the same poster with the competitive pregnant friend? Has she had it yet? Has she won? grin

RainyDayBear Sun 08-Jan-17 14:24:38

I had meconium in the waters and I remember it being a yellowy colour. I would personally ring back and ask to come in and be examined, I'm actually shocked they've not suggested this when you've said you think there might be meconium, by the time you get there you'll likely have something on the pad for them to check.

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