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Waters breaking???

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Sargesaweyes Wed 17-Aug-11 12:23:04

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supadupapupascupa Wed 17-Aug-11 12:28:20

sniff it, if it smells sweet it could be fluid.

also fluid tends to 'pool' if you lay down and gushes when you stand

hth

Imnotaslimjim Wed 17-Aug-11 12:31:22

Supa is right, lie down with your feet raised for an hour or so. If you get a gush (even a small one) when you stand, its likely amniotic. If not, you've probably just got increased discharge. I had it for the last couple of weeks, went through a pack of panty liners in 3 days at one point!

Sargesaweyes Wed 17-Aug-11 12:35:23

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Sargesaweyes Wed 17-Aug-11 12:36:20

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Kimmie30 Wed 17-Aug-11 13:25:21

Hahaha this made me giggle as i have been a constant knicker checker this whole bloody pregnancy!!!

greyfurrybaby Wed 17-Aug-11 20:12:04

Please ring your midwife and get checked out. If it is amniotic fluid then there is a risk of infection. I was leaking for 24 hours before I got checked out and it turns out mine had broken. I was booked for a home birth and so midwife's left me to it but I had to check my pulse and temperature every 2 hours. I was booked in to be induced about 56 hours after I first noticed the leaking but when into labour naturally with a few hours to spare.
If it isn't your waters then don't worry, it won't be the first time your midwife has seen it.

Sargesaweyes Wed 17-Aug-11 22:34:27

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dietcokenoice Thu 18-Aug-11 12:05:25

if baby's head is engaged quite deeply in your pelvis, it can act almost like an ill fitting plug, so if your waters have broke it can sometimes be more of atrickle tha a gush. try emptying your bladder first, could also be a bit of stress incontinence, then go and lie down on your left side for about 30 mins, if your waters have broke they will continue to trickle, but will pool, when you stand up you may get a bit of a gush. i would give you hospital a ring for advice, good luck x

Sargesaweyes Thu 18-Aug-11 16:01:00

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