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Waters broken? Would I know?

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Zamaz Fri 27-Nov-15 18:27:19

Hi all! Just after a bit of advice please!

Am 40+4 with my first baby. This morning I had a bloody show, and about 10 mins afterwards (sorry, there is no delicate way to put this - I know you're a hardy bunch in any case!) had a small (about a teaspoon) 'leak' of clear fluid with a little white mucous in it. I did wonder whether this could have been my waters? I had a shower soon afterwards so wonder if I could have had more a leak whilst in the shower and not noticed? Or could it be something related to having lost the mucous plug?

I've had nothing since, bar a little bit of (very, very) light pink slimy discharge when I've been to the loo.

I'm thinking it's unlikely my waters would have gone at the same time I had a bloody show - and surely if they had gone, I would have had more watery discharge since then?

Any thoughts / ideas welcome! I next see my midwife (for a sweep) on Sunday.

Thanks! (And apologies for overshading about bodily fluids...)

Zamaz Fri 27-Nov-15 18:29:16


LumpySpaceCow Fri 27-Nov-15 20:34:22

I would probably ring maternity unit and explain to them. They will advise you if they want you to go in for a check. From my experience, once your waters go, they continue to leak. It may just be watery discharge but your best off getting advice x

StompyFreckles Fri 27-Nov-15 20:38:39

Sounds like a 'show' and not like your waters. When your waters go you will know about it!!

Cabbagesandcustard Fri 27-Nov-15 20:41:47

My waters broke (a bit) 12 hours before labour started. But not a gush, more a dribble, enough to fill a sanitary towel in an hour or so. I wasn't sure - wondered initially if I had wet myself. It did have a distinctive spermy smell though.
It was only when I went to the hospital to check, that they confirmed that they had broken. Sometimes the baby's head acts as a plug, especially if it's well engaged. Professional advice is what you need!

Zamaz Sat 28-Nov-15 11:16:23

Thanks for the advice! Called the birth centre who where reassuring but not terribly helpful! Seems like it's probably just show and related discharge rather than waters. I see them tomorrow anyway so hopefully will find out more then. Thanks again.

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