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Feel a bit damp and leaky (TMI!)

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NoTeaForMe Sun 19-May-13 20:01:22

So I'm 40+1 and I feel a bit leaky! (Ha, there's a sentence I never thought I'd type!!) Could it be my waters?! Is there a way to find out please don't say I just have to wait! With my first I felt a bit of a bubble (!) and a pop and there was a gush of waters so this is new to me! Though I kind of felt a bubble earlier too...please tell me someone knows what I mean by that!

NotSpartacus Sun 19-May-13 20:02:48

Er, I don't know.
Whn I was about 38 weeks I got terribly wet one day, and I think it was just sweat! (Eurgh)

Put on a pad and see if it carries on I reckon.

NoTeaForMe Sun 19-May-13 20:06:35

Can waters just dribble away? blush

beckie90 Sun 19-May-13 20:08:44

Yes waters can just leak in bits apparantly. Put a pad on and see if it gets damp, apparantly waters smell sweetish, not that I've ever had to smell them because I got mine broken both times lol

Imnotaslimjim Sun 19-May-13 20:09:55

Your waters can just dribble

The advice is to put a fresh pad on, and lie down for an hour or so. If you feel a gush (which you will if its waters, as it pools) then take the pad to maternity unit and they'll test

Sorry to say - you have to wait, just a little while

NoTeaForMe Sun 19-May-13 20:11:22

Last time the smell was pretty strong, but they did gush and keep on gushing, think there was a lot of water last time-definitely more than this time!

Ok, I'll pop a pad on and see, wish there was a definite answer to something about going in to labour!

NeverBeenToMe Sun 19-May-13 20:24:57

I think if your hind waters go, then it just trickles, as opposed to fore waters which gives you the gush.

Either way, good luck if this is it! smile

NoTeaForMe Sun 19-May-13 20:33:10

Can your hind waters go before your fore waters then?

I'm lying down with a pad on now! Fingers crossed this is it!

NoTeaForMe Sun 19-May-13 20:38:29

Also...last time they were pink-are they always?


beckie90 Sun 19-May-13 20:45:30

Mine wasn't pink both times, so I guess not x

NeverBeenToMe Sun 19-May-13 21:13:14

Yes hind waters can go first - it's a trickle because its behind baby's head, and assuming by now head is engaged, it's just whatever water can leak past the head iyswim.

NoTeaForMe Sun 19-May-13 21:43:17

Ok, so I'm guessing I'm just imagining things then, lay down for an hour and stood up to...nothing! Still feel a bit like its wet down there but guess I'll just have to wait and see or I'm sweaty

Imnotaslimjim Mon 20-May-13 06:21:07

Could just be increased discharge - mine went very thin towards the end and felt like water. Had to be checked a few times to see if they'd gone

NeverBeenToMe Mon 20-May-13 06:25:36

Any action NoTea ? smile

Anyexcuse Mon 20-May-13 06:43:31

I felt a trickle 1 night as I stood up then nothing till the next night when same again. I phoned midwives and went in to get checked. Turned out I'd been leaking for 24 hours and that, and long second stage, meant dd got Group B strep. All ok in the end but I'd go and checked tbh - where's the harm?

MrsBungle Mon 20-May-13 06:49:23

If I were you I would get checked.

I had the feeling you describe for 2 days. Sometimes pad was wet then another hour would go by and nothing . I had a pad on and 2 days later I noticed the pad had green bits. I went to the assessment unit and they did a speculum. It had been my waters trickling away. (Tbh I thought I was peering myself!) and they kept me in and induced me within an hour as all the water had gone (not just hind) andby that point I had meconium.

I think it's best to just check with your midwife.

HadALittleFaithBaby Mon 20-May-13 07:41:18

I'd second contacting your midwife this morning. My waters went with a gush but yes they can go in small amounts. Mine were clear to start with and then turned pink - midwife reckoned that was my show (although I had a bigger one just before she popped out!). Better to ring your midwife for advice than leave it. It won't be anything she hasn't heard before!

NoTeaForMe Mon 20-May-13 08:16:45

The pads are dry really, I think it's been extra discharge but who knows!

AnyExcuse I had GBS in my last pregnancy so I was tested this time and given the all clear.

I've been up since 5ish in some pain. At the moment I'm not sure if it is anything but I'm definite getting waves of pain-not regular though and a definite feeling of wanting to be up and about/on my ball not at all like me in the mornings!

I have no experience of early labour at all. Last time my waters went gush and due to having GBS I was induced with the drip after 12 hours as nothing had happened. Never had mild contractions or had to time them or anything!

Do you time contractions from the first twinge or from the peak?

Thanks all

NoTeaForMe Mon 20-May-13 15:40:44

Nothing really happening here-I'm so disappointed! If it was/is my waters leaking how will the midwives know? I have done the lying down for an hour and standing up and nothing really happens, pads don't feel wet really either. I can't explain it properly...I just feel damp and leaky still!

NoTeaForMe Mon 20-May-13 18:09:57


NeverBeenToMe Tue 21-May-13 06:59:10

Any update? Have you spoken to your midwife yet? Might be worth running things past her x

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