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Would I know by now if I had lost amniotic fluid?

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Sophia1984 Sat 23-Apr-16 20:56:51

I think this is probably a stupid question, but it's playing on my mind. I'm 25w2d pregnant and all is fine so far. I had a low placenta at 20 weeks but just waiting to see if that shifts. Last week I think I wet myself while I was asleep - I woke up as I was peeing, stopped, went to the loo and finished weeing!

So far, so embarrassing, but I keep worrying that maybe it was amniotic fluid and I didn't realise. It didn't smell very strongly of anything and felt very much like weeing. I haven't leaked at all since, and on Thursday I had midwife appointment (and forgot to tell her about it) where baby's heartbeat was absolutely fine. I've also felt him moving as usual since. Does it sound like it was just urine? Would I have had other symptoms since then if anything was wrong?

Danaust Sat 23-Apr-16 22:10:38

My waters broke at 36 weeks wth my dd, it wasn't like going to the toilet at all, as I had no control over it couldn't be stopped like when you go to the toilet...I am guessing yours was probably urine as you mentioned you could control it. I continued to leak fluid over a period of 24 hours or so, again it was like an uncontrollable small gush every time it happened.

That said it's probably best to put in a call to your midwife for some reassurance

Alisvolatpropiis Sat 23-Apr-16 22:17:19

When my waters broke (they went ahead of my contractions actually starting), I couldn't control it and the <tmi> bed sheets felt almost oily to the touch rather than just wet.

Do call your midwife and get checked though, you can never be too cautious.

JaneHair Sat 23-Apr-16 22:26:15

My waters broke at 25 weeks. I woke up and thought I'd wet the bed. So went to sleep in the lounge and same thing happened again.

My advice is that you should contact your midwife. You may need to be examined at hospital to confirm if your waters have broken. And if they have broken, you will keep leaking too.

Do get checked out because if they've broken, you will need an injection of steroids ASAP for the baby.

Sophia1984 Sun 24-Apr-16 10:36:32

Thanks everyone. I rang the midwife last night and she went through a lot of questions with me. She's reassured that I haven't lost any fluid since (she said it would have kept leaking), there's been no bleeding or cramping, and baby's heartbeat and movements have been fine. She got me to wear a pad overnight and I was to let her know if there was any fluid but there's been nothing.

JaneHair Fri 29-Apr-16 19:30:09

Really pleased to hear that Sophia. I hope everything is still okay and I wish you all the best with your pregnancy smile

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