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What does amniotic fluid smell like?

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Orangeseed Wed 17-May-17 16:58:52

I'm 26 weeks pregnant and, I know it sounds stupid but not sure if I'm leaking a bit of fluid.
It was after I got undressed for the bath, I had an empty bladder so I don't think it was wee, it was clear and had a particular smell.
I've had 2 DC but both waters were broken by midwife and the pad things thrown straight away.

AnUtterIdiot Wed 17-May-17 17:30:35

I don't know - have never smelt it - but apparently it does have a distinctive smell and is not like discharge or urine. I'd probably give the midwife a ring just to talk it through.

PS my wee smells horrendous after I've eaten asparagus though - have you eaten asparagus recently?

Dozer Wed 17-May-17 17:31:51

To me it smelled like swimming pools.

Best get checked out OP.

Palomb Wed 17-May-17 17:32:26

People will tell you different thing a but on me it smells like new hay.

If you're worried you're leaking you really need to get checked out smile

Timeforabiscuit Wed 17-May-17 17:33:49

A midwife friend said it smelt like semen, so a pretty unique smell!

I was othereise occupied to take note, but dh readily says thats what it definately smelt like!

Orangeseed Wed 17-May-17 17:36:46

Timeforabiscuit, that's what I feared, it smells exactly like semen, but there's definitely no chance of it being that!

HalfStar Wed 17-May-17 18:50:29

Have you got checked out?

minime88 Wed 17-May-17 19:54:40


anon1987 Wed 17-May-17 20:00:25

A bit semeny mixed with strong period smell. I was very overdue though so I don't know if the period smell was normal or a result of my placenta breaking down.

shggg245 Wed 17-May-17 20:01:50

TMI but when my waters broke all over the kitchen floor my two cats went mad for it and started licking like mad things. Eeww.

Probably worth giving midwives a call op just to be on the safe side.

fanfrickintastic Wed 17-May-17 21:03:50

Semen to me too, very distinct and rather unpleasant!

NoCapes Wed 17-May-17 21:05:50

Yep semen to me too
Give the hospital a ring OP

MoonlightMedicine Wed 17-May-17 21:08:53

Semen to me too.

Treysanatomy Wed 17-May-17 21:15:24

They smelled like bleach to me, but now others have said semen I agree.

MrsELM21 Wed 17-May-17 21:15:50

Yep semen, kind of salty blush

twinkle1972 Wed 17-May-17 21:17:39

Hope you are Ok OP

JaneEyre70 Wed 17-May-17 21:18:38

A faint metallic sort of smell.

LynetteScavo Wed 17-May-17 21:28:53

I was going to say grass.

nomorechocolate1 Wed 17-May-17 21:47:43

Ye like a swimming pool, brings back memories

spacecowboy99 Wed 17-May-17 21:56:58

I came on to say like semen and I see I'm not alone. Very distinctively so, it really surprised me. Hope all is ok.

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