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dancerandprancer Wed 13-Aug-08 16:37:13

I am currently 38 weeks pregnant and have noticed over the last day that I have a sweet smelling discharge. Not sore so dont think it is infection. Any ideas ? Concerned that when I googled it, all I could find was diabetes which I dont have. Could it be a show type of a thing?

mad4mybaby Wed 13-Aug-08 16:41:26

dont they say that waters are sweet smelling? Dont want to worry you, maybe you should give your MW a call to check?

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Wed 13-Aug-08 16:42:26

The amniotic fluid smells very sweet, put a pad on, if it is wet in an hour go to the labour ward (with the pad), they can check it to see if it is your waters.

It is very common for them to leak and re-seal themselves, but it is imperative that you get it checked as if it is your waters, infection is a risk.

Good luck

PortAndLemon Wed 13-Aug-08 16:45:07

What consistency? If watery, could be leaking amniotic fluid. If more mucousy could be beginnings of a show.

dancerandprancer Wed 13-Aug-08 16:47:56

Thanks for replies. A bit mucousy but not excessively Portand Lemon. With my first labour my waters broke quite dramatically so guess I had not thought that it could be that. Yikes! Somehow does not seem enough to be waters though.

PortAndLemon Wed 13-Aug-08 16:51:03

You can get a slow leak of waters (I know what you mean, I had a huge whooshy gush all over the place first time too grin)

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Wed 13-Aug-08 16:52:08

It can leak out very slowly.

Do you feel like anything is happening?

dancerandprancer Wed 13-Aug-08 17:10:22

Dont know really. I have that feeling that something is about to happen if you know what I mean. Have MW appointment tomorrow am so tempted to see waht happens between now and then.

fledtoscotland Wed 13-Aug-08 20:21:10

i have found with both pregnancies that my discharge dramatically increased in the weeks leading up to the birth (sorry for TMI blush)

it was also heavier when walking/exercising. my m/w said this was normal.

NatalieJaneIsPregnantAgain Thu 14-Aug-08 13:16:19

Any news Dancer?

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