Am 32 weeks + 2 and had a really bizarre sensation when standing under the shower just now. It was like a 'pop', locatable in my lower bump, so it could have been a baby kick, but felt somehow different and then I thought I felt something further down as well. As I was standing under the shower, it was difficult to tell whether anything was running down my leg! Now all seems quiet but I'm still a tiny bit worried. If it had been my waters it would continue to run for some time, wouldn't it, and I would actually feel it gushing out of me? I was classed by my doctor as being at some risk of prem labour for a while and had to rest/put my feet up as much as possible, but I had an appointment yesterday and he said the cervix was nice and closed, baby lying with head down-ish but not engaged. Am I just being completely paranoid?
My waters went at 36 weeks at 3.30am in bed. I felt like I need a wee and woke up and the bed was soaked. I was still leaking water 5 hours later. I know not much help. Have you rung the midwife just to query it?
If it was your waters I think that they'd just keep on flowing. Mine didn't go in a huge rush (like I'd imagined they would) more like a constant trickle, but once they went they just kept on coming...! It was a while ago, but I think I remember that 'popping' sensation. Probably a kick or even baby's hand pushing against something. I'm sure other MNers will be able to reassure you even more.
Mine went with a definite 'pop', followed by a gush, & then carried on trickling for hours...there was no mistaking them AT ALL!
But there was a girl on the same ward as me who was in for observation because she'd been gently leaking on & off for 2 whole weeks, so obviously quite a bit of variation - I'd get it checked just to put your mind at rest? Good luck!
I've rung my MW but can't reach her. I really don't know what to do - it was just a weird sensation, I didn't actually feel any fluid coming out of me, and I've had 'pops' or feelings of pressure low down before when the baby's kicked me in the bladder or cervix. Plus, now (and since getting out of the shower) everything is absolutely dry. I really don't want to go to the hospital if not absolutely necessary - I've been very anxious during this pregnancy and have gone to the doctor's or hospital so often because of not feeling 'sure' about something, and I'd rather avoid going again if I can.
Thanks everyone (Hausfrau - will drop you a line!)
I'm now losing (TMI warning) completely normal, acidic (in Germany you can buy home vaginal pH testing kits) vaginal goo. That surely wouldn't be possible if it was my waters! Looks like a false alarm...
Thanks. Nothing's happened overnight, and there wasn't enough of the goo last night for it to be my plug (unless I've got a very, very small one!) Have spoken to my MW, who says keep an eye on it and don't overdo things, but because nothing is trickling out, she thinks it's OK.