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badger2005 Fri 13-May-05 16:48:15

Okay this is a really embarrasing question. I have had this discharge and am not sure what it is. About twice a day around half a teaspoon (maybe less) of liquid leaks out. It is creamy, but very very thin, so more like water than anything else. I'm not wetting myself I don't think, as it doesn't feel like that. I don't notice till I walk around and then realise I'm damp. It doesn't smell much (maybe a bit acidic, but that's it). And I am not itching or anything or burning.
As you can imagine I am worried that it is amniotic fluid. But the baby feels like (s)he's moving okay... does anyone have any advice? By the way I'm 21 weeks pregnant.

spykid Fri 13-May-05 16:50:53

If you are unsure mention it to your midwife, but it is really common to have a lot of discharge during pregnancy. It was the only time i HAVE EVER HAD TO USE DAILY PANTYLINERS!!! (whoops caps lock, not shouting!!)
Any itchin?

fastasleep Fri 13-May-05 16:52:12

I had the worst discharge ever when I was pregnant, if it was amniotic fluid it would be clear/straw coloured and just like water...what you're getting sounds just like what I got... I had to wear pads after about 20 weeks it was so embarrassing!

badger2005 Fri 13-May-05 16:53:41

No - not at all itchy. I am mostly worried because it is so thin and liquidy. You know discharge is normally a bit sort of creamy (sorry to be so graphic!). But this is sort of as liquidy as milk. Is that normal?

fastasleep Fri 13-May-05 16:54:50

Mine could be milk like....but then again it could be all stringy and yuck as well... it varies a lot!

badger2005 Fri 13-May-05 16:57:27

Thanks so much! That is really reassuring. It is just that I have never had a discharge as liquidy as this before. I'd better get some panty-liners!

Would you say that if it was amniotic fluid, other bad stuff would be happening? And would it be a lot more?

Sorry to be so paranoid!

spykid Fri 13-May-05 16:57:42

Sounds just like mine was. I personally wouldn't worry, there is no real colour to amniotic fluid, just mention it at your next ante-natal to put your mind at rest.

berolina Fri 13-May-05 17:04:48

Hi there. I have had a lot of discharge during pg too (am now 37 weeks), and it was definitely (often) thinner than normal. If it smells acidic, then that's probably a good sign - vaginal discharge should have an acidic pH, whereas amniotic fluid doesn't.

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