I think I might be in early labor, but as a first-time mom, I'm not sure! I have been "leaking" since this morning, but I assumed it was just urine until I saw a bit of light pink blood on my pantyliner. I am still leaking on and off and still can't tell which hole it's coming out of. :P The fluid is clear and doesn't smell, so I am thinking there's a good chance it's amniotic fluid and not urine. I'm also having contractions, but they are very irregular and not very long or too intense. I called the hospital and they said to come in, but it's 40 minutes (minimum) away and I don't want to go all that way only to be turned away if it's too early. If it is an amniotic fluid leak, I am assuming they won't let me go, though? My fear with that is that if the contractions are still irregular, they'll want to give me pitocin or something to speed labor up, and I'd really like to avoid that. Ugh... what would you experience moms advise? Right now I'm just at home waiting for the contractions to get more regular.
Could this be it?
The blood, could it be your plug? I woke up yesterday AM with a LOT of watery, bloody mucus. Then it went brown, then clear, then pink, then clear, then pink, now last check, it was clear.... My MW said she expected me to start labor last night (not sure why, I was barely having BH, though they got hard to breath and talk through, they subsided when I went to bed). Same old thing today.