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Crap. Pretty sure I'm leaking fluid @ 35w4d

post #1 of 58
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Woke up about 20 min ago feeling like I'd wet myself (it's 3:45am here). Went pee. Wiped, nothing. Back to bed. Almost immediately after emptying my bladder, felt like I'd wet myself again. Small wet spot on bed; clear, no scent. Returned to bathroom. Wiped, slightly pink. Put on pad. Took vits C & E; echinacea. Feeling a little sick to my stomach, digestive issue-like, nothing I'd worry about otherwise but freakishly early labor-like in this context. Last Thursday we got good placenta news, it's out of the way (hooray!) but baby was breech at the time of the scan. (She'd been head down but slightly oblique on Monday.) So I've been doing some of the spinningbabies techniques. I can't imagine that would break my water? This is exactly how DS' labor started, only at 39w+ so that was ok. Right now I'm freaking out a little. WWYD? TIA
post #2 of 58

I'd get to the hospital and have them check to see if it really was leaking amniotic fluid.  Then I'd make a decision from there.  Good luck!

post #3 of 58

And keep up your water intake to keep that fluid in there for the baby. 

post #4 of 58

Call your MW/OB. It does sound like you may be leaking amniotic fluid, but also babe may have shifted in there and be putting some pressure on your cervix now and have released some mucous in the shift.....Above all listen to YOUR intuition, wise mama!

sending light and love your way~~~

post #5 of 58

Yep, definitely time to call in some reinforcements to see if you're leaking fluid.  Better safe than sorry with the symptoms you're having.  I'll be thinking about you!!

post #6 of 58

ditto above, but if it's a slow leak (which is what it sounds like), your membranes can reseal with good rest and nutrition. If they appear to re-seal, I'd request an NST/BPP if your providers push for more interventions and things you may not want. A friend of mine had this happen this summer, and hers resealed, but her birth center wouldn't believe her until she "cleared" the amniotic fluid test and the NST/BPP. 

 

Good luck to you, cielo! 

post #7 of 58

Hope everything's going well! Definitely get it checked out if it concerns you. My water broke with my first at 35 weeks and his outcome was very good. Sending healthy, healing vibes your way!

post #8 of 58

Thinking of you & babe and sending healthy thoughts your way ~~~~blowkiss.gif

post #9 of 58

I would get it checked to find out if it was really fluid (this does NOT need to include a vaginal exam, BTW.  They just need to swab your vulva with reactive paper.)  Then, whether it was or wasn't I'd sit tight, do whatever I wanted to do to prevent infection but definitely including NO internal exams of any kind, and try not to go into labor for another week if at all possible.  Probably I'd also find out if baby was still breech and start planning accordingly if yes.

 

Course, when this happened to me at 36+4, my body did go into labor by itself within 12 hours.

 

But I'm hoping yours won't.  ***hugs***

post #10 of 58
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Originally Posted by stegenrae View Post

ditto above, but if it's a slow leak (which is what it sounds like), your membranes can reseal with good rest and nutrition. If they appear to re-seal, I'd request an NST/BPP if your providers push for more interventions and things you may not want. A friend of mine had this happen this summer, and hers resealed, but her birth center wouldn't believe her until she "cleared" the amniotic fluid test and the NST/BPP. 

 

Good luck to you, cielo! 

^^^ These were my thoughts exactly!

 

Keep us updated Cielo!

post #11 of 58

Sending you healing and sealing vibes mama!! Hope all is well!!

post #12 of 58

I hope everything turns out well for you! Sending a hug!

post #13 of 58
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Originally Posted by darkblue0729 View Post

Sending you healing and sealing vibes mama!! Hope all is well!!

You're in the UK and most of Europe is more liberal with fluid issues.  I hope you can get it checked out and are reassured.  HUGS

post #14 of 58

I keep PH paper around for this reason - if you can get some, you can google & see what the PH for amniotic fluid is (very alkaline), and check it yourself. It COULD be a urine leak, especially if you are very well hydrated (might be clearer/not smell much). If it is amniotic fluid, the suggetsions above are all good ones!

 

I'll keep you in my thooughts today!

post #15 of 58
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Originally Posted by segolilymama View Post

I keep PH paper around for this reason - if you can get some, you can google & see what the PH for amniotic fluid is (very alkaline), and check it yourself. It COULD be a urine leak, especially if you are very well hydrated (might be clearer/not smell much). If it is amniotic fluid, the suggetsions above are all good ones!

 

I'll keep you in my thooughts today!

I was going to suggest ph paper as well!! And ditto to what everyone else said! Thinking of you, mama! 

post #16 of 58
Xxxxxx how is everything going?
post #17 of 58

Thinking of you, mama. Sending love and light your way~~~
I don't know if anyone has heard any news from you since this posting. 
KNOWING the highest good for you and your babe is at hand no matter what is happening right now!!

post #18 of 58

Just popping in to say I'm thinking of you and your baby and sending you lots of healthy thoughts! goodvibes.gif

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Originally Posted by Lilac11 View Post

Just popping in to say I'm thinking of you and your baby and sending you lots of healthy thoughts! goodvibes.gif

Me, too. I've been hoping each update is great news from you, cielo.... 

post #20 of 58

Me three! I keep checking in to see if there's an update from you!

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