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PPROM ~ tell me I'm paranoid

post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

Can you ladies set my mind at ease, or should I call my MW?

 

I've noticed that my underwear is damp the last 2 days.  I've been wearing a panyliner for occasional "oops" leaks of urine due to a sneeze or cough for a few weeks.  But the last 2 days I've been damp and not due to any "opps-es" that I've felt (and in fact, those seemed to have stopped after I got over my cold).  I haven't felt any "gushes", I am not "wet", just damp (enough to change the liner mid-day though), there isn't a particular odor, and there has been no unusual discharge or blood.  I've had braxton hicks, but not more than normal and they aren't painful enough for me to think they are contractions.

 

All that seems to be listed as symptoms are:

  • Leaking or a gush of watery fluid from the vagina

  • Constant wetness in panties

 

I haven't had the first, but don't most pregnant women experience the second?

 

Anyway, I remember being paranoid with DS about this too and so I am probably just being paranoid again.  Should I just keep an eye on things, or call? 

post #2 of 15

While I have no prior pregnancy to base this on, I have been getting more vag discharge and dampness in recent days/weeks too. I think I'm just sweating or having more watery vag discharge (sorry if tmi) and haven;t used a pad yet. It's not something I feel until I go to the bathroom, when I see that my panties are barely damp.

 

I'm not worried about this being PPROM because it is soooo little fluid. This happens to me sometimes in the summer or if I wear less breathable pants, so at this time I think  it is just a consequence of higher temperature or vag changes.

 

I hope you have nothing to worry about and will keep an eye on this in case we're both in the same boat!

post #3 of 15
Your midwife probably wants to hear from you when you're worrying about something but you probably don't have anything to worry about. I though more discharge was normal but I don't know about watery. Hmmm just call and feel better about it.
post #4 of 15

As always, call if you are concerned.  That what your midwife is there for.  That being said, I agree with Kimble, sometimes I just go through times when I have more watery discharge or I get extra sweaty.  Hormones are neat like that. 

post #5 of 15

Call your midwife--better safe than sorry!  Also, I would insist on having her actually check with a pH strip to ascertain if your membranes have ruptured.  I would not accept a "it doesn't sound like they are" answer. 

post #6 of 15
I would call as it doesn't seem normal to you. I think we should not ignore our instincts during pregnancy, they seem to be heightened at least for me. It may turn out to just be normal discharge and that's fine, I think its better to check!
post #7 of 15

Yep - I'm with the others.  Give her a call.  The few times I've felt "off," and decided to call, my instinct has been right.  Nothing serious, but little differences that my body is picking up on.  

post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks ladies, I sent my midwife an email last night.  Hopefully she's diligent in responding.  I'm not concerned enough at this point to have her paged.  Most likely everything is fine but I will sleep better knowing that it is.

post #9 of 15
I'm high risk of this with my condition (my tissue is generally more fragile, membranes inclided ) so I keep getting paranoid with this too.. Jus before my bleed I felt I'd lost too much fluid but in my case I think it's watery wee leaking out (yum) anyway I as worrying but ended up in anyway with the bleed so I was able to get reassurance that way.. I agree instincts tend to be worrying for a reason even if that reason isn't what u think it is .. Hope u hear from mw soon, take care xx
post #10 of 15

Along with the Tums company, I am keeping the pantyliner company in business. Not only do I have a lot of discharge, I am always wettish down there. Even when I'm home walking around in comfy clothes and no undies I sometimes have to go to the bathroom for the occasional wipe, just cuz otherwise I feel kind of icky. No braxton hicks here though. 

post #11 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks all, I spoke to my midwife today and feel re-assured.  She said it sounds like everything is ok, but to call her if I have any bleeding, increased leakage, or if I notice anything like being extra damp or wet after getting up from laying down, hear any dripping when using the bathroom that isn't urine, if baby starts moving less or I have any contractions or anything like that.

post #12 of 15
How will the dr know if our water has broken? Can they tell via ultrasound? Or some other way?
post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 

I read this earlier today and it discusses the "gold standard" for diagnosing PPROM.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2492588/

 

It also talks about the risk factors of PPROM, symptoms and the frequency of occurence.

post #14 of 15

If you are worried about your amniotic sac being weak and thus rupturing early try taking 1000mg of VitC with bioflavinoids every day from now until you go into labor. The VitC & bioflavinoids can help strengthen your amniotic sac and reduce your risk of PPROM. I take it daily from 20 weeks for that reason. (CNM suggested it last time since DS1 my waters broke before labor started and with DS2 waters didn't break until the 1st push)

post #15 of 15
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Originally Posted by Lynann View Post

If you are worried about your amniotic sac being weak and thus rupturing early try taking 1000mg of VitC with bioflavinoids every day from now until you go into labor. The VitC & bioflavinoids can help strengthen your amniotic sac and reduce your risk of PPROM. I take it daily from 20 weeks for that reason. (CNM suggested it last time since DS1 my waters broke before labor started and with DS2 waters didn't break until the 1st push)

Yes, this. See my thread here: www.mothering.com/community/t/1373170/supplements-for-a-strong-amniotic-sac
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