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Where can I buy Nitrazine strips

post #1 of 9
Thread Starter 
So I can see if my water has broken.
My last 2 pg's it took me a long time to figure out if my water had broken or not

Thanks in advance
post #2 of 9
Nitrazine is totally useless for determining rupture. It's basically a pH swab, so urine or alkaline vag fluid (which it often is in PG due to changes in flora) will also change the color.
post #3 of 9
I hope you don't mean you're checking to see right now! You're only a few weeks along if my memory serves me correctly! Anyway i have no idea where to find them. Find a midwife, ask for some. She'll probably hook you up.

Namaste, Tara
post #4 of 9
how many do you want? I can probably get a few from work
post #5 of 9
Thread Starter 
: No I am not checking now

really maxmama
Bummer ......
post #6 of 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by JesiLynne
: No I am not checking now

really maxmama
Bummer ......
Sorry.
post #7 of 9
Hmmmm....I'm not sure everyone agrees about the nitrizine. I do know you can get a hand lens, collect the fluid as it comes out, and look in the lens for ferning....That would be a better test than the nitrizine paper.

Try googling midwifery supplies....

Or go to www.birthwithlove.com This is where I got my birth kit for my first baby. Lots of good stuff on that site. NAYY.

mv
post #8 of 9
I've never found nitrazine to be useful for diagnosing rupture, since it's so nonspecific, but ferning is a very specific diagnostic tool that's very easy to recognize.
post #9 of 9
I agree it's non-specific. I think they sell the hand lens on that site I linked above.

mv
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