More discharge in last weeks? - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
#1 of 10 Old 10-20-2008, 08:36 PM - Thread Starter
 
chisub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Posts: 432
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
The past day or two I've noticed more discharge, but it's more watery with a small amount of white mucus in the middle, so there is a small amount of white discharge with a ring of water around it, does that make sense? I'm pretty sure it's not urine, but who knows at this point (although I've sniffed my underwear more than any grown woman should!). Of course then I hear scary stories from friends that they just had or knew somebody that just had a slow trickle and didn't realize it was amniotic fluid and their levels got low. I have an appt. with my midwife on Thursday so I'll ask her then, but any mommas or other knowledgeable ladies have any insight for me? I have a feeling this might be normal, but I've never been pregnant before so I'm starting to second guess EVERYTHING!

SAHM to DS (11/08) and EDD 3/8/11!
chisub is offline  
#2 of 10 Old 10-20-2008, 09:17 PM
 
mochimama's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: Colorado Mountains
Posts: 1,040
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've been having this, too. I had a brief suspicion it could be amniotic fluid, but dismissed it. I had a slow leak with dd and the amount of fluid (despite supposedly being "slow") was a lot more. Very noticeable and way beyond normal discharge. My midwife is going to give me some strips that I can use to test any fluid I feel is not just discharge. Can you get some of those?
mochimama is offline  
#3 of 10 Old 10-20-2008, 09:19 PM - Thread Starter
 
chisub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Posts: 432
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm definitely going to ask her about the strips b/c I have a feeling this will be happening a lot in the last couple of weeks. I don't want to go to L&D everytime I've peed my pants or just got a little leaky!

SAHM to DS (11/08) and EDD 3/8/11!
chisub is offline  
#4 of 10 Old 10-20-2008, 11:23 PM
 
AugustineM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Whidbey Island, WA
Posts: 3,161
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I definitely have this too. A lot more discharge -- mostly watery. Sorry tmi!

The best thing you can do is to keep hydrated... even if you did have a small, slow leak it isn't that big of a deal and often they close back up. But drink a lot of water -- like 2 qts or more a day, and take vit. c. Good precautions, yk?

Mama to 3 kids. We live in a yurt!
AugustineM is offline  
#5 of 10 Old 10-20-2008, 11:30 PM
 
BundleFishMama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Philadelphia suburbs
Posts: 1,495
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Same here - especially in the past few days, I've been having a lot more discharge, and it's more watery. It doesn't seem like amniotic fluid to me though - I think it's just another sign that we're getting close!!

Kerriintactlact.gif blessed single mama to Teresa 8/2/02blahblah.gif, Madeleine 5/28/04dust.gif, Andrew 6/25/06jammin.gif, and Isabelle ribboncesarean.gif11/27/08energy.gif

BundleFishMama is offline  
#6 of 10 Old 10-20-2008, 11:59 PM
 
natalieadw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chicago Burbs
Posts: 403
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yep, I"m 38 weeks here, and having the same thing! I actually changed undies today just to see if it was a trickle....but nope....so far its not as least!

~Natalie~
LLL Leader, IBCLC, marathoner, mom of 2 (maybe 3 one day!)

natalieadw is offline  
#7 of 10 Old 10-21-2008, 12:03 AM - Thread Starter
 
chisub's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chicago Suburbs
Posts: 432
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks, it's somewhat reassuring to hear that other people are experiencing the same thing!

SAHM to DS (11/08) and EDD 3/8/11!
chisub is offline  
#8 of 10 Old 10-21-2008, 07:35 AM
 
magpiedee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Atlanta 'burbs
Posts: 1,019
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Same here. Wet goop. C'mon, baby!

I will say, from having labored 24 hours with a broken bag of water, that it was pretty easy to differentiate from the discharge or urine. Had a very sweet, oceany smell and was much more "wet", not at all gooey or corporeal. And the amount that leaked was in proportion to my position and movements, whereas the discharge just kinda occurs no matter what you're doing.
magpiedee is offline  
#9 of 10 Old 10-21-2008, 01:18 PM
 
vsmom2two's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Santa Monica, CA
Posts: 74
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I've been having the same for a few days now. The dr seemed to think my fluids were fine, and then the strips came back that not amniotic fluid. It has that "smell" though that is similar to after you give birth, I don't care for it!!
vsmom2two is offline  
#10 of 10 Old 10-21-2008, 01:43 PM
 
Mrs-Mama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Newport News, VA
Posts: 2,598
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I was having a lot of that last week...it was so much that it (TMI) kept getting everything "matted" down there. This week I'm mostly dry with the exception of sticky blob-like pieces of my mucous plug.

Wife to J, SAHM to W (03/06) ribboncesarean.gif at 32w4d, C (10/08) ribboncesarean.gif, and H (02/11) ribboncesarean.gif

Mrs-Mama is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Drag and Drop File Upload
Drag files here to attach!
Upload Progress: 0
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Mothering Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off