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#1 of 27 Old 11-23-2010, 08:53 AM - Thread Starter
 
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(Maybe TMI!) I have been feeling a light trickling since 4am.. Not enough to make a puddle but enough that it is not comfortable and I need to wear a panty liner at least.

 

I know it isn't pee but the trickle is really light, even if I squat down the "gush" I feel is very very small. I've been having contractions about 6 minutes apart and the trickle feels stronger during and just after a contraction.

 

Is there anyway to know besides going to get it checked out??


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I don't know, but it sounds promising!  Good luck, Farren!!!


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Do you have pH paper or a microscope? Sounds like it might be it. joy.gif

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You can test it with pH paper if you have any.  Amniotic fluid is about 7 and ordinary vaginal secretions are 4-5. 

 

It sounds like this is it, though!  Good luck!


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If it's involuntary and you can't stop it, it's amniotic fluid.  The "gush" doesn't have to be big.  I thought this was me yesterday, but lunging and squatting didn't bring any more fluid, so it was pee.

 

Do you have any contractions/cramps happening? - Oops, just reread your original post and yes you do!  Woot Farren - sounds like things are happening!!!!

 

Update us when you can, due date buddy! 


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FARREN!!! for some reason i had a feeling you would be going into labour today and rushed home to check on you. i'm so excited! :D

i really hope this is it! get dimitri to call me with an update if it happens!!!!!!


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See you on the other side, Farren!!  ELVs goodvibes.gif

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Well, sorry to let everyone down but I went in to get it checked out and it was not amniotic fluid, they blamed it on "mucous discharge" changing consistency.

 

Contractions continue about 6- 10 minutes apart, though, I'm 4 cm dilated and doctor predicted that this was early labour. I don't want to get my hopes up but I am praying this is really it! 41 weeks tomorrow, and so done with the "false" labour.

 

Is this the kind of situation in which using a breast pump might help?


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Farren...you are definately on your way.  Are you having any pink discharge?

 

You could use the breast pump, I did some for a couple days before real labor kicked in.  I'm not sure it really helped, I think it comes when it comes.

 

Sounds like it's going to be the next couple of days!!

 

My midwife also had me put 3000mg of EPO in vaginally for a night to really ripen things.

 

Good luck!


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Ugh - that sucks!  But I hear you about being done, Farren - I'm right there with you.  4 cm is promising, though...


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ill be thinking of you  and sending gentle labour vibes your way  goodvibes.gif


 

 

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4 cm is definitely progress, farren! you're almost half way to pushing! xoxoxoxoxoxo


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Looks like today is the day, ladies! Tons of contractions, breathing and focusing through them all night 3-4 mins apart. Lots of bloody show this morning, off to the hospital soon.


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Yay! I can't wait to hear more, good luck! goodvibes.gif

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Yay, Farren!  ELVs to you, update when you can...  Go, baby!


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Yay Farren, my due date and birthday buddy, I'm glad this is finally it for you!  ELVs!!

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Yay Farren!


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i am SO EXCITED!!!!!!!


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Farren, how exciting!  I hope it goes beautifully for you, mama!


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Yay Farren!  ELVs headed your way!!


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Hooray!! Have a lovely birth!!

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Best of luck! Update when possible. :)


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ELV's!  Hope you are already holding a sweet little baby :)


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no news yet... :( 

i'll make sure and update if i have permission when they call though!!


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So exciting!


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no news yet, mamas. 

i'm so impatient over here!!!

i am hoping they had the baby in the night and just didn't call because well, it was night-time!

 

here's a little something to hold you over, i don't think farren will mind me posting these!

this is her 7 month photo shoot we did when they came to BC to visit us!

enjoi!

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/maakphotography/sets/72157625463139576/with/5205691150/


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Farren!  Wouldn't it be cool if our babies shared a due date and a birth date....I hope all is well with you.  Update when you can!


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