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<p>(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.</p>
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<p>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.</p>
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<p>Is there anyway to know besides going to get it checked out??</p>
 

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<p>I don't know, but it sounds promising!  Good luck, Farren!!!</p>
 

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Do you have pH paper or a microscope? Sounds like it might be it. <img alt="joy.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/joy.gif">
 

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<p>You can test it with pH paper if you have any.  Amniotic fluid is about 7 and ordinary vaginal secretions are 4-5. </p>
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<p>It sounds like this is it, though!  Good luck!</p>
 

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<p>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.</p>
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<p>Do you have any contractions/cramps happening? - Oops, just reread your original post and yes you do!  Woot Farren - sounds like things are happening!!!!</p>
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<p>Update us when you can, due date buddy! </p>
 

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

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<p>See you on the other side, Farren!!  ELVs <span><img alt="goodvibes.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/goodvibes.gif" style="width:48px;height:18px;"></span></p>
 

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<p>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.</p>
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<p>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.</p>
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<p>Is this the kind of situation in which using a breast pump might help?</p>
 

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<p>Farren...you are definately on your way.  Are you having any pink discharge?</p>
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<p>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.</p>
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<p>Sounds like it's going to be the next couple of days!!</p>
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<p>My midwife also had me put 3000mg of EPO in vaginally for a night to really ripen things.</p>
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<p>Good luck!</p>
 

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

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<p>ill be thinking of you  and sending gentle labour vibes your way  <span><img alt="goodvibes.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/goodvibes.gif"></span></p>
 

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

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<p>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.</p>
 

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Yay! I can't wait to hear more, good luck! <img alt="goodvibes.gif" class="bbcode_smiley" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/goodvibes.gif">
 

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<p>Yay, Farren!  ELVs to you, update when you can...  Go, baby!</p>
 

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<p>Yay Farren!</p>
 

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<p>i am SO EXCITED!!!!!!!</p>
 

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<p>Farren, how exciting!  I hope it goes beautifully for you, mama!</p>
 

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<p>Yay Farren!  ELVs headed your way!!</p>
 
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