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I have had a small leak all last night and this morning. I remember last night feeling a stream of fluid come out of my vagina. I really didn't think anything about it until this morning when every time I sit down and get back up my pants are wet. I haven't felt any gushing of fluid. I haven't had any kind of bloody show or anything like that. I have been feeling crampy and have been having what I think are braxton hicks. But other than that I didn't know if I should be concerned. I even called off of work today cause I was tired and my back hurt. (But I told her that I had been contracting all night.) Any advise should I be concerned?
 

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You can go to your care provider and they can check if you are leaking. Most of the time, I believe, if you have had a leak, but are not contracting, you are pretty much on bed rest with the orders to drink lots. Your bag can actually repair itself. At least, I THINK this is what I read. If nothing else, it doesn't hurt to at least make sure it is fluid you are leaking.
 

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It could be a high leak or something. Have you talked to your care provider about getting nitrazine paper testing to know for sure? If you don't want to do that, I'd just hang out, drink lots and take it easy. Leaks can reseal.
 

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Check with your care provider.<br>
They will want to keep a close eye on you if you're memebranes are ruptured. If not, it gives you piece of mind. Let us know how it goes.....
 

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Well, DH is at work right now so I am home bond. I called into work and have been drinking water anf laying in bed for the most part of the morning. I feel really tired this morning. I will just keep an eye on it until DH gets off and if it gets worse or procedes then I will call my care provider and go in. Thanks for the help.
 

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I've heard of a test you can do with iodine, collect some fluid on a pad and put some iodine on there. If it turns pink that means it's amniotic fluid, if it doesn't turn then it's not. Never tried it myself to know if it's true.<br><br>
I have also heard that the bag can reseal itself if it's a small leak.<br><br>
Add some extra vitamin C as well to strengthen your bag and perhaps some Echinacea to ward of infection.<br><br>
Monitoring your temperature may also be a good thing. Also keep an eye out for anything funky color coming out.
 

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As far as I know it is clear. I decided to wear some whit underwear to keep an eye on colors. I don't have iodine though. I am wondering if I should call off of work tomorrow too. But I geuss I will just see how tonight goes.
 

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I really think you should call your provider NOW and not wait to see how it goes. When there is a leak, infection to the baby can happen very quickly, within 24 hours. By the time YOU feel the effects of the infection it has already set in for the baby and it can be extremely dangerous. Please call your provider immediately.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I really think you should call your provider NOW and not wait to see how it goes. When there is a leak, infection to the baby can happen very quickly, within 24 hours. By the time YOU feel the effects of the infection it has already set in for the baby and it can be extremely dangerous. Please call your provider immediately.</div>
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My sister had a leak with DS#2, and when she went to her OB, she found that her BP had skyrocketed, even though it was normal two days before. She ended up being induced that day.<br><br>
While it's true leaks can reseal (I've heard), it's not something I'd want to guess about, and an infection can be dangerous. Getting checked out and then sent home isn't the worst thing to have happen. And at least then you won't need to stress as much.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I really think you should call your provider NOW and not wait to see how it goes. When there is a leak, infection to the baby can happen very quickly, within 24 hours. By the time YOU feel the effects of the infection it has already set in for the baby and it can be extremely dangerous. Please call your provider immediately.</div>
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Totally agree. I'd call up and let them know what's going on.
 

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Agree - call your care provider. My friend had a slow leak, and called, and was put off by the nurse. Insist on talking to the doctor or midwife or whoever is in charge of your medical care (other than YOU). Friend's baby got an infection in utero which was a tough way to start and could have been avoided.
 
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