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<p>(Wasn't sure whether to put this here or in Birth and Beyond)</p>
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<p>My only experiences with SROM (and AROM, I guess) have been gushing.</p>
<p>Today (38w), I feel like I might have some minor leaking of sorts, but it may just be basic secretions.  No color at all (I've been using white diaper inserts), no foul smell, but I also wouldn't necessarily call it sweet... I don't think.</p>
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<p>I did try a basic ph strip, but there was no reaction. (Used tap water and apple juice as controls with slight reactions)  I know that's not conclusive, but I had to try.</p>
<p>I also haven't had any good contractions since yesterday.  Baby is moving a *tad* bit less, but not alarmingly so.  He's rolling a bit right now.</p>
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<p>The thing is, my mw office is an hour away.  And it's snowing.  Not majorly, but enough to make a trip out there a decent sized hassle.  And my ds has play practice in half an hour.</p>
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<p>So, WWYD?</p>
 

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<p>I think at the very least put a call in and see what she thinks.</p>
 

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<p>when my water broke it was also a trickle and not a gush and contractions never started. i was just able to tell based on how it was coming out. i don't remember exactly how it went but i think i remember it increasing as i changed positions. like, lying down or sitting you wouldn't feel it but you would feel a leak then upon standing up. it may have leaked more when walking around. good call on using a white layer down there. i wasn't thinking and just used a colored washcloth and i wouldn't have noticed meconium had it not been that i checked myself in and started using the hospital's white pads.</p>
 

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<p>My water broke well before ctx started (the started them with pit) If I had it to do again, I would sit around on towels and wait for contractions to start.</p>
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<p>If you are just 'dripping' it may seal it's self back up. I have heard of that before. I woke up to "Crap, I just peed my pants, wait, that's not pee" and it was my first so I thought labor would be following quickly. I SHOULD have eaten breakfast, let my husband finish vacuuming (yeah, he decided it was time to vacuume because the house wasn't ready to bring the baby home <span><img alt="lol.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/lol.gif"> it was a little early at 37w) and watched the news or something. Pit contractions are a bummer.</span></p>
 

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<p>Yeah, for me it just felt like I peed a little.  After this happened several times, I decided it was my water and then I started having ctx.</p>
 

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<p>I finally spoke to my mw (I put off calling for 24 hours <span><img alt="2whistle.gif" src="http://files.mothering.com/images/smilies/2whistle.gif">), and she and I agreed that it's *probably* not amniotic fluid.  I am going to keep an eye on things, and if I'm still concerned tomorrow, I'll go in for the fern test.</span></p>
<p><span>Fortunately, my GBS did come back negative, so that's one less thing to worry about!</span></p>
 
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