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Okay, its been very hot today.<br>
I'm 33 weeks.<br><br>
Peed, then was walking around the store, felt like I wet myself. Happened again a few minutes later, then again, a few minutes later.<br><br>
I checked in the bathroom, and honestly couldn't tell if it was urine or not - it didn't smell strongly like urine, just very very faintly... and was clear.<br><br>
Haven't been contracting, baby has been moving regularly and hasn't happened again since, just generally damp down there, but no more leaks... it is REALLY hot though, so I think its just sweat at this point.<br><br>
I felt like everything was fine (instinct), no worries, husband not worried (I'm sure because I'm not). Told my MIL about this "funny story" and she was adamant that I call the doctor & have it checked out. I think it was just a case of not fully empying my bladder, being hot, perhaps baby shifted, pressing on my bladder.<br><br>
Dr.s office is I'm sure not accepting calls at this point, so would likely be a hospital visit... WWYD?
 

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i would go to the hospital to get checked out ~ there's no harm in having your mind put at ease, either way <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> good luck
 

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Your doctor's office doesn't have an after hours/emergency phone number, or answering service that will page them?<br><br>
It never hurts to call. Better to have the doc tell you it's nothing to worry about than assume it isn't and have it turn out to be something.<br><br>
Hope everything is alright!
 

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I wouldn't be concerned, sound like it's just sweat/a bit of urine, which is very normal in pregnancy. If your instinct tells you everything's okay, I'd go with that.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I wouldn't be concerned, sound like it's just sweat/a bit of urine, which is very normal in pregnancy. If your instinct tells you everything's okay, I'd go with that.</div>
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I put a lot of stake in my instinct; and I haven't been feeling any more leaking since that point. I really just figured it was being out in the heat, hungry, not fully empying my bladder, carrying my toddler around, and bending up/down at the store.<br><br>
I truly only started feeling worried after I talked to my MIL - whom has had 4 children, and honestly I think the only reason I shared the story was just because it seemed kind of silly to me - that I was worried about water breaking when it was likely just that I peed my pants.<br><br>
I guess I didn't expect her dramatic reaction, and it got me thinking too much.<br><br>
Honestly though, if I had even a little tear, I'd feel more/continued slow leaking, as the day progressed, correct? When my water broke with my first it was a giant gush, followed by a steady leaking, so this is certainly NOTHING like that... this is just a little out of my realm of experience.
 

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If I were in your shoes, I'd probably just keep an eye on things. If it happens again, or if you can get in touch with your doctor tomorrow, there's a simple ph test that can tell them if you have amniotic fluid present. HTH!
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">i would go to the hospital to get checked out ~ there's no harm in having your mind put at ease, either way <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> good luck</div>
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You may already know this, but I didn't when it happened to me, so anyway-if you go in or if this happens again and you do, take your undies or the pad you were wearing so they can test. I didn't, and never knew for sure what it was. Either a small leak, or just urine.<br><br>
I actually only went in cause I was GBS+ so needed antibiotics withing 4 hours of delivery. My mom had short labours, so I was very concerend about getting in at the first hint of anything. And I was further along, like 35 weeks, ro maybe 36.<br><br>
I think you're right there'd be more leaking if it was anything to be concerned about.
 

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What I would do would depend on the "consequences"...i.e., would my care provider freak with PROM and try to bully me into an induction and/or antibiotics and/or a c/s for "failure to progress" or would the care provider provide support and sound evidence-based advice. One idea is to monitor temperature and take Vit C (also echinacea I think but not sure?)...there's a protocol somewhere.<br><br>
I wasn't sure for weeks of my second pregnancy if I had a slow leak, water had broken or just extra urine. I had a supportive mw who I called and she suggested the Vit C protocol. I did some Vit C but basically knew all was ok.<br><br>
Best of luck!
 

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If it smells strongly of urine, it's probably urine.<br><br>
BUT no your assumption that it would increase gradually through the day is not necessarily correct. Leaks are as different as births, women, and babies.<br><br>
I would think at 33 weeks protocol would be to keep the baby in and watch for signs of infection or if the color of the fluid changed. This at least is the protocol of many women with verified leaks...of babies who are compromised in some way.
 

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In that situation, I would keep an eye on things. I'd drink lots of water in case there was a leak, and be alert for any more extra flow, as well as doing kegels in case it was just my bladder. Because 33w is too early to want to deliver, I'd contact my care provider if I continued to have leaks to get an idea of whether or not it's amniotic fluid. If it was, I'd want to do something like the Vit C regimen and drinking LOTS of water to keep everything in check, but I wouldn't want to jump the gun and do more than that with no other indication.<br><br>
But, I don't think that at the point you described it's worth rushing to the hospital for a pH test, and I probably wouldn't even worry about calling the doctor unless it happened again.
 

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My suggestion is do some kegels and wear a pantyliner! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">In that situation, I would keep an eye on things. I'd drink lots of water in case there was a leak, and be alert for any more extra flow, as well as doing kegels in case it was just my bladder. Because 33w is too early to want to deliver, I'd contact my care provider if I continued to have leaks to get an idea of whether or not it's amniotic fluid. If it was, I'd want to do something like the Vit C regimen and drinking LOTS of water to keep everything in check, but I wouldn't want to jump the gun and do more than that with no other indication.<br><br>
But, I don't think that at the point you described it's worth rushing to the hospital for a pH test, and I probably wouldn't even worry about calling the doctor unless it happened again.</div>
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Thank you. This is exactly the course DH & I decided to take... and so far, no more "leaks". I truly think I just couldn't control peeing! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">My suggestion is do some kegels and wear a pantyliner! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"></div>
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There is nothing to call a caregiver about in this case unless you like a bunch of tests and being treated like you don't know how your body works.<br><br>
Even if it was am fluid, it's obviouly re-sealed and no issue.<br><br>
Watchful awareness of your intuition and baby's activity is all I would do.
 

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There is nothing to call a caregiver about in this case unless you like a bunch of tests and being treated like you don't know how your body works.<br><br>
Even if it was am fluid, it's obviouly re-sealed and no issue.<br><br>
Watchful awareness of your intuition and baby's activity is all I would do.</div>
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Thank you, that's what we felt like. All is still looking good today, and my concern dropped dramatically after I started trusting myself again, and not letting MIL get me all worked up, like I wasn't being vigilant enough.<br><br>
Arg. I love her so much, she's really wonderful! But, she can be a worry wart, and I probably shouldn't have conveyed the story at all... or perhaps not in an open-ended way, as to cause worry.<br><br>
I really appreciate EVERYONE'S responses, and am glad for the honesty, it helped me weigh what was going on in my head vs. what I was just feeling intuitively.<br><br>
It's difficult sometimes to really LISTEN to your intuition, when it's so common these days to dismiss those feelings & get an "expert" opinion (I think as a mother, I am an expert on my body & baby!). I certainly trust my doctor, but I think that when everything <i>felt</i> right to me, I should have just left it at that.<br><br>
Anyway, thanks everyone for reading & commenting.
 
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