Skip to content

Announcements

WELCOME PREGNANT MOMS-TO-BE!!

After posting your introduction or questions be sure to check out these resources for more information -

Pregnancy Health Center
Your Guide to a Healthy Pregnancy

PLEASE NOTE: If you are not yet pregnant click here to check out one of our other pregnancy communities.
What are the signs and symptoms of an amniotic fluid leak?
avatar
americas_girl87 posted:
I am 36 weeks pregnant with my second baby and would like to know. What are the signs and symptoms of an amniotic fluid leak? Every time I go to the OBG they ask if Im leaking any fluid. And I realy dont know if I am or not. No one has ever told me what to look for. What it looks like. What it smells like (if it even has a smell). Or what. Im clueless on all this. I never got to know what its like to have my water brake with my first baby. Is there supost to be blod in it or is it clear like water or is it yellowish? Please can some one let me know. Thanks.
Reply
 
avatar
tlkittycat1968 responded:
When my water started leaking, it was very runny, like water, and had no smell. There is not supposed to be blood in it. I don't know the color but I think it's clear.
 
avatar
americas_girl87 replied to tlkittycat1968's response:
Okay. Well I dont know if Im leaking or not. I have some wettness down there but not enuff to soke or leve a spot in my undiess. Im a hevyset women too and am not sher if Im just swetting down there or not. And it dosnt have a smell or color to it too. So I dont know what is up. Every time the doc ask if Im leaking, I always say "Not that I know of." and thats it. They say nothing ells about it. They dont check me to see if it is leaking. So yeah.

Thanks.
 
avatar
StarryGrrl replied to americas_girl87's response:
I asked my Dr. about this very thing just this afternoon. I told him that I had some extra wetness down there and I was a bit worried that it was amniotic fluid leaking. He said that even a slow leak would have me going through several regular sized pads a day, so if it isn't that much then it's probably just extra discharge which increases as the pregnancy goes on. I hope that helps.
 
avatar
2bbys4me responded:
when i went, with my daughter, u could be peeing a little bit, coughing, bending over ect. will do that, but they just said it was extra discharge, for me atleast.
 
avatar
americas_girl87 replied to 2bbys4me's response:
Okay. So I shouldnt worry thin from what ya'll are saying. Thanks. ^_^


Featuring Experts

Sarah McMoyler, RN, BSN and mother, is the founder of McMoyler Method. As a specialist in labor and delivery nursing for more than 20 years, McMoyler ...More

Helpful Tips

Easing Early Pregnancy NauseaExpert
For many women, eating a small snack every hour or two will keep nausea to a minimum. Almost any food will do, but nuts are a great choice, ... More
Was this Helpful?
40 of 55 found this helpful

Related News

There was an error with this newsfeed

Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.