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amniotic fluid leak
KOH360 posted:
I am currently 14 weeks pregnant with my first child. This past friday I woke up and was covered in a liquid. After going to the hospital I discovered that I had a tear and the amniotic fluid leaked out but there was still a little left. The doctors informed me that there isn't much they can do other than wait and see what happens but to remember the positives: my child is still alive and has a heartbeat of 164. I have had cramps and spotted bleeding quite a bit through this pregnancy and I'm still having them but the doctor said that if I was miscarrying I would be able to tell. Since this is my first pregnancy, I'm not sure if this is something that happens to a lot of people or is something that is rare and if there are more options than the 'wait game'. I know stressing over it isn't going to make anything better but I'm not sure what my odds are. If anyone has dealt with something similar or has any advice for me please let me know.
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Byroney_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hello KOH360 and thank you for posting.

I'm so sorry to hear about the amoniotic fluid leak, but it does sound like good news that the baby checked out okay. You are the first person I can remember posting in the last two years on here with this problem, so based on that, I am guessing your situation is pretty rare.

Have you consulted with a perinatologist? They are the high risk pregnancy specialists and may have some answers with you.

Please let us know how you're doing.

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