(Closed) Amniotic Fluid?

posted 7 years ago in Pregnancy
Post # 3
7777 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

Mine definitely soaks the undergarments sometimes. I think that’s pretty normal.I’ve had pretty heavy discharge through my whole pregnancy.

Post # 4
6009 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2009

In my own personal experience, you’ll probably know if you start leaking amniotic fluid.  You might hear or feel a “popping” that will clue you in, but also, it’ll probably be a consistent leak that will be heavy enough to warrant changing a pad every hour or so.  When my water broke with Addie (the first time), it was a very slow leak, but enough that I needed to change my panty liner before going to the hospital. 

It’s probably just increased discharge (you’re coming up on the joys of 3rd tri 🙂 but you can still call your doc, just as a precaution.  The test for amniotic fluid is super fast and easy; it looks just like a pH test strip that they dip in the fluid.

Post # 5
7587 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@winniewolf:  I just started soaking through as well. It’s less than awesome.  I think if it’s a consistent flow it’s an issue and would call, but for me it’s just here and there. 

Post # 6
5654 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2011

Don’t you love the things the DON’T tell you about in pregnancy?!

Sounds pretty normal to me, but like pp have said if it is a contant flow or you just need a little more piece of mind give your Dr. a call. =)

Post # 7
255 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I’ve definitely been experiencing heavier discharge over the last month or so. I agree with the consistent v. intermittent flow thing though. If it was more than the occasional surge and seemed to persist, I’d call for peace of mind.

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