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Old Dec 2nd, 2008, 10:43 AM   1
khartnett
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'Leaking Liquor"


Hi girls, i went for my
35 week check up today
everythings ok urine,
blood pressure etc.
Midwife asked the normal
questions how u feeling
generally, any swelling
blah blah. I mentioned that
i have been feeling more
wet than usual downstairs
and have been wearing a
pad but its hard to tell if its
discharge as its quite
watery. A consultant gave
me an internal (with the
midwife present) which
hurt ! He had a chat with
the midwife and they sent
me for a ctg to check
babys heartbeat and
movements. I've just
got home and the
consultant has wrote
"leaking liquor" on my
notes i take it that means
amnotic fluid???? It
was
a very stange appointment
he didn't give me any info
i'm not due to see my
midwife for a few weeks
but he insisted i see him
personally next week.
Does anyone know what
leaking liquor means
please??? Love to hear
back from you kasey x



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Old Dec 2nd, 2008, 12:05 PM   2
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Hey there, I've done a bit of reading on this (as it happened to me with my son) and did find some websites referring to amniotic fluid as liquor.

Like you, at around 35 weeks, I was leaking a watery fluid, no big gushes, but enough to wear a pad, although at the time, I was too shy to mention it to my doctor. I remember thinking that it felt like I had sprung a small leak. I didn't find out that this was amniotic fluid until they checked it from my pad when I was in labour in the hospital. I delivered at 36 weeks.

From what I've read (take this with a grain of salt, as it is from the internet) it's called PROM (premature rupture of the membranes). For some people, it's a big gush when their water breaks, and for others, it's a slow leak. I think the biggest risk is infection (which might be why your mw wants to see you sooner than later, and also, you do need to avoid as it can introduce bacteria), and also of course, preterm labour. But you're far enough along now that going into labour is low risk to baby. Also, if the water changes colour, like to greenish, or if it starts to smell bad, get yourself seen right away.

I actually thought I might be leaking again a week ago, and my doctor sent me to have it checked to see if it was amniotic fluid. One thing that pops to mind that she said was that she doubted it was, because I said it started a week prior and she said that chances were strong that if it were, I would be in labour by now! (I did think twice about telling you that, but figured that if I were in your shoes, I'd want to know!)

Anyways, if I were you, I wouldn't hesitate to call and ask more questions. What you should be looking for, his plans if you're still leaking next week, ect.

Big hugs to you!



 
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Old Dec 2nd, 2008, 12:23 PM   3
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hello hun many thanks for
getting back to me.
How soon after you
noticed you was leaking
did u go into labour? I've
got a feeling if i don't go
into labour by next week
they may induce me as
there is the risk of
infection. Was your so ok
being born that early,
how much did he weigh?



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Old Dec 2nd, 2008, 12:52 PM   4
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I think it was just shy of a week from when I started leaking till labour started. And I think you're right that they might induce you, but then again, they may just watch your fluid levels and monitor you carefully so bubs can stay in a little longer. Who knows, but how exciting that you may see your little one soon!

My son did really well at 36 weeks. We were kept in hospital for 4 days for monitoring. He was jaundice, and kept in the nursery under those lights to help that. And he was HUGE for his gestational age - 7lbs 8oz! But I was borderline with gestational diabetes that pregnancy, so that explains that I dread to think how big he would've been had he stayed in another month. ouch!

I'll be thinking of you! Keep us posted on how things progress!



 
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Old Dec 2nd, 2008, 13:07 PM   5
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My god he'd come out the
size of a 3 month old if
stayed in there till your due
date! Lol! How did your
labour start period pains at
first etc? And how long
was you in labour sorry for
being nosey! X



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Old Dec 2nd, 2008, 13:55 PM   6
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Oh good somones brought this up lol Ive been getting alot of discharge, being more wet latley It soaks my pj pants. I dont put a pad on I just keep wiping myself lol Should I bring this up with my midwife?



 
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Old Dec 2nd, 2008, 15:00 PM   7
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Yeah mention it to her hun x



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Old Dec 2nd, 2008, 15:30 PM   8
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My first (son) was born 3 1/2 weeks early, my waters starting leaking a little bit, I went to the hosp to get checked out and they kept me in, I had to wear a pad and 2 days later they decided to induce me, I was in labour all day as it was gradual and by the end I was having a dry birth and had to have a ventouse to help him out.

Then when he was born they thought he was slightly jaundice so I we had to stay in hosp for another 5 days.

Hope everything is ok with u, I think the mw/consultant should of explained 2 u what was going on, maybe give them a ring.

Sammie, I wouldnt worry, I have been abit more wet down there lately, its all normal, unless u get soaked then put a pad on and let mw/hosp know



 
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Old Dec 2nd, 2008, 16:49 PM   9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by khartnett View Post
My god he'd come out the
size of a 3 month old if
stayed in there till your due
date! Lol! How did your
labour start period pains at
first etc? And how long
was you in labour sorry for
being nosey! X
Scary thought - I would've birthed a toddler instead of a baby were he term!

Labour started with period type pains, and lots of low back pain. That went on, increasing in intensity, for about 8hours. At first I was just thinking it was from shopping all day, but by the late evening, contractions started and not slowely! After about an hour, they were 2-3mins apart. Went to the hospital, and was already 4cm dilated. 5 hours later, little man was born.

It went quick



 
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Old Dec 3rd, 2008, 01:59 AM   10
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Ah thanks girls i'm gonna
write some questions
down for my
appointment next week.
The consultant was a bit
rude and was walking in
and out of different
rooms in the middle of
my appointment i know
they are really busy but i
need to know what they
are going to do as i'm
still leaking (on pad) and
i'm getting worried about
risk of infection. I'm not
sure what they do as i'm
only 35 weeks if the baby
has a better chance
staying in the womb or
on the outside? Kase x



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