so i thought my water broke this morning, but then me and the doc on call were convinced it was just urine leaking.
(i did not go in to get checked)
anyways, i heard that you could check your own ph level at home with the pool ph level strips.
i checked it and the strip said 7.8 was the ph level.
what does this mean?
did my water break?
but then the test strip dried and the strip color went away.
The pH of normal vaginal discharge is slightly acidic (around 4.5-5.5) while amniotic fluid is neutral or slightly basic (pH of 7-8).
So if you're getting a reading of 7.8 I would say there's a good chance your water broke. Might want to retest though, just to be sure. Obviously doing a pH test at home isn't definitive but I'd say that's enough evidence to merit getting checked out!
should i wait for labor to start or should i call l&d. i want a natural birth.
my doc said that they usually allow 24 hours. and that was 14 hours ago. should i just wait it out and call closer to that cut-off time?
so being said that urine could have my ph screwed up,
i tested my urine. reading was below 6.8. i then retested my panties, and reading was 8.4.
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