How do I know if its pee or amm.fluid???

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  1. daisydancer

    daisydancer Well-Known Member

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    I'm 29 and a half weeks pregnant and my baby has decided to do a lot of squirming about on my badder for the last 2 weeks or so. Last night I was lying in bed and baby decided to jump on my bladder so hard it felt like I nearly peed myself a bit. So about half an hour later I went to the loo and had a little wet patch about the size of a 50p or a bit bigger. Today I was in the car and he did it again, and when I got to the toilet it was wet again like last night. I dont think its discharge as it always dried white/yellowy colour but this just dries away. How do I know if its pee or my waters? Would waters keep on trickling out rather than coming and going?
     
  2. lilacmonkey87

    lilacmonkey87 Well-Known Member

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    This may sound disgusting but your best bet is to have a good old whiff if your that in doubt lol amniotic fluid has a very distinct smell and you will be able to tell the difference between the fluid and urine!
     
  3. daisydancer

    daisydancer Well-Known Member

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    Thats what I'm worried about!! How the heck do you tell the difference??!! My pee doesnt really smell (tmi soz lol)
     
  4. brunette&bubs

    brunette&bubs Mommy to James

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    its normal for some womens water to trickle and not gush...
    when my MIL was pregnant hers trickled for a week and she neglected to tell her OB

    My advice, put on a pad and lay down for an hour and then stand up.
    If there is liquid on the pad or if you feel a trickle when you stand then it's your waters and you need to give your doc a call.
    If you're still worried bring the wet pad into your doc and they can test it for amniotic fluid...or they can put a little paper thing in your vagina to test.

    GL
     
  5. Minnie_me

    Minnie_me Well-Known Member

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    I find it equally difficult and am constantly wondering - mainly because I have no idea what AF smells like :shrug: I do think at the moment I am getting increased discharge, some of which is very watery and figure that if it was amniotic fluid then it would continue to leak :shrug:
     
  6. daisydancer

    daisydancer Well-Known Member

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    Thats what I'm thinking...I dont think it would be on my pants last night, disappear until 3 o clock today, a tiny bit more, then nothing again...at least I dont think so. Plus it is only there when baby decides to use my bladder as a punchbag.

    I have put a pad on, but I have had nothing since 3 o clock, so maybe I just have become incontinent!!!
     
  7. daisydancer

    daisydancer Well-Known Member

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    Also, Does the abys head need to be at least starting to engage for your waters to go, coz I was at the mw yesterday and she said his head was still free??
     
  8. brunette&bubs

    brunette&bubs Mommy to James

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    some babies don't engage until labor starts
     
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    Eltjuh Mum to Lucas and Logan

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    My baby didn't start engaging till 37 weeks!! And he was only 1/5 engaged....
     
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    daisydancer Well-Known Member

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    Possibly TMI, but amniotic fluid smells a bit like semen.
     
  12. tommyg

    tommyg Mum to Smurf & TTC

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    Chances are it's pee esp if it happens when baby decides to have a wriggle. You might find you have the same problem if you cough or sneeze.
     
  13. lynzlogan

    lynzlogan Guest

    urine tbh if it smells bad or not - smells like urine.
    Amm fluid has a more "sweet/Fresh" smell to it.

    Panty liners are your best bet.....as if its urine leaking say over an hour or so the liner will get a pee tinge to it, whereas if its your waters it wouldn't get the urine "look"

    HTH xx
     
  14. aliss

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    You can't always tell. I was leaking a couple of drops and it really did seem like pee but got it tested and it turns out it was amniotic fluid leaking for 4 days. Get it checked.
     
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    Wonder if I should phone up today, or wait til monday??
     
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    daisydancer Well-Known Member

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    Anyone?? Should I just wait and see if any more comes out, coz it was only that small patch on friday night, and then yesterday at about half 3? Should I only phone if it comes out continually, or if it soaks a pad in an hour or something???
     
  17. aliss

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    I would suggest phoning straight away for advice. I say that because I was personaly told to just wait but then I went in anyways (sort of fibbed about how much fluid it was), but turns out I was right (although I was 40+5), I'm overly cautious in that way. Mine was small drops for 4 days, nothing like most people describe, you never know. If you are only 29 weeks then a risk of a water leak is a bit more urgent.
     
  18. daisydancer

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    I phoned earlier and they said that it would probably keep leaking, and I would be in pain. And to keep an eye on it. Not much else I can do I guess.
     
  19. aliss

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    Oh no, not always. I would suggest going in to get checked for peace of mind. I know for a FACT that you can leak amniotic fluid without being in pain. I leaked for almost 6 days (4 days at home, 2 days in the hospital on pitocin) without any pain. It sounds like your gut is telling you something, I would really suggest dropping in.
     
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    Well I havent had any for over 24 hours, and I cant drop in coz the hospital is 40 miles away!
     

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