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28 Weeks Pregnant...Leaking Fluid?

I am currently 28wks pregnant with a baby girl...My last appt was last week, they did a growth ultrasound and everything was fine--she's a big girl, already estimated to weigh 3lbs 7oz! :) I am a diabetic so that comes with the territory they say.

This morning I awoke and my pajama shorts were VERY damp. It was not urine (at least it didn't smell like urine) and it was colorless (from what I could tell on my shorts). Since then I have been having a few drops here or a few drops there--I have put a pad on and have remained off my feet other then to go to the bathroom...I have been drinking water...I haven't had another massive soaking, and am not having any contractions.

I am worried though as I continue to leak--all be it a little bit.....Hemming and hawing over whether or not to go call my docs...Any advice would be helpful! I dont go back to the docs for another week regularly.

What can I do next?

So What Happened?™

I ended up waiting a day, and then after waking up yesterday with the same scenario I called my docs and they got me right in. They did a couple of swab tests and a pelvic exam...all was fine. Just as a precaution they did an ultrasound to check on the fluid sacs around the baby--all of which were normal....So diagnosis--I am just one of those lucky lucky lucky (and being sarcastic there!!) moms who just have excessive amounts of discharge in the 3rd trimester---all of it is clear, thin and completely health and normal.

However the doc was glad I called and he told me to do so again if ever I had a concern...which was nice...I didnt feel like I overeacted or anything like that.....

So it looks like this baby is right on track...she will be delivered early like her brother before he...probably in 6 to 7 weeks via c-section:)

Thanks to all the moms out there who replied! Good to feel not so alone! SO glad I stumbled upon this website!

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If it smells like ammonia, it is probably urine (embarrassing, but common if the baby is sitting on your bladdar). If it has a sweeter smell, it is probably amniotic fluid.

I'd call the doc, unless it really smells like ammonia. From personal experience, I had a slow leak (a little further along than you) and when it finally got too low, I went into premature labor....we ended up with an emergency C-Section b/c with out the cushion of the amniotic fluid, the cord kept crimping and cutting off oxygen to the baby. Had I gone earlier, it may have at least kept me from having the C-Section.

Best to you!! I know with my 2nd I had incontinence problems and I was scared to death it was a leak...it never really smelled like urine, but it had an ammonia smell which made me feel better! Never thought I would be happy to pee on myself! :-)

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CALL! Always call if something is bothering you. This is why doctors have after hour numbers. If it gives you peace of mind or gets you the care you need it will be worth the time. Leaking fluid could be a sign that your water has broken and at 28 weeks you need to make sure you get the treatment you need whatever that may be. Good luck!

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Absolutely call your doc asap! Sounds like you are leaking amniotic fluid. Good luck and let us know what happens!

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The doctor can test to see if the liquid is fluid. If so, after 72 hours of leaking, you are prone to a strep infection that can be harmful to the baby. It can be treated with antibiotics, but if you are truly leaking, it is likely that you will start having contractions. Small punctures in the sac can heal themselves, but your doctor will want to keep a close eye on you if you are leaking fluid.

I was leaking and my son was born at 35 weeks. I did get a strep infection because I leaked for days before anything was done. The result: I had to have an IV of antibiotics at every child birth because the infection can live in your body for years.

Check it out. It will be better to know for sure.

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Please go to the hospital or call your doctor immediately!!! A gal that I know had similar symptoms and went to the hospital, found out her fluids were low at 26 weeks pregnant. She is now a mommy to a tiny tiny baby that weighed less than a pound at birth!!!

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Call your doctor and get in there. That is exactly how my water broke. Not a gush like I thought, and totally colorless and odorless. I was early so I didn't think that could be it. And the baby's weight "stopped it up" so I didn't leak much after the first bit, just a little trickle here and there. You could have a small tear that only leaks as the baby shifts around. The doctor needs to check your fluid level and see what is going on.

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I would call your doctor. If you are leaking fluid this could be harmful to you and the baby. I was not leaking fluid, but I went in for an appt. and said the baby wasn't moving as much. After an US they found out I didn't have any fluid left and the baby was in danger because the fluid is their cushioning.

It could be nothing, but I'm sure you doctor would want to examine you and make sure that everything was okay.

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Call the doctor immediately if you have not already done so!!

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Be sure to let your doctor know. I was having the same thing but wasn't sure if I was really leaking or not. My doc did an ultrasound and my fluid was normal. They can check the fluid very easily. I think you'd know if it was a lot and you needed to go in right away, like if your water broke. But to be safe, mention it to your doc and he'll probably do an ultrasound to be sure. Good luck to you and Congratulations!

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Def call your doctor and go and get it checked , this happend in my first pregnancy at 35 weeks , it turned out to be my hind water (you have 2 hind and fore which was news to me) , so wasn't a problem and I went full term plus a little more , but you need to get this checked incase it is your water , your baby is not ready to come into the world yet even if she is big for your weeks.

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YES you have to call your doctor. It does sound like your water broke. This may not be an issue it might even seal on its own. Also at 28 weeks you don't want to have your baby yet as there would be complications. However you should probably be on complete bed rest at a minimum and possibly in the hospital. When your water breaks you are open to infections which could put you and your baby at risk. Also don't put anything into your vagina (not like you would want to) as this can create infection. I hooe the best for you.

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if you are staying in bed, what is it going to hurt to take the time to call. you should. ever if they said it is fine. all you did was waste a few minutes. if it was me a would be there when they open. good lluck and god bless. mom of 7 R.

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I would go see your dr ASAP. Definitely sounds like you're leaking amniotic fluid and you need to get that checked. You could go in to labor or you could get an infection if the sac is leaking. Hopefully it's just normal discharge...but it worries me since it was a lot and keeps on spotting. Good luck! I hope everything is ok.

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I would definitely call the doctor.

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I would say - definately give them a call. For your peace of mind!

D.

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You need to call them right way and get into the doctor now. It sounds to me like you are leaking amniotic fluid. Thats how it was for me the night before I went into labor at 36 weeks. I called the doc and they made me go in. Once they checked me out I went next door and was admitted to the hospital. The sooner you see your doctor the sooner they can help you so it stops and you get better. I was far enough along that they didn't stop mine. Good luck.

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Call the doctor right away! They can advise you on what to do. I will keep you in my prayers!

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yes,I agree with the rest this is how my water broke also. I remember seeing this clear liquid, and calling the nurse at my "ob" office and after describing it to her she told me to get straight over I caught it within a day or so and already ran the risk of bad infection as one mentioned post earlier if I was any later in telling them it might have been too late. both me and baby were giving medicine through our iv to prevent infection, so don't mess with this. if the liquid has any thickness to it at all , i mean thickier than water that is get in there now.

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See you doctor. They will do a quick swab test and you can stop worrying.
Increased discharge is pretty common in pregnancy, but anything out of what is normal for you, always warrants a call to your provider.
Good luck!

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GO to the doctor!!!!!!! Better safe than sorry.

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Go to the doctors right now! it sounds like your water had broke or is leaking. Either way it means that baby has to come out now. Good luck. Please post what happens.

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You need to get to your docs or Hospital NOW!

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nevermind your doctor, go to the hospital. if u haven't had contractions, good however what u described is classic water breaking, especially if it continuously leaks the real risk is if that seal from baby to world has broken, you run a very high risk of infection to you and baby, I hope it all works out for you.

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i bet hes sitting on your bladder

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