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How do you know when your water breaks and u go into labor

Category: Trimesters - Third Trimester
Posted by daisy_david12612 » Oct. 16, 2012 5:34am

I am pregnant with our first child and i have had a weird day today he has been moving a lot and just a couple days ago he moved down a lot he was under my ribs and now he is in my abdomen more i was bending over today an felt something run down my leg just a little I know i did not pee myself and about every hour i have a light pain go across my pelvis area as well as a pain going down from the top of my pelvis down to my woman area. I just changed doctors because my last doctor would not sit and talk to me she just walked out of the room and i have not meet my new doctor but my last doctor told me he could come any where after week 35 and i am in week 33 she also told me to go ahead and install the car seat and make shore that i packed 2 weeks ago my husband wants me to go to the doctor but i dont fell like it is necessary what should i do plus i live in a house with 2 nurses what do u think

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Reply by sw33th34rt » Oct. 16, 2012 2:16pm

I can speak from experience on this one. My water broke at home at 37 weeks. But I woke up and my side of the bed was soaked. A huge puddle, so I called the ER and theysaid to come right in. They said if the fluid is clear and has no smell, it's amnonic fluid.

But, they did tell me when I got there that if it's a gushing, the the leak is low, but if it's trickeling here and there it's higher up and keeps coming in small amounts frequently. At the hospital they will take this dip-strip and test the fluid to see if it's urine or amnionic fluide. They could tell right away it was my water. They gave me a pad to wear b/c it wasn't stopping and it was embarrasing to walk then have to keep stopping for more fluid so they got me a wheelchair. I was only in labor for 6 hours.

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Reply by daisy_david12612 » Oct. 16, 2012 6:15pm

i am still cramping really bad and i have not keep track of them today but yesterday it was every hour so do u think that i should go to the doctor

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Reply by AshleyNicole20 » Oct. 16, 2012 9:14pm

If I were you I would go. NO JOKE!! If anything it is better to be safe then sorry!!! If you know it was not pee then its possibly amniotic fluid!!

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Reply by katywinter » Oct. 17, 2012 12:01am

Your water might not "break" before you go into labour, so if you have regular contractions you should call your doctor or midwife. They may just be Braxton-Hicks contractions - if they're an hour apart, it's unlikely to be true labour - but it's better to be safe and get a medical opinion.

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Reply by daisy_david12612 » Oct. 22, 2012 7:40pm

I went to the doctor and they said that it was not contractions but i am measuring 3 weeks big so the are doing an ultrasound and they said that they would run more test if the pain cont...

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