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Does amniotic fluid have a smell? adult content

I'm kind of slowly leaking fluid from my vagina today. Not much just enough to make things a little damp from my underwear to about half way down the thigh of my pants but with no smell,no color,no big gush. I have had this before kind of but when I went in the test came back no so I wasn't thinking that's it's a huge rush to the hospital moment.

What's it like if you have a slow amniotic fluid leak? Does the baby get less active because she kind of has been today? Does it have a smell or something to identify it?

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lizziebreath

Asked by lizziebreath at 9:34 PM on Oct. 20, 2012 in Pregnancy

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  • Supposedly it smells sweet, but honestly I don't remember smelling anything. Try laying down for 20-30 minutes then getting back up, if it stops it isn't amniotic fluid. My son did stop moving when my water broke.
    AF4life

    Answer by AF4life at 9:37 PM on Oct. 20, 2012

  • Smell your underwear- do they smell like urine?
    No?
    Call the doc.
    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 9:38 PM on Oct. 20, 2012

  • It's sort of "earthy" smelling to me.
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 9:41 PM on Oct. 20, 2012

  • Yes, it can be straw scented and straw colored. I leaked a ton everyday, what a mess! lol So I can describe mine--
    Some women say it has a cleanser smell like "Comet cleanser" (I wonder if folks get cleaning products confused though because I see some ask about bleach smell~~).

    Is it still leaking? Do you fill a maxi pad?
    doulala

    Answer by doulala at 12:40 AM on Oct. 21, 2012

  • Not much today and no I haven't filled a pad. I have an NST early Monday morning so i'll find out if my fluid levels dropped at all and i'm on fever watch at home.
    lizziebreath

    Comment by lizziebreath (original poster) at 7:30 PM on Oct. 21, 2012

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