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can you leak amniotic fluid but have not lost your plug??
and also. does it have like NO smell to it whatsoever?
I'm trying to wake my ride up to take me to the hospital because I'm thinking my water just broke. although it's only leaking

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Asked by kittenripmaygo at 9:26 AM on Sep. 7, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • It shouldn't have an odor and it's possible that you HAVE lost your mucus plug and just didn't know it. I've had 3 babies and never noticeably lost my plug.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:27 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • thats what happened to me...with m y second child i never noticed me losing my plug...but all of a sudden it felt like i had to go to the bathroom...well when i got up i was leaking all the way to the wasnt a trickle..but it wasnt stopping....when i got to the bathroom it was the same thing..i was afraid i was going to be in the bathroom forever cause it wasnt stopping....but wasnt alot! and yes there was NO odor at all!

    Answer by blueeyedgrl2377 at 9:29 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • I only noticed losing my plug with my first baby. After that my water broke no color, no smell.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:31 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • ahhh thanks.
    yea I may have not noticed I've lost it lol
    ugh.. I don't want the baby to come on labor day.. I already know what's going to happen.. YOUR IN LABOR ON LABOR DAY >.>

    Answer by kittenripmaygo at 9:36 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • Definately go to the hospital if you think you are leaking.. Don't worry my water leaked on new years day with my 8 year old and my newest was born on mine an hubbys wedding anniversary! If you are leaking fluid they might induce you in order to prevent infection.. Not sure how far along you are but congrats on baby if you delive make sure to keep posted!

    Answer by LuvmyFam6 at 9:45 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • When my water broke with my second baby I was 37 weeks and I had already been put on bed rest to prevent labor, so they went ahead and took the baby. When my water broke with my last I was 30 weeks. They kept me on bedrest in the hospital for 2 weeks until they couldn't stop labor.

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:50 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • i'm almost at 41 weeks

    Answer by kittenripmaygo at 9:58 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

  • You don't have to lose the plug first (externally, anyway).
    And you don't *have* to go in just because you're leaking.
    You can follow some simple rules and stay home until you begin contracting. And then wait until it's later in Active Labor.

    Some women have contractions first, then water breaks. Or it never breaks.
    Some women have their water break first~ like you might. And me...

    Is your baby low and head-down?

    You can:
    Watch to see the color & odor.
    How long it takes to fill a maxi pad
    Lie down for a few minutes, get up to see if it gushes.
    Take your temperature every few hours to watch for an infection.
    Put NOTHING inside the vagina (no intercourse, tampons, or cervix checks!)
    Drink a LOT of water, stay hydrated.
    Increase Vitamin-C and Echinecea.

    Answer by doulala at 10:58 AM on Sep. 7, 2009

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