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What does it smell like when your water breaks?

I heard it has an unusual smell... Ive heard some people compare it to the smell of Comet cleaner... Is that what it really smells like?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:40 PM on Dec. 8, 2009 in Pregnancy

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  • I've heard it smells sweet and also that it smells like chlorine

    Answer by laura_lu5 at 8:42 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • You know, when it happen, smell was the last thing on my mind.

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:50 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • When mine broke, it gushed and I really didn't notice a smell at all. I think you'd just about have to wipe with toilet paper and sniff the paper to really notice the smell. It's not a strong odor.

    Answer by ThrivingMom at 8:53 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • I didn't really notice a smell, either.

    Answer by Christina807 at 9:05 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • i didn't notice a smell either, mine broke with all 3 of my babies. Trust me you will know that it did.

    Answer by Rebeccaroe at 9:08 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • I heard that to tell if your water broke or if it's pee(like if you wake up in middle of the night and your beds wet or something) to smell it, if it smells sweet it's amniotic fluid, and well.... i don't have to tell you what pee smells like. And since your baby lives in it(and they come out smelling sweet as can be) and they swallow it while in your tummy I would hope it doesn't smell like chlorine or comet!

    Answer by Rachell9503 at 10:41 PM on Dec. 8, 2009

  • My nurse said it actually smells like semen. a little embarrassing I know.

    Answer by Emo_mommy at 12:03 AM on Dec. 9, 2009

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