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i asked a question about water breaking.. and a wonderful answer came with the color odor amount and time... i get the color.. and amount.. what what would odor and time have to do with? is it supposed to have odor and whats the time for?


Asked by Ross2010 at 7:37 PM on Nov. 7, 2010 in Pregnancy

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  • Amniotic fluid isn't supposed to smell - if it does, it can indicate infection or maybe that baby passed meconium already - both of which mean baby has to come out ASAP. And time - baby should come within 24 hours of the water breaking - any longer than that and infection can start brewing. So if you don't know what time your water broke, you could go for too long and have problems. But...what does a coat have to do with water breaking?

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:52 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • The 24 hour rule is bs. The worst thing you can do is have vaginal checks every 20 minutes to an hour. That introduces infection. And I don't remember meconium in the water making it smelling. It looked weird as anything, but I don't remember a smell. BTW meconium means nothing if the baby is breech.


    Answer by LoveMyDog at 9:46 AM on Nov. 8, 2010

  • They said they learned it in their child birthing class. What to look for when your water breaks

    Comment by Ross2010 (original poster) at 11:22 PM on Nov. 7, 2010

  • isnt supposed to smell and supposed to be clear.

    Answer by HaRlEiGhSmOmMa at 2:38 AM on Nov. 8, 2010