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Leaking Amniotic Fluid At 34 Weeks
Polyhydramnios: Your amniotic fluid level is a bit high. I would expect that your doctor would be rechecking this at least weekly and if not already done you should be seen by a perinatologist. ...Read more
I am 34 weeks and 5 days pregnant. I am slowly leaking amniotic fluid and was wondering is it safe to get in the bathtub?
How to tell if leaking amniotic fluid or just watery discharge? 26.5 weeks having small gushes of fluid when I wake/stand up and wetness on liner
See your doctor: Amniotic fluid can be detected best at your ob's office using various tools. If you're having gushes of fluid with movement, I suggest you see your OB for an ultrasound and an exam to check the fluid to ensure it's not amniotic fluid. ...Read more
A hole: The bag of water is held together by amniotic membranes that have less integrity than an overfilled water balloon. Sometimes, they develop a "hole" and leak and re-seal, and sometimes they don't. Either way you need to tell your OB MD of this development as fetus' can get infected and die if the membranes are truly compromised. ...Read more
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Many things: If you are worried about this you need to discuss this with your OB doc, various things can cause fluid to leak, and I assume early because if you start leaking fluid at 35 weeks or more the txment is to be delivered, premature labor, incompetent cervix, infection are some of teh things that can cause prom. ...Read more
I think I'm leaking amniotic fluid. Whatever came out was much more than discharge . Clear and kind of slimy or sticky after I touched it. N warn?
We need a little: More information. How far along r u? If over 23 weeks, if u think your water bag broke go in. If prior, still get seen soon but not nec. Tonight. Secondary to increased blood flow, the vagina does secrete more fluid in pregnancy. By history, it usually is a noticeable event, though presentation is variable. You need to be seen sooner rather than later, especially if pre-term. ...Read more
My braxton hicks have been. 15min apart at night for 2 days. I was leaking this morning. I don't know if im leaking amniotic fluid. I'm in Third mester?
Thin water type flu: Fluid that will just keep coming out, will not stop, usually thin and clear, can sometimes be greenish if baby had a meconium bm in utero but if you are concerned u may be leaking please call your OB right now, because if I was your doc I would send u to l&d if there was any concern about leaking af. ...Read more
It can be difficult: Being able to tell if you "broke your water" can, at times, be difficult to ascertain. Any question that you may have an amniotic leak should immediately be brought to your ob's attention. Nevertheless, some signs may be a constant trickle of fluid or wetness. ...Read more
Hospital admission: If you are talking about water breaking between 24-34 weeks and no labor, you would be admitted to the hospital on bedrest. Steroid injections would be given to help mature the baby's lungs. Antibiotics may be given to reduce the risk of infection in the uterus. The baby would be monitored for heart rate problems and growth problems. ...Read more
Yes: The bag of waters can leak amniotic fluid even early in pregnancy. The fluid is fetal urine so some women think they just wet themselves. It is difficult for a woman to know, but there are tests OB providers do to tell if there was rupture of membranes (rom). Because there can be risks to woman and fetus, medical attention is required whenever liquid comes out her vagina as gush or persistent leak. ...Read more
I'm 36 weeks and my panties get wet enough to leak through but not enough to fill a panty liner. How do I know if this is amniotic fluid? No scent.
Get checked : If you are unsure and think that you may have ruptured your membranes then it is very important to be promptly evaluated by a medical professional. ...Read more
Call doctor: If you think you are leaking amniotic fluid, call your doctor right away. ...Read more
Can I leak amniotic fluid where it is absorbed into my body? I am 32 weeks. I feel like my belly is shrinking
Amniotic fluid leak: Amniotic fluid leakage can go unnoticed, but there are other potential complications intra utero that might be happening associated with oligohydramnios (low placenta fluid). It is difficult however to tell just by a gross look at your belly. Sometimes there are changes in the baby's position that can make it look like it shrank. Follow up with your OB asap if in doubt you may be leaking a.F. ...Read more
I'm 24 wks & have noticed my nial vaginal discharge has thinned out and seems a bit watery is this normal, could I have a slow leak of amniotic fluid?
Possibly: I would suggest testing at your OB or emergency room to rule out leakage of fluid. ...Read more
Can a yeast infection cause a pH strip to turn blue-green when testing for amniotic fluid leaking?
My sister-in-law's baby died in utero around 16w. No amniotic fluid but she didn't have leaking. They said fetus was dehydrated. How so? Kidney issue?
Could be: Amniotic fluid includes urine made by the fetus during pregnancy. Those that have poorly formed or no kidneys or a severe blockage to their urine outflow, will not create enough amniotic fluid. The fetus remains so tightly shrinked wrapped, that they also can have poor lung growth (no room). These can survive pregnancy but die soon after birth. A loss early in pregnancy may indicate another issue. ...Read more
Amniotic fluid level: In general, we accept an ultrasound measure divided in the four quadrants of your uterine cavity of anywhere from 5-25cm to be a normal range. Lower than 8cm and we usually do further testing or repeat assessment of the fluid levels. The level may be low or high for a number of reasons that your OB doctor can usually detect. ...Read more
Close monitoring: The fluid levels around the baby fluctuate during pregnancy. If the fluids continue to increase and you have other medical conditions such as diabetes, your OB/GYN may choose to perform procedures to reduce the fluid as needed. Fluid level of 26 is just above the normal cusp of normal (25) and a repeat ultrasound will help. ...Read more
34 weeks pregnant today. Measuring "low amniotic fluid". Baby is measuring 5 pounds, likelihood of complications of delivered now? Induction? C-sec?
Depends: Depends on how low the AFI (amniotic fluid index) is and how compliant you are with NSTs. You should be resting on your left side, getting NSTs and maybe even biophysical profiles. If a smoker, stop immediately. Your fluid may rebound if you follow this plan. At 34 weeks there is about 5% chance of long term newborn complications and the c section risk depends again on how low the fluid is. ...Read more
Clear fluid leaking from breasts at 34 weeks pregnant, is this normal or too soon? Not due till september 4th.
Lung Development: Amniotic fluid initially is filtered from the mother's blood and passes through the pregnancy's membranes to create a nourishing cushion during the first few weeks of development. Later, it is a byproduct (urine) of the baby's circulation which is taken into the lungs during the baby's practice breaths. The fluid pressure then induces growth and opening of the lung's branches. ...Read more
Circulation issues: The amniotic fluid 'circulates' inside the uterus after it is manufactured including the baby swallowing some of it. If there are genetic problems with the fetus or problems in 'manufacturing' both can cause low levels. ...Read more