It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Pregnancy Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 03-25-2005, 05:56 AM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 64
Claudia77 HB User
Water leaking, plz help

Hi,

I am only 28 weeks pregnant and I've realised this morning that I have uncontrolable leaking water leaking from my vagina. Not to the amount of a gush, just a leaking dribble. At least I think it's water, it's clear and I am a little worried.

I don't have a doctor here so I have no-one to ask. Unfortunatley I had some insurance woes and was unable to get any health insurance as no-one would cover me when I came over here from England. 4-5 months ago.

Is this normal.. I was gonig to leave it for about another 3 weeks before going back to england to have my baby, which I'll be able to have without the financial worrys of having it here in the USA. But maybe I should go home sooner ?

Is this leaking of water normal at this stage ?

 
Old 03-25-2005, 06:07 AM   #2
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: massachusetts
Posts: 322
stacydl HB User
Re: Water leaking, plz help

If your water has broken it could come in the form of a gush or the form of a leak that continues. You really should go get checked as soon as possible. I think you should go to the er with or without insurance because it can be serious if your water breaks early. I am not trying to scare you. There is a quick test they can do to determine if your water broke, they check the pH of the fluid that is leaking to see if it's just discharge or amniotic fluid. It could be discharge, but if it's continual leaking and like water, it's very possible it could be amniotic fluid. I had a tiny leakage of fluid around my 16th week and the doc told me it could be urine but if it continued to go in for the test. It didn't continue and only happened once, a very tiny amount. I think if you go to the er they will probably do an ultrasound to check your amniotic fluid level and the pH test too. I really think this situation needs to be addressed immediately and to wait three weeks could be extremely risky to say the least. I don't want to scare you, I am sorry if I am.
Take care and good luck!
Stacy

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 03-25-2005, 06:09 AM   #3
Senior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Posts: 194
curious1979 HB User
Re: Water leaking, plz help

Claudia,

No, leaking water is not normal this early. I read that if you smell the fluid, you should be able to tell if it is your bag of water or urine. The water will have a sweet smell to it. If you are still unsure, you can always go to the hospital and let them know your situation. Most likely they will get a small swab of the fluid and put it under the microscope to see if it is in fact your water. If you are worried about money, just request that be done. Hope this helps. Keep us posted on how you are. Good Luck!!

Laura

 
Old 03-25-2005, 07:37 AM   #4
Inactive
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Posts: 38
Fruit Loop HB User
Re: Water leaking, plz help

Go to the ER. If you are leaking water it could put your baby (and you)at danger of infection. It's a simple test to see if it's amniotic fluid or something else (which it very well could be). But you really really need to have it checked. Don't wait.

 
Old 03-25-2005, 07:45 AM   #5
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Virginia, USA
Posts: 2,354
BarbaraH HB UserBarbaraH HB UserBarbaraH HB UserBarbaraH HB User
Re: Water leaking, plz help

Claudia -

You must find a doctor now. There is no time to fly back to England. If your amnionic sac is leaking, your baby will be in danger of infection in 24 hours because germs can now get into the sac. A sick baby will cause you to become sick, too, and that is dangerous. If you tried to fly home, you might well have a premature baby on the plane.

Go to the nearest Emergency Department at a hospital and tell the nurse what is happening. Don't delay - really. They will check you and test the pH of the fluid as has been mentioned. If it's urine, no problem, but if it's amnionic fluid you'll probably need to be admitted to the hospital. There is no other choice that is safe for your baby. Go now.

Wishing you well - Barbara

 
Old 03-25-2005, 07:47 AM   #6
Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: WI, USA
Posts: 469
packerfan4ever HB User
Re: Water leaking, plz help

GET TO THE DOC OR ER! It could just be an increase in your discharge--mine was actually trickling down my leg (sorry if TMI). So at my appointment I had her do a check. You need to know for sure; so get in. Like the one of the other posters said, this could lead to infection for you AND the baby if it is in fact leaking water.
__________________
Hasty horse who drinks too much water gets belly ache

 
Old 03-25-2005, 09:15 AM   #7
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,260
jmcummins3 HB User
Re: Water leaking, plz help

Claudia, you can't leave it if you are leaking amniotic fluid. You need to deliver within 24 hours to avoid dangerous infection. There is a possibility that they can keep you in the hospital to let your baby grow a little longer, but it's critical that you go to the ER NOW. Leaking amniotic fluid is serious and cannot be put off.

 
Old 03-25-2005, 11:59 AM   #8
S&J S&J is offline
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 734
S&J HB User
Re: Water leaking, plz help

Now i'm scared.
I'm 19 weeks and feel that I'm having a lot more discharge than normal. I wouldn't actually know how much is normal since this is my first pregnancy that's lasted this long. Is it normal to have a little bit during the day?
thx.
S.

 
Old 03-25-2005, 12:16 PM   #9
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Jun 2003
Posts: 1,071
Dakota HB User
Re: Water leaking, plz help

Like the others said if you suspect your leaking anmiotic fluid you need to be checked asap!!

Hope all is alright!

 
Old 03-25-2005, 03:49 PM   #10
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,260
jmcummins3 HB User
Re: Water leaking, plz help

S&J, an increase in discharge is normal and different than leaking amniotic fluid. My doctor told me that if you soak a pad every 1/2 hour to an hour or so and it's clear, you need to call ASAP because it's probably amniotic fluid. If it is just a trickle here and there or not continuous, it is probably urine which also leaks more during pregnancy. If it is discharge, that's different and normal for it to increase throughout the pregnancy. What Claudia is describing sounds like it could very well be amniotic fluid and she should get it checked ASAP.

 
Old 03-25-2005, 05:18 PM   #11
S&J S&J is offline
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 734
S&J HB User
Re: Water leaking, plz help

jm..thank you for your reply! I immediately did some research about it and some things scared me but some things made me feel better. Your comment made me feel much better!
Thanks!
S

 
Old 03-25-2005, 05:56 PM   #12
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 64
Claudia77 HB User
Re: Water leaking, plz help

Hi

This is Claudia's husband.. Firstly thankyou all for your advice. We went to the hospital this morning and unfortunately it was our worst nightmare, my wife has already started contractions. She is 28 weeks. The doctors are doing everything possible to delay the baby, but they said they can't prevent it for that much longer as she already has lost a lot of water.

It's going to be tough I guess. Especially cos we have no insurance. Every single company we called refused us, as they called Claudia's pregnancy pre-isting. So how we'll come out of this financially is anyones guess.

If anyone has any advice or has been through similar ie premature baby and no health care, any advice is much appreciated.

Kind Regards

 
Old 03-25-2005, 06:11 PM   #13
Junior Member
(female)
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 16
shannon628 HB User
Re: Water leaking, plz help

I'm terribly sorry about that.. I hope that all goes well. Please keep us informed.

Last edited by shannon628; 03-25-2005 at 06:12 PM.

 
Old 03-25-2005, 06:38 PM   #14
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Michigan
Posts: 2,260
jmcummins3 HB User
Re: Water leaking, plz help

Thank you for the update on Claudia's condition. I'm sorry to hear that it was her water that broke but glad she went to the hospital to get it checked out. At 28 weeks, there is a good chance of the baby being okay. Most hospitals will work out a payment plan with you where you can pay monthly with no interest accumulating. When you get the bill, make sure you promptly call the number to work out a plan. They are usually very willing to work with patients. SOme hospitals even give discounts to patients with no insurance. The most important thing is obviuosly getting care for Claudia and the baby. You're doing the right things. Please keep us updated when you can.

 
Old 03-25-2005, 07:45 PM   #15
S&J S&J is offline
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 734
S&J HB User
Re: Water leaking, plz help

i'm sorry that has happened. I hope all goes well.

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
leaking water or something else sandra77 Pregnancy 5 11-06-2007 06:33 AM
Water break, Not Know? mjbrandon Pregnancy 10 04-24-2007 08:07 PM
What does it feel like when water breaks? Lozzy_04 Pregnancy 8 11-26-2006 11:17 AM
? for those whose water has broken bttrfly2107 Pregnancy 3 10-14-2006 02:44 PM
bottled water stay2gether Diet & Nutrition 38 08-10-2006 07:57 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Seraph (6), cattieos (2), mumovhann (2), kittenkaboodle (2), Xkwizit (2), TwinMamma (2), quinyonna07 (2), Kali333 (2), hillarynotclinton (1), lovelyme (1)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1180), MSJayhawk (1013), Apollo123 (909), Titchou (857), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (763), ladybud (755), midwest1 (671), sammy64 (668), BlueSkies14 (607)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:45 AM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!