I'm telling you right now, don't read this if you're a person who does the whole, "If I ever hear about another woman's cervical mucus, pee, whatever"... cause that is what this post is all about!
Sorry ladies... I don't know what to think and since we talked about peeing our pants recently, I thought I would bring my situation here.
So twice in the last week or so, I have suddenly noticed a feeling of wetness in my undies/pajamas out of no where! Once it happened when I got up from settling DD back to sleep after she woke in the evening. There was nothing special about it- I had just been laying in her bed with her, and when I got up, I was like, "What? Why am I wet?" The second was last night- she decided to poop in the middle of the night. I noticed the wetness when I got up to change her. But, I had *just* gotten up to pee before I got up to change her- like literally, I got back in bed after peeing, and a minute later I was getting up to change her. When I looked last night the patch of wetness in my pjs was about a 2in diameter, and yes, I smelled it- didn't really smell like anything- not a strong pee smell or anything.
So, my first question is, if you're someone who leaks- do you feel it? Because I am not having any sensations with this- I'm just suddenly wet.
My imagination is getting carried away and I'm worried I'm leaking amniotic fluid... and I have to fly on Saturday and I really don't want to do anything dangerous, and I REALLY don't want to miss my flight either!
Otherwise, I don't know if I could suddenly be having some really watery CM? As a rule, when pregnant I have pretty thick, creamy CM a lot.
So I just don't know what to think, and I'm certainly freaked out by it. I never thought I would say so...but I'm hoping I'm peeing my pants without even knowing it! I don't want it to be anything else! Well, I guess the watery CM would be ok too...
Any advice or ideas?
P.S. I never leaked during DD's pregnancy or after. And I have no history of any complications in pregnancy (no preterm labor or anything...).
Last edited by Marite13; 03-23-2012 at 05:30 AM.
Mara & Joel, 2009
I, personally, don't think there is such a thing as TMI around here. But that's just me. I love that we can talk about anything.
I've had some wetness issues with this pregnancy that had me slightly worried a little while ago. My OB tested me and determined it was only CM and not amniotic fluid. The test was amazingly simple and quick. A q-tip goes in and then he wiped it on this little strip to see what color it turned. Easy! I don't always feel it when it happens and sometimes just suddenly feel wet. Other times I can feel it kind of gush out, a feeling that's the same as I get during AF when there's a larger 'gush' of blood.
It's my opinion that something like this is not a thing to take lightly and I think it would be best for you to get checked to make sure you aren't leaking fluid. At the very least give your MW a call. She can tell you if she thinks it's okay to fly and then get her to check for you when you land states-side. Oh, and I find my CM tends to have a smell to it, not like urine, but an odd kind of stink that I hate.
So far I only leak when I sneeze, and I definitely feel it. Was the first time soon after you peed too? Maybe your bladder isnt emptying properly, and something about laying down causes those last few drops to squeeze out?
I dont know about where you are, but they have test strips at our labour and delivery to tell if it is amniotic fluid. I know it sounds silly, but with your situation I would suggest going in and having the damp spot checked next time, or even seeing if you can just get a few strips to check with at home.
Mom to Arianna (5), Conner (3) and Trent (my baby)
Kyla, I was wondering if it was something to do with not emptying my bladder fully. I mean, I had that thought. I was supposed to go in on Friday again to do another pee test to double check something else... so I guess I'll just make it a full appt and see the doctor about this.
But the question is... can I really try to "save" a piece of clothing that this happened with? I mean...it's going to dry out. If they just swab me, like Anna, said, even if it hasn't happened in a couple days, will the test be accurate?
Man, I really wish this wasn't happening NOW!
Mara & Joel, 2009
I will see the doc on Friday...but my mind is starting to ease about the whole thing, because it happened again this afternoon, but, upon inspection, it looked a lot like watery mucus... I don't know why I'm having such a big change in CM right now, but, it seems like that is what it is. But, I will still go in and get looked at on Friday, just to make sure- or to at least have them do what they can.
I talked to my SIL about it today (she lives here too) and I said how I was scared they would tell me not to fly, and she said right away, "Are you kidding? They would MAKE you fly- at least to Bangkok!" That is what I'm afraid of though... I don't want any detours or unexpected long layovers... my first flight out of here is actually to Bangkok, but I have a short layover and then straight on to Seoul. I don't want to get STUCK in Bangkok! But of course, if there is a real issue, I don't want to put myself or baby in harm's way... but... man, if there was really something wrong, I would SO much rather deal with it in the States with the support of my family!!! Anyway... I'm going to keep thinking good thoughts that it's just mucus, and I won't say no to any of your good thoughts either!
Mara & Joel, 2009
Well of course you have all of our good thoughts...and I'm glad you're feeling better about it! I bet it really is just watery CM. I certainly had plenty of that myself, and since all pregnancies are different, it's not much of a stretch that you'd get it this time even though you didn't last time. Hopefully asking the doc will be just the reassurance you need to fly without any worries
In all likelihood I would say it's probably fine. Just in case you are leaking a bit, make sure you drink extra water to keep your fluids up. I read somewhere recently that drinking plenty of water helps maintain your amniotic fluid levels in pregnancy. KUP on how things go, especially once you land in the states!
I'm having the same thing and, for me, t is totally just loads of watery CM. But it is enough to be convincing that I'm peeing a little-- but I'm not.
This could explain the + for leukocytes you had the other day, too.
Hello third trimester CM. Good times.
DD 8.03, DD 6.05, DS 3.07, DD 5.09, and DS arrived 6.17.12