I am about 20 weeks along and so far everything had been normal until this weekend. On Friday morning I woke up with a lot of back pain and just didn't feel well. The back pain went away as the day went on, although I have continued to just feel a little "off."
On Saturday morning the back pain came back, and I had a little bit of cramping similar to menstrual cramps. Then early Saturday afternoon I had a little spotting followed by a pinkish discharge, then later in the day on Saturday it turned to a brownish discharge. Saturday night and Sunday morning I had no discharge whatsoever.
Then on Sunday afternoon I had some moderate to severe abdominal cramping, a little back pain, and felt kind of a gush of warm liquid. I was terrified I might be bleeding so I ran to the bathroom. I wasn't bleeding, but there was a lot of clear, thin discharge, which has slowed down a little but continued.
Is this something normal or should I be concerned?
Yes, if you haven't done so already, you should phone your provider and let them know about all of this.
-- Cynthia, CNM. PhD.
Cynthia Flynn, CNM. PhD, is the General Director of the Family Health and Birth Center which provides prenatal, birth, postnatal, gynecological and primary health care to underserved women and their families in Washington, D.C. Recently Cynthia served as Associate Professor of Nursing at Seattle University. There she not only taught, but remained in full scope clinical midwifery practice at Valley Medical Center where she cared for pregnant and birthing women, and practices well-woman gynecology, family planning, and treatment of sexually transmitted diseases.
Cynthia founded Columbia Women's Clinic and Birth Center, where she took care of pregnant women and infants up to two weeks of age and attended both birth center and hospital births. Before Cynthia earned her CNM, she worked as a registered nurse in labor and delivery and postpartum and is a certified Doula and Doula trainer.