How do the water flow?
Amniotic fluid protects against external influences and ensures the mobility and metabolism of the fetus. However, primiparous woman, as a rule, has little idea how to waste water, and is afraid to miss this moment, because the release of amniotic fluid is the main signal of the onset of labor. It should be noted that this process is different for each woman. But meanwhile, there are several significant characteristic features, focusing on which the woman will not be mistaken.
How to waste water before giving birth
First of all, a woman should monitor her secretions, because, unlike urine and other secretions, the amniotic fluid must be liquid and have a sweet smell. Ideally, the water color should be transparent, but sometimes there is the presence of white flakes. In this case, you should not be afraid, as it is a first-birth lubricant that covers the body of the child. In addition, the water may be muddy and green, which may indicate a child’s oxygen deficiency.In this case, immediate hospitalization is required. It should be noted that the amount of amniotic fluid often does not exceed 1 -1.5 liters, and their discharge before birth is completely painless. In most cases, the rupture of the sac of a bubble occurs at night, when the expectant mother sleeps, with muscle tension or a sudden change in body position.
If the bubble bursts completely, then the amniotic fluid will spill out of the body, and the woman certainly will not confuse them with anything. But more often than not, water does not immediately drain away, but within a few days it leaks, which is why they are often confused with urinary incontinence. If a woman with a bladder has no problems, and the jet cannot be stopped, then it is amniotic fluid. As a rule, even the gynecologist cannot give an exact answer to the question of how water flows away from pregnant women. There are cases when the water may not recede at all, and in this case the doctor pierces the bubble already in the process of childbirth. Some women, when they had water before their birth, heard cotton or crackling, that is, the sound of a bursting bubble.
It should also be noted that during the discharge of the anterior waters, which are located between the cervix and the head of the fetus, the amount of amniotic fluid will be small, about half a liter.While the back water appears during the birth of the baby, providing him easy glide through the birth canal.
And if the child is in a pelvic presentation or is located horizontally in the uterus, then there is a discharge at the same time of a fairly large amount of posterior amniotic fluid. And in this case there is a danger in the fallout of the part of the handle (leg) or the umbilical cord of the fetus, so at this point you need to immediately call an ambulance.
Now you know how to understand that water is flowing away, and you will be able to promptly seek medical help.