Every woman preparing to become a mother in the near future is waiting with great impatience for at least some sign indicating the imminent appearance of her long-awaited baby. One of these generic harbingers is the discharge of amniotic fluid. Many pregnant women, carrying their first child under their heart, expecting the onset of labor every minute, are afraid that they will not be able to recognize the amniotic fluid, and will not have time to call an ambulance to travel to the hospital in time.
Outpouring of amniotic fluid occurs when the lower part of the fetal bladder fully opens, signaling the imminent birth of the baby.
Normal discharge of amniotic fluid is absolutely painless for a woman.
Each expectant mother has a different flow of amniotic fluid.
For some, they leave drop by drop. This leads to the frequent adoption of amniotic fluid for urinary incontinence, which is characteristic of most pregnant women at the end of the gestation period.
The discharge of amniotic fluid in other women is very similar to a wave that simply cannot be contained. Naturally, such an outpouring of amniotic fluid cannot be confused with anything.
The amniotic fluid is usually completely clear or slightly turbid. Often, you can see white particles of original lubricant or vellus hair of the fetus in them.
Greenish or brownish amniotic fluid may indicate that either the baby has begun oxygen starvation, or particles of meconium, his first bowel movement, have entered the amniotic fluid.
Amniotic fluid, leaving with blood, most often indicates premature placental abruption.
Amniotic fluid should have a sweetish odor, but not a specific ammoniacal one.
At the slightest suspicion of a pregnant woman of the outpouring of amniotic fluid, the expectant mother should immediately go to the hospital or call an ambulance at home.