Leakage Of Amniotic Fluid At 28 Weeks Of Gestation?
Night. I am 28weeks pregnant. Recently, how come my panties are often wet, and the seepage is yellowish in color. There is not much water discharge but every day like that. Is it dangerous? Thank you
Good morning, thanks for asking at HealthReplies.com. Congratulations on your pregnancy. Underpants that suddenly get wet when you are pregnant, you should watch out for seeping amniotic water. The amniotic fluid is the membrane that covers the baby while in the womb and in it there is amniotic fluid. The characteristics of amniotic fluid are clear, sometimes yellowish, often leaving white spots on underwear, odorless, sometimes accompanied by mucus and blood.
Normally, the membranes will not break until a mother is at the gestational age that is sufficient for labor, which is around 37 weeks. If your water breaks before that time, it is called premature rupture of membranes.
Among the benefits of amniotic fluid are to protect against impact, provide nutrition, control temperature, support lung, muscle and bone development, prevent infection, and prevent finger growth abnormalities. So that when the amniotic fluid decreases, your fetus will be more likely to experience these problems.
The risk factors for this condition vary, including:
Preterm birth in previous labor Infection during pregnancy Cervical surgery Poor nutrition alcohol consumption Smoking vaginal bleeding in the second and third trimesters
Our advice, get your condition checked by a gynecologist. This is because the infiltration of the amniotic fluid also means less protection for the baby. And at 28 weeks of pregnancy, your baby still has a long way to go to reach maturity. By checking with your gynecologist, your doctor will be able to determine whether the fluid is actually leaking from the amniotic fluid, and if so, it may stimulate the maturation of your fetus's lungs, in preparation for preterm birth. Your doctor will also check any remaining amniotic fluid using an ultrasound, and if conditions permit, will keep your pregnancy as close to 37 weeks as possible.
Meanwhile, although you should immediately see a doctor, you don't need to panic. Avoid stress, anxiety but take sure steps because excessive stress and anxiety will also affect your pregnancy. Avoid cigarette smoke, reduce physical activity, and get enough rest. We wish you a smooth pregnancy and childbirth.
So, hopefully this is useful.
dr. Amadeo D. Basfiansa