Milky White Liquid Comes Out During Contractions?
Tonight, I want to ask hpl I end of this month, it’s been 1 week more if there is a contraction out of a milky white liquid, can it be called leaky or leaky amniotic fluid, because this week I miss it always wet thanks
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Uterine contractions are a sign that labor will begin. Where this is marked by the presence of low back pain that radiates to the placenta. The pain that appears will be more frequent and longer. It will also be followed by the discharge of mucus mixed with blood. If this happens, then it is called the actual contraction of the uterus.
However, if the contractions are only brief and disappear, without any progressivity in terms of frequency or duration, and without the above signs, the contractions are false contractions. Especially if the pain of contraction is felt to disappear when the mother is carrying out activities such as walking casually.
So what about the contractions that you experience?
As for the discharge from the birth canal that is white, it could be amniotic fluid. But the liquid can also be vaginal discharge or urine that you are not aware of. Third trimester pregnant women tend to experience a lot of vaginal discharge that comes out of the birth canal. In addition, pregnant women in the third trimester also often experience urination that goes out unnoticed, due to the head or the bottom of other fetuses pressing the bladder so that the bladder capacity is reduced than usual. This causes urine can easily seep even though the volume is only a little.
To ascertain or find out whether the fluid that you are experiencing is amniotic fluid or not, you need litmus paper examination. Mothers can buy litmus paper at the nearest pharmacy. Then place the litmus paper in the liquid that you suspect of amniotic fluid. If there is a red color change of litmus paper to blue, it is true that it is amniotic fluid.
So, if the uterine contractions that you experience are followed by the release of mucus mixed with blood, with the progression of low back pain radiating into the placenta becoming more frequent and longer, and the change of litmus paper color from red to blue, then the mother should immediately visit the service center closest delivery, can be a hospital, maternity hospital or clinic. But if not the characteristics as above What Happens, then the mother can continue activities as usual, do not forget to be diligent walking or going up and down 1 step, and always pay attention to fetal movements as a sign that the fetus is in good condition. Next consult on the date of the HPL if there are still no signs of childbirth.
Thus hopefully useful.