Signs Of Amniotic Fluid At 40 Weeks’ Gestation?
I want to ask. r nThis morning on my cd there was a yellow liquid out of snot. What is meant by amniotic fluid is the problem r nfirst pregnancy r n r nThank you.
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Need to be clarified, how is the consistency of the liquid? Is it slimy like snot, runny like water, or what? How much does it come out? Is there a distinctive aroma that you feel from the liquid? So, are there any other complaints that you feel besides the discharge, for example stomach cramps, tight stomach that is getting stronger and more frequent, spotting of blood from the birth canal, or others?
The gestational age of 40 weeks is indeed a period of waiting where labor will soon arrive. Therefore, you need to be more observant, whether the signs of labor have appeared. So, you can get ready to visit health workers at the nearest health facility for further treatment.
In general, labor is imminent if you have experienced labor contractions. These contractions are different from false contractions (Braxton hicks) that often appear in the third trimester of pregnancy. Labor contractions have stronger intensity, more frequent frequencies, and also longer duration. This contraction can be felt by the mother as a sensation of pain, twisting, heartburn, and tight in the stomach that feels dominant in the lower abdomen radiating down to the lower back. In addition to labor contractions, before delivery, you will also experience a spotting of blood and amniotic fluid suddenly from the birth canal accompanied by progress on the opening of the cervix when an internal examination is performed.
Yellow discharge, especially its consistency like snot, is probably not amniotic fluid. Amniotic fluid will usually come out with a clear color and consistency of liquid like water in general. This liquid can seep in large amounts and can not be unbearable (such as bedwetting). Yellowish or consistency liquids such as snot that you experience are more likely to be caused by vaginal discharge or urine.
However, to ensure this, it helps you check yourself directly to the doctor or obstetrician nearest you. By checking the fluid directly, or assisted with an ultrasound examination, doctors generally can find out, what is the best treatment step that needs to be done. In the meantime, you can increase your time to rest while regulating your breathing to avoid excessive panic or anxiety. Always keep your intimate organs clean so as to avoid infections that are also vulnerable to infect your uterus. Also make sure, you always eat and drink regularly to maintain stamina, in case your labor will indeed arrive soon.
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