Little scare but everything's okay =)

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Registered: 06-05-2010
Little scare but everything's okay =)
Mon, 10-10-2011 - 1:09pm

I am 22 weeks today with a little boy. =)

I had a bit of a scare last Thursday and thought I would share. This is my first pregnancy and so I've been reading on what to expect and pretty much everything else I can get my greedy little hands on. haha.

Well, all day Thursday my little man (who normally is REALLY active) hadn't moved much at all; then around 4pm I needed to go to the bathroom and (I'm really sorry if this is gross lol) when I walked down the hallway towards the bathroom, I felt damp. I went in the bathroom and looked at my backside in the mirror and it was wet. My first thought was that I had peed myself and hadn't noticed (it wasn't a lot of liquid). So I went to the bathroom, but it didn't look or smell like I had wet myself.

I raced back to my office and called my doctor, while trying not to start crying. She told me that I could go ahead and come in and my doctor would take a look and make sure things were okay. I tried not to cry and I prayed all the way to my doctor's; they ushered me right in and started checking me out. (It's the same doctor that I've been going to since I was 18, so they know me there and rallied around me as soon as I walked in the door). The nurse that took my blood pressure was trying to calm me down; she took it once and then laughed a little and said "I need you to take a few breaths and calm down because I don't want to write THAT number in your chart".

Well, it turns out that it was just normal fluid and sweat; I was SO afraid that I was leaking amniotic fluid. My husband met me at my doctor's and was holding my hand the entire time. I have never in my life been that scared. But it was one thing that I didn't come across when I was reading all of those books. I read that of course you will have more fluids down there, but I had no idea that it would go through my jeans!

Has anyone else experienced anything like that?

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Registered: 07-05-2005
Tue, 10-11-2011 - 10:46am
Oh my goodness! That must have been such a scary experience. I'm so glad that you were able to get right in to see your doctor and that everything is just fine. There is such an increase of fluids in your body during pregnancy- isn't it fun? ;) Thanks for sharing with us- keep us updated on how your and your little one are doing!

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