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The fluid has a very unique smell.I can't remember it exactley but I've heard it being described as a 'sperm' smell.
Gross but if this is happening to you, you should put a pad on and smell it.
Ring your midwife as well as it's better to get checked out just in case.
I guess Iknew coz every time I went to the loo I would be wiping away a clear liquid and was having to go to the toilet all the time coz I could feel myself leaking.
It was so slow though that in the end we just rung my midwife and she tested it.
[Edited on 11/09/2008]
Take care and good luck for your impending birth.
Robert (31 Jan 04) & Jeremy (7 Dec 05 @30 weeks)
The only clue I had, was the weekly ultrasounds that I had been having, 11 hours before my baby's birth, there was more fluid in the baby's bladder and stomach than around her, thankfully though it is all ok. Baby arrived after 50 mins of contractions, and was born in the sac, when the sac was broken, there was no fluid that came out. The midwife tells me it was a dry birth - I hadn't heard of a dry birth up until then.
I have been told that the amniotic fluid replaces itself, and can do by about a cup an hour - I have no idea if mine replaced itself, I do know that over 3 weeks there was less and less....
Good Luck - you are so close now! I cant wait to hear the updates!