I was wondering if any of you new or veteran moms can answer a question for me.
When your water breaks, does it smell really bad? and if so, how can you clean it?
Reason being, if I end up having my water break while im sleeping, driving in my car, or vacuuming the carpet in the nursery, I wanted to know if it really smells (which wouldn't surprise me) and how can I clean it after it breaks? I wouldn't really want any nasty smells in my car or in the nursery.
Well, have heard that odds are your water will not break, you will just go into labor; however, my water did break. I was actually laying in bed and just felt something so i ran to the bathroom. Really, while walking to the bathroom, nothing really happened so I didn't mess anything up. When I sat down, my mucous plug came up followed quickly by my water breaking and coming out. It was kind of slow (those movies where they just have water go everywhere did not happen, at least for me). As I was getting ready for the hospital, I just stood over a towel. It's clear and I don't remember it smelling. In the car on the way to the hospital I just sat on towels, but when I was sitting, nothing came out....but when I got out of the car...a larger rush of fluid came out and my pants got all wet. Let me tell you how fun that is to walk through the hospital with soaking wet pants....lol. If your water happens to break, remember that when you get out of the car, the fluid that is there could do that.